JCOs cadre review policy to be implemented from next year: Bipin Rawat

The Government has approved a long-awaited cadre review policy for Junior Commissioned Officers and it would be implemented from January 1, next year, Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said.

At the launch of a book here on Friday evening, Gen Rawat said, ?It is very tough to get promotions in the Army. Only 0.18 per cent people rise to the Two Star rank. For the JCOs and other ranks, the pyramid is even steeper.

?The cadre review of JCOs was pending with the government for over 10 years. It has now been approved. This includes 1.4 lakh promotions of JCOs, with 457 new Subedar-Major vacancies.?

Gen Rawat also noted that the development of the Army infrastructure along the northern borders was in progress at a rapid pace.