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Indian Army Recruitment 2015: SSC JAG Entry Scheme April 2016 For Law Graduates

JAG Entry Course – 16th Course – April 2016: With the recent notification from Indian Army, the applications are being invited from young and enthusiastic candidates with Law background, who have an ambition for joining Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer through Short Service Commission for entry in Army Judge Advocate General Department. The details of the openings and the essential criteria for selection are detailed as under:

Name of the Course: SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION in Army Judge Advocate General Department

Important Dates:
Starting date for registration of online application: 03-August-2015 from 10:00 AM
Closing date for registration of online application: 02-September-2015 by 5:00 PM

Details of Vacancies: 14 Vacancies out of which 10 Posts are for Men and 04 Posts are for Women candidates.

Norms of Eligibility:

a)   Age: The candidate must not have exceeded 27 years of age and should be above 21 years of age as on 31-December-2015 to be eligible for consideration. He/ She should not have born not earlier than 02-January-1989 and not later than 01-January-1995.

b)   Educational Standards: The candidates must have completed LLB Degree (3 years professional course after graduation or 5 years of integrated law course after 10+2 examination) with minimum 55% marks from any of the recognized Indian University as recognized by Bar Council of India (BCI).

  • The candidates should be eligible for registration with Bar Council of India/ State.

c)   Physical Fitness Standard and Physical Efficiency: As per service codes as detailed on the Indian Army Website at www.indianarmy.nic.in or at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in  commissioned by Directorate General Recruiting.

Grant of Commission: The candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lieutenant after completion of their training Period and will be incorporated in Pay Band-III. The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service condition.

Tenure of Commission: All officers granted commission would serve the Indian Army for a period of ten (10) years from the date of conferment of commission subject to fulfillment of other conditions. The period of ten years may further be extended for another four (4) years subject to their performance. The term of SSC will be maximum for a tenure of 14 years. Officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of period of ten years in Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant of permanent commission in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant rules.

Reserve Liability: SSC 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.

Training: Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai for total duration of 49 weeks (approximately 11 months). After successful completion of training at OTA, Chennai, the candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lt. No ante-date seniority will be granted. After successful completion of training at OTA, Chennai, the candidates will be awarded “Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies” by University of Madras.

Selection Procedure: The selection will be based on a two stage selection modality with the Service Selection Board:

  1. Short listing of Candidature at Recruiting Directorate, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) as per the decision of DG Recruiting.
  2. Service Selection Board (Interview/ Group Task/ Personality Test, etc.)

(Two stage selection procedure based on psychological Aptitude Test is held at Selection Centres. All the candidates will face stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres. The candidates who fail to pass stage one will be returned on the same date.)

  1. Medical Board Examination
  2. Announcement of Merit List

How to Apply: Interested candidates who fulfill the minimum basic eligibility criteria are required through the ONLINE MODE as available at the website of Indian Army at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

  • The candidates are advised to read through the detailed advertisement as available at http://joinindianarmy.nic.in/Notification JAG_16.pdf.
  • The candidates need to ensure that they fill up complete details and attach all essential credentials, photographs before submitting their application forms.
  • The candidates need to ensure that they have signed at appropriate spaces as required on the application form.
  • Candidates can contact Tel. No. (011) 26173215 (between 2 PM to 5 PM Monday to Friday) Address:- Directorate General of Recruiting, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), West Block –III, RK Puram, New Delhi-110066, for further clarifications.
All candidates whether in Government Service or in Government owned undertaking or other similar organizations/ Corporations/ Boards/ Bodies or in private employments should forward his/ her application through his/ her Controlling Officer/ Employer.

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