Indian Army has released a vacancy notification for Short Service Commission (SSC) Technical grade. Interested and eligible candidates can submit applications for the positions by February 20, 2020.
"Applications have been sought from eligible unmarried Male and unmarried Female Engineering Graduates and also from widows of defence personnel who died in harness for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army. Course will commence in Oct 2020 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu," read the official notification.
Age Limit for SSC, Indian Army Recruitment 2020
For SSC (Tech) - 55 Men and SSCW (Tech) - 26 Women. 20 to 27 years as on 01 Oct 2020 (Candidates born between 02 October 93 and 01 October 2000, both days inclusive).
For widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness Only. SSCW (Non Tech) [Non UPSC] and SSCW (Tech) - A maximum of 35 years of age as on 01 October 2020.
Educational Qualification for SSC (Tech) (Men and Women)
Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply.
Candidates studying in the final year of Engineering Degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Oct 2020 and produce the Engineering Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid.
Educational Qualification for Widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness:
(i) SSCW (Non Tech) (Non UPSC): Graduation in any Discipline.
(ii) SSCW (Tech): B.E./ B. Tech in any Engineering stream.
Type of Commission
(a) Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training.
(b) Confirmation of Short Service Commission. On successful completion of Pre Commission training at OTA, Officer will be confirmed Short Service Commission (Technical) in the rank of Lt.
(c) Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of Short Service Commission (Technical) in the rank of Lt.
(d) No Ante Date Seniority for widows of Defence Personnel for SSC(NT). Widows of Defence Personnel selected for SSCW (NT) entry will be granted Short Service Commission in the rank of Lieutenant but will NOT be entitled to any ante date seniority.