Join the services is the most glorious job one can get into. I would like to share my personal experiences with you as well as current scenario as to why is it the best job in today’s world.
1. Respect Wherever You Go
The dress you wear ( be it the olive green, blue or white) makes people come unto you and salute you. A person might be earning crores but the dress and the stars are with much more than them, and no man even wearing an Armani/gucci suit can match the respect one gets which the rank and the stars.. The stars on your shoulder can even put the real stars to shame.
2. Awesome Foreign Assignments
The armed forces send Officers with diplomatic visas to Foreign Countries as Defence Attaches in the Embassy as a peace posting.Also there are times when entire regiment js sent for U.N. Mission where the officer draws the salary in dollars as well as Indian Currency.
3. Rock Solid Job Security
The job security in India private companies is not as much as it is there in defence. Plus to top that the salary now is great, earlier one joined only to continue a tradition or for honour. But now the grade pays have been boosted . In an economy which is always fluctuating, having a defence job is the best for us because one will not leave his job nor asked.There is no salary cut’s and also one is not affected in anyway with the changing economy trends. All you earn is why you save.
4. Great Food at No Cost
You are given free food and ration is served at your doorstep for free of cost. No organisation in India offers such service where you are treated like kings and the monthly ration is delivered at your footstep.
5. Great Facilities for You and Your Family
The facilities like such as free medical( not only for you but also your family), canteen facility (it does not have an tax), loan facilities, free education to your children and you, car facility to senior officers, 24*7 someone is there to report to you for senior officers, free air tickets once a year to you and your family once a year and at par great accommodations..
Memberships to Clubs, gyms and golf courses are absolutely so cheap that they are as good as free.
Facilities like swimming pool, tennis court, squash courts, all for very nominal or no rate at all..
6. Pay and Allowances
Officer who gets commissioned in the armed forces you get around Rs.42,000 per month. Plus to top that you get extra grade pay, education pay flying pay, high altitude allowance, sailing allowance, island allowance, pilotage allowance, diving allowance, submarine allowance, commando allowance, etc. Allowances can vary between 6,000 to 16,000 plus DA of 60%.
7. Scope for Higher Education
If you are a studious person, the this is the place for you to be. By the time you retire in the normal course of your career in the armed forces, you end up doing 2 masters (M.Sc) degree, 1 M.Phil, 1 MBA and 1 Phd (Optional) in your life. To top that its all paid for and you are given study leave. All the top institutes in India such as IIT’s, IIM’s and even top MBA international Institutes such as ISB have seats reserved for the Armed forces candidates . Now days seats are reserved for the Armed forces Officer’s in Even IPS
8. Great Post Retirement Options
On retirement, a person will get a good amount of pension through out the life. After putting in 22 years of officer and retirement you will get a pension os Rs. 30000 per month. And to top that you are given a gratuity . And even when you get retired the vast experience you have gained across in the spectrum of fields helps, you get easy employment in every field. Private companies are looking for introducing people like this into their own organisation.
9. Style and the ‘Cool’ Factor
Not many people understand the style and charisma that sticks with the men in uniform. Beleive me, there is nothing more appealing than a smart officer turned up in a crisp uniform. You can never buy that outfit outside. Like the Bournville ad, you have to earn it to understand it. The pride which comes along with wearing the uniform is out of the earth and you must experiance it to understand it.
10. First Priority Physical Fitness
An Armed forces officer is based on his physical fitness. I need not got any further than the present day Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is the fittest person you would ever see. At the present age he can give the youngsters a run for their money. From the time of your training to being a part of the unit one is encouraged to take sports.