Indian Army Medical Corps : Short Service Commission Recent Notification

Indian Army Medical Corps : Short Service Commission Latest Notification

Applications are invited from Indian citizens both male and female, who have passed their final MBBS examination in first or second attempt and completed internship for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps.
Applicants who have taken more than two chances in final MBBS Examination need not apply.

QUALIFICATION: The applicant must possess medical qualification included in First/Second Schedule or Part II of the Third Schedule of IMC Act 1956. The applicant must have permanent registration from any State Medical Council/MCI. Post graduate degree holders i.e. MD/MS/MCh/DM may also apply.

Note: Candidates who will be completing internship by 31 Mar 2013 may also apply.
AGE LIMIT:The candidate must not have attained 45 years of age on 31 Dec 2013.
METHOD OF SELECTION: Eligible candidates will be called for interview by a Board of Officers in the month of April-May at Army Hospital (Research &Referral) New Delhi near Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Cantt. to assess their suitability and merit for grant of Short Service Commission in the Armed Forces Medical Services. The candidates appearing for interview for the first time will be paid to and fro sleeper-class railway/bus fare.
EMPLOYABILITY: Being a Medical officer of Armed Forces Medical Services, the candidate on grant of commission is liable to be employed as per service requirement in any part of country or abroad, in Army, Navy or Air Force. They may have to work independently in the units allotted to them.
EMOLUMENTS: Doctors on commissioning in the Armed Forces Medical Services will be granted the rank of Captain (or equivalent rank in Navy/Air Force) in the scale of Rs.17160-39100 plus Grade pay Rs 6100/- plus Military Service Pay (MSP) Rs 6000/-, Non-practicing allowance at the rate of 25% of the Basic Pay (Pay + Grade Pay + MSP) and Dearness Allowance (total emolument at minimum of Pay Scale at the time of joining will be approximately Rs.70000/- pm). In addition, entitled free ration, subsidized accommodation and allied facilities shall be provided. PG degree holder will be eligible for PG allowance of Rs 1000/- p.m. or specialist pay after undergoing the laid down procedure. In addition, officers are entitled to 60 days Annual Leave & 20 days Casual Leave in a year, Leave Travel Concession (LTC), free. Medical Services for self & family including dependent parents, Group Insurance of Rs 40 lakhs & Canteen Store Depot (CSD) facility etc.

PROMOTION FOR SSC OFFICER: SSC officers are commissioned as Capt on entry and are eligible for promotion upto the rank of Major (or equivalent rank in Navy/ Air Force) after four years of service as Capt and Lt Col (or equivalent rank in Navy, Air Force) after a total service of 11 years. A candidate who holds additional medical qualification of Post-Graduate Degree/Diploma (MCI recognized) prior to joining will be given antedate of seniority for three/two years respectively as per rules.
(a) For Fresh Candidates: The tenure of SSC officers is of 05 years, extendable by another 09 years in two spells first of 05 years and second of 04 years, for those who are willing to continue, subject to laid down eligibility criteria.
(b) For Ex AMC candidates:-

(i) Candidates released from AMC service on expiry of initial contractual period of five years will only be considered for grant of recommission in AMC for second tenure.

(ii) Candidates released after expiry of 10 years of SSC service will not be considered for grant of recommission in AMC for second spell of four years of extendable tenure.
Note: Candidates already released from AM C service on resignation/ premature retirement will not be considered for recommission in AMC.
(a) On completion of 2 years service, SSC officers may apply for Departmental Permanent Commission as per existing rules and subject to fulfilling all the eligibility conditions as amended from time to time provided they have not attained the age as indicated below: -

(i) MBBS – 30 years as on 31 Dec of the year of application for Departmental Permanent Commission.
(ii)Diploma – 31 years as on 31 Dec of the year of application for Departmental Permanent Commission.
(iii)Post Graduate – 35 years as on 31 Dec of the year of application for Departmental Permanent Commission.

(b) Selection of SSC officers for grant of Departmental Permanent Commission is decided by a Selection Board duly constituted in the office of DGAFMS after holding interview of eligible SSC officers. The grant of Departmental Permanent Commission will be subject to availability of vacancies .

(c) The promotional avenues for the SSC Officers who are granted Permanent Commission are given below:-Major – 4 years of reckonable commissioned service,
Lt Col – 11 years of reckonable commissioned service,
Col – By Selection (Approx. 20 to 22 years of service)
Brig – By Selection
Maj Gen – By Selection
Lt Gen – By Selection

An officer can apply for PG entrance examination on completion of 04 years of commissioned service (subject to giving an undertaking to serve AFMS till 14 years of service).
PHYSICAL & M EDICAL STANDARD: Every candidate on his / her having been qualified in interview will be produced before a duly constituted Medical Board by DGAFMS for examining his or her medical fitness as per laid down standards.
HOW TO APPLY: Application on a good quality plain paper (A4 size) duly completed in all respects strictly on the prescribed proforma as per advertisement alongwith attested copies of required documents should reach at the Office of the Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services/DG-1A, M inistry of Defence, ‘M’ Block, New Delhi – 110001 latest by 28 Feb 2013.For intimation of date of interview one self addressed envelope (without postage stamp) is to be sent by the candidates for correct postal delivery.
APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE (APF):Candidates are required to enclose a non refundable Demand Draft of any Nationalised Bank for Rs 200/- (Two Hundred only) payable at New Delhi in favour of the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (APF Fund ). Candidates should write name & address on the reverse of demand draft. It is required to ensure that the demand draft bears code number of issuing Bank.

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  • arjun

    is there rservation in ssc in indian army?

    • GoMilitary

      No. There’s no reservation in any entry scheme, whatsoever in the Armed Forces.

  • piyu

    im graduate from bsc medical and pursuing msc forensics am i eligible

  • Tarun

    @ piyu :no

  • varun

    is it good to join armed force medical services for post graduates.

  • kady

    it just a waste of time. I am one of the ex amc….and now it is all on ur contacts. after 5 years suddenly u will be told to leave for no reason and u will back to where u were and ur frnds will be way ahead. its just waist waist waist …of time