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Indian Army considering proposal to allow civilians in force for 3 years
The proposal is a shift from the concept of permanent service in the forces towards an “internship” for 3 years.


“We will benefit by getting younger manpower and the society will benefit by getting people who are disciplined and have imbibed the ethos of the army,” he added.

Officials explained that the proposed model of Tour of Duty (ToD) has been proposed to be implemented on a trial basis for officers and other ranks in the army for a limited number of vacancies. The vacancies would be increased if the model is successful. The proposal is a shift from the concept of permanent service in the  armed forces  towards an “internship” for three years.

Officials said that the cost, including training, pay and allowances, incurred on people joining under the new model would be Rs 80-85 lakhs, as compared to over Rs 6 crore for an officer under the  Short Service Commission , who serve up to 14 years. The army believes that the savings from this can be used in modernisation.Savings will also be in other areas. “With the ToD concept implementation, there is likely to be an exponential reduction in our salary and pension budgets,” an official explained.

Officials also said that the corporates can benefit from individuals who would serve in the army for three years. “Many corporates have indicated that these ToD officers would also be preferable to the present Short Service workforce joining the corporates at the age of 33-34 years… The officers exiting ToD would have an edge over other candidates due to their training and exposure,” an official said.

The army is also examining giving a “token” lum sum amount to officers and jawans exiting from the ToD scheme, to make it more attractive. Benefits of a battle casualty to a ToD personnel could be given if they become one. With this scheme, the army is trying to atract youth from top academic institutes such as IITs.

Sources said age and fitness level will be among the key criteria for recruitment for the ‘Tour of Duty (ToD) or ’Three Years Short Service’ scheme. There is a “resurgence of nationalism and patriotism” in the country and the proposal attempts to tap the feelings of youth who do not want to join the Army as a profession but wish to experience the military life for a temporary duration, a source said.

At present, the Army recruits young people under the Short Service Commission for an initial tenure of 10 years which is extendable up to 14 years.

According to the proposal, the people to be recruited under the ToD will be eligible to be deployed as combatants in key forward locations and there will be no restrictions in their roles.

An officer or soldier after completing one year of training and three years of ToD is likely to display visible improvement in self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, initiative, stress management, innovation and social skills, according to a military officer quoted by PTI.

“Initial surveys tell us that all corporates would favour an individual who has been trained by the military and comes to them at 26/27 years of age rather than as a raw college graduates at 22/23 years of age,” he said


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How to join?

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It will be a very good initiative indeed. Most of the developed countries have similar programs. VU

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raavi73 wrote:

How to join?

ASAP The Notification will be out.then u can apply

According to Army sources,

The idea is expected to be tested on around 100 officers and 1,000 jawans in the first go, sources said. They will be trained for the first year of the three-year period.

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This happens only when govt. is convinced an external threat or war is inevitable in near future. No surprise it has come just after border clash with China .

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i think most of the countries relation are bad with China now. and many of them will reduce trade with China. so ultimately China going to take militry action. so may be India going to be ready for that?

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hsmhsm wrote:

This happens only when govt. is convinced an external threat or war is inevitable in near future. No surprise it has come just after border clash with China .

After pandemic diseases, global wars have happened. So it’s a natural progression.

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saucap wrote:

After pandemic diseases, global wars have happened. So it’s a natural progression.

(use→reuse→abuse→transgression→regression→war→evolution→peace)repeat

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good. reduce the number. we have too big of army, for a country of our size

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Noble idea from nationalism perspective, but I really don’t see why I would be tempted to fall victim for wargames world leaders play.

My respect to those who volunteer, you guys are selfless. <3

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Tera_Jija wrote:

It will be a very good initiative indeed. Most of the developed countries have similar programs. VU

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Should make one or two years mandatory for every graduate.. probably 20-28 years age group. may be we should follow some developed countries like singapore etc.. guidelines in this aspect
Waiting for further details.

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Would be really proud if get chance to serve in defence for the Country.

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The modern war is fought on the front of technology and aviation. The numbers don’t matter as much as they did 10-15 years ago.

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The year time period is too much for most Indians. They could have rather had 1 to 1 and a 1/ 2 years proposal.

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Good initiative smile

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hese wrote:

+1
Should make one or two years mandatory for every graduate.. probably 20-28 years age group. may be we should follow some developed countries like singapore etc.. guidelines in this aspect
Waiting for further details.

+1

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jayakrishnanj4128 wrote:

The year time period is too much for most Indians. They could have rather had 1 to 1 and a 1/ 2 years proposal.

It’s not timepass or adventure trip or getaway holiday.

I welcome the move. I would rather expect it being made mandatory.

It’s high time civilians get military grade training, ethics, disciple, fitness, fighting spirit and stop fighting based on cast and religion.

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Time has changed, so does have technology both in Biology as well as computers.
So not invest people and money to advance those tech instead of fighting old style dirty blood game cause quantity doesn’t make difference a lot now days but surely latest tech will.

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saucap wrote:

After pandemic diseases, global wars have happened. So it’s a natural progression.

What global wars you are taking?

and there is no such thing as “After” COVID-19 won’t be vanishing in near future, it can only be controlled just like SARS etc

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the people to be recruited under the ToD will be eligible to be deployed as combatants in key forward locations

So Army will be able to train average joe from IIT or otherwise to be a soldier, working in critical operations… All this for 3 years…..

What are they smoking?

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HailStonE wrote:

the people to be recruited under the ToD will be eligible to be deployed as combatants in key forward locations

So Army will be able to train average joe from IIT or otherwise to be a soldier, working in critical operations… All this for 3 years…..

What are they smoking?

I think 1 year Military Training is good enough. Candidates who go through CDS are trained for 1.5yrs.

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thanks to china

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hardiknagpal4935 wrote:

I think 1 year Military Training is good enough. Candidates who go through CDS are trained for 1.5yrs.

True but these are not like regular soldiers who are selected after a stringent selection process…. Not everyone is selected…. Now these regular folks will be used in forward critical operations….  This is not a joke & people will loose lives…. Its stupid to think they will be able to be as effective as our harden soldiers who are trained for years… By the time these wannabe soldiers are ready, its time to leave the forces…..

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HailStonE wrote:

True but these are not like regular soldiers who are selected after a stringent selection process…. Not everyone is selected…. Now these regular folks will be used in forward critical operations….  This is not a joke & people will loose lives…. Its stupid to think they will be able to be as effective as our harden soldiers who are trained for years… By the time these wannabe soldiers are ready, its time to leave the forces…..

I kind of agree with your point. These soldiers should be posted in peaceful areas.

But i think it’ll not be that anyone willing can join. There should be a selection procedure though not as hard as the normal procedure. But lets see how it comes out to be

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saucap wrote:

After pandemic diseases, global wars have happened. So it’s a natural progression.

not a progression but phenomenon laughing

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harpy.eagle wrote:

It’s not timepass or adventure trip or getaway holiday.

I welcome the move. I would rather expect it being made mandatory.

It’s high time civilians get military grade training, ethics, disciple, fitness, fighting spirit and stop fighting based on cast and religion.

It is bad idea if you study world history. Trained personnels are threat to peaceful society and in absence of external war they will direct their energy inward.

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HailStonE wrote:

the people to be recruited under the ToD will be eligible to be deployed as combatants in key forward locations

So Army will be able to train average joe from IIT or otherwise to be a soldier, working in critical operations… All this for 3 years…..

What are they smoking?

Key skills are fair intelligence, alertness and calm under stress which is necessary for any other job or school . Combatant is highest they expect but in general most of them get desk jobs . Highly intelligent candidates won’t join army ever grinning

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hsmhsm wrote:

Key skills are fair intelligence, alertness and calm under stress which is necessary for any other job or school . Combatant is highest they expect but in general most of them get desk jobs . Highly intelligent candidates won’t join army ever grinning

Highly intelligent people join armed forces. Those officers can give any IITians a run for their money

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