Job seeking has itself become a kind of job for many of our youngsters in India. Thanks to the population explosion, job opportunities are very difficult to catch. It is because of this demand for jobs that the difficulty level of securing one has seen an unprecedented growth. People are looking for government jobs and a well-set career, while some are looking for a way to manage their and their family’s expenses. But here is an option instead of going for private sector jobs. There are many short service commission jobs in the Indian military, be it the army, Navy, Air Force or even paramilitary. These jobs have a good reputation and a handsome pay. They also come with many Job benefits and allowances. So the basic question is how short service commission works.
In the short service commission, you have the option to join the Army as a commissioned Officer for 10/14 years as compared to the permanent commissioned jobs where the officers are commissioned for at least 20 years. In this, you have three choices after the completion of 10 years. You can go for permanent commission losing six months of seniority or go for the extension period of 4 years. You have your choice to quit for the duration of this period. Short service commission makes you able to think analytically, improve administrative, leading and planning abilities. The skills that will be beneficial to you in any organization you work with after the Army.
SSC for women
Indian army has its own women officers. They too can become officers to take up the challenge of serving the nation. Women trainees receive their training at The Officers Training Academy, Chennai. The basic eligibility for applying is a graduation or post-graduation degree and you have to clear a written exam as well as the SSB interview and medical.
The training period at the OTA is 49 weeks after which the candidates are granted commission as lieutenant. All the candidates completing their training successfully will be granted a PG diploma in Defense Management and Strategic Studies at the University of Madras. Officers under SSC can serve anywhere in the country and abroad.
Nontechnical and technical Entry
The entries are further divided into technical and non-technical. The non-technical entries are made through a written exam and SSB held twice a year in the months of September and February by the UPSC. There are no written exams for technical entry as such and selection is made on the basis of the total percentage of the candidate to his 6th semester of graduation course and an SSB interview.
Some of the nontechnical entries are made through the NCC and JAG. Both of which have their own eligibility criteria.
SSC officers also do not get the benefit of post-retirement pensions. Like the Army, same provisions are followed under the naval, air force and paramilitary wings with slight modification in the maximum achievable rank, the tenure of the training period and training centers.