Centre allows retired short-service officers to use their ranks

Centre allows retired short-service officers to use their ranks

SCC officers serve the force for 10 to 14 years to make up for shortage of officers in units. Many of them were using their ranks after retirement even before this decision.

“The SSC officers, after completion of their mandated terms and conditions of service, had not been authorised to use the military ranks. This has been causing dissatisfaction and discontentment among the SSC officers who serve under the same service conditions and face similar hardships as permanent commission officers with similar service profile,” the ministry said in a statement.

The decision will not only remove dissatisfaction and discontentment among the retired SSC officers, but it will serve as a big boost to young aspirants, it said. “In addition, this decision will act as morale booster for the existing SSC officers.”

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