17 TH SHORT SERVICE COMMISION (TECH) WOMEN COURSE ( APR 20 16 ) (INCLUDING WIDOWS OF DEFENCE PERSONAL FOR NON – TECH ENTRY)
1.Applications are invited from unmarried FEMALE Engineering Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army in all Arms/Services. Course commencing in Apr 2016 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be : (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian orig in who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the
United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate b elonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
(b)Age Limit:–(i) SSC (T) -17 Women:- 20 to 27 years at the time of commencement of course. Bornnot earlier than 02 Apr 89 and not later than 01 Apr 96 (both dates inclusive). (ii) For Widows for Defence Personnel with four years age relaxation – SSCW(Non Tech) – 19 to 29 years. Born not earlier than 02 Jan 87 and not later than 01 Jan 97 (both dates inclusive)
NOTE: The date of birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate.No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
(c)Educational Qualification: Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are studying in the final year examination of Engineering course are eligible to apply. The candidates studying in the final year examination of Degree Course should be able to produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at OTA. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at OTA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite Degree Certificate.
Important Note:- Candidates must note that the minimum educational qualification for induction into SSC(T)- 17 Women is
BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering stream notified below. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into SSC(T)- 17 Women course, candidates studying in final year of engineering must complete all the formalities including viva voce etc for awardof
qualifying BE/B.Tech degree before commencement of course failing which their candidature is liable to be cancelled. 3. Discipline wise vacancies are as given below:-
Engineering Streams SSCW(T)-17
For Widows of Defence Personnel-Vacancies-01
Entry Qualification Vacancy Remarks
SSCW(Non Tech) Graduation in any discipline 01 Non UPSC Entry
NOTE 1:These vacancies are tentative and may be changed depending on availability of trainings lots.
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: A candidate is permitted to apply for one entry /discipline of the above course. Change of Entry/qualification choice will not be entertained.
NOTE 2: Widow of Defence Personnel including those with children who had died in harness will be eligible to apply for SSCW(T) and SSCW(Non Tech). They will be eligible only if they have not remarried. The unfilled vacancies will revert to the category other than that of widows. Upper age limit will be relaxable upto four years in respect of such candidates .The following documents are to be attached with the application. (i) Initial report of Battle casualty (ii) Detailed report of Battle casualty (iii) Battle casualty certificate (iv) Part–II Order of demise of husband (v) Part–II Order of NOK. The envelope containing the applications should be superscribed Red ink indicating clearly the name of officer with rank. For example , Widow of late ___________. Candidates will apply OFF LINE directly to integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army), AG’s Branch, DG Recruiting /Rtg-A(WE) section, West Block-III, R K Puram, New Delhi-110066. in the application format given in Army website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in provided they possess the laid down educational qualification and selection criteria. The last date of receipt of application is 23 Jul 2015. Applications received after last date will not be entertained.
(a)Height & Weight: The minimum acceptable height and weight for women candidate is 152 cm and 42 kg. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
(b) Visual Standards; For Women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity are, distant Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/18. Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astigmatism. Mainifesthypermetropia not more than plus 3.5D including astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done my means of opthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be CP-III. A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colours. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence for having undergone Radial Karatotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. In order to detect PRK/LASIK all the candidates at SMB will be subjected to the measurement of Axial length by A-Scan biometer. Candidates who have undergone LASER Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army if they fulfill following criteria :-(i) Age more than 20 years. (ii) Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure. (iii) A healthy retina. (iv) Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye, with maximum residual refraction of+1.50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia. (v) Axial length within permissible limits.
(c)Permanent Body Tattoos: Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection. Tribes with tattoos marks on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis. (d) To pass fit, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability. (e) Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at Officers’ Training Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the OTA, if finally selected:- (a) Running 2.4Km in 15 minutes (b) Push ups–13 Nos (c) Sit ups – 25 Nos (d) Chin ups – 6 Nos (e) Rope climbing – 3-4 metres. 10.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION : A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However, candidates declared unfit by the Special Medical Board (SMB) will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board. The procedure for request for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) will also be intimated to the candidates. Unfit candidates should report for AMB with in a maximum period of 42 days. Candidates are advised to note that Recruiting Directorate has no role to play in Appeal Medical Boards and procedure advised by the medical authorities is to be strictly adhered to. Candidates declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President, AMB about procedure to challenge finding of AMB. Candidates will also be intimated that Review Medical Board (RMB) will be granted at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and that RMB is not a right. Candidates will be considered medically fit only on receipt of theapproved Medical documents from Directorate General Medical Services.