Corruption in Armed Forces

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1340

TO BE ANSWERED ON 14th MARCH, 2022

CORRUPTION IN ARMED FORCES

1340. DR. V. SIVADASAN:

Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) the number of corruption cases involving personnel of Armed Forces;

(b) whether the number of corruption cases have increased over the years, if so, the details thereof since 2010; and

(c) the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): The number of corruption cases involving the personnel of Armed Forces since the year 2010 are as under:

Army 1046
Navy 05
Indian Air Force 29

*figures from 2013 to 2021

(b) & (c): There has been a decrease in number of corruption related complaints. The likely reasons for the same are as follows:

(i) Strict action against delinquent personnel.

(ii) Sensitisation of environment on severity of consequences.

(iii) Regular promulgation of advisories and policies.

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Rajyasabha

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