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Indian Territorial Army - Officer Selection

Kochi, November 21, 2011: The Territorial Army (TA) has invited applications for recruitment as Officer from Gainfully Employed in Central Govt / Semi Govt / Pvt Firm / Own business.

Eligibility Conditions
Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit.
Age: 18 to 42 years as on 31 Dec 2011.
Qualification: Graduate from any recognized university.

Terms and Conditions of Service
  • Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant.
  • Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.
  • Promotions up to Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
  • Officers commissioned in TA Infantry may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on requirement.
Embodiment for Training
  • One month basic training in the first year of commission.
  • Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.
  • Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA Dehradun.
Application Forms:
(i) Civilian Candidates:
All desirous civil candidates are required to obtain the form, from employment newspaper or download from http://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/WhatsNew/393/appln_ta.pdf and send it along with self-addressed stamped envelope of 28 x12 cms size, two passport size photographs and postal stamps worth Rs.12/- affixed on envelop to their respective TA Group Headquarters as per the area given below:

Zone - I:
Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh (Written examination center is Chandigarh): Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Western Command, Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160018.

Zone - II
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh (Written examination centers are Lucknow and Patna): Commander,Uttrakhand, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow-02.

Zone - III
West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. (Written examination centers are Kolkata and Shillong): Commander,TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William,Kolkata-21

Zone - IV
Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnatka, Kerala, Gujarat Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry Diu and Dadar and Nagar Havel (Written examination centers are Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Jaipur): Commander, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-1.

Zone - V
Jammu & Kashmir (Written examination center is Udhampur): Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Northern Command, Pin - 908545, C/o 56 APO

(ii) Ex Service Officers:
  • Ex Service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application along with enclosures as mentioned in application form to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), ‘L’ Block, New Delhi-01.
  • The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board (ASB) held at Addl Dte Gen TA Army HQ, ‘L’ Block, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board for successful candidates.
Last Date:
Form completed in all respects with all required enclosures will be accepted till 31 Dec 2011 at respective locations as mentioned above. Candidate called for PIB are required to bring the following documents:
  • Certified copy of educational qualification certificates, all certificates and mark sheets beyond matric.
  • Latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor.
  • Service certificate by candidates employed in Central Govt / Union Territory / State Govt / Semi Govt / Private Sector authenticated by Head Office.
  • Self Employed candidates or having own Business are required to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper value of Rs. 10/- duly attested by the Deputy Commissioner of the District / Gazetted Officer / Commissioned Officer stating nature of self-employment and income earned annually with the attested photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return filed by the applicant along with photocopy of the PAN Card.
Selection Procedure:
Civilan Candidates: Candidates whose applications forms are found, correct after scruitinisation will be called for screening, by a Preliminary Interview
Board (PIB), at their respective TA Group Headquarters. Candidates selected by PIB should provide brief BIO-DATA to include details about their employment with monthly income from all sources at the time of documentation immediately after PIB. Successful candidates will further undergo a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.

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