TH COURSE (APR 2022) :

1. Applications are invited from unmarried male and unmarried female LAW
GRADUATES for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge
Advocate General Branch.


2. Eligibility

(a) Nationality. A candidate must either be: (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject
of Nepal, (iii) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri
Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania,
Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently
settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above
shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the
Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the
case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

(b) Age Limit. 21 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2022 (Born not earlier than
02 Jan 1995 and not later than 01 Jan 2001; both dates inclusive).
Note. Candidates should note that the date of birth as recorded in the
Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent
certificate on the date of submission of applications will only be accepted and
no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

(c) Educational Qualification. Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB
Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2
examination). The candidates should be eligible for registration as an
advocate with Bar Council of India/State. Candidate should be from a
College/University recognized by Bar Council of India.

3. Vacancies. Men -05, Women – 02.

Terms and Conditions of Service

(a) Tenure of Engagement. Short Service Commission will be granted to Male
and Female in the regular Army for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years
extendable by a further period of 04 years. Male & Female officers who are willing to
continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of period of ten years of Short Service
Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant
of Permanent Commission (PC) in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in
accordance with the relevant policies as issued from time to time. Those SSC
officers (Male & Female) who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise
considered fit and suitable, will be given options 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

(b) Period of Probation. An officer will be on probation for a period of 6 months
from the date he/she receives his/her commission. If he/she is reported on within the
probationary period as unsuitable to retain his/her commission, his/her services may
be terminated any time whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period.

(c) Ante Date Seniority. No ante date seniority will be granted.

(d) Termination of Commission. An officer granted Short Service Commission
will be liable to serve for ten years but his/her Commission may be terminated at any
time by the Government of India for:-
(i) Misconduct or if his/her services are found to be unsatisfactory, or
(ii) On account of when found medically unfit, or
(iii) If his/her services are no longer required, or
(iv) If he/she fails to qualify in any prescribed test or course.
(v) An officer may on giving 03 months notice be permitted to resign his/her
commission on compassionate grounds of which the Government of India will
be the sole judge. An officer who is permitted to resign his/her commission on
compassionate grounds will not be eligible for terminal gratuity.

(e) Reserve Liability. Short Service Commission Officers on release before or
expiry of contractual length of service will carry reserve liability to serve the Army for
five years plus two years on voluntary basis or up to the age of 37 years for women
and 40 years for men whichever is earlier.

5. Training. Duration of training is 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai.

(a) Selected candidates will be detailed for Pre-Commission training at OTA,
Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit, up to the number of
available vacancies, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.
(b) Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of 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
marries subsequent to the date of his/her application, though successful at the
Services Selection Board interview and medical examination, will not be eligible 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.
(c) 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.

(d) Cost of Training. The entire cost of training at OTA is at Government
expense. In case the Lady/Gentleman cadet is withdrawn from training academy due
to reasons other than medical ground or the reasons not beyond his/her control,
he/she will be liable to refund cost of training @ ₹ 12,908/- per week till 30 Jun 2021,
thereafter a yearly escalation of 8% p.a. will be calculated on the Per Capita
Cost of Training for each ensuing year (or as notified from time to time) apart from
allied charges as fixed by the government from time to time, for the period of his/her
stay at OTA, Chennai.

6. The final allocation of Arms/Services will be made prior to passing out of gentleman
cadets/Lady cadets from OTA.

7. Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure

(a) Promotion Criteria

RankPromotion Criteria
LieutenantOn commission
CaptainOn completion of 2 years
MajorOn completion of 6 years
Lt ColonelOn completion of 13 years
Colonel (TS)On completion on 26 years
ColonelOn selection basis subject to
fulfillment of requisite service
Major General

(b) Pay

RankLevel(Pay in ₹)
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 B61,300 – 1,93,900
MajorLevel 1169,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12,400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600 – 2,15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200 – 2,18,200

(c) Military Service Pay (MSP) . MSP to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig
₹ 15,500/- p.m. fixed.

(d) Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training

Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire
duration of training in Service academies i.e. during
training period at OTA.
₹ 56,100/-p.m.*

*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer Commissioned
shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10. The period of training shall not be treated as
commissioned service. Arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable,
for the training period shall be paid to cadets.

(e) Other Allowances

Dearness AllowanceAdmissible at the same rates and under the
same conditions as are applicable to the
civilian personnel from time to time
Para Allce₹ 10500/-pm
Para Reserve Allce₹ 2625/-pm
Para Jump Instructor Allce₹ 10500/-pm
Project Allce₹ 3400/-pm
Special Forces Allce₹ 25000/-pm
Technical Allce (Tier-I)₹ 3000/-pm
Technical Allce (Tier-II)₹ 4500/-pm

(f) Depending upon rank and area of posting, officers posted to Field Areas will be
eligible for the following Field Area allowances:-

(Per month)
Fd Area
(Per month)
Mod Fd
Area Allowance
(Per month)
and above
Level 10
and above
₹ 16900/-
₹ 10500/-
₹ 6300/-
60% of R2H2

(g) High Altitude Allowance

RankLevel CAT-I
(Per month)
(Per month)
(Per month)
and above
Level 10 and
₹ 3400/-
₹ 5300/-
₹ 25000/-

(h) Siachen Allowance. Siachen Allowance will be ₹ 42,500/- per month.

(j) Uniform Allowance. Subsumed into the newly proposed Dress Allowance
i.e. ₹ 20,000/- per year.

(k) Ration in Kind. In Peace and Field Areas.

(l) Transport Allowance (TPTA) 

Pay Level Higher TPTA Cities
(Per month)
Other Places
(Per month)
10 and above₹ 7200+DA thereon₹ 3600+DA thereon

(i) Higher TPTA Cities (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat,
Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur,
Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.


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