8. Physical Standard for Indian Army SSC NCC Special Entry Scheme Course 2012
Candidates meeting height / weight and visual standard as per existing regulations will only be accepted.
(a) Relaxation in Height :
The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumanon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
(b) Indian Army Visual Standards :
(i) The minimum acceptable visual acuity are : Distant Vision ( corrected ) better eye 6/6, worse eye 6/18, myopia of not more than minus 3.50 for men and 5.50 for womens including astigmatism.
(ii) Candidates who have under-gone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity, will be permanently rejected; also candidates aged 20 years or above who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army If they fulfill following criteria :
(i) Uncomplicated stable LASIK / Excimer ( PRK ) laser procedure done for. Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.
(ii) A healthy retina.
(iii) 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.
(iv) Axial length within permissible limits.
9. Physical Fitness Standards OTA :
Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous Indian Army physical training at Officers Training Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there, candidates are advised to achieve following standard before joining the OTA, if finally selected :
(a) Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes.
(b) Push Ups-13 Nos.
(c) Sit Ups-25 Nos.
(d) Chin Ups 6 Nos.
(e) Rope Climbing 3-4 Meters.
10. Indian Army Training :
Approximately 11 months training at OTA, Chennai, On successful completion of which Candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lt. The final allocation of Arms / Services will be made prior to passing out of Gentleman Cadets / Lady Cadets from OTA.
11. Terms and Conditions of Service :
(a) Period of Probation :
An officer will be on probation for a period of 6 months from the date he / she receives his commission. If he / she is reported on within the probationary period as unsuitable to retain his / her commission, his / her services may be terminated any time whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period.
(b) Posting :
Personnel granted Short Service Commission are liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad.
Tenure of Engagement :
Officers will be required to serve for ten years extendable by a further period of four years, subject to their performance having been found fit for extension of tenure and having given option for the service. Male Officers who are willing to continuous to services in Army after the expiry of 10 years in Short Service Commission may if eligible and suitable in all respects be considered for Grant of Permanent Commission in accordance with the relevant rules.
(d) Termination of Short Service Commission :
An officer granted Short service commission will be liable to serve for ten years but his Commission may be terminated at any time by the Government of India for
(i) misconduct or if his / her services are found to be unsatisfactory, or
(ii) On account of medical unfitness, or
(iii) if his / her services are no longer required, or
(iv) if he / she fails to qualify in any prescribed test or course
(v) An officer may on giving 3 months notice be permitted to resign his / her commission on compassionate grounds of which the Government of India will be the sole judge. An officer who is permitted to resign his / her commission on compassionate grounds will not be eligible for terminal gratuity.
(e) Gratuity :
SSC Officers coming from civil life on expiry of their 10 years term are entitled to terminal gratuity @1/2 month’s emoluments for each completed six monthly period of Services.
(f) Reserve Liability : On being released on the expiry of 10 years of Short Service Commission or extension thereof they will carry a reserve liability for a period of five years or upto the age of 40 years whichever is earlier.
( Note : All other services conditions of Short Service Commission ( NT ) will be applicable ).
12. Pay allowances and other benefits applicable in Indian Army :
During the period of Indian Army training the candidate will be given a stipend of 21,000 /- p.m. ( 15,000 /- pay In Pay Band plus Grade Pay 5,400 /- ). On completion of training. Officer are commissioned at Lt and entitled to the pay band of 15,600-39,000 with Grade Pay of 5,400 /- and Military service Pay of 6,000 /-. DA as applicable with other benefits like, transport allowances, furnished accommodation, free medical facilities. LTC, 60 days Annual Leave, 20 days Casual Leave, Canteen facilities. entitled ration as per scale and certain other allowances based on place of posting etc. The Gentlemen cadets of OTA when in receipt of stipend are Insured for 40 lac wef 01 Apr 2011.
Those who get medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for 100 per cent disability win be 20 lac which is proportionately reduced upto 4 lac for 20 percent disability. However, for less than 20 per cent disability, no disability benefits is eligible but an Ex-Gratia Grant of 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 cadet withdrawn on disciplinary grounds or a undesirable or voluntarily leaves the Academy will also not be eligible for disability benefits and Ex-Gratia Grant. Subscription at the rate of 4,000 /- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentleman Cadets who are in receipt of stipend and will become members of the main Army Group Insurance Scheme as applicable to Regular Army Officers. Regular Officers on superannuation may be employed with the Indian Army as re-employed Officers upto the age of 58 years.
13. Change in Indian Army Interview Dates :
(a) Request for change of Indian Army SSB interview dates will not be accepted. However under most unavoidable circumstances such a change may be considered based on the circumstances of the case. This will be an exception rather than the rule. Requests for such change duly supported by a certificate from Government Gazetted Officer should be sent to the Selection Centre from where the call-up letter for SSB Interview for Indian Army has been received and not to additional Directorate General of Recruiting.
(b) Candidates failing to intimate the reasons for not attending Indian Army SSB interview on the due date, to the selection Centre from where the Indian Army call up letter was received, will not be afforded any further chance to attend SSB interview for Indian Army.
(c) No request for change of Indian Army interview Centre will be entertained under any circumstances.
14. Application Form for Indian Army 2011
(a) Apply on plain paper as per the format given in the Indian Army advertisement, duly typed.
(b) Indian Army Online Applications 2011 should be posted to the nearest OC, NCC Unit from where NCC ‘C’ certificate has been issued.
(c) Indian Army Applications of Candidates serving in the Armed Forces duly counter-signed by Commanding Officer should be sent to the OC, NCC Unit from where NCC’ ‘C’ certificate has been issued and advance copy be sent direct to the following address.
DG NCC West Block- IV,
New Delhi – 110 066.
(d) All NCC Units will forward the applications to DDG, NCC of the concerned State.
(e) Additional Direcrorate General of Recruiting ( Rtg 6 ), Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence ( Army ), reserves the right to shortlist applications for Indian Army on the basis of grade obtained by the candidates in NCC ‘C’ certificate examination / percentage of marks in degree examinations.
(f) DDG, NCC States will process all Indian Army applications and forward them to Dte Gen NCC. Special emphasis will be laid on the following points :
(i) Check date of birth from class X Certificate
(ii) Check Degree / Provisional degree is from a University recognised by AIU.
(iii) Check marks sheets of all years and ensure that candidate has minimum 50 % marks in the aggregate for all three years*
(iv) Check NCC ‘C’ Certificate with minimum ‘B’ Grading.
(g) The last date for receipt of Indian Army Online applications 2011 is as under :
(i) Last date for receipt of Indian Army Online application form 2011 at NCC Bn / Gp HQ-10, 16.08.2011.
(ii) Last date for receipt of Indian Army application form at Rtg Dte from Dte Gen NCC – 01.10.2011.
19. For Queries Contact Recruiting Directorate :
Telephone No. : ( 011 ) 26173215 26175473.
Fax No. : 26196205, 26100388,
Website : www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.