There has been a shortage of officers and other ranks in the armed force recently. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence took note of this and recommended five-year compulsory military service for those aspiring for gazetted jobs in the state and central governments.

Centre had told the panel that the Defence Ministry had sent a recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to make military service of five years compulsory for those aiming for direct recruitment in the central and state government services, reported PTI.

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