Takshashila’s Inverse Induction Model Being Considered for Future Recruitments in the Army

Amrita Nayak Dutta published a report in The Print that the Army headquarters is considering two different models for recruitment in the future, one of which is based on a 2019 discussion document by the Takshashila Institution, authored by Lt Gen. Prakash Menon (retd), a former military advisor to the National Security Advisor, and Pranay Kotasthane.

Nayak Dutta writes:

The Inverse Induction model will look at bringing personnel recruited by CAPFs into the armed forces’ fold for about seven years, before they go back to their respective recruiting organisations.

There is an existing proposal that retired armed forces personnel be recruited by the CAPFs. But the model under consideration would flip things around.

A second senior Army officer said the Inverse Induction model will not only save on defence pensions, but will also help in training personnel better.

“Their tenure in the armed forces will provide the CAPFs with trained, battle-hardened personnel. They can also be recruited by other understaffed departments like Home Guards, Civil Defence Corps, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and other security agencies,” this officer said.

The Takshashila Institution’s 2019 discussion document had stated that if, over time, 10 per cent of the total strength of Indian armed forces, meaning about 1.2 lakh personnel, are brought in through the Inverse Induction method, the pension bill reduction in year 15 would be Rs 6,468 crore.

“In year 16, the savings will increase to Rs 6,662 crore. In this way, the pension expenditure saved every year will keep rising,” the document stated.

Read the full report here.