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Dimitri Shashkin introduced new concept of the Ministry to the media
13:53 06.08.2012
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Ministry of Defence of Georgia has a new concept. The Action Document of the Defence Ministry is based on so called 3T principles and includes Total Care, Total Training and Total Defence.

Defence Minister Dimitri Shashkini has introduced a new Concept of the Ministry to the media representatives today. One of the most important components of the Concept is Total Care which comes into force gradually until 2013.

Total care includes the following components: Healthcare; Education; Benefits on transport fare; Bank privileges; Financial benefits and employment; Provision of residential accommodation; Leisure.Considering the above-mentioned components, the insurance package for military servicemen and their families is significantly improving. Referral Fund will be created as well, which is aimed to provide medical assistance to the soldiers and their families in case of necessity.

Besides the complete healthcare package, Ministry of Defence starts to care the availability of education for each soldier and their families. Education sphere will also become one of the motivators for serving in Georgian Army.

In particular, from 2013 Defence Ministry will finance 4 year Bachelor’s educational program for every military serviceman who enters Higher Educational Institution but can not manage to gain governmental grant and can not pay tuition fee. Ministry of Defence offers such people one year service in the Army, after which his tuition will be financed.

In case a person continues conscript service in the Army for the second term, Defence Ministry will finance his/her tuition for Master’s Degree. Georgian soldiers will receive free vouchers for computers and English learning. Soldiers from ethnic minorities will also receive vouchers for learning Georgian language, as well for professional education.

Ministry of Defence also plans to create Special Fund for Georgian military servicemen, which is aimed to cover all educational costs abroad.

The educational family package will also start functioning. This package includes the following: Discount in the state pre-primary institutions; Free school books for first grade children of officers, corporals and sergeants; In case of 16 year military conscript service, soldiers’ children will be financed in BA educational program in the amount of state grant; Professional educational voucher for soldiers’ spouses.

Georgian soldiers will use special privileges in public transport; they also receive benefits in banks, financial incentives and discount in resort houses.

Total care also aims to provide families of Georgian military servicemen fallen for Georgian territorial integrity and in Peacekeeping Mission with residential accommodation.

The other two principles of 3T Concept is based on Total Training and Total Defence.To this end, preparation of troops as well as international trainings and exercises will be further intensified. 

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