The Indian Army has come up with an opportunity to become a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the defense force. Interested and eligible candidates can submit applications for the positions till October 29, 2019.

Applications are invited from eligible male candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers for RRT 88, 89 & 90 courses, said the official notification.

“Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions. Their duties also include attending funerals, ministering to the sick in hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence, giving special religious instructions to the children and enlisted boys besides attending generally to the religious institutions and welfare of the Officers, Soldiers and their families, it read.

JCO Vacancies in Indian Army

Pandit (118) and Pandit (Gorkha) (07) for Gorkha Regiment: Hindu (Gorkha) candidates only.

Granthi (09), Maulvi (Sunni) (09), Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts (01), Padre (04), Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts (04): Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates only

Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment: Hindu candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit OR Shastri in Sanskrit with one-year diploma in Karam Kand.

Granthi: Sikh candidates with Gyani in Punjabi.

Maulvi and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.

Padre: Any person who has been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.

Bodh Monk (Mahayana): Any person who have been ordained Monk/Buddhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (PhD) of Khampa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

NOTE: The above mandatory education qualifications should be acquired by individuals from recognized universities. All the above eligibility criteria are common for In-service and Civil Candidates.

Age Limit: The age bracket in respect of Civilian and In-Service Candidates would not below 25 years of age and not above 34 years of age on October 1, 2020 (i.e. candidates born between 01 Oct 1986 and 30 Sep 1995 inclusive of both dates).