Indian Army Recruitment 2018 - 96 JCO (Religious Teachers) Jobs

Indian Army has issued an employment notification at website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in to fill 96 posts of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officer for Pandit, Granthi, Padri, Bodh Monk Maulvi categories for RRT 87 & 88 courses. Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions. Eligible candidates may register online from 5th October 2018 to 03rd November 2018.

Name of Post : Junior Commissioned Officer (Religious Teachers)

Number of Posts : 96 Posts

Details of Posts
  • Pandit : 78 Posts
  • Granthi : 06 Posts
  • Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments : 03 Posts
  • Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts : 01 Post
  • Maulvi (Sunni) : 05 Posts
  • Padre : 02 Posts
  • Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts : 01 Post

Education Qualification :

(i) Pandit & Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments : Candidate should be a Hindu with Acharya in Sanskrit or Shastri in Sanskrit with one year Diploma in 'Karam Kand'. 

(ii) Granthi : Sikh applicants with Gyani in Punjabi can apply for the post.

(iii) Bodh Monk : Budhist (Mahayana) candidates who have been ordained Monk/ Budhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority (Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood). The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (Ph.D) of Khanpa/ Lopon/ Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

(iv) Padre : Christian candidates who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.

(v) Maulvi and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts : Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.

Physical Standards
  • Height  - 160 cms (157 cms for for Gorkhas & Ladakhi region applicants)
  • Chest   - 77 cms
  • Weight  - 50 Kg (48 Kg for Gorkhas)
  • Physical Fitness Test - Candidate up to 30 years of age should be able to run 1600 Meter in 05 Minutes 45 Seconds and candidate beyond 30 years of age should be able to run 1600 Meter in 06 Minutes 30 Seconds.
Age Limit as on 01 October 2019 : Between 25 to 34 years for Civilian & In-Service Candidates  (Candidates should have been born between 01 Oct 1985 and 30 Sep 1994).

Selection Process : Selection process will consist of Screening, Physical fitness test, Medical Examination, Written Examination and Interview. Written Examination will be conducted on 24th February 2019.

How to Apply : For Pandit, Granthi, Padri and Maulvi(Sunni) categories, Candidates can apply online through website www.joinindanarmy.nic.in through ‘Apply Online’ link from 5th October 2018 to 3rd November 2018. While Candidates who want to apply for Pandit (Gorkha), Maulvi (Shia) and Buddhist (Mahayana) categories may submit written application duly filled to concerned Headquarters Recruiting Zones/ concerned Regimental centres (Please check official notification for details).

Important Dates

Opening Date for Online Application Submission : 05.10.2018

Closing Date for Online Application Submission : 03.11.2018

Detailed Notification Click here for details
Apply Online Click here to apply

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