New Delhi: The total posts vacant in the Army as on 01.01.2019 are 45,634, including 7,399 posts which are above the rank of Second Lieutenant. Information was given in the Lok Sabha on Monday by defence minister Rajnath Singh.
The minister said "Recruitment in the Army is a continuous process and vacancies occur due to various reasons like accretions of posts from time to time, tough selection procedures, difficult service conditions coupled with a perceived high degree of risk involved in the service career as also inherent limitation of number that could be trained without compromising the quality of training".
Vacancies are filled progressively through recruits who complete training. Publicity expenditure for recruitment in the Army including recruitment notifications during the last three years is as follows:
|Amount (in Rs. lakhs)