LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : 24 DEC 2011
Applications are invited from candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in the Army as Junior Commissioned Officer for RRT 68 & 69 course. Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions.
Their duties also include attending funerals, ministering to the sick in hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence, giving special religious instructions to the children and enlisted boys besides attending generally to the religious instruction and welfare of the Officers, Soldiers and their families.
NUMBER OF VACANCIES
Total no of Vacancies for RRT 68 Course are 36 (Pandit 30 , Granthi 02 Maulvi 02,
and Padre 02 ) and 36 Vacancies for RRT 69 Course (Pandit 24, Granthi 05 Maulvi 02, Padre
03 and Bodh Monk 02)
(a)Age : Must not be below 27 years or over 34 years for civilian candidates and between 25 years to 34 years for remustered candidates as on first day of Recruitment Rally. Candidates are requested to contact nearest Recruiting office/ Zone given in Para 7 of this advertisement for date of Recruitment Rally. For more
details please visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
(b) Educational & Language Qualifications: The Minimum educational qualifications according to the religious denomination of the individuals are as under :-
(i) PANDIT : Hindu Candidates with minimum educational qualification of graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition candidate must also be qualified Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard. Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyam in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi are also eligible
Note : For Indian domicile Gorkha candidates applying for the post of Pandit the minimum educational qualification for appointment will be same as 2 (b) (i) above. For Nepalese domicile Gorkha candidates applying for the post of Pandit the minimum educational qualification for appointment will be as under:-
(aa) BA with Sanskrit/Hindi as one of the elective (main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi.
(ab) Graduation/Post Graduation in Sanskrit from any recognized university of Nepal.
(ac) Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university with Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned.
(ii) GRANTHI : Sikh Candidates with minimum educational qualification of graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition candidate must also be qualified as Vidwan or equivalent standard in Punjabi. Those who have passed BA with Punjabi as one of the elective (Main) subject but have not done
Vidwan in Punjabi are also eligible.
(iii) MAULVI : Muslim Candidates with the minimum educational qualification of graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition candidate must also be qualified as Maulvi Alim in Urdu / Adam Alim in Urdu or equivalent standard.
Those who have passed BA with Arabic / Urdu as one of the elective (Main) subject but have not done Maulvi Alim in Urdu / Adam Alim in Urdu are also eligible.
(iv) PADRE : Christian Candidates with the minimum educational qualification of graduation from a recognized university. In addition candidates should have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.
(v) BODH MONK : Budhist Candidates with the minimum educational qualification is 10 + 2 or its equivalent. Those who have been ordained Buddhist Monk/ Buddhist Priest by the head Priest should be in possession of Geshe (Ph.D) of Khampa or Lopon or Rajban with certificate from the Monastery by the appropriate authority. The term appropriate authority means Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into Priesthood .
Note : For candidates applying for remustering in any of the categories above the minimum qualification will be 10+2.
(c) Culture: Candidates should belong to the culture of the appropriate religious denomination and religious qualification acceptable to the troops.
(d) Medical Standard: A candidate should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm. expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear. Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth, i.e. 14 dental points. Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles. Candidates may contact nearest recruiting office / zones given in Para 7 of the advertisement for existing rules on medical standards.
(e) Physical Standards: Minimum Physical Standards (i) Height – 160 cm (ii) Weight - 50 Kg. (iii) Chest -77 cm. (iv) Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) -candidate should be able to run one mile in eight minutes.
PROCEDURE OF SELECTION:
(a) The recruitment will be effected through all the HQ Recruiting Zones, ARO Secunderabad ARO Trichy, ARO Mangalore, ARO Trivandrum, IRO, Delhi Cantt, Ladakh Scout Regt Centre, Leh and JAKLI Regt Trg Centre, Srinagar.
(b) Submission of Application : . Duly filled in application as per the performa given in the advertisement to be submitted latest by 24 Dec 2011 alongwith the required documents duly super scribed (APPLICATON FOR JCO (RT) COURSE NO 68 / 69) on top outer cover of envelope to the HQ Rtg Zone, IRO Delhi Cantt, ARO Secundrabad, ARO Trchi, ARO Mangalore, ARO Trivendrum, Ladakh Scout Regtl Centre, Leh, JAK LI Regtl Trg Centre, Srinagar of which the individual is permanent native / resident and they can appear for written exam only from the same place. Application submitted to the HQ Rtg Zone, IRO
Delhi Cantt, ARO Secundrabad, ARO Trchi, ARO Mangalore, ARO Trivendrum, Ladakh
Scout Regtl Centre, Leh, JAK LI Regtl Trg Centre, Srinagar of the candidate is not domicile
of will be rejected. Postal Addresses of all Headquarters Recruiting Zones, AROs & Concerned Regimental Centres are given below.
(c) Candidates found eligible will be issued call up letters by concerned HQ Rtg Zone, IRO Delhi Cantt, ARO Secundrabad, ARO Trchi, ARO Mangalore, ARO Trivendrum, Ladakh Scout Regtl Centre, Leh, JAK LI Regtl Trg Centre, Srinagar for initial screening which will include checking of original certificates and medical examination.
(d) The screened candidates will be put through written examination which will be conducted on 26 Feb 2012 and will comprise of two papers as follows :-
PAPER I : (Maximum Marks -100). This will contain objective type questions on general awareness and will be common to candidates of all Religious denominations.
PAPER II : (Miximum Marks -100). This will test the knowledge specific to particular religious denominations to which the candidate belongs. The paper may be answered in English or Hindi.
Note : Only those candidates who qualify in Paper I by securing a minimum mark of
40 out of the total of 100 marks will be allowed to appear in Paper – II.
(e) Candidates allowed to appear in Paper II are required to secure a minimum of 40 marks out of the total of 100 marks to be eligible for short listing for the purpose of determination of merit for appearing in the interview. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be fixed at a maximum of 3 time the number of vacancies. Only those candidates who come in the merit will be interviewed by a board of officers at nominated Regimental Centre. The interview will be of 100 marks.
(f) Candidates are required to secure a minimum of 50 marks of the total marks of 100 to qualify in the interview.
(g) The final selection will be done by a different board of officer out of the merit list drawn on the basis of the marks obtained in Paper II and Interview.
(h) Candidates finally selected will be enrolled as JCO (RT) and will undergo six weeks training at Regimental Centre followed by eleven weeks training at Institute of National Integration, Pune.
(j) Rejection can take place at any stage during training also.
(a) Appointment: On successful completion of training the candidates will be commissioned as Religious Teachers in the rank of Naib Subedar.
(b) Promotion: All JCOs (Religious Teachers) will become eligible for paid acting promotion to the rank of Subedar/Risaldar on completion of at least 10 years service as a religious teachers.
(c) Pay, Allowances and Perks: The JCO (RT) will be placed at the minimum pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800. In addition they will be entitled to DA, free accommodation, entitled ration for self, uniform, free medical and leave travel concession for self, family, and dependents, canteen facilities and other allowances as admissible to the regular Army.
(d) Retirement : Normal age of superannuation for JCO (RT) in the rank of Subedar/will be 57 years. A Subedar major (RT) will retire on completion of 4 years of service as Subedar Major or 57 years of age, whichever is earlier.
Postal Address of Headquarters Recruiting Zones/Concerned Regimental/ Centers:1. HQ Rtg Zone 2. HQ Rtg Zone 3. HQ Rtg Zone
Chandershekhar Marg 48, Fd Marshal Fort Saint George
Ambala Cantt – 133001 KM Kariappa Road Chennai-600009
(For Haryana and HP) Bangalore – 560025 (For Tamil Nadu,
(For Karnataka, Kerala Andhra Pradesh, Pondicheri &
and Lakshwadeep) AN Islands)
4. HQ Rtg Zone 5. IRO 6. HQ Rtg Zone
Danapur Cantt-801503 Delhi Cantt-110010 T-23, Ridge Road
(For Bihar & Jharkhand) (For Delhi, Gurgaon, Jabalpur-482001
Faridabad& Mewat Dist (For Madhya Pradesh &
of Haryana Chattisgarh)
7. HQ Rtg Zone 8. HQ Rtg Zone 9. HQ Rtg Zone
Shastri Nagar Jalandhar Cantt-144005 1, Gorkhle Road,
Post Box No 35 (For Punjab and J &K) Kolkata – 700020
Jaipur (Raj)-302016 (For W Bengal, Sikkim &
(For Rajasthan) Orissa)
10. HQ Rtg Zone 11. HQ Rtg Zone 12. HQ Rtg Zone
236, M G Road 3, Rajender Singhji Road Shillong-793001
Lucknow Cantt-226002 Pune-410001 (For NE States)
(For Uttar Predesh) (For Maharashtra, Goa
& Uttarakhand) Gujarat and UT of Diu & Daman)
13. ARO Secunderabad 14. ARO Trichy 15. ARO Mangalore
(AP-15) - 900453 (TN-01) (Karnataka) - 575013
16. ARO Trivandrum 17. Ladakh Scout Regt Centre 18. JAK LI Regt Trg
(Kerala) - 06 c/o 56 APO Centre, c/o 56APO
Pin - 900113 Pin - 911096 Pin - 910368
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : 24 DEC 2011
For application form / How to apply , Please visit : RELIGIOUS TEACHER (JCO) Recruitment in Army