Religious Teacher in Indian Army; Apply by Feb 9
Applications are invited from eligible Indian male candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers for RRT 91, 92, 93, 94 & 95 courses.
Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions. Their duties also include attending funerals, ministering to the sick in hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence, giving special religious instructions to the children and enlisted boys besides attending generally to the religious institutions and welfare of the Officers, Soldiers and their families.
There are a total of 184 vacancies as follows: (i) Pandit -171 (ii) Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments - 9 [Hindu (Gorkha) candidates only] (iii) Granthi – 5 (iv) Maulvi (Sunni) - 5 (v) Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts - 1 [Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates only] (vi) Padre - 2 (vii) Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts - 1
Eligibility. Eligibility Criteria will be common for In-service and Direct Entry Candidates.
Age Limit: Applicant should not be below 25 years and not above 34 years of age on 1.10.2021 (born between 1.10.1987 and 30.9.1996 inclusive of both dates).
Educational Qualification: Applicant should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition, candidate must possess specified qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual as given in the Notification at https://www.joinindianarmy.nic.in/ (Officer Selection > Notices For RVC, TA & MNS Entries)
(i)Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment - Hindu candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit OR Shastri in Sanskrit with one-year diploma in ‘Karam Kand’ (ii) Granthi -Sikh candidates with ‘Gyani’ in Punjabi (iii) Maulvi and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts- Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu (iv) Padre- Any person who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop (v) Bodh Monk (Mahayana)- Any person who have been ordained Monk/Buddhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The above mandatory education qualifications should be acquired by individuals from recognized universities.
Applicant should also satisfy the prescribed Physical Standards.
Screening: Those found eligible will be issued Admit Card for initial screening. Screened applicants will be put through written examination to be conducted on 27.6.2021, comprising two papers, Paper-1 (General Awareness) and Paper-2 (specific to religious denominations) having objective type questions. Those scoring a minimum 50 out of 100 marks (50%) will qualify in the interview. The final selection will be based on merit list drawn on the basis of the total marks obtained in Paper-II and interview.
The procedure for registration of applications by Civil and In Service candidates is given in the detailed Notification at https://www.joinindianarmy.nic.in/
Online registration closes at 5 pm on 9th February, 2021.