FAQs

FAQ ABOUT SPORTS AND ADVENTURE
 
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What incentives are entitled for EME Sportsmen ?
 
(a)  EME Blue/Pocket Crest
 
(b)  Track Suit
 
(c)  Cash Award
 
(d)  Corps Memento
 
(e)  DGEME Gold Medal for best sportsman of the year in the Corps of EME
 
(f)  Out of turn promotion
 
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Are civilian personnel of the Corps of EME who excel in sports entitled for awards ?
 
Yes, expenditure will be met from EME Year Book Fund.
 
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How is the selection made for the award of DGEME Gold Medal to the sportsman adjudged as the best sportsman in the Corps for the year ?
 
Level of performance will be judged in following order :-
 
(a)  Position in Olympics/World Cup.
 
(b)  Position in Asian games.
 
(c)  Position in other International events.
 
(d)  Position in National games.
 
(e)  Position in any other National event.
 
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Are referees/empires and coaches entitled for awards?
 
Yes
 
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Who are responsible for selection and maintaining of EME Corps Teams ?
 
1 and 3 EME Centres, MCEME and 7011 EME Bn for respective games as nominated vide para 6 of Corps Instr No SAA 01.
 
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How are the names of martyrs screened prior to their inception on war memorials?

 
Screening Committee will assemble at 1 EME Centre every 6 months during Jan and Jul to review cases of battle cas. Recommendation of Screening Committee will be submitted to Addl DGEME (P&A). Names will be inscribed on War Memorials after approval by Addl DGEME (P&A).
 
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What scholarship awards are entitled to the children of EME pers who excel in studies? Are officers’ children entitled for scholarship awards ?
 
Scholarships are awarded to children of JCOs/OR based on their performance in their X and XII board examination conducted during the year. Officers’ children are not entitled for scholarship awards.
 
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What is the procedure for grant of scholarship awards ?
 
Applications to be submitted by individuals together will supporting mark sheets/docus duly verified to reach Dte Gen of EME (Coord) by 31 Aug each year. Bd of offrs will be convened to make selections for the award purely on merit basis.
 
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Can pensionary awards/recurring grants to an individual under distress be awarded from EME RA?

 
No
 
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What benefits are entitled to NOKs in case of death of an individual?
 
(a) NOK of Offrs : (in case of Normal Death in harness)
(in case of Death during encounters with enemy)
 
(b) NOK of JCOs : (in case of Normal Death in harness)
(in case of Death during encounters with enemy)
 
(c) NOK of ORs : (in case of Normal Death in harness)
(in case of Death during encounters with enemy)
 
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What are the financial powers of the Trustees of EME RA for sanction of benevolent grants in case of distress ?

 
(a) DGEME/Senior Col Comdt - Rs 15,000/-
 
(b) Comdt MCEME - Rs 10,000/-
 
(c) Col Comdt - Rs 5,000/-
 
(d) Cdr HQ TG/Cdr BWG/ - Rs 5,000/-
MGsEME/Comdt EME School/Comdts EME Centres/Dir EME RA
 
More information on this topic at:
CI No WEL-09, Issue 01
 
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Can pensionary awards/recurring grants to an individual under distress be awarded from EME RA?

 
No
 
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Is an orphaned child of an EME pers entitled for benefits from EME RA?
 
Yes
 
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Can loans be sanctioned to EME pers under distress? What are the types of distress for which loans can be provided?
 
Loans can be sanctioned only to serving pers under following distress :-
 
(a) Loss of immovable property due to natural calamity.
 
(b) For medical treatment.
 
(c) For higher education of children.
 
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What are the norms for admission of children of JCOs/OR in EME War Memorial hostels?
 
Parents/guardians will apply for admission of their wards in either of Boys Hostels located at Secunderabad or Bhopal alongwith following docus :-
 
(a) Indemnity Bond.
 
(b) Certificate of treatment at MH.
 
(c) Certificate from guardian as per sample given in Corps Instr No WEL 08, Issue 01.
 
(d) Particulars of children of Battle cas / Attributable cases, if applicable.
 
(e) Medical certificate from nearest MH/MI Room of respective EME Centre .
 
Girls can not be admitted in EME War Memorial Hostels.
 
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EME JCOs/OR proceeding on retirement are presented with a Corps Memento,Whose responsibility is it to present the memento and how is the cost of emento met?
 
It is the responsibility of the last unit served to present the memento. The cost is to be home by the units from their Regimental Funds. Pers serving with UROs/LRWs are also to be presented with the mementos by the maint wksp/affiliated EME Bn who will bear the cost. However, individuals retiring form non EME units which do not come under any fmn EME such as NDA, CDM, OTA, GREF, NCC etc will be presented with the memento by EME Depot Bn and the cost will be met from EME RA Fund.
 
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What is the source for procurement of EME Corps Mementos?
 
Mementos are centrally fabricated under arrangements of 509 Army Base Wksp and should be procured through them.
 
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Is an EME pers proceeding on premature retirement after completion of pensionable service entitled for the Corps Memento free of cost?
 
Yes.
 
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An EME pers proceeds on premature retirement without completing penionable service but is desirous of procuring the Corps Memento. What procedure should be adopted?
 
Individual to be presented with the memento after recovering 50 per cent of the cost.
 
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An EME pers posted on ERE assignment with URO/LRW proceeds on etirement. Whose responsibility is it to present the Corps Memento?
 
It is the responsibility of the maint wksp/affiliated EME Bn to present the memento and bear the cost from their Regimental Funds.
 
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Under what circumstances can the Corps Memento be presented by EME Depot Bn and who should bear the cost?
 
Pers retiring from non EME units which do not come under any fmn EME such as NDA, IMA, OTA, NCC, GREF, TA, Assam Rif are to be presented with the memento by EME Depot Bn. The cost will be met from EME RA Fund.
 
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What facilities can be provided to family members escorting patients suffering with chronic ailments such as TB, Leprosy and Cancer and admitted in INHS, Ashvini/Command Hospital, Pune where treatment for such ailments is feasible?
 
(a) Boarding and lodging.
 
(b) Cost of medicines and tests which are not reimbursable.
 
(c) Cost of diet supplements.
 
(d) Funeral expenses in case of death.
 
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What events are organised to welcome newly commissioned officers into Corps of EME passing out from OTA, Chennai and IMA, Dehradun?
 
All newly commissioned officers will be invited for an ‘At Home’ function at 614 EME Bn/Station Wksp EME Chennai/MCEME. A DO letter from DG EME will be handed over to each officer. The function will be attended by a Col Comdt/Senior EME Officer. All newly commissioned officers will be presented with EME Corps accoutrements.
 
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What are the charter of duties of Mother Units?
 
Charter of duties of mother units towards performing their role, towards serving pers, towards retired pers and towards widows are laid down in Corps Instr No WEL 03.
 
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How are the records of personnel settled in the jurisdiction of a mother unit kept updated?
 
Initial demographic data has been provided by EME Records to the mother units in respect of JCO’s/OR and by HQ EME RA in case of offrs. Data on new inductees in case of recruits is provided by respective Centres and by HQ EME RA in case of newly commissioned offrs. Info with regard to death of individuals should be obtained by the mother units through liaison with fellow individuals/NOKs and during visits. Based on the above, it is the responsibility of mother units to keep the data updated.
 
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Can an EME pers ask for the EME Corps Band to perform during his own marriage or the marriage of his son/daughter? What conditions apply?
 
Officers of the Corps of EME may ask for the EME Corps Bands to perform during their own marriage/marriage of their children at Secunderabad/Bhopal or at any out station where the band may be on duty subject to availability of band. The charges for the performance of the band are to be borne by the officers.
 
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FAQ ABOUT FINANCE
 
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Can EME units seek loans from EME RA for carrying out improvements in their Regimental Institutions? Who all can sanction the loans to EME units and for what amount? What interest rates will be charged and what is the maximum number of monthly installments for repayment of loans?
 
Yes. Loans can be sanctioned as per financial powers given below :-
 
(a) DG EME/President EME RA Rs 2,00,000/-
 
(b) Comdt MCEME (Chaiman EME RA) Rs 1,00,000/-
 
(c) Col Comdt Rs 75,000/-
 
(d) MGsEME Comds/Cdr HQ TG/Cdr HQ Base Wksp Gp Rs 30,000/-
 
Interest rate will be 2 per cent higher than the fixed deposit interest rate of SBI applicable for a deposit of term of 1 year to 2 years. Maximum number of installments for repayment of loan is 30 monthly installments.
 
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Are officers entitled for cash incentives from EME RA on being conferred with various honours and awards?
 
No
 
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What benefits are entitled to EME units under new raising from EME RA? What procedure should be adopted by the units under raising for seeking financial assistance from EME RA?
 
Grants from EME RA are entitled to new units under raising towards welfare of troops, starting Officers Messes and JCOs Messes/clubs based on their strength. Newly raised units should initiate a statement of case through departmental channel seeking funds as per scale laid down based on their strength. Copies of sanction accorded by the General Staff for the new raising as well as permission accorded for setting up new Offrs Mess/ JCOs Mess/Club must be enclosed with the S of C. The S of C must be fwd to Dte Gen of EME (Coord) who will undertake a staff check before according sanction to release the funds by HQ EME RA.
 
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FAQ ABOUT PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
 
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Where should the photographs of war heroes be displayed in a unit ?
 
Quarter guard
 
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What photographs should be displayed in Offrs Mess ?
 
(a) President
 
(b) COAS
 
(c) Senior Col Comdt
 
(d) DG EME
 
(e) Comdt/CO/OC unit
 
(f) Cols Comdt (Serving)
 
(g) Retd DsEME/DGsEME
 
(h) Retd Cols Comdt In Mess library
 
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What is the procedure for election of a Col Comdt ?
 
Election will be conducted under aegis of Dte Gen of EME (Coord). Electorate will comprise of all offrs of the Corps of the rank of Col and above and all unit Commander irrespective of rank. Detailed election procedure is given in Corps Instr No PRC 01, Issue 04.
 
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What are the responsibilities and privileges of Cols Comdt ?
 
Refer Corps Instr No PRC 01, Issue 04
 
(a) Responsibilities - Para 5 to 11
 
(b) Privileges - Para 14, 15 and 31 to 40
 
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FAQ ABOUT HISTORY AND TRADITIONS COMMITTEE
 
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How are Corps Instructions catalogued? At what periodicity are Corps Instructions reviewed?
 
Cataloging of Corps Instr is done based on the subject dealt with by the sub-committee of EME RA as under :-
 
(a) WEL - Welfare Committee
 
(b) FIN - Finance Committee
 
(c) HTC - History, Tradition and Custom Committee
 
(d) SAA - Sports and Adventure Committee
 
(e) PRC - Public Relation Committee Corps Instructions are reviewed after 5 years.
 
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On what occasions should the full version of EME Corps Song be played?
 
Full version of the Corps Song will be played on following occasions :-
 
(a) All ceremonial parades of EME during march past.
 
(b) EME Colour presentation.
 
(c) Wreath laying ceremonies.
 
(d) Sports meet where EME Band performs.
 
(e) Offrs Mess functions on request of VIPs.
 
(f) Regimental dinner nights in Corps/Centre Messes.
 
(g) Beginning of Sainik Sammelan in units.
 
(h) Unit Raising Day Celebrations.
 
(j) During attestation parades in centres.
 
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Are civilian Technical Officers are Professorial staff entitled for Silver Salvers?
 
Yes, on payment of actual cost of the Silver Salver.
 
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Which Corps Monuments may be provided financial assistance from EME RA towards their upkeep and maintenance?
 
EME War Memorials at Secunderabad and Bhopal and EME Archive and Museum at Secunderabad.
 
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In case major structural changes in the Corps Monuments is approved by the Trustees, in what proportion should the total estimated cost be shared between EME RA and the unit responsible for its maintenance?
 
Not more than 50 per cent of the estimated cost will be met from EME RA fund and the balance will be borne by the unit/est responsible for its maint.
 
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Who is responsible for selection of Corps Theme of the year to be printed on EME Corps Greeting Cards?
 
Chairman HTCC
 
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Who are the Trustees of EME Regimental Association?
 
All serving EME offrs in the Corps of EME of the rank of Maj Gen and above and Comdts 1 and 3 EME Centres are the Trustees of EME RA.