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CAREER

 

Question 1. How do I Join Indian Army? What is the minimum qualification to join Indian army?

Answer.  Thank you for your interest in the Army. You may visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) where you will find all the details that you need. Do contact us if you still have any further query.

Question 2.  My Age is above 25, but my dream is to serve the nation by joining the Army?

Answer. You can join the Territorial Army. For more details visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) or contact Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), L Block, Church Road, New Delhi - 01, Tele Numbers 011-23094365, 23092186.

Question 3. What is the salary structure after the 6th Pay Commission?

Answer.

 

RANK

PAY BANDS/SCALE

GRADE PAY

MSP

LIEUTENANT

PB-3/15600-39100

5400

6000

CAPTAIN

PB-3/15600-39100

6100

6000

MAJOR

PB-3/15600-39100

6600

6000

LT COLONEL

PB-4/37400-67000

8000

6000

COLONEL

PB-4/37400-67000

8700

6000

BRIGADIER

PB-4/37400-67000

8900

6000

MAJOR GENERAL

PB-4/37400-67000

10000

6000

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

COAS

90000 (Fixed)

NIL

NIL

 

Question 4. I have qualified CDSE. When is my date of interview?

Answer. After the declaration of result by UPSC, the interviews are normally conducted after 45 to 60 days. You can see your SSB interview details on this website.

Question 5. I am unable to attend the interview on the date given. What should I do?


Answer. Send us an e mail on dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in suggesting period suitable to you. We will try and accommodate you as per your availability.

Question 6. I am having problem in my eye sight, am I eligible for the SSB interview?


Answer.  The medical standards for joining Armed forces are laid down. They are different for different categories. For details please visit our recruitment website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Question 7.  I haven't received the regular call letter. I have received the absentee call up letter and I couldn't attend the interview on the date scheduled. Will I get another date immediately?

Answer. No, further date is given after absentee batch. To avoid such eventualities you are advised to visit www.joinindianarmy.nic.in to see details about SSB interviews well in advance.

Question 8. My sister's marriage has been fixed a day prior to my reporting at your centre. Can I get a second chance?

Answer. Yes, you can write/speak to the concerned Selection Centre about your problem and get the date extended. You can also contact us on e mail at dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in.

Question 9. I am travelling in an AC compartment. What will I be reimbursed with, in the form of Travelling Allowance?

Answer. You can only get the Travelling Allowance of entitled class of Railways.

Question 10. My original documents of qualification are deposited in College.  How shall I bring the original documents for the interview?

Answer. You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy.

Question 11. I had deposited my certificates in the counselling centre. As per earlier clarification I approached them to give bonafide certificate and they have denied. What can I do now?

Answer. You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy. 

Question 12. Do you give food and accommodation free of cost or re-embursement at later stage?

Answer. Boarding and lodging is free of cost. No such recovery is done at a later stage.

Question 13. I had opted for Air Force. Why I have been called for an interview at centre which is selecting candidates for Army?

Answer. Candidates who habitually wear glasses are not considered for Air Force. Hence, they are given their second choice and are interviewed accordingly. Also, since Air Force is unable to handle all their candidates, their load is shared by Army Selection Boards.

Question 14. What are the avenues available to me to become officer at intermediate level?

Answer. NDA and 10+2 TES entries are available. Visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for complete details.

Question 15. What are the avenues available to me to join army at Graduate level?


Answer. Following entries are available:-

     (a) IMA 
(b) OTA 
(c) NCC Special Entry Scheme 
(d) TGC 
(e) UES. 
For complete details visit our website 
www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. 

Question 16. What are the avenues available to me to join army as a technical graduate?

Answer. Technical Graduate course and UES course for Permanent commission and Short Service Commission are available. For details visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Question 17. I have done NCC training and obtained 'C' certificate. What are the avenues available for me?

Answer. Certain vacancies for NCC 'C' certificate holders are reserved for IMA and OTA. For IMA you have to apply through UPSC ie combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) and for OTA through NCC Special entry Scheme for which advertisement is published in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec every year. NCC Special Entry scheme is a Non UPSC Entry.

Question 18. If I receive my SSB interview date once, is it possible to fix the same at any other time?

Answer. Yes, If you are unable to attend the SSB interview due to unavoidable circumstance, you can write/speak on tele to the concerned Selection Centre from where you have got the call. They will give you another date for SSB interview.

Question 19. What are the facilities available for guidance / information / clarification regarding the application form?

Answer. Candidates can contact Additional Directorate General of Recruiting at their Reception Room at West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi or over telephone No 011-26173215/011-26175473 on all working days between 0900hrs to 1700hrs.

Question 20. Will I get any compensation if I get injured during SSB interview?

Answer. No compensation will be paid in respect to any injury sustained as a result of test conducted at SSB.

Question 21. Where do I have to report for interview once I qualify for the SSB interview?

Answer. The interviews for Army candidates are conducted at one of the following centres :-

(a) Selection Centre East Allahabad.
(b) Selection Centre Central Bhopal
(c) Selection Centre South Bangalore

Question 22. What is the procedure for Joining Territorial Army (TA)?

Answer.   Only male citizens who are graduate gainfully employed and between the age of 18 to 42 years are eligible for grant of commission in TA, as non department TA commissioned officers. The advertisement for TA commission, as an Officer, is published twice a year i.e. Jan/Feb and Jul/Aug. A postal order of Rs.10/-, along with bio-data and a self addressed envelope containing postage stamp of Rs.12/- is required to be sent to the concerned TA Group HQ. You can apply to the concerned TA Group HQ for a application form and submit the completed form along with copy of the required

documents to the same Command :-

 

(a) Contact Details of Respective commands are as under:-

(i) TA Group HQ, Southern Command, Pune – 01
(ii) TA Group HQ, Western Command, Building No 750, Sector 8B, Chandigarh (UT)
(iii) TA Group HQ, Eastern Command, Kolkatta- 21
(iv) TA Group HQ, Central Command, Lucknow- 02

(c) For more details you can visit our webpage by click here or contact Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), L Block, Church Road, New Delhi - 01, Tele 011-23094365, 23092186. 

 

Question 23. I want to join TA. But my present employer / company is not giving NOC for joining. Where can I found the authority for NOC ?

Answer. Employees of Pvt / Govt Sect, who clear written exam for TA commission are required to submit NOC from their employer, which is prerogative of parents department / employer. The letter for grant of permission to Civil Govt Servants to join the TA is given in our website at under mentioned link :-

http://indianarmy.nic.in/Site/FormTemplete/frmTempSimple.aspx?MnId=DYXsbxn0qqh8ysy9UmP3tA==&ParentID=Nb10YyH8pyIIfa3BuTqiVQ== 

 

Question 24. What is the procedure for joining Defence Security Corps?

Answer. You may visit our webpage by clicking here (www.indianarmy.gov.in) where you will find all required details.

Question 25. What is the procedure for joining Army Medical Corps as Doctor?

Answer.  The application for Short Service Commission in Army Medical Corps are invited by way of advertisement in all leading Newspapers including Employment News and our website www.indianarmy.gov.in as and when vacancies are available. You are advised to watch out for our advertisement and apply accordingly. You may visit the u/m link if Indian Army Website for more information :- 

http://indianarmy.nic.in/Site/FormTemplete/frmTempSimple.aspx?MnId=LXdync7Y4q1ZNQX3mlK4bw==&ParentID=0e4TDQQkVRITBK/gTPALyw==

 

Question 26. How can we invite Indian Army for campus in College / University?

Answer. College / University may approach directly to 'A' Branch of respective Command Headquarters, under which area they fall for their campus request.

 


VETERANS
 

Question 1. What are the documents required for Joint Notification of Family Pension entitlement?

Answer. The following documents are required for Joint Notification of Family Pension entitlement:- 

(a) Appendix-I (In triplicate)

(b) Last Pay Certificate-Cum-Data Sheet

(c) Date of birth proof of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation Certificate/ Passport/ ECHS Card/ Driving License etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 2. What are the documents required for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Family Pension entitlement:- 

(a) Monthly Pay Band (MPB) - 501 in triplicate

(b) Last Pay Certificate (LPC) - Cum-Data Sheet

(c) Date of Birth of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation certificate/ passport/ ECHS Card/ driving license etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 3. What are the documents required for endorsement of Dependent Pension entitlement in respect of physically handicapped/ mentally challenged Son/Daughter?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Dependent Pension Entitlement in respect of Physically Handicapped/ Mentally Challenged Son/Daughter:- 

(a) Monthly Pay Band (MPB) – 501 in triplicate.


(b) Monthly Pay Certificate (MPC) – 60 in triplicate.


(c) Details of child duly signed by the Guardian in triplicate.


(d) An original affidavit regarding legal guardianship for physically handicapped & mentally challenged child, including marital status and unemployment.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 4. What are the documents required for endorsement of Dependent Pension Entitlement in respect of unmarried/divorced & unemployed daughter?

Answer. The following documents are required for endorsement of Dependent Pension entitlement in respect of unmarried/divorced & unemployed daughter.

 

(a) An affidavit sworn before First Class Judicial Magistrate containing the following details:- 

(i) Name of parents.
(ii) Date of birth.
(iii) Marital Status.
(iv) Dependency.
(v) Income status (not more than Rs 3500/- pm + Dearness Allowance)
(vi) Details of sisters and brothers alongwith their marital status.

(b) A certificate from Municipal/Panchayat/Revenue Authority duly countersigned by Rajya/Zila Sainik Welfare Board stating that she is unmarried/divorced and unemployed.

(c) Original/Certified true copy of death certificate of parents from Registrar of Birth/ Death.

 

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 5. What are the documents required for notification of date of birth of spouse?

Answer. The following documents are required for notification of date of birth of spouse:- 

(a) Last Pay Certificate-Cum-Data Sheet.

(b) Proof of birth of date of spouse e.g. PAN Card/ Matriculation certificate/ passport/ ECHS Card/ Driving License etc.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 6. What are the documents required for revised rates of pension?

Answer. The documents required for revision rates of pension are:-

Annexure-IV (Revision of Pension Rate) duly signed by Pension Distribution Agency and further submitted directly to PCDA (P), Allahabad by them.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 7. What are the documents required for issue of Service Particulars Booklet?

Answer. The following documents required for issue of Service Particulars Booklet is:- 

(a) A request letter on plain paper.

(b) Two photographs without headgear in uniform (last rank held on retirement) with spouse.

(c) If the same has already issued on retirement then a copy of FIR lodged in nearest police station for loss of the same.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 8. What are the documents required for issue of air travel concession card to war widows, gallantry award winners and those disabled in war?

Answer. The documents required for issue of air travel concession card to war widows, gallantry award winners and those disabled in war are:- 

(a) Two passport size photographs duly attested.
(b) A request letter on a plain paper.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 9. What are the documents required for issue of Education Concession Card (only for battle cases)?

Answer. The documents required for issue of Education Concession Card (only for battle cases are:- 

(a) Two passport size photographs duly attested.
(b) An application on plain paper.

You may visit PCDA (Pension) website pcdapension.nic.in for more details.

 

Question 10. What is the Supreme Court verdict dated 04 Sep 2012 in Major Dhanpalan case? Rank pay arrears will be paid from which date to the ex-servicemen? How can one calculate the correct entitlement of the Rank Pay arrears?

Answer. The details of Supreme Court verdict with regards to Major Dhanapalan case, ranks pay arrears and its calculation are enumerated in succeeding Para’s:-

 

(a) Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order dt 04.09.2012 had upheld its earlier judgment dated 08.03.2010 in the Rank Pay case of IV CPC, as per which the portion of Rank Pay element deducted for pay fixation on implementation of IV CPC is now to be granted as a separate element. Refixation is to be done accordingly with respect from 01.01.1986 and arrears due to the Officers to be paid alongwith interest @ 6% on the same w.e.f. 01.01.2006. As per Ministry of Defence instructions for implementation issued on 27.12.2012, the implementation as restricted to Officers holding the rank of Capt to Brig as on 01.01.1986.

(b) Arrears will be paid w.e.f. 01.01.1986 till date of retirement by PCDA(O), and Corrigendum Pension Payment Order will be issued by PCDA(P) in case of change in Last Pay, so that pension disbursing authority can calculate and pay arrears of pension on account of such increase in Last Pay due to refixation.

(c) Correct entitlement of Arrears can be calculated by comparing the due-drawn statement with Monthly Statement of Accts of the period for which arrears were due. Any discrepancy, if bought to notice of PCDA(O), will be re-examined by them.

 

Question 11. Is Disability element entitled to those who retire prematurely? If yes then it is effective from which date?

Answer. An Armed Forces personnel who has acquired a Disability of 20% or more held attributable to/aggravated by military service and is retained in service despite the disability and had foregone lumpsum compensation in lieu of disability, shall be entitled to disability/war injury element on premature retirement on or after Jan 2006.

Question 12. What is broad banding of disability? Who all are entitled for the same?

Answer. The broad banding of disability those who are entitled are the following:-

 

(a) The broadbanding of disability is admissible only for invalidation / deemed invalidation cases. The same is not applicable on superannuation or premature retirement.

(b) The range of broadbanding is as under:-
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