|1.Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for grant of Short Service
Commission in Army Dental Corps (AD Corps).
2. Total No. of vacancies – 36
(a) Candidates must be BDS (with minimum 55% marks in final year)/MDS
from a College/University recognized by Dental Council of India (DCI).
(b) Should have completed one year rotatory Internship recognized by DCI
by 31 Oct 2012.
(c) Should be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate
valid at least upto 31 Dec 2012.
(d) Should be less than 45 years of age as on 31 Dec 2012.
(e) Should be medically fit in all respects for service in the Armed Forces.
4. SELECTION PROCEDURE
(a) Short-listing for interview: BDS candidates found eligible will be
short-listed based on their Final BDS marks and attempts taken in Final
BDS. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview. All MDS
candidates found eligible & in possession of MDS degree will be called
for interview. There will be no short-listing in their case.
(b) Medical Examination: Candidates provisionally placed on merit list
after interview by Selection Board will be brought before a Medical
Board for ascertaining their Medical Fitness.
5. EMOLUMENTS: The candidates on commissioning in AD Corps will be
granted rank of Capt in the pay scale PB-3 (15600-39100). They will be granted
Grade Pay of Rs 6100/- & Military Service Pay of Rs 6000/-. Non-practicing
allowance (NPA) at the rate of 25% of the Basic pay, Grade Pay & MSP and DA as
admissible (total emoluments will be appx Rs 60,000/-p.m.). In addition, entitled free
ration, subsidized accommodation and allied facilities shall be provided. MDS
degree holder will be eligible for PG allowance of Rs.1250/- p.m. or specialist pay
after undergoing the laid down procedure. In addition, officers are entitled to 60 days
annual leave & 20 days casual leave, LTC, free Medical facilities for self and family
including dependent parents, Group Insurance of Rs. 40 lakhs & unit CSD facility etc
as per the existing rules.
6. PROMOTION: SSC officers are eligible for time scale promotion up to
the rank of Lt Col. Permanent Commissioned (PC) officers are eligible for time scale
promotion up to the rank of Lt Col, thereafter up to the rank of Lt Gen by selection.
Candidates who hold three years MDS Degree will be eligible for three years
antedate seniority. They will be promoted to the rank of Substantive Major on completion of 1½ years service, whereas, candidates with BDS Degree will be
promoted after 4 ½ years.
7. TENURE: The SSC tenure is of 5 years extendable by another 9 years in
two spells; first of 5 years and second of 4 years (total SSC tenure 14 years) for
those who are willing to continue subject to laid down eligibility criteria. However, on
completion of 2 years service as SSC officer, they are eligible to apply for limited
number of vacancies available for Departmental Permanent Commission (DPC)
provided they had not attained the age of 28 years for BDS candidates and 30 years
for MDS candidates on 31 Dec of the year of application for DPC.
8. ENTITLEMENT OF CANDIDATES: Candidates are entitled “To and fro”
second class railway fare by Mail/Express train or actual cost of bus fare if the mode
of travel is by bus, and, DA at prescribed rates for the days of halt at Delhi.
Candidates appearing for the second or subsequent time are not eligible for the
9. WHOM TO APPLY: Candidates should apply to the Director General
Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS/DENTAL), Room No.12, ‘L’ Block,
Ministry of Defence, New Delhi – 110001, on a separate plain paper giving
particulars in the application form as per attached specimen format, so as to reach
by 31 Oct 2012. Candidates who have applied earlier may also apply if they fulfill
the eligibility criteria.
10. This Directorate General reserves the right to reject any application without
assigning any reason.
11. The application form can also be downloaded from website
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