Armed Forces Medical Services Notification 2019 for Short Service Commissioned Officers

Applications are invited 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. Details of the recruitment are given below:

Name of the Posts:
Short Service Commissioned Officer (SSC Officer)


No. of Vacancy:
150 nos (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.

Applicants who have taken more than two chances in final Prof MBBS (Part I & II) Examination are ineligible and hence need not apply.

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

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

Selection Procedure:
(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: –
(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.

Scope for PG/ Super-speciality Training:
(a) SSC Officers-
(i) Opportunity for in-service professional career enhancement through PG course (DNB/ MD/ MS/ Diploma) (between 4-10 years of service) at AFMS institutions is available as per extant Training Rules as applicable from time to time. SSC Officers provided opportunity for in-service PG/ DNB would be liable to serve till 14 years of SSC service as per bond/ undertaking executed at time of seeking placement for DNB/ PG Seat. The detailment for PG Course to SSC officers would be based on organizational requirements and selection will be through NEET-PG system.
(ii) In addition, SSC officers after release are eligible to apply for PG seats (MD/ MS/ DNB/ Diploma) in service institutions as per extant Training Rules applicable from time to time.

(b) PC Officers-
(i) Permanent Commission officers between four and seven years of service are eligible to apply for a large number of post graduate courses for the award of MD/ MS Degree/ DNB and Diplomas.
(ii) After four years of specialization, Permanent Commission officers are provided an opportunity to apply for superspecialization/ training in specialized fields based on their service record and merit in exam conducted by AFMS/ Statutory body. The superspecialization can be done in service hospitals or in reputed civil hospitals after seeking placement on study leave.
(iii) The detailment for PG Course/ super-specialization would be based on organizational requirements.

How to Apply:
Application will be accepted online through official website or the link given below on the “NEW REGISTRATION”.
Following documents are essential to be produced for verification at the time of interview:
(i) Matriculation Certificate (Class X)/ Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation as a proof of name and date of birth (born after 1992).
(ii) Aadhar Card.
(iii) Permanent Medical Registration Certificate.
(iv) Internship Completion Certificate.
(v) MBBS Degree Certificate, PG Degree Certificate.
(vi) Final MBBS (Part I & II) Attempt Certificate or Transcript Certificate.
(vii) No Objection Certificate from present employer, if any.
(viii) NCC Certificate, if any.
(ix) National Board of Examination Certificate for Foreign Medical Graduates.
(x) Passport for foreign medical graduates
(xi) Gazette Notification or any other authority clearly highlighting your new name, if there is any change in the name after Matriculation (10th Class).
(xii) 10 passport size photographs, photo identity proof and address proof.
(xiii) Attestation Form in triplicate duly filled in and attested by Competent Authority.

Application Fee:
Rs 200/-

Mode of Payment:
Through online payment (internet banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card).
Place of Interview: Delhi

Venue: Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt

Important Dates:
Opening date of online application: 22 June, 2019
Closing date of online application: 21 July, 2019
Tentative Dates of Interview: 30 July 2019 onwards

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