Thursday, September 15

Result of PIB Written exam July 2016

Hello Friends !!

Indian Territorial Army published the result about TA PIB exam, which was held on 31st July 2016.

All Candidates will be directly intimated through email/sms/call by their concerned TA Gp HQ.

Here is the link to download your result of your command.

Result of Southern Command

Result of eastern Command

Result of Western Command

Result of Central Command

Result of Northern Command

Best of Luck to All selected Candidates.
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Thursday, September 8

Recruitment rally for The 110 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army)

The 110 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army), Madras here, will conduct a recruitment rally for candidates to enlist in the territorial army under the category of soldiers, from October 19.

States Eligible : Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry

Date & Time : from October 19 to 23,   6 am onwards

Venueat PRS Grounds

The physical test would be conducted on October 19, the medical test and personal interview will be held later for candidates who had cleared the physical test. The candidates who are employed in civil or self-employed, ex-NCC cadets, outstanding sportsmen, chef, mason, artist, painters, LMV/HMV license holders, musicians, wood art worker and dependents of servicemen/ex-servicemen will be given preference

Those employed in civil organisations will have to produce a No Objection Certificate from their employers. Interested persons should be present with in sportswear with original education certificates, PAN card, Aadhar card and ration card along with six passport size photographs.

Education qualification
For soldier general duty, the minimum educational qualification is a pass in Class 10 with 45 per cent aggregate
marks and the candidate should be in the age group of 18 to 42 years.
The minimum education qualifications and physical standards required are (a) Solider (General duties)
Age: 18 to 42 years
Physical standard – Height-160cms, weight 50 kgs, chest – minimum 77cms
Education qualification : SSLC/ Class 10 pass out with 45 per cent marks.
Source: Indianexpress
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Sunday, September 4

Territorial Army's expedition for 'Pin Parvati' flagged off at western command

Under the aegis of Territorial Army (TA) Gp HQ, Western Command, an expedition team of 12 individuals of 112 Inf Bn (TA) DOGRA to Pin Parvati was flagged off by Maj Gen AK Sanyal, of Western Command. Led by Capt Vinay Pathania the team will be covering an approximate distance of 162 Kms in 10 days.

The Territorial Army has volunteered to take this daunting and challenging task of conducting Trekking Expedition on Pin Parvati Pass to inculcate a spirit of adventure and showcase the achievement of the Territorial Army as a whole.
Considering, the prevalent weather condition, high altitude and less availability of oxygen a nuclease of the team of four individuals has been specially trained at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute, Manali for four weeks along with special efforts for kitting and training of the entire team.

The Team will be crossing through Hot Water Spring (Kheer Ganga), make shift bridge on the gushing river Parvati, milky rivulets and sparsely inhabited terrain on the lower ends of the trek. Gen Sanyal asked all the jubilant team members to fully exploit this opportunity for creating life time memories.

Source : TOI
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Sunday, August 28

FAQs on Indian Territorial Army

 Frequently asked questions on Territorial Army

  • What is the Territorial Army (TA)?

A military force that can be mobilised for the defence of the country in case of an emergency. It is composed of volunteers already gainfully employed in civilian professions, but who receive military training for a few days in a year. The TA Act was passed in 1948, and the TA was inaugurated by C Rajagopalachari on October 9, 1949. Its origins lie in the Territorial Army raised by the British in 1920 through the Indian Territorial Act, 1920. The British TA was organised into two wings: ‘The Auxiliary Force’ for Europeans and Anglo-Indians, and ‘The Indian Territorial Force’ for Indian volunteers.

  • Is TA a part of the regular Army?

Yes. Its role is to relieve the regular Army from static duties and assist the civil administration in dealing with natural calamities. It is also tasked to maintain essential services in situations where the life of the community is affected or the security of the country threatened. The TA also provides units in support of the regular Army as and when required.

  • How many men currently serve in TA?

TA currently has a strength of approximately 40,000 first line soldiers, and another 160,000 second line troops. They serve in departmental TA units such as Railways, IOC, ONGC, Telecommunications and General Hospital, and in the non-departmental TA units of Infantry (TA) and Ecological (TA), which are affiliated to various infantry regiments of the Army.

  • How is the training in TA organised?

Training in non-departmental TA is carried out in urban and provincial systems. In the urban system, training is over weekends and on holidays. Four hours of training is counted as one day of training. A minimum of 30 days of training, extendable to a maximum of 60 days, including a camp for 14 days, has to be completed during the calendar year. All officers are required to undergo 10 weeks of post-commission training within two years of their commissioning. In the provincial system, the annual training is for a continuous period of two calendar months in the first and subsequent years.

  • Who is eligible to be an officer in TA?

Any Indian graduate, between the ages of 18 and 42 years, can apply in response to advertisements issued twice every year. After clearing a preliminary interview board, the candidate has to successfully go through the SSB Interview, Medical Board and Police Verification to be granted commission as an officer in the TA.

  • Cricketers M S Dhoni and Kapil Dev were earlier granted commission in TA. Did they go through the selection process?

No. They were granted ‘honorary’ commission to act as brand ambassadors for the Army. That is more of a decorative role. But others like former Union Minister K P Singh Deo, former MP Manvendra Singh, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and the current BJP MP Anurag Thakur have been selected after going through the due process.

  • Are TA personnel entitled to benefits like canteen services etc.?

Yes. They are entitled to all benefits applicable to regular Army personnel, including medical care during embodiment for training and in case of war. Gratuity, pension and other benefits are applicable depending on the years of service and on matching other criteria.

  • When can they wear military uniform?

Only at certain occasions, including recruitments/training, military parades as spectators, functions where uniform is prescribed, weddings/funerals at which regimental military officers and gazetted civil officers wear uniform, when summoned by a regular Army officer, etc.
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Territorial Army Result will be published on Aug 31 onwards

Hello Friends!! I hope all of you are waiting for Territorial Army exam results which was conducted in the last month. The results was to be declared by August 18 but due to some unknown reasons the result might have been postponed to August 31. So, you need to wait few more days to get your results. There could be many reasons for the postponement of results and one of the reason may be high number of applications than expected. You will be receiving a mail from respective head quarters regarding your selection and you can also get a call from head quarter.

As there were many applicants this year for written exam than compared to last year there could be delay in correcting the OMR sheets of the candidates so this might be the reason behind postponing the exam result to August 31.

All the selected candidates in the written exam will get an e-mail with subject “PIB-Call Letter” or “Call Up Notice For PIB” or they may also receive a call from respective head quarters on August 31.

Keep your mobile switched on and do not ignore any calls as the call will come from Landline number.

Good Luck !
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Saturday, August 20


The Indian Army recruitment board had published an advertisement regarding the recruitment of candidates for various posts for Territorial Army Units 1st phase in 2016-17.

Territorial Army TA Units Recruitment Schedule:

official Link:  Click here

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Friday, August 19

Recruitment Rally in 113 INF BN(TA) RAJPUT

Territorial Army 113 INF BN(TA) RAJPUT unit will be recruiting new (male).

States eligible : Sikkim, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Inland and North East States (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunchal Pradesh)

Time & Venue : 
05 September, 2016 to 10  September 2016 at Binnaguri, NGOs’Accademy, Distt-Jalpaiguri, State-West Bengal from 0530h as follows. 

  • 05 Sep 2016:- For residents of West Bengal and Sikkim only.
  • 06 Sep 2016:- For residents of Assam, Maniipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunchal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Island.
  • 07-10 Sep 2016:- Documentation, Interview and Medical Test for Selected candidates.

No fresh recruitment on 7-10 Sep 2016.

Name of Post: RT JCO (Pandit)
No of Post: 01
Educational Qualification: Minimum education qualification is graduate in any discipline from a recognized University. In addition to this the individual must also possess the following qualification
(aa) Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhusan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned.
(ab) Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit/Hindi: as one of the elective (main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhusan in Hindi.
Age: 27 to 34 years.

Name of Post: General Duty
No of Posts: 26
Educational Qualification: Class-X pass with minimum 45% aggregate marks and minimum 33% marks in each subject. Class-X pass only for person living in Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland. Class VIII pass to personnel living in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim and those who are entitled dispensation. No stipulation of percentage in cases oof Class XII.
Age: 18 to 42 years.

Name of Post: Washerman
No of Post: 01
Educational Qualification: Class-X pass. Class VIII pass for candidate belong to all seven NE states (Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland and Arunchal Pradesh), Sikim and Andaman and Nicobar Island and those who are entitled to dispensation.
Age: 18 to 42 years.

Candidates are required to produced the following documents at the time of enrolment:
a)      Education Certificates including Board Certificates in original and photocopy.
b)      Domicile certificate in original (Issued by SDO/DM).
c)      Passport size photographs colored (6 copies).
d)     Latest character certificate (Issued during last six months)
e)      Ration Card/ Voter Identity Card/ Adhaar Card.
f)       No objection Certificate from civil employer (f employed).

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Thursday, August 18

Recruitment Rally For The Territorial Army From Five States

112 Infantry Battalion (TA) will organize a recruitment rally for Soldier General Duty, Clerk (Staff Duty) and Tradesman at 126 Inf Bn (TA) Madhopur wef 27 Aug 2016 to 05 Sep 2016. Candidates hailing from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh (UT) can take part in this Rally.

Candidates belonging to the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir will be screened on 27 Aug 2016 , 
the candidates belonging to the state of Punjab & Chandigarh (UT) will be screened on 28 Aug 2016 
the candidates belonging to the states of Haryana and Delhi will be screened on 29 Aug 2016.

Candidates should be between 18 to 42 yrs of age, weight not less than 50 Kgs, minimum chest measurement between 77 - 82 cms and height should not be less than 160 cms for enrolment in the Territorial Army. The candidates appearing as Soldiers General Duty should have passed matric examination with a minimum 45% marks in aggregate and 33 % in each subject. Candidates appearing for Clerk (Staff Duty) should be 10+2 Intermediate exam passed in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science with English) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and atleast 40% marks in each subject & persons having proficiency in typing and operating a computer will be given additional weightage. Candidates appearing for Tradesman) should be 10th simple pass.

Source : cityairnews
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Recruitment Rally in 118 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Grenadiers

118 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Grenadiers, Fort Sitabuldi, Nagpur, will conduct recruitment rally for General Duty Soldier, Clerk and Tradesman.

Date : September 4, 2016 to September 10, 2016

Venue : Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur

Eligible States : Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Goa and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadeep and Pondicherry.

The candidates will have to be present at Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur by 06:00 am on September 4, 2016, along with all original educational certificates attested copies. 20 colour passport size photographs, Domicile Certificate and any other relevant certificate, School Character, Cast Certificate, Ration Card/Voter Identity card, NCC/computer/sports (participation in National/District/State) and unmarried certificate (only for 18 to 21 years age candidates).

Criteria for enrolment:  Age should be between 18 to 42 years on the date of recruitment, Height-160 centimeters and above, Chest– 77 centimeters with minimum expansion of 5 centimeters and above and weight 50 Kilograms and above. 
Education Qualifications – GD Soldier – 10th / Equivalent pass with 45 % marks in aggregate and 33 % in each subject will be mandatory. 

Dispensation – Personnel hailing from border districts of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer and Barmer district, Shergarh, Osian and Phalodi Tehsils of Jodhpur district) and Gujarat (Ropar and Lakhpat Tehsil of Kutch district) the minimum qualification will be class 10th pass.
Clerk – Candidate should have passed 10+2/Intermediate exam from any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science with English) with minimum 40% marks in each subject and 50% marks in aggregate. Candidate must have proficiency in Computer and typing speed of minimum 30 words per minute. For Tradesman – Chef (Cook) should be minimum 10th class pass or above. Character should be Good. ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer, if the individual is employed. For more details contact: 118 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army), Sitabuldi Fort, Nagpur.

Source : Nagpurtoday
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Tuesday, July 26

Woman can also join and serve in Territorial Army: Centre to HC next hearing on Sept 22

Women can join and serve in Territorial Army (TA), in its railway engineer regiments, and will also be considered for honorary commissions, the Centre has told the Delhi High Court.
The government has made the submission in an affidavit filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal which is hearing a PIL seeking recruitment of women in TA, which is the second line of defence after the regular army.

The bench will hear the matter on September 22.

TA is an organisation of volunteers who receive military training in order to be mobilised for the country's defence in case of an emergency.
The Centre has said there is no discrimination in the selection procedure, eligibility criteria and terms of service of women candidates or officers in TA.

"The women officers in TA have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier, which is the highest rank applicable to TA officers," the affidavit said.

With regard to TA's 2015 recruitment advertisement, which mentioned only gainfully employed men and not women, the affidavit has said the advertisement was for grant of commission in infantry units of TA.

It has also said that recruitment of men in infantry units of TA is a policy decision taken as per the Territorial Army Act and the policy can be amended only if the law was amended.
With regard to the honorary commissions given to some politicians, celebrities and sportspersons, the government has said such people receive no financial benefit nor do they perform any military duties or command troops. Instead they act as "brand ambassadors" of the army to motivate the youth to join the armed forces.
This provision was initially applicable to male citizens only, but the TA Directorate decided to amend the policy and as on date, both men and women can be considered for grant of honorary commissions, the affidavit said.

The government has sought dismissal of the PIL, filed by law student Kush Kalra, saying his contention that women were not being allowed to join the TA was incorrect.
In his reply to the government’s affidavit, Kalra said, “In the prospectus, which is obtained under RTI by the petitioner, on page 9 and 10 the Eminent Personalities of Territorial Army are provided and there is no mention of any female in the list, which on the face puts down the claim of respondents that women can join Territorial Army.

“In every advertisement for recruitment to Territorial Army, the Directorate of Territorial Army has mentioned that ‘Only Male Citizens of India’ can apply for the post of officer in Territorial Army,” he has said.

In his plea, filed through advocate Jyotika Kalra, the law student has alleged “institutionalised discrimination” by the TA on the ground that women were allegedly not recruited into the organisation.

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