The post of Judge Advocate General (JAG) in India is held by a Major General who is the legal and judicial chief of the Army. The Judge Advocate General is assisted by a separate JAG branch which consists of legally qualified army officers.
About the Opportunity
Indian army has published the JAG 26th Notification for the JAG entry 2020 (Judge Advocate General Branch). It is a special entry for the male and female law graduates to join the JAG branch of the Indian Army.
Applications are invited from unmarried male and unmarried female LAW GRADUATES for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch.
Nationality: The candidate must either be:
A citizen of India, or
A subject of Nepal,
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India, provided that a candidate belonging to the 2nd and 3rd categories above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
Age: 21 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2021 (Born not earlier than 02 Jan 1994 and not later than 01 Jan 2000; both dates inclusive)
Law Graduate (3 year/5 year course) with minimum 55% aggregate marks.
The candidates should be eligible for registration as an advocate with the Bar Council of India/State.
Candidate should be from a College/University recognized by Bar Council of India.
Please Note: Only UNMARRIED candidates should apply.
Tenure of Engagement
Short Service Commission will be granted to Male and Female in the Regular Army for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further period of 04 years.
Male & Female officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of the period of ten years of Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant of Permanent Commission (PC) in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant policies as issued from time to time. Those SSC officers (Male & Female) who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be given options to continue as SSCOs for a total period of 14 years (including the initial tenure of 10 years) on expiry of which they will be released from the Army.
Training Duration & Location
49 weeks at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai.
Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training: Rs 56,100 per month.
How to Apply
Applications will only be accepted online on the Website .
Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registrations not required, if already registered on the website.
Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully.
After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under the Dashboard.
A page ‘Officers Selection – ‘Eligibility’ will open. Then click ‘Apply’ shown against Short Service Commission JAG Entry Course. A page ‘Application Form’ will open.
Candidates must click on ‘Submit Now’ each time they open the application for editing any details.
The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after the final closure of the online application on the last day.
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