Indian Army 2021 Recruitment For Short Service Commission Officer

Indian Army 2021 Recruitment For Short Service Commission Officer.The positions of Short Service Commission Officer. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

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

Last Date To Apply : 04th June, 2021

No.of Posts and Vacancies : Men – 06, Women – 02.

Job Location : Across India

Age Limit: 21 to 27 years as of 01 Jul 2021 (Born not earlier than
02 Jul 1994 and not later than 01 Jul 2000; both dates inclusive).

Education 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 the Bar Council of India/State. The candidate should be from a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India.

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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the
Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary for the
case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

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 t
continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of the period of ten years of Short Service The 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
the 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 the contractual length of service will carry reserve liability to serve the Army for five years plus two years on a voluntary basis or up to the age of 37 years for women and 40 years for men whichever is earlier.

  1. Training: The 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/they 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 the 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 the 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.

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

Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure

(a) Promotion Criteria

Rank Promotion Criteria ₹ 56,100/-p.m.*

*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer commissioned
shall be fixed in the 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.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted online on the website

Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registrations not required if already registered on

Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully.

After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard.

A page ‘Officers Selection – ‘Eligibility’ will open. Then click ‘Apply’ shown against Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course.

A page ‘Application Form’ will open. Read the instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill in details as required under various segments.

Personal information, Communication details, Education details, and details of previous SSB.

‘Save & Continue’ each time before you go to the next segment. After filling in details on the last segment, you will move to a page ‘Summary of your information’ wherein you can check and edit the entries already made.

Only after ascertaining the correctness of all your details, click on ‘Submit’. Candidates must click on ‘Submit’ each time they open the application for
editing any details.

The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application on last day.


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