State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San Attends and Delivers a Speech at 1/2024 Coordination Meeting of Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants

The 1/2024 coordination meeting of Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants was held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Defence on 16 February, and Vice-Chairman of the central body Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, Secretary Adjutant General Lt-Gen Soe Min Oo, members of Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants, Chairman of Naypyitaw Council Committee on Summoning People’s Military Servants and officials attended the meeting while Chairmen of Regions/States Committee on Summoning People’s Military Servants joined via videoconferencing.

 At the meeting, State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San, in his capacity as Chairman of Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants highlighted the points as follows:

  • The People’s Military Service Law was enacted as Law No 27/2010 of the State Peace and Development Council in 2010 with an aim to safeguard the "Our Three Main National Causes"; non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of the sovereignty, the People's Military Service Law was enacted for every citizen to undergo military training to serve these duties.
  • State Administration Council (SAC) has released Notifications 27/2024 to set date for the People’s Military Service Law shall come into force starting from 10 February 2024.
  • The Central Body for summoning people's military servants has been formed on 13 February 2024 and Nay Pyi Taw Council Committee on Summoning People’s Military Servants has been formed on 14 February 2024, Region/State Committees on Summoning People’s Military Servants have been formed on 14 February 2024 and duties of committees have been designated.
  • There are eight chapters and 33 sections in People’s Military Service Law. If a male, any citizen from the age of 18 to 35 and if a female, any citizen from the age of 18 to 27, if he is an expert [professional occupation] male, a citizen from the age of 18 to 45, if she is an expert female, a citizen from the age of 18 to 35, are responsible for undergoing military service.
  • The duration of military service is set for 24 months (2 years) and 36 months (3 years) for technicians. If there is an emergency situation in the country, the government can increase the period of military service up to five years. Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants will be able to temporarily suspend those who have received the approval of the relevant Military Medical Board, civil servants, students/ University students, those who take care of the elderly, people who are receiving treatment to quit drugs and prisoners. For those who have been temporarily postponed, they must undergo military training to serve these duties, after reaching the specified period of military service, even if they exceed the age of military service.
  • Regarding exemption from undergoing military service, monks/nuns, married women including women who have divorced but have children, people with permanent disability of any limb, those who have been determined by the Military Medical Examination Board to be permanently unfit for military service. Those exempted will be exempted from military service. Central Body for Summoning People’s Military Servants will be able to exempt those are being exempted from military service.
  • There are about 13 million people who are eligible for conscription in accordance with the People’s Military Service Law, and they will not be called at the same time but depending on the region, township and population.
  •  During each week of military training, the maximum number is one or two people in a ward and a village. The number of trainees for the training is under one per cent.
  • The task forces will be also organized to meet the visions in fixed time frame.

Vice-Chairman of the central body Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye also discussed the release of true news regarding the People’s Military Service Law via State-owned media, awareness programmes for military service, cooperation work to be systematic summoning processes and to carry out the work exactly.

Afterwards, the attendees reported on the matters related to each sector of implementation of systematic summoning processes, it is reported.

Source: The Global News Light of Myanmar (17.2.2023)

 

  • The People’s Military Service Law was enacted as Law No 27/2010 of the State Peace and Development Council in 2010 with an aim to safeguard the "Our Three Main National Causes"; non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of the sovereignty, the People's Military Service Law was enacted for every citizen to undergo military training to serve these duties.
  • The Central Body for summoning people's military servants has been formed on 13 February 2024 and Nay Pyi Taw Council Committee on Summoning People’s Military Servants has been formed on 14 February 2024, Region/State Committees on Summoning People’s Military Servants have been formed on 14 February 2024 and duties of committees have been designated.
  • There are about 13 million people who are eligible for conscription in accordance with the People’s Military Service Law, and they will not be called at the same time but depending on the region, township and population.

 

engdate: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 00:15
month: 
February, 2024