2018 Applications for Ex-Service Officers to join Indian Army as Territorial Army Officers

Are you an employed ex-Armed Forces Commissioned Officer looking to serve as a Territorial Army Officer? This article provides complete information on the career opportunities for gainfully employed Ex-Armed Forces Commissioned Officers to wear the uniform once again and serve India as a Territorial Army Officer (non-departmental).

Indian Army invites applications from gainfully employed ex-Armed Forces Commissioned Officers to serve as Territorial Army Officer (non-departmental). Applications from civilian candidates will not be accepted.

Eligibility requirements

Only citizens of India who are graduates from a recognized university can apply (both male and female Officers can apply) for joining up. Further, you must be an ex-Service Officer who is gainfully employed. The age limit is 18 to 42 years on the date of the application. As for physical standards, you must be physically and medically fit in all respects.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted in the prescribed format of the Application Form (IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part - 1) which is available at the Indian Army official website. Send the application along with Photocopy of Release Order and Photocopy of Release Medical Board Proceedings to:
Additional Directorate General Territorial Army
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence,
'L' Block, Church Road,
New Delhi-110001.

Interview requirements

All eligible candidates will be issued a call up letter which will be despatched by post by the Territorial Army Directorate. The interviews will be scheduled in February 2019. The specific dates will be intimated later by post, but no request for change of date of Interview will be granted.

The candidates must bring the documents listed below in original along with attested copies for verification at the time of interview. Without these documents, you cannot attend the interview –
  1. The prescribed Application Form IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part-2 to be downloaded from the website as mentioned above and to be filled up in your own hand writing.
  2. All relevant educational qualification certificates, starting from Matric level and onwards.
  3. The latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor.
  4. A copy of Identity proof with photographs (Voter ID/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/Passport/Driving license etc).
  5. Document of Domicile/ Residential proof.
  6. Certificate for proof of age (Matric/ Senior Secondary mark sheet and certificate for verification of date of birth).
  7. Service certificate if you are employed in Central Govt/ Union Territory/ State/Semi Govt/ Private Sector and authenticated by Head Office along with a 'No Objection Certificate' by the department as per the prescribed format given.
  8. If self employed, then you must submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper of minimum value duly attested stating nature of employment and annual income alongwith photocopy of PAN card and self certified character certificate.
  9. In case there is variation in the names in the documents, you should submit a copy of Gazette notification of India/ State showing the correct name duly supported by newspaper cuttings.
  10. A copy of the Release Order.
  11. A copy of Release Medical Board Proceedings.
  12. The latest income proof from the appropriate authority (i.e. Income Tax Revenue Department / Magistrate / Employer).
  13. Copy of PAN Card.
  14. Copy of Aadhar Card.
  15. Copy of Certificates / Reports of all Courses.
  16. Discharge / Service Particular Booklet.
  17. Copy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) filed.

Selection procedure

A screening will be done by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB) at the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (address same as above to send the application). Those recommended will undergo a medical examination at Armed Forces Clinic, New Delhi. This will be followed by a police verification for final selection. The vacancies for male and female candidates will be determined as per organizational requirements. On selection, there will be a one month basic training in the first year of commission and later there will be a two months annual training camp each year, including in the first year.

Last date of receipt of application: 31st December 2018.

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Author: Umesh24 Dec 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

It is a very good opportunity for the ex-army officials to work in the territorial army. For civilians, there is another channel and many of them are taking advantage of that.

The territorial army is doing great relief and support jobs in times of distress and calamities. Anyone, whether he is an ex-army person or civilian, should grab such an opportunity to work in the territorial army. I think it is a matter of honour to work in this particular cadre which is doing the service of the nation in its unique ways.

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