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AFMS recruitment 2019 for Short Service Commission Officers — 150 posts


Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) invites applications from Indian citizens both male and female, who have passed their final MBBS examination in first or second attempt only, for grant of Short Service Commission in the Armed Forces Medical Services. Applicants who have taken more than two chances in final Prof MBBS (Part I & II) Examination are ineligible and hence need not apply.

Name of the post: Short Service Commission Officer in the Armed Forces Medical Services

No of post: 150 (135 for males and 15 for females)

(a) (i) The applicant must possess medical qualification included in First/Second Schedule or Part II of the Third Schedule of IMC Act 1956.
(ii) The applicant must have permanent registration from any State Medical Council/MCI.
(iii) Candidates with Post Graduate Degree/Diploma recognized by State Medical Council/MCI/NBE can also apply.

(b) Internship: Only those candidates who have completed or are completing their internship on or before 30 Jun 2019 can apply.

Age limit: The candidate must not have attained 45 years of age as on 31 Dec 2019.

Emoluments: Doctors on commissioning in the Armed Forces Medical Services will be granted the rank of Captain (or equivalent rank in Navy/Air Force) in 10B level of Defence Pay Matrix with Basic Pay of Rs. 61,300/- + MSP Rs. 15,500/- + HRA (if applicable) as per category of the city, (ie X, Y or Z, where the officer is posted) + NPA at prevalent rates + Transport Allowance Rs. 3,600/- – Rs. 7,200/- as per the category of the city, (ie X, Y or Z where the officer is posted) + Dress Allowance Rs. 20,000/- (Annually) and Dearness Allowance as per prevalent rate.

Method of Selection: (a) Interview: (i) Eligible candidates will be called for interview by a Board of Officers from 30 Jul 2019 onwards at Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt to assess their suitability and merit for grant of Short Service Commission in the Armed Forces Medical Services.
(ii) The candidates appearing for interview for the first time will be paid to and fro sleeper-class railway/bus fare.

(b) Physical & Medical Standards: (i) Every candidate on qualifying in the interview will have to undergo an Initial Medical Examination (IME), the findings of which will be recorded by a Special Medical Examination Board (SMB) constituted by DGAFMS for examination of his or her medical fitness as per laid down standards. The proceedings will remain confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. The validity period of medical fitness of those declared ‘FIT’ is 180 days.
(ii) Candidates declared ‘UNFIT’ in the Initial Medical Examination (IME) by the Special Medical Examination Board (SMB) may apply within 7 days for the Appeal Medical Board (AMB). The procedure for AMB will be explained by the President of Special Medical Examination Board (SMB).
(iii) Candidates are advised to note that DGAFMS/DG-1A has no role to play in Appeal Medical Boards (AMB) and procedure advised by the medical authorities is strictly to be adhered to.
(iv) Candidates declared ‘UNFIT’ by the AMB may apply for another appeal through the Review Medical Board (RMB). However, Review Medical Board (RMB) will be granted at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merits of the case. No representation in this regard will be entertained.
(v) Pregnancy, if detected at any stage, after qualification at interview or during pre-commission Medical Examination, will render the candidate as ‘TEMPORARILY UNFIT’.
(vi) Candidates will be considered medically ‘FIT’ only on receipt of approved medical documents.
(vii) Candidates are advised in their own interest to undergo a preliminary medical check-up before reporting for the SSC interview.

(c) Merit List: (i) Candidates with NCC Certificate will be given weightage as under: –
NCC Certificate — (aa) NCC ‘A’ Certificate – 02 marks, (ab) NCC ‘B’ Certificate – 03 marks, (ac) NCC ‘C’ Certificate – 05 marks

(ii) Separate merit list of both male and female will be prepared purely on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in interview.
(iii) It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the interview does not confirm final selection.
(iv) From the prepared merit list, the candidates declared medically FIT shall be issued joining instruction for commissioning as SSC Officers up to the number of vacancies available in each of the merit list for males and females.

Application fee: A fee of ₹ 200/- will be charged from the applicants towards application processing. The requisite amount is required to be paid at the end of the online application submission through online payment (internet banking/Credit Card/Debit Card). No other mode of payment is accepted.

Total emolument at minimum pay scale at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 97,000/- pm.

Important dates:
— Registration for online application will be opened on 22nd June 2019
— Closing of online application will be on 21st July 2019

How to apply: Application will be accepted online only. To do so the candidate needs to click on the “NEW REGISTRATION” button on the website and follow the steps.

Call Letters for Interview: The call letter for interview shall be made available online only after successful registration by the candidate.

Intending and eligible candidates are suggested to check the following for more information:

Official notification: Click here


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