ORGANISATION OF MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Organisational Set-Up and Functions
After independence, the Ministry of Defence was created under the charge of a Cabinet Minister and each Service was placed under its own Commander-in-Chief. In 1955, the Commanders-in-Chief were renamed as the Chief of the Army Staff, the Chief of the Naval Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff. In November 1962, the Department of Defence Production was set up to deal with research, development and production of defence equipment. In November, 1965, the Department of Defence Supplies was created for planning and execution of schemes for import substitution of defence requirements. These two Departments were later merged to form the Department of Defence Production and Supplies. In 2004, the name of Department of Defence Production and Supplies was changed to Department of Defence Production. In 1980, the Department of Defence Research and Development was created. In 2004, the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare was created.
The Defence Secretary functions a head of the Department of Defence and is additionally responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the four Departments in the Ministry.
The Ministry And Its Departments
The principal task of the Ministry is to frame policy directions on defence and security related matters and communicate them for implementation to the Services Headquarters, Inter-Service Organisations, Production Establishments and Research & Development Organisations. It is required to ensure effective implementation of the Government's policy directions and the execution of approved programmes within the allocated resources.
Female candidates who are unmarried/divorcee/legally separated or widow without encumbrances.
Nationality - Indian
Date of Birth - Between 01 Aug 90 to 31 Jul 98 (both days inclusive).
Educational Qualification - Should have passed the XII standard / equivalent examination, as a regular student in all the subjects ie PCB as elective subjects and not optional and vocational (in both theory and practical) and English, in FIRST ATTEMPT from a recognized Board/University, with minimum of 50% aggregate marks (PCBE). Those who have passed such examinations as private students or with compartment in any subject or candidates from open schools are NOT ELIGIBLE.
Candidates who will be appearing for final year of qualifying examination during the current academic session may also apply provisionally. The candidates finally selected for the course will have to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination with requisite subjects and marks before joining the course.
Physical standards - Medical fitness will be determined as per standards applicable for commission in the Armed Forces. X-Ray examination of Chest and USG (of abdomen & pelvis) will be done. Minimum height should not be less than 148 cm (relaxed by 5cm in case of north. East candidates). Details of medical standards can be seen in the Indian Army website www.indarmy.nic.in/www.indarmy.gov.in.
Selection: Eligible applicants will be called for an objective type written test of 90 minutes duration, covering General English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General Intelligence, likely to be held in Feb 2016. Candidates as per merit on the basis of written test will be called for interview during Apr 2016. Final selection will be based on combined merit of written test & interview, subject to medical fitness. Admissions to Colleges of Nursing/Schools of Nursing will be offered in accordance with the merit cum choice subject to vacancy in each College/School of Nursing.
Medical Examination: After the interview, the recommended candidates will appear for medical examination before a Special Medical Board (SMB). Candidates declared FIT/UNFIT will be informed by the President of the Medical board including the procedure of requesting for APPEAL/REVIEW MEDICAL BOARD.
Written Examination Centres:
Applications to be typed in block letters on A4 size paper as per the format given in this advertisement with passport size photo attested and duly pasted in the space provided.
Applications received on newspaper cutting or its photocopy will NOT BE ACCEPTED. The self attested true copies (NO ORIGINALS) of the list of enclosures to be attached with the application is as follows:-
Matric /equivalent certificate for DOB.
Mark Sheet of Senior Secondary (10 + 2)/ equiv. exam. In case, subject codes and maximum marks are given on rear side, copy of BOTH SIDES is essential. Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as elective subject and English for candidates appearing in qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2/equiv exam). Caste Certificate of SC/ST candidates only.
Gap certificates, in case the time gap between 10th & 12th class is more than two years, from concerned School/College that candidate passed Sr Secondary Exam in the First Attempt as a regular student.
Admit card on A4 size paper (03 copies) with passport size photo (without attestation), duly pasted in the space provided. The application is liable to be rejected if the photographs are not pasted/loosely affixed and get detached while in transit/handling.
Three self addressed (PIN Code compulsory) envelopes of good quality of size 28 cms x 12 cms. (Two envelopes with postal stamp of Rs 39/ each for speed post and one envelope with postal stamp of Rs 7/—)
In case of widows/divorcees, an affidavit stating that you are issueless.
In case of divorce, legal documents and an affidavit that the matter is not under consideration with the higher court.
The documents should be neatly tagged along with the application. Identical photos taken recently should figure on applications & admit cards and should be pasted and not stapled.
No Objection certificate from present employer, if employed.