DEPARTMENTAL TA

OIL SECTOR (TA) UNITS

 

The Assam agitation of 1980, resulted in colossal loss of oil production estimated at over Rs 5000/- crores, Combat Engineer Regiments were deployed to take over the Oil and Gas installations to maintenance production. Raising of the Oil Sector (TA) units was the result of the lessons learnt due to this Oil Ops. Accordingly, a proposal was initiated by the then Min of Chemical & Fertilizer (Now Min Petroleum and Natural Gas) for raising of Territorial Army Battalions, separately for all the three fields of Oil industry ie Exploration, Refining and Marketing. The proposal was accepted and the raising of the following three Oil Sector (TA) units were approved by the Ministry of Defence.

  • 801 Engineer Regt (TA) Refinery &Pipeline

  • 811 Engineer Regiments Oil Natural Gas Corporation (TA)

  • 414 ASC Battalion Marketing (TA)

Monitoring of Production & Supply

 

These units have Territorial Army personnel enrolled from various field of Oil Sector PSUs. During national emergency/ crises these Territorial Army personnel are embodied in which they are liable to perform the assigned duties. The task of Oil Sector (TA) units is more of technical in nature than of combat. The TA personnel of these units perform the same task which they do in their parent department ie in Oil Companies.

Lt Shilpy Gargmukh First Commissioned Lady Officer in Oil Sector TA, 30 Sep 2016

Women employees of Oil Sectors PSUs are also allowed to be commissioned/enrolled as Officer, Junior Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks in Oil Sector (TA) units as commensurate to civil ranks. Lt Shilpy Gargmukh who is an employee of ONGC, is the first lady officer of Oil Sector (PSU), who has been commissioned in 811 Engineer Regiment (TA) ONGC.

Monitoring of Ops

LPG Bottling Plant

Supervision of Stores & Pump House

Maintenance of Refinery

 

RAILWAY ENGINEER REGIMENTS (TA)

There are six Railway Engineer Regiments (TA):-

  • 969 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

  • 970 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

  • 1031 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

  • 1032 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

  • 1101 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

  • 1105 Railway Engineer Regiment (TA)

These units have Territorial Army personnel enrolled from various Railway Zones. During national emergency/crises these Territorial Army personnel are embodiment in which they are liable to perform the assigned duties. The TA personnel of these units perform the same task which they do in their parent department ie in Railways.

 

Flood rescue at Beldanga near Bangladesh border in 1999

Women employees of Railways are also allowed to be commission/ enroll as Officer, Junior Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks in Railway Engineer Regiments (TA). Presently there are five women sappers enrolled with Railway Engineer Regiments (TA).

 

Demo on lifting of axle by heritage crane

Maintenance Work: Diesel Shed