SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (TECHNICAL) COURSE date extended to 19 July, 2015
1.Applications are invited from married/unmarried MALE Engineering Graduates for 122nd Technical Graduates Course (commencing in January 2016 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun) and 46th Short Service Commission (Technical) Course(commencing in April 2016 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai) for commission in the Indian Army in all Arms/Services.
2.Applications for both entries, viz, TGC-122 and SSC (T)-46 are invited on a common application form from candidates who meet the requisite eligibility criteria as given in this notification, which will be applicable for both the entries subject to meeting the eligibility conditions for the respective entries. The candidates may apply for one or both entries indicating their preference for the two entries in the common application form. Candidates giving SSC (T) as their first choice will be considered as the only choice. The candidates shall be shortlisted engineering stream/discipline wise based on the cut off percentage for the respective stream/discipline. The shortlisted candidates shall appear for a common SSB at their allotted Selection Centres. A common merit list will be prepared engineering stream/discipline wise for both the entries. Allotment of entry shall be based on merit and preference exercised. Candidates not getting their first choice will automatically be considered for their second choice. Candidates not giving any second choice will be considered for the only choice, if in merit, and will not have any claim on any other entry. The choice given at the stage of initial application will be final and no change whatsoever will be entertained at a later stage. Choice of an entry where no vacancies are indicated for a particular engineering stream will be considered as an invalid choice.
(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 origin 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 belonging 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)122nd Technical Graduate Course (TGC): 20 to 27 years i.e, candidates born between 02 Jan 89 and 01 Jan 96, both dates inclusive. (ii) 46th Short Service Commission (Technical) Course (SSC (T)): 20 to 27 years i.e, candidates born between 02 Apr 89 and 01 Apr 96, 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 should have passed the requisite Engineering Degree or be in the final year of Engineering Degree course. The candidates in the final year of Degree Course should complete all their examinations related to the degree, like, written, practicals, viva-voce, projects, backlogs, etc prior to 01 Jan 2016 for TGC and 01 Apr 2016 for SSC (T). They should be able to produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA/OTA. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA/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 TGC-122 and SSC (T)-46 Men is BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering stream notified below. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into TGC- 122/SSC (T)-46 course, candidates studying in final year of engineering must complete all the formalities including viva voce etc for award of qualifying BE/B.Tech degree before commencement of course (01 Jan 2016 for TGC Entry and 01 Apr 2016 for SSC (T) Entry) failing which their candidature is liable to be cancelled.
TYPE OF COMMISSION:
(a)Technical Graduate Course:Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at IMA, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training. On successful completion of training cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt. Officers may be granted commission in any arms/services and will be liable for service in any part of the world on selected appointments as decided by Army Headquarters from time to time.
(b)Short Service Commission (Technical) Course: Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at OTA, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training. On successful completion of pre commission training at OTA, will be confirmed Short Service Commission (Technical) in the rank of Lt. Officers may be granted Short Service Commission in any arms/services and will be liable for service in any part of the world on selected appointments as decided by Army Headquarters from time to time.
(c)Ante Date Seniority: One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of TGC Entry. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted on confirmation of Short Service Commission to Engineering Graduates of SSC (T) Entry. They will however be junior to the Technical Graduates granted Permanent Commission on the same date.
(d) On joining the Army, some of personal restrictions in service will be imposed in accordance with Article 33 of the Constitution of India as promulgated in the Army Act and Army Rules from time to time.
6.TRAINING: Duration of training is one year for TGC and 49 weeks for SSC (T). (a) Selected candidates for Technical Graduate Course (TGC) will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and those selected for Short Service Commission (Tech) will be detailed for training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit up to the number of vacancies available in each subject at the time of commencement of each course.
(b) Candidates neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor he be allowed to live with parents/Guardians. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful, will not be selected for training. (c) All candidates who successfully complete Pre-commission training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai will be awarded “Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies” by University of Madras. (d)
COST OF TRAINING: The entire cost of training is at Government expense. In case the GC is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than Medical ground or the reasons not beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ Rs. 8785/ -per week for the period of his stay at Indian Military Academy/Officers Training Academy.
7. SUITABILITY TO RETAIN SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION: If an Officer is reported upon within a period of six months from the date of confirmation of Short Service Commission as unsuitable to retain his commission, his commission may be terminated at any time, whether before or after the above period.
8.TENURE OF ENGAGEMENT FOR SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION: Short Service Commission to Officers in the regular Army will be granted for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further period of 04 years. Male Officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of period of ten years in Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant of permanent commission in the 10th years of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant rules. Those SSC officers who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be given option to continue as SSCOs for a total period of 14 years (including the initial tenure of 10 years) on expiry of which they will be released from the Army.
9.Army Group Insurance Fund: The Gentlemen Cadets of IMA/OTA when in receipt of stipend are insured for Rs. 50 lac wef 01 Sep 2013. Those who get medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for 100 percent disability will be Rs. 25 lac which is proportionately reduced upto Rs 5 lac for 20 per cent disability. However, for less than 20 per cent disability, only an Ex-Gratia Grant of Rs. 50,000/- will be paid. Disability due to alcoholism, drug addiction and due to the diseases of pre enrolment origin will not qualify for disability benefit and Ex-Gratia Grant. In addition, Gentleman cadets withdrawn on disciplinary grounds, expelled as an undesirable or voluntarily leaving the Academy will also not be eligible for disability benefit and Ex-Gratia. Subscription at the rate of Rs 5,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentleman Cadets in receipt of stipend and will become members of the main Army Group Insurance Scheme as applicable to Regular Army Officers.
10.PAY AND ALLOWANCES: The candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. (Rs 15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/-). On completion of training they will be commissioned in the rank of Lt and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank. The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions.
HOW TO APPLY:
(a)Applications will only be accepted online on website “www.joinindianarmy.nic.in”.Click on Officer Menu then go to How to Apply and then click ONLINE APPLICATION. Fill the online registration form. Note down the user id and password. Tips to assist in filling up fields have been provided as you click on ONLINE APPLICATION. Before submitting the application check the entries made and save the application. After submitting, take two copies of the printout and the Roll Number generated by the system.
(b)Preference of Entry: – The candidates may apply for one or both entries indicating their preference for the two entries in the common application form. In case of candidates giving SSC (T) as their first choice, it will be considered as their only choice. The candidates are advised to check for the availability of vacancies in their respective engineering streams/preferred entry when giving their preferences.
(c)A candidate is also advised to check his given preference for TGC and for SSC(T) in terms of eligibility for the said two courses for age as prescribed in para 3(b) above, so that based on his rank in the order of merit, due consideration can be given to his preferences while making appointment to the respective entry, at the time of its commencement.
(d) Following documents are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidate:- (i) One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affix photograph attested by Govt Gazetted Officer. (ii) Attested copy of Matriculation certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the Board concerned (CBSE/State Boards/ICSCE) in which date of birth is reflected for proof of date of birth (Admit card/Marksheet/Transfer/Leaving Certificate etc. are not acceptable for proof of date of birth). (iii) Attested copy of 12th Class Certificate & Marksheet. (iv) Attested copy of Engineering Degree/Provisional Degree (v) Attested copy of Mark sheets of all Semesters. Revised mark sheets issued by a Board/ University after last date of receipt/application will not be accepted for this course. However, the same will be accepted for the subsequent course. (vi) Certificate from the Principal/Head of the Institution stating that the candidate is in final year and final exams will be over by 01 Jan 2016 for final year appearing candidates of TGC Entry and by 01 Apr 2016 for final year appearing candidates of SSC (T) Entry. (vii) Equivalence certificate of the concerned university to claim equivalence (Refer Note 2 to Para 4 of this notification). (viii) All certificates in original. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board itself. (e) Any candidate who does not carry these entire documents for the SSB interview, his candidature will be cancelled. (f) The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by the candidate for his reference. No need to send any hard copy to DG Recruiting. (g) Candidates must submit only one application. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature. ONLINE APPLICATION WILL OPEN ON 10 JUN 2015 AT 1000 HRS AND WILL BE CLOSED ON 09 JUL2015 AT 1700 HRS
SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection procedure is as follows:- (a) Short listing of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD(Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks for each discipline/stream without assigning any reason. (b) Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at Selection Centres, Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Call Up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centres through candidate’s registered e-mail id and through SMS. Candidates will not be interviewed locally. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of DG Rtg, IHQ MoD (Army) and no request for changes are entertained in this regard. (c) Interviews will be held in Sep/Oct 2015 for both entries together. (d) Candidates will put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days excluding day of arrival and details of the same are available at official website of Rtg Dte www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II. 13.
(a)Height & Weight: The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5 cms with correlated weight. 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; Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye-6/6; Worse Eye-6/18. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmation. 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 : For detailed Tattoos Policy visit websitewww.joinindianarmy.nic.in. (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 Indian Military Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime these candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the IMA, 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. 14.
: 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 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 the approved Medical documents from Directorate General Medical Services.
Note:- Candidates are advised in their own interest to undergo a preliminary medical check up for wax in ears, DNS, defective colour vision, over weight/under weight, piles, tonsillitis and visicocle before reporting for the SSB interview. 15.
MERIT LIST: (a) Provisions of preparation of merit list and allotment of entry are as explained at Para 2 of this notification. (b) It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the SSB interview does not confirm final selection. (c) Higher educational qualifications, previous performances, NCC background, etc, have no role to play in the merit list. Note : The merit list of the recommended candidates for TGC and SSC (T) will be displayed at the reception of DG Rtg and our website i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. after completion of all formalities related to the entries.
16.CHANGE OF INTERVIEW DATES : Request for change of SSB Interview date should be avoided. However, under most unavoidable circumstances, such change may be considered based on the circumstances of the case. This will be an exception rather than the rule. Request for such change should be forwarded to Selection Centre from where the call-up letter for SSB interview has been received and not to Directorate General Recruiting. The Selection Centre may permit change of date at their discretion. Contact details of Selection Centres are available on our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
NOTE 1 : Any ambiguity/false information/concealment of information detected in the certificates will result in cancellation of the candidature at any stage of selection.
NOTE 2: For all queries regarding allotment of centres, date of interview, merit list, joining instructions and any other relevant information please visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, or contact Tele No. (011) 26173215 (between 2PM to 5PM Monday to Friday).Address:- Directorate General of Recruiting, AG’s Branch, IHQ MoD (Army), West Block-III, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066.