Saturday, August 31

Territorial army zones with contact numbers


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Training in Infantry TA is carried out on Urban and provincial systems.
Urban systems of training : Training is carried out on weekends and holidays. Four hours training is counted as one day.
Recruit Training : 32 days in the first year only including a camp of not less than 4 days if the trainee volunteers with the written consent of his employer, if any.
Annual Training : A minimum of 30 days extendable up to a maximum of 60 days including a camp for 14 days.
Post Commission Training: All Officers are required to undergo 10 weeks of Post commission Training within two years of their commissioning.
Voluntary Training to gain additional military training, provided the trainee Volunteers with the written consent of the employer, if any Provincial systems of training.
Recruit Training : For a continuous period of 30 days in the first year only.

Annual Training : For a continuous period of two calendar months in the first and subsequent years. 

Post commission Training: 10 weeks post commission training is compulsory within two years of commissioning.
Voluntary Training to gain additional military training, provided the trainee volunteers with the written consent of his employer, if any.

Departmental TA

Recruit Training: This is carried out for a continuous period of 30 days in the first year in a camp. No recruit training is there for Medical and 
Nursing Officers of General Hospital (TA).
Annual Training: In the first and subsequent years annual training is carried out for a continuous period of 30 days in a camp. 
For Officers of General Hospital (TA), this is carried out on weekends, without a camp, four hours training being counted as one day. 
Post Commission Training: 30 days post commission training within two years of commissioning is compulsory for all Departmental TA Officers, 
except Medical Officers of Railway (TA) units and Officers of General Hospitals (TA).
Voluntary Training : Departmental TA personnel who volunteer with the specific consent of their departments can be attached for voluntary training.

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  • Certain state Govts and departments give the following incentives to the employes Pay and allowances in addition to the military basic pay and allowances as applicable.
  • PSpecial increments on completion of 3 to 5 Annual training camps.
  • Additional DA at higher rates during service embodiments by certain departments.
  • One time incentive grant in certain departments and one time honorarium by state govts.
  • Mufti allowance and lump sum Daily allowance in departments like ONGC and IOC.
  • Cash award varying from Rs 2500/- to 5000/- on award of TA Decoration/TA Medal.
  • Certain tax exemptions by some state Govts.
  • Pay and allowances of rank as applicable to Regular Army.
  • Camp allowance of Rs. 10/- for Officers while attending training.
  • Free rations, CSD facilities and medical facilities to self and dependants when embodied for training, military service or when posted on permanent staff.
  • Facilities of leave, leave encashment, accommodation and leave travel concessions when embodied for military service or on permanent Staff.
  • Promotion to higher ranks as per authorisation.
  • Entitlement to pension for Officers with 20 years and JCOs and other ranks with 15 years aggregate embodied service (actual Physical service).
  • Ex-servicemen status and free medical facilities to pensioners.
  • Terminal gratuity at the time or discharge/retirement to those who do not earn pension (Other than civil govt. employees).
  • Entitlement to all medals and awards as applicable to the regular army.

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Regulation of territorial amry

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All personnel of infantry and Departmental TA will be called out for service embodiment by the Central Government or the authority empowered by it to do so,on the eve of national Emergency or for Internal Security duties and training exercises. Failure to report for service on such occasions is 
punishable under the Territorial Army Act 1948.

Territorial Army personnel are entitled to the following benefits from the Defence Estimates during embodiment for training and service embodiment:
A goods train manned by TA personnel during 1971 war operating in Eastern Sector.

Pay and allowances and Service Benefits - When embodied as applicable to Regular Army.

Camp allowance of Rs 10/- per day when attending camps or courses of instruction (For Officers).

Increment On completion of 365 days of physical service.

Bounty Rs 450/- to Officers Rs 300/- for JCOs and Rs 175/- to Other Ranks of infantry units, on completion of minimum 80% of annual training camp every year.

TA Group Insurance benefits to personnel of non-departmental TA units.

Terminal gratuity : After completing 5 years of physical service or 10 years of total service to personnel other than civil Govt. employees.

Pension : On Completion of 20 years physical service to officers and 15 years to JCOs/OR other than civil Govt. employees.

Family/disability Pension is also admissible as applicable to Regular Army.

Leave as admissible to Regular Army personnel during embodiment of service and appointment on permanent instructional staff.

Accumulation and encashment of leave accrued during the above period, as per terms and conditions laid down from time to time.

Ex-servicemen status to pensioners and disability pension holders and Gallantry award winners.

Free Medical treatment to self and dependants in respect of all pension holders.

Outfit allowance: @Rs 6000/- at the time of commissioning and after every 7 years of physical service or 10 years of commissioned service to officers, 
Rs 3200/- to Honorary Commissioned officers and Rs 500/- to JCOs.

Medals and Awards as applicable to Regular Army. In addition, TA officers are entitled to TA Decoration on completion of 20 years and JCOs and 
OR to TA medal on completion of 12 years meritorious service.
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The English raised the Territorial Army in 1920 through Indian Territorial Act of 1920 and 
it was comprised of two wings namely - 'The Auxiliary Force' for Europeans & Anglo-Indians, and 
'The Indian Territorial Force' for Indian Volunteers. After Independence the Territorial Army Act was passed in 1948 and
 the first Indian Governor General Shri C. Rajagopalachari formally inaugurated the Territorial Army. It is celebrated with the Prime Minister's TA Day Parade every year.

The Territorial Army initially had various types of units such as Armed Regt (TA), Infantry Battalion (TA), Air Defence (TA),

Med Regt (TA), Engineers Field Park Coy (TA), Signal Regiment (TA), EME Workshop (TA), Coast Battery (TA), ASC GT Coy (TA), 

ASC Compo Pl (TA), AMC Field Ambulance (TA), by 1972 these units have either been disbanded or converted to Regular Army except Inf Bn (TA).

The Territorial Army is part of Regular Army and its present role is to relieve the Regular Army from static duties and 

assist civil administration in dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essential services in situations where 

life of the communities is affected or the Security of the Country is threatened and to provide units for Regulars Army as and when required.

Presently the Territorial Army has a strength of approx. 40000 persons comprising of Departmental TA 
units such as Railway, IOC, ONGC, Telecommunication and General Hospital and the non Departmental TA units of Infantry Bn (TA) 
and Ecological Bn (TA) affiliated to various Infantry Regiments.

The TA units were actively involved in 1962, 1965 and 1971 operations. The "Terriers" have also taken part

in OP-PAWAN in Srilanka, OP RAKSHAK in Punjab & J&K, OP RHINO and OP BAJRANG in the North East in a most active 
manner. Departmental units came to the aid of the civil authorities during Industrial unrest and natural calamities, 

most famous being the earthquake in Latoor (Maharashtra), Uttarkashi in Garhwal Himalaya and the Super Cyclone
 in Orissa. The Ecological units have arrested man made environmental degradation by planting 2.5 crore trees over 

20,000 hectare of land in Mussoori Hills & Pithoragarh (UP), Bikaner & Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and ravines of Chambal in Madhya Pradesh.

Men of the TA have taken active part in various adventure activities, famous one being scaling of Mt Tengchen Khang 

(6010 Mtr) in West Sikkim by Jt-Indo-British TA Mountaineering Expedition in May 1998.

The officer and men of the Territorial Army have been decorated for their gallantry and distinguished services. 

So far they have earned 2 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals (AVSM), 15 VSM, 5 Vir Chakras, 13 Sena Medals, 25 Mentioned-in-Dispatches and 43 COAS commendation cards.

Many industrialists, politicians and eminent personalities have been members of the TA. The force also

 has the honour to appoint 11 officers as Hony ADC to the President of India.

TA Group Headquarters

TA Gp HQ, Southern Command Pune

TA Gp HQ, Eastern Command Calcutta

TA Gp HQ, Western Command Chandimandir

TA Gp HQ, Central Command Lucknow

TA Gp HQ, Northern Command Udhampur

Dir DSC, South West Command Jaipur

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Tuesday, August 13



Download medical certificate for TA

Character certificate forTA

also see: Common questions asked in PIB Interview
             :Complete procedure of PIB Interview

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Territorial army exam syllabus and question paper pattern..

Though many candidates are asking for territorial army
syllabus and pattern of questions paper, in this post we will
cover the syllabus of written test of Territorial Army

➫Written exam duration :2 hours
➫maximum marks:100 marks
question paper consist of two paper

→objective type question:
general awareness which 
consist of :
•international events
and some basic gk

→short essay based on current
english comprehension and language :
•comprehension passage
•fill in the blanks
•sequencing of sentence

You have to secure more than 50% of total mark means
(more than 50 if total mark is 100) to get into PIB.
Many candidate have doubt that is there any negative mark or not.
but as per my previous exam on feb 2013 there is no negative marks.

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