- Shortlisting of Applications and SSB Interviews : Indian Army Headquarters reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks without assigning any reason. Initial checking of applications will be done at Directorate General Recruiting, Indian Army Hqs. Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on aggregate percentage of marks scored will be called for and assessed under aegis of Selection Centres, namely Allahabad ( UP ), Bhopal ( MP ) and Bangalore ( Karnataka ) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Candidates will not be interviewed locally. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of Indian Army Headquarters and no requests of changes are entertained in this regard.
- Two Stage Selection Procedure : Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test is held at Selection Centres. All the candidates will face stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres. The candidates who qualify in stage one will be admitted to the second stage / remaining tests. Those who fail to pass stage one will be returned on the same date.
- Indian Army SSC Merit List : It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the Indian Army SSB interview does not confirm final selection. A Merit list is prepared for every qualification subject separately purely on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in SSB interview and as such higher educational qualification, previous performances, NCC background etc have no role to play. Those high in the merit list and who come within the stipulated vacancies and are medically fit are issued joining instructions for precommissioning training.
- The merit list of the recommended candidates will be displayed at the reception of DG RTG and Indian Army Website i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
4. Medical Examination for Indian Army SSC Technical Officer 2013 :
- A candidate recommended by the Service Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. 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 Special Medical Board ( SMB ) the procedure for request for Appeal Medical Board ( AMB ). Unfit Candidates should report for AMB within a maximum period of 42 days. Candidates are advised in their own interest to appear for AMB well in time and should not wait for the last date given by the SMB. 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 strictly to be adhered to. Candidates declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President, AMB about procedure to challenge the 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 matter of right. Candidates will be considered medically fit only on receipt of the approved Medical documents from Directorate General Medical Services in Dte Gen Rtg.
- Pregnancy, if detected at any stage, after selection at SSB or during training will debar the candidate from grant of commission.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, gynaecomasties, tonsilitis and visicocle before reporting for the SSB interview.
5. Indian Army SSC Training and Propects 2013 :
- Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit, discipline wise upto the number of vacancies available at the time.
- Duration of training – 49 weeks.
- Engineering Graduates will be granted Short Service Commission ( on probation ) and will be entitled to draw full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay and allowances will be paid after successful completion of Indian Army training.
- Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of Indian Army SSC training nor will He / She be allowed to live with parents / Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at the Officers Training Academy. A candidate, who married subsequent to the date of his / her application though successful at the Service Selection Board interview or medical examination, will not be inducted for training. A candidate if he / she marries, while under training, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him / her by the government. It is also applicable to widows of Defence Personnel.
- Indian Army Training at OTA is at Govt. expense 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.
- SSC ( Tech ) Engineering Graduate will be confirmed in Short Service Commission with an ante date seniority of one year from date of commission.
- Widows of Defence personnel selected for SSC ( NT ) entry will be granted Short Service Commission in the rank of Lt but will not be entitled to any ante date seniority.
- Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from date of commission will be applicable for Men and Women officers having Engineering Degree ( B.E / B.Tech ) from a recognized institution / university.
6. The final allocation of Arms / Services will be made prior to passing out of Lady / Gentlemen Cadets from OTA and will be the sole discretion of Integrated HQ, Min of Defence ( Army ) keeping in view the existing policy. No representation is tenable on this account.
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. Liability of Service : 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 Indian Army Headquarters from time to time.
9. Tenure of Engagement : Short Service Commission to Officers ( Male and Female ) 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 Indian 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. SSC ( Tech ) Women Officers are not eligible for permanent commission. However, they can opt for extension of up to 14 years of service.
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- Pay Scale for Indian Army SSC Technical Officer 2013 : The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfilment of requisite service conditions. The pay scale and promotion criteria are as follows :
Rank Pay Bands / Scale Grade Pay MSP Remarks Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000 On commission Captain PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000 On completion of 2 yrs Major PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000 On completion of 6 yrs Lt Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000 On completion of 13 yrs Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000 On selection basis subject to fulfilment of requisite service conditions. Brigadier PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000 Major General PB-4/37400-67000 10000 Nil Lt General / HAG Scale 67000 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 79000 Nil Nil HAG + Scale *
*Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Gens
75500 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 80000 Nil Nil VCOAS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen ( NFSG ) 80000 ( fixed ) Nil Nil C O AS 90000 ( fixed ) Nil Nil
- Indian Army Allowances as Applicable – The rates of allowances applicable to officer are as under :
Allowances To Whom Applicable Rates Field Area Allowance Officers Posted to Fd Area 4200/- PM High Altitude / Uncongeniel Officers Posted in High Attitude / Uncongeniel 11200/- PM Climate Siachen Climate Officers Posted in Siachen 14000/- PM Flying Pay Officers Posted as Army Aviators 9000/- PM Parachute Pay Officers Posted in Active Parachute BNs / Regt 1200/- PM Special Forces Allowance Officers posted in Special Forces 9000/- PM Transport Allowance Officers Posted in Peace Stations 3200/- + DA PM in A1/A cities and 1600 + DA PM at other places. House Rent Allowance To officers not provided Govt. Accommodation 10-30% of Basic Pay ( Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP ) Kit Maint Allowance All officers 400/- PM Uniform Allowance ( Outfit Allowance ) All officers Initial 14000/- and 3000/- every Three Years. Qualification Pay / Grant for Service Courses All officers undergoing specified courses 6000 to 20000/- Instructional Allowance All Officers Posted as Instructors 1800/-
11. Cost to Company ( CTC ) : The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately 65,000/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change.
12. Privileges : In addition to the CTC mentioned above, Indian Army provides free Medical facilities for Self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess / Club / Sports facilities, Furnished Govt Accommodation, Car / Housing Loan at subsidised rate.
13. Group Insurance and Gratuity : The Gentleman cadets of OTA in receipt of stipend are insured for 40 lac w.e.f. 01 Apr 2011. Those who get medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for 100% disability will be 20 lac which is proportionately reduced upto 4 lac for 20% disability. However, for less than 20% disability, only an ex gratia grant of 50,000/- will be paid. Disability due to alcohalism, drug addiction and due to the diseases of pre enrolment origin will not qualify for disability benefits and ex gratia grant.
In addition, Gentleman cadet withdrawn on disciplinary ground, expelled as an undesirable or voluntarily leaving the Academy will also not be eligible for disability benefits and ex gratia. Subscription at the rate of 4,000/- 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. Gratuity will be granted to the officers as per the latest rules in force.
14. Indian Army Leave Entitlements : On commission, officers are entitles to 60 days annual and 20 days casual leave every year ( subject to service exigencies ). They are also entitled for 40% rail concession to any place and free travel ( as per extant rules ) for self and family. Leave during training period will be as per the Training Policy in force.
15. Sports & Adventure : The Indian Army provides facilities to pursue any sport of your liking. In addition, one can learn and participate in adventure sports, such as River Rafting, Mountaineering, Hot air ballooning, Hand gliding, Horse Riding etc.
16. Physical Fitness : In OTA curriculum, a lot of emphasis is laid on Physical Fitness. You are therefore, advised to remain fit through physical exercises, sports, running, swimming, etc. so that you meet training goals successfully.
17. Stipend / Pay During Training : During the period of training the candidates will be given stipened of 21000/- per month ( 15600/- as pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay 5400/- ). On completion of training officers are commissioned as Lt and entitled to the pay scale as given in para 10 above.
18. Reserve Liability : SSC Officer’s on release before or on expiry of contractual length of service will carry reserve liability to serve Army for five years plus two years on voluntary basis or upto the age of 37 years for women and 40 years for men whichever is earlier.