Territorial Army Act, 1948(PART-1)

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PREFACE

1. These Regulations for the Territorial Army are issued under the authority of the Government of India and supersede the “Regulations for Territorial Army 1948” – (1976 Edition).

2. All concerned are responsible to ensure that these regulations are strictly observed and that any local instructions or regimental orders that may be issued are guided by their spirit and intention.

3. These regulations do not supersede or cancel any Administrative and Departmental Regulations, orders and instructions which are currently in force and which govern certain

special provisions of purely administrative nature and are therefore not repugnant to the spirit

of these regulations.

4. Users are expected to interpret and apply these regulations reasonably and with due

regard to the interest of the service, bearing in mind that no attempt is either made to provide

for necessary and self evident exceptions or for such matters as should be dealt with by local

authorities.

5. Departmental and other Regulations are based on, and take their authority from these

regulation. Should any variance arise between such regulations and the Regulations for the

Territorial Army, the authority of the latter is paramount.New Delhi Secretary to the Government of India Ministry of Defence 2

DEFINITIONS

In these Regulations unless inconsistent with the context :-

(a) The expression “Act” means the Territorial Army Act,1948, and the expression “Rules” means the Rules made under the Territorial Army Act, 1948.

(b) The expression “Regulations” means the Regulations for the Territorial Army 1948, issued under the authority, of the Central Government :

(c) The expressions :-

“Enrolled”

“Officers”

“Non-Commissioned Officers”

“Prescribed”

“Regular Army”

are defined in Section 2 of the Act.

(d) The expression :–

“Form”

“Schedule”

“Training Year”

“Officer Commanding the Area”

“Provincial Unit”

“Urban Unit”

are defined in Rule 2 of the Rules.

2. All words and expressions used in these Regulations are defined in the Army Act 1950 or the Regulations for the Army 1987 and not hereinbefore defined: shall be deemed to have the meaning respectively attributed in them by that Act or those Regulations.(v)3

CONTENTS

REGULATIONS FOR THE TERRITORIAL ARMY, 194 (1976 EDITION)

CHAPTER – I CONSTITUTION, ORGANISATION, DISTRIBUTION

AND ESTABLISHMENT

1. Constitution – The Territorial Army is constituted by the Territorial Army Act of 1948.

2. All persons enrolled under the Act are subject to its provisions and to the Territorial Army

Act Rules made there under and to the Regulations for the Territorial Army, 1948.

3. Organisation- The Territorial Army may be composed of provincial and Urban units of the

following arms of the service—

Armoured Corps.

Regiment of Artillery.

Corps of Engineers.

Corps of Signals.

Infantry

Army Service Corps.

Army Medical Corps.

Army Ordnance Corps.

Corps of Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Army Postal Service.

4. Service-The liability of persons enrolled in the Territorial Army is as defined in Section 7

of the Act.

5. Establishments- The Peace Establishments of Territorial Army units will be the same as

that of similar units of the regular army.

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CHAPTER II-APPOINTMENTS AND DUTIES OF  COMMANDERS AND STAFF

1. GENERAL :

6. Establishment-Permanent Staff-The establishments of the permanent staff are

periodically reviewed and are notified under the authority of a Govt of India letter.

7. Permanent Staff to count against the Peace Establishment of Units—Officers, Junior

commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers and other ranks employed on permanent

staff will count against the Peace Establishment of the unit, they should,

when possible, be regular army personnel but may be selected Territorial Army personnel

employed on full time duty. Vacancies in the permanent staff will be reported by the officer

commanding to the Command Headquarters who may temporarily fill the vacancy in the

sanctioned establishment by attachment from a Regular unit pending the appointment of an

officer, Junior commissioned officer or non-commissioned officer possessing the requisite

qualifications.

8. Terms and Conditions of Service-Permanent Staff–Officers, Junior commissioned

officers, non-commissioned officers and other ranks–The terms and conditions of service of

the permanent staff are laid down in appendices VI and VII.

9. Duties of Permanent Staff–The duties of the permanent staff are :-

(a) To instruct all Territorial Army ranks under the orders of the Commanding

Officer.

(b) To carry out such administrative duties as may be entrusted to them.

10. Deleted.

2. COMMANDING OFFICERS

11. Command of Units-The command of units will be held in accordance with the Peace

Establishment of the unit by officers of the Territorial Army or regular army of the equivalent

rank of those commanding similar units of the regular army.

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12. Tenure of Appointment on Permanent Staff– The tenure of appointment of a

commanding officer, except when otherwise ordered by Army Headquarters, will be as follows

:-

(a ) Lt Col and above-4 years. In case of Territorial Army officer this may be

extended upto 5 years under orders of Army Headquarters.

( b) Major & below-3 years. In case of a Territorial Army officer this may be

extended upto 5 years under orders of Army Headquarters: extension being granted

for one year at a time.

Note-The above tenure will start afresh in the case of a Territorial Army Officer who is

posted to a new appointment on the permanent staff in the same unit or in another unit either in

the same rank or in a higher rank. In case the Commanding Officer employed on the

permanent staff is the only officer in his rank in the entire establishment of the unit, the above

tenure will not apply.

13. Deleted.

14. Appointment of Commanding Officer–The appointment of a commanding officer is

classified as a regimental appointment.

15. Duties of the Commanding Officer–The commanding officer is responsible for the

training, administration, health, maintenance of discipline, efficiency and the state of the

accounts in the unit under his command; he will supervise and control all duties performed by

those under his command. He is responsible for the security of buildings, armaments,

equipment or other stores under his charge, and that they are complete, serviceable, and in

accordance with the latest pattern and scale from which

no deviation is allowed without the sanction of the Central Government. He will bring to the

notice of his superior commander all defects, losses and damage which he is unable to rectify.

It is the duty of every commanding officer to see that no soldier, or civilian employee, who is

unfitted to perform his duties is retained in the service. He is responsible that all orders

published by superior authority are conveyed to those under his command whom they may

concern.

3. OFFICERS OTHER THAN COMMANDING OFFICERS

16. Tenure of Appointment on Permanent Staff-

(a) The tenure of appointment of officers other than commanding officer, except

when otherwise ordered by Army Headquarters, will be 3 years. In case of a Territorial

Army officer the tenure may be extended upto 5 years under orders of Army Headquarters

extension being granted for one year at a time.

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(b) Reliefs will be so arranged as to ensure continuity of administration and

training. The authority for the secondment or appointment of officer on permanent staff

will be Army Headquarters.

Note – The above tenure will start afresh in the case of a Territorial Army Officer who is

posted to a new appointment on the permanent staff in the same unit or in another unit either

in the same rank or in a higher rank. In case such an officer employed on the permanent staff is

the only officer in his rank in the entire establishment of the unit the above tenure will not

apply.

17. Officers when not required for training or/and administrative duties with the Territorial

Army will normally return to their own unit or group subject to such orders as may be issued

from time to time. During the period of secondment of these officers the Territorial Army has

at all times the prior claim on their service.

18. In the event of an officer being found unsuitable for duty with the Territorial Army unit,

he will, with the approval of Army Headquarters, be returned to duty with the regular army.

19. Duties- Officers other than Commanding Officer- The duties of officer other than

Commanding Officer are as prescribed for officers of their rank and appointment at paras

54,36,37,38,39 and 40 of the Regulation for the Army 1962.

20. Sanctioning Authority – Territorial Army Officer-

(a) The sanctioning authority for the appointment of Territorial Army officers as

commanding officer, 2ND-in-Command, Adjutants and Quarter Masters, will be Army

Headquarters.

(b) The sanctioning authority for the appointment of Territorial Army officers as

Company commanders will be the Area/Div/Independent sub-Area/Independent Bde

Gp/Independent Bde Commander or TA Group Commander concerned. Such

appointment will be notified in Area/Div/Independent Sub Area/Independent Bde or

TA Group Headquarters/ Independent Bde orders.

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CHAPTER III-OFFICERS-APPOINTMENTS, PRECEDENCE, PROMOTION, RETENTION, SECONDING, RESIGNATION, TRANSFER, RETIREMENT AND RETENSION OF RANK

1. GENERAL

21. Promotion, Transfer, Removal and Resignation-Officers- The substantive promotion,

retirement, removal and resignation of officers of the Territorial Army will be notified in the

Gazette of India. Transfer will be notified in the Army Orders.

22. Acting Promotion-Officers-Acting promotions to appointments referred to in para 20(a)

and extra regimental employments will be notified in the same manner as is in the case of

regular officers.

23. Reserved.

2. APPOINTMENT

24. Terms and Conditions-Officers-The terms and conditions governing the appointment of

officers (other than Medical) are given in Appendix VIII.

The terms and conditions for the appointment of medical officers are laid down in Appendix IX.

25. (a) Counting of Service for Increments of Pay-For purpose of increments of pay,

officers will be permitted to count all commissioned service in the Territorial Army under Sec.

7(3)(a) (b) & (c) of the Act.

Note – On joining the T.A., officers will be allowed to count for purposes of increments of pay.

(i) Previous full paid commissioned service in the regular Armed Forces.

(ii) Previous called out or embodied service in full and 1/4th of other service in

(a) Indian Territorial Forces;

(b) Auxiliary Force (India);

(c) Army in India Reserve of Officers/Regular Reserve of officers;

(d) Royal Indian Navy Volunteer Reserve;

(e) Royal Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

(iii) Previous service rendered in Field Service Area in full and 1/4th of the service

otherwise rendered in the Defence of India Corps.12

(iv) In the case of Burma Army Service including ABRO –ante date for purposes of

increments of pay will be decided by the Government of India on the basis of the officer’s

suitability, competence, qualifications and length of service in the Burma Army.(v) In the case of ex-Indian Army Officers, holding regular commission (including ex-AMC and late IMS, but excluding Veterinary and Dental) who were retired/discharged from service on account of their having joined the INA, full pay commissioned service rendered prior to capture as prisoners of war or upto the 15th February, 1942,whichever was earlier.

*(f) In case of TA Officers on recommissioning in the Territorial Army :–

(i) Previous called out or embodied service– in full in the TA.

(ii) Unembodied Service in the TA. — 1/4th

*(Auth : Mo 46347/GS/TA-3/3216/SO.II/D(GS.III) Govt of India Min of Def

Dt 6th Jan 1972).

(b) Probation-Officers-Officers will remain on probation for a period of 3 years or

till such time as they pass the Retention Examination whichever is later. Provided

that ex-officers granted commission in the Territorial Army and exempted

from passing the retention examination under para 11 of Appendix X to these Regs,

will not be required to remain on probation.

26. Grant of ante-date to ex-VCOs/ JCOs and ex WOs class of the Regular Army ex-JCOs

of the Territorial Army and ex Army Officers granted Commission in the Territorial Army:-

(a) Ex VCOs/JCOs and ex Wos I of the Regular down for acting promotion to the

rank of Captain only, so long as the scheme of acting promotions is operative in the

Territorial Army.

(b) Ex-Army Officers who were commissioned direct in the rank of Lieutenant in

the Regular army on the basis of their previous service as JCOs/WOs and in the ranks

will also be commissioned direct in the rank of Lieutenant in the Territorial Army and

granted the benefit mentioned in para (a) above in addition to the benefit of their full pay

commissioned service, admissible under these Regulations.

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27. Terms and Conditions-Junior Commissioned Officers- The terms and conditions

governing the appointment of junior commissioned officers (other than Medical) are given in

Appendix VIII.

28. Reserved.

29. Direct Commission-Junior Commissioned Officers (Medical)-The conditions governing

the appointment of junior commissioned officers in the Army Medical Corps are given in

Appendix IX.

30. Liability of Service-Medical Officers-Officers of the Medical Services will be posted

to Medical units constituted for the zone in which they are for the time being resident, and will

be liable to be appointed in medical charge of units of the Territorial Army. When not so

posted, they will be attached for training under the order and at the discretion of the Area or

Div or Independent Sub Area or Independent Bde Group or Independent Brigade Commander

to a military hospital or regular medical unit. Such attachment will be made, as far as

circumstances permit, at such time and place as may be convenient to the officer concerned.

31. Honorary Commissions- High Government officials, Officers of the Army, Air Force

and Navy and private gentlemen of good social position may be granted honorary commissions

in the Territorial Army upto the rank of # ‘Brigadier’ by the Central Government.

(#Amended vide C.S. No 268/III/86)

31-A. Honorary Aide-de-Camp-

(i) Officers of the Territorial Army are eligible for appointment as Aide-de-Camp to

the President of the Republic of India. Not more than one officer at a time, shall hold such

an appointment which will be for a period of 5 years, but will terminate earlier on the

holder’s demise, demotion, discharge or retirement from the service or demission of office

by the President.

*(ii) An officer will be granted a step of honorary rank on any substantive rank held

by him on appointment as Aide-de-Camp to the President. The step higher rank granted

shall however, not exceed the highest substantive rank that a TA officer can attain i.e., the

rank of Brigadier.

*(Auth– No. B/42446/TA-4/403/SO/D(GS-1) Govt of India, Min of Def, Dt 03 Apr

1998)

(ii) The rank of the officer for appointment as ADC to the President will be

Lieutenant-Colonel or above.

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31-B. Honorary Ranks to JCOs on retirement–Retired JCOs of the Territorial Army may be

granted honorary rank upto the .rank of honorary captain by the Central Government.

~31-C. TA NCOs and Sepoys, discharged on completion of term of engagement/retirement

may be granted honorary rank up to Naib Subedar by the Central Government subject to the

Terms and Conditions, given in Appendix III .

~(Auth : Case No-68913/GS/TA-3(a)/1665/81/D(GS-VI) Min of Fin(Def) uo No 1536/PD of

1981)

$31-D. (i) Honorary Commission to Territorial Army Junior Commissioned Officers while in

service will be awarded upto Honorary Lieuts and Honorary Captains twice in a year i.e. on

Republic Day and Independence Day, based on the authorised strength of JCOs in

Departmental and Non-Departmental TA Units. Over all figures of Honorary Commission will

not exceed the ratio laid down from time to time. $(Auth: C.S. No. 265/1/86)

**(ii) Grant of Honorary Commission to Territorial Army Junior Commissioned Officers

while in service will be as per ratio given below :–

(a) Honorary Lieuts – 12 : 1000 JCOs

(b) Honorary Capts – 1 : 4 Honorary Lieuts

**(iii) Based on the above ratio, separate authorisation will be worked out for all the nondepartmental

TA Units. In the case of departmental TA units, those figures will be worked out

based on the strength of each departmental unit. The overall figures of Honorary Commission

will not exceed the ratio mentioned in Para (ii) above.

*(Auth : No 68913/GS/TA-3(a)/1653/B/D/(GS-VI) Govt of India, Min of Defence dated 16th

Aug 1985)

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32. Local Rank-Officers-The local rank in the Territorial

Army may be given for special reasons on the recommendations

of the Area/Div/Independent Sub Area/Independent BdeGp/Independent

Bde Commander or TA Group Commander and subject

to the sanction of the Chief of the Army Staff. Such a local

rank will carry no additional financial benefits and will be surrendered

as soon as the special reasons for which it was given

cease to exist.

33. Tenure of Appointment on Permanent Staff-Junior

Commissioned Officers–The tenure of appointment of a junior commissioned

officer, except when otherwise ordered by Army Headquarters,

will be 3 years. The tenure of a regular army junior

commissioned officer may be extended upto 4 years under orders

of the Officer-in-Charge Records/Engrs Group in the case of

Armoured Corps, Coast Artillery, Corps of signals and Engineers

units. In the case of a Territorial Army junior commissioned

officer this may be extended upto 5 years under orders of Army

Headquarters, extension being granted for one year at a time.

@Note-The above tenure will start afresh in the case of a

JCO of the Territorial Army who is posted to a new appointment

on the permanent staff in the same unit or in another unit

either in the same rank or in a higher rank.

@(Amended vide Case No –55899/GS/TA-3(a)/1328/D(GS-VI)

Min of Fin(Def) UO No 1262 of 1981)

~*34. Tenure of Appointment and Promotion-A Nb Sub Adjt,

Quartermaster, a MT JCO (Nb Sub), a Section Commander

(Nb Sub) Mortar Section or a Section Commander (Nb Sub) MMG

Section or any Nb Sub appointed on the permanent staff, when promoted

to Subedar before the expiry of the tenure of his appointment, may

with the approval of the Area or Div or Independent Sub Area or

Independent Brigade Group or Independent Brigade Commander

or TA Group Commander, be retained in the appointment for

the normal tenure, if a suitable Nb Sub is not available.

~*(Auth : CS No – 1(1)/98)

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3. PRECEDENCE

35. Precedence-Territorial Army Officers-The precedence of officers of the Territorial Army

is determined by their rank and dates of appointment to that rank. The precedence of offi cers

of the same rank will be determined on the basis of the dates of their substantive rank held and

that of officers appointed to their substantive rank on the same date, in the order in which their

names appear in the Army list.

36. Seniority—Territorial Army Officers Vis-a-vis Regular Army Officer—Territorial

Army officers when serving with officers of the Regular Army will be junior to the Regular

Army Officers in the same rank except that a Territorial Army Officer holding a substantive

rank will be senior to a regular Army officer holding the same rank in an acting capacity.

Exception : In the case of a Rly Engrs Group (TA), its 2IC will be deemed to be senior the the

Adm Officer of that unit.

37. Precedence—Junior Commissioned Officers—

(a) The seniority of TA JCOs amongst themselves will be determined as under :-

(i) In the case of Naib Sub and — From the date of commission acting

Subedars/Risaldars.

(ii ) In the case of substantive Sube– From the date of substantive rank

Subedars/Risaldars/Subedar Majors/Risaldar Majors

(c) Regular Army Junior Commissioned Officers, When serving with Territorial Army Junior Commissioned Officers, will be allowed an ad hoc weightage of four years ante-date for the purpose of determining their seniority vis-a-vis Territorial Army JCOs Subject to this proviso both Regular Army and TA JCOs will take seniority from their respective dates of commission/substantive rank.

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4. PROMOTIONS

38. (a) Promotion—Officers other than Medical—Officers (other than medical) will

be eligible for promotion if qualified and recommended as follows :–

Substantive promotion—(i) by time-scale to the rank of Lieutenant, Captain and Major

completing #3, 7 and 13 years service respectively from the date of first commission or

from the date from which service for promotion reckons irrespective of vacancies.

#(Auth CS No-273/I/88)

(ii)**Substantive promotion by time scale to the rank of Lt Col will be granted to

Territorial Army Officers after completing 23 years of commissioned service or 21

years embodied service, from the date of first commission or from the date from

which service for promotion reckons but subject to their full filling the criteria as

prescribed by Army Headquarter for promotion to the time scale Lt Col. Time

scale Lt Col will be retired from service on completion of two years tenure in that

rank or on attaining 54 years of age, whichever is earlier but not before 52 years

of age.

**(Auth CS No-267/II/86)

(iii) All service in the Territorial Army and previous full time commissioned service in the regular forcesand previous commissioned service in the Indian Territorial Force, Auxiliary Force (India), Army in India Reserve of Oficers /Regular Reserve of Officers, Royal Indian Navy Volunteer Reserve, Royal Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve and the Defence of India Corps to count towards promotion.

Notes—(i) In the case of Burma Army Service including ABRO antedate will be decided by

the Govern ment of India on the basis of the officer’s suitability, competence, qualifications

and length of service in the Burma Army.

(ii) Ex-Indian Army officers holding regular commissions in the Indian Army who were etired/discharged from service on account of their having joined the Indian National Army will be granted from the date of their commission in the Territorial Army the substantive rank held by them in the Indian Army at the time of capture as prisoner of war or on 15th February 1942, whichever was earlier. Service rendered by such officer in that rank prior to the date of capture as 18 prisoner of war or on 15th February 1942, whichever was earlier, will reckon towards seniority in that rank. All full pay ommissioned service rendered by them prior to capture as prisoner of war or upto 15th February 1942, whichever was earlier, will reckon towards time scale of promotions.

(b) Promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel will be by selection to fill vacancies in a fixed establishment. Only substantive Major with a minimum of 18 years of reckonable service, will be eligible for such selection.19 (c) Territorial Army Officers will be eligible for promotion by selection to the substantive rank of Colonel against specific vacancies after completion of 22 years

service.

(d) Acting Paid Ranks—(A) Acting promotions in the Territorial Army will be

regulated as follows—

(I) (a) An officer selected to fill an appointment carrying a rank higher than his substantive

rank will be granted acting promotion to the rank carried by the appointments, provided he

possesses the following minimum reckonable service as a commissioned officer :–

Rank to which acting promotion is made Total minimum service as commissioned officer

Captain . . . . . 5 years

Major . . . . . . 7 years

Lieut-Colonel . . . . . 13 years

Colonel . . . . . 16 years

Brigadier . . . . . 20 years

##(i) The minimum service limits for acting promotion to the rank of Captain and Major for TA Officers serving in the concessional areas and in receipt of service concessions will be as under, whether there is actual fighting in the areas or not :-

(aa) To Captain – 4 years.

(ab) To Major – 5 years.

(ac) The competent authority to make such promotions will be the officer commanding of the rank of Lt Col or above where there is actual fighting and TA Group Commander or above where there is no fighting.##(Auth : No 34366/GS/TA-3(a)/1370/SO III/D/GS-III

Govt of India, Min of Def, Dated 11th May 1972)

(ii) All periods of previous service for substantive promotion will count towards the reckonable service limits mentioned above rendered prior to th date of discharge from the Indian Army.20

(iii) In the case of ex-INA, officers mentioned at item (iii) of the `Note’ under sub-para (a) above the Government of India may in exceptional cases, initially grant, on the advice of the Chief of the Army Staff and on the merits of each case, to an officer acting rank higher than the substantive rank in which commissioned in the Territorial Army.

(iv) In the case of ex-Indian Army officers who formerly held non-regular commissions and who were retired/ discharged from service on account of theirhaving joined the INA the above conditions will however, be modified to the following extent only—

(aa) They must have the total minimum service as commissioned officer prescribed above inclusive of commissioned officer service previously. Rendered prior to the date of discharge from the Indian Army. 21

(v) In addition. an officer will be requisitioned to serve for the period prescribed below in a rank before becoming eligible for the grant of acting promotion to the next higher rank.

To A/Capt—After completion of 2 yers service in the rank of Lt.

To A/Major—After completion of 2 years service in the rank of Capt.

To A/Lt Col—After completion of 6 years service in the rank of Major.

Note—No acting promotion will be admissible to the rank of Lt in the case of non-Medical officers.

(vi) An officer may, in relaxation of the service limits laid down in (i) and (ii) above,

be granted at the outset an acting rank not higher than the substantive or war substantive

rank held by him at the time of discharge from the Indian Army. In exceptional cases, the

Government of India may, on the advice ofthe Chief of Army Staff and on the merits of

each case, initially grant to an officer acting rank higher than substantive or war substantive rank held at the time of discharge from the Indian Army. No officer will be entitled to claim acting promotion as a matter or right.

Note—The appropriate Selection Board is empowered to relax the service limits prescribed

above for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in exceptional circumstances.

(b) The possession of the minimum service limit prescribed in para (1) (a) above by

an officer will not confer on him any right to claim acting promotion. Such promotion

will only be granted when an officer is actually selected to fill the appointment in the rank

it carried and not when hemerely carries out the duties attached to it as an interim

arrangement. This is to be regarded as a working principle and it will be entirely for the

competent authority prescribed in para 20 sanctioning the higher acting rank to satisfy it self that justification for the grant of acting rank exists.22

(c) An officer who is posted to an appointment carrying a rank for which he has not the

minimum qualifying serving laid down in sub-para (I) (a) above , will not be granted the

paid acting rank carried by the appointment , but will hold it in the paid acting rank

appropriate to his length of service. On his completing the prescribed service limit he will

hold the rank carried by the appointment.

(d) Where an appointment carries alternative ranks acting promotion will be granted

in the lower rank.

*(II) As an exception to the rules in (I) above, acting promotion of officers in Railways,

Signals (P&T),Docks and Inland Water Transport E&M, IOC, ONGC and other

Departmental units, the recruitment to which is confined to the serving employees of

Government departments, Port authorities and Government undertakings, or of those

possessing the required technical qualifications, who are commissioned from civil status,

will be governed under the following conditions :–

*(Auth : CS No-262/1/84)

(i) These officers may be granted acting ranks commensurate with their civil status to the

extent authorised in the establishment.

(ii) They should be duly recommended by their respective departments, if any.

(iii) The deciding authority in these cases will be the Central Government.

(B) The rules for retention and relinquishment of paid acting ranks will be the same as for

the regular army officers as amended from time to time except the 21 days rule. Acting

ranks will be granted immediately on appoint ment and officers will become eligible to

draw the pay and allowances of the acting ranks so granted as soon as their service

in theTerritorial Army under training and embodiment adds upto 21 days and the drawal

of additional pay and allowances will be with retrospective effect from the date of such

ap-pointment. For this purpose the services in the Territorial Army need not be 21

consecutive days and it will not be essential that this service amounting to 21 days should

be rendered within any specific period. An officer holding an acting rank when posted to

another appointment carrying an equivalent or higher rank will, for purposes of retention

of acting rank during transit period, be governed by the same rules as the officers of the

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(C) Officers seconded from the regular army to fill vacancies in Territorial Army units

will continue to be governed for purposes of acting promotions, pay and allowances by the

rules applicable to them in accordance with their terms and conditions of service in the

regular army.

39. Promotion—Medical Officers—Medical Graduates with full registerable medical qualifications recognised by the Indian Medical Council under Section II(i) of the Indian Medical Council Act 1933 and registered in India under one of the provincialActs or possessing a foreign medical qualification recognized by the Indian Medical Council and in medical Category

`AYE one’ will be granted commission in the Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) in the rank of Captain. They will be eligible for substantive promotion if qualified and recommended,

to the rank of Major after 10 years of service. All previous commissioned service as a medical officer will count towards promotion, provided he was in possession of registerable medical qualifications in accordance with para 1(b) of Appx IX. Further promotion will be by selection. Rules for acting promotion will apply as in the case of other officers of the Territorial Army.

Ex AMC Officers and those who hold Commissions in the late IMS, but excluding Veterinary and Dental who are retired/ discharged from service on account of their having joined the 24

INA will be governed by item(v) of note under para 25(a) and sub para (c) (A) (I) (a) of para 38 of these Regulation.

40. Promotion—Junior Commissioned Officers—The promotions of junior commissioned officers will be governed by establishment and as a rule will be made in accordance with their

seniority in the unit, but in the interest of particular units it may be necessary to promote or appoint officers who are not next in seniority, or who have not served in the lower ranks.

When recommending a promotion by which a junior commissioned officer will be superseded, the commanding officer will state in writing the circumstances which have led to such recommendations. This statement will be forwarded to the Area/Div/ Indep Sub-Area/Indep Bde Gp/Indep Bde Commander or TA Group Commander. The promotion of Territorial Army JCOs will be carried out on a substantive basis only except during the period of embodiment for service under Rule 33, Territorial Army Act Rules 1948. The pay and allowances appropriate to the higher substantive rank will be admissible with effect from the date of grant of such rank.

During the periods of embodiment for service mentioned in para 1 above, the same rules regarding substantive as well as acting ranks, as laid down for the corresponding ranks in the

Regular Army, will be applicable.

41. Promotion Examination—Officers—Lieutenants and Captains will be required to qualify for promotion to the next higher substantive rank. Details of the examination are shown in Appendix V.

5. RETENTION

42. Retention Examination—Officers—An officer of the Territorial Army will not be permitted to remain in the service if at any time during the first four years of his commission he is found unsuitable for retention. If he fails to pass the retention examination within four years from the date of his appointment, he will be permitted to resign and if he declines to do so he

will be removed. An extension of the term can only be justified on special grounds beyond the officer’s control.

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43. Retention Examination—Junior Commissioned Officers granted direct commissions—A Junior Commissioned Officer who has been granted direct commission will not be permitted to remain in service, if at any time during the first four years of his commission he is found unsuitable for retention. If he fails to pass his retention examination within four years from the date of his appointment, he will have the option to revert to the rank of Havildar/Dafadar failing which he will be discharged from service. An extension of the term can only be justified on

special grounds. Details of retention examination are shown in Appendix XI.

6. SECONDMENT

44. Secondment—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—

An officer or a junior commissioned officer of the TerritorialArmy may be seconded from his unit for a period not exceeding three years, if employed in any special appointment approved

by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief subject to the approval of the Chief of the Army Staff.

7. RESIGNATION

45. Application for Resignation—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—

The application of an officer or a junior commissioned officer to resign his commission will be forwarded through the normal channels to Army Headquarters. When forwarding the application, the Commanding Officer will also forward the usual `No demand’ certificate (Indian Army Form A-

450) together with his remarks, stating whether—

(a) All regimental claims have been paid.

(b) He is aware of any outstanding public claim on account

of outfit allowance or other service.

(c) There is any objection to the resignation being accepted.

46. Resignation on Medical grounds—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—

No officer or junior commissioned officer will be permitted to resign his commission on the grounds of ill-health save on the certificate of a medical board appointed by

the Area/Div/Independent Sub Area/Indep Bde/Gp Commander or TA Group Commander for this purpose.

47. Discharge of an Officer or a Junior Commissioned Officer and Liability under Section 6(2) of the Territorial Army Act—

An Officer, or a junior commissioned officer who applies for 26 permission to resign his commission, or whose services are dispensed with, is not released from his military obligations as an officer of the Territorial Army until he has been duly discharged. Such discharge will not release him from his liabilities under Section 6(2) of the Act or from civil liabilities in regard to any public claims against him.

48. Reserved.

8. TRANSFER

49. Transfer—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—

Transfer of officers and junior commissioned officers will be governed by Rule 13.

9. RETIREMENT

50. Retirement—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—

Officers and junior commissioned officers will be retired from the Territorial Army in accordance with the provisions of Rule 14(c).

10. RETENTION OF RANK

51. Retention of Rank and Wearing of Uniform—Officers—

(a) Serving officers, and ex-officers of the Territorial Army, who, on termination of their commissions or on resignation etc, have been granted permission by notification in the Gazette of India to retain their rank are entitled to the style and use of their rank at all times should they so desire. The use of military titles by Government servants in civil employ is subject to

instructions issued by the Central Government. $(b) (i) An officer on retirement from the TA will be granted the privilege of retaining his rank and wearing the uniform of the Corps in which he last served, if he is recommended by his Commanding Officer and local military authorities.

(ii) An officer on resigning his commission in the TA will be granted this privilege if he has 15 years service including service in the TA, the Army, Navy, Air Force, auxiliary forces of the three services and the erstwhile state forces or has five years aggregate embodied service in the TA and subject to having been recommendedby his Commanding Officer and local military authorities.$(Auth : No B/55417/TA-41869/TA-4/16/B/D(GS-I) Govt of India,Min of Def, Dated 15th July 1993). 2. Cases of officers who have already retired or resigned their commissions will be decided accordingly.27

Recommendation accompanied by a statement of service will be forwarded through the usual channels to Army Headquarters.The conditions laid down in paragraph 132 regarding the

wearing of uniform will apply.

52. Retention of Rank and Wearing of Uniform—Junior Commissioned Officers—

Junior commissioned officers may be permitted to retain rank as below :-

(a) A Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major may be permitted to retain his rank on resignation on completion of the tenure of appointment as laid down in paragraph 33.

(b) A Subedar/Risaldar or Jemadar who is recommended by his Commanding Officer and Area/Div/Indep Sub- Area/Indep Bde Group/Independent Brigade Commander may, after 5 years commissioned service and 15 years total service (including service in the regular

army and the Indian Territorial Force, be permitted to retain the rank of Subedar/Risaldar or Jemadar respectively.

(c) A Junior commissioned officer holding honorary rank may be permitted to retain such honorary rank on resignation under conditons similar to those laid down for officers.

Recommendation accompanied by a statement of service will be forwarded through normal channels to Army Headquarters. The conditions laid down in paragraph 132 regarding the

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CHAPTER IV-OTHER RANKS-RECRUITING, ENROLMENT,PRMOTION, TRANSFER AND DISCHARGE

53. Recruitment-Recruiting for the Territorial Army will be carried out through the existing Recruiting organisations for the regular army and in addition, by the officer commanding

Territorial Army units and Unit Recruiting Parties.

54. Eligibility for Recruiting- Recruiting to the Territorial Army will not be confined to any class or classes but will be open to all Indian nationals of Indian Domicile subject to

the necessary medical standards..

55. Recruiting-Zonal-Divisions- Recruiting will be on zonal basis as under :-

Zone I-The States of HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, JAMMU & KASHMIR, PUNJAB and the Union territory of DELHI. Zone II-The state of BIHAR, MADHYA PRADESH,

ORISSA and UTTAR PRADESH. Zone III-The States of ASSAM, MEGHALAYA, MANIPUR, TRIPURA, NAGALAND, SIKKIM, WEST BENGAL and the Union territories of ANDAMAN and NICOBAR ISLAND, MIZOROM and ARUNACHAL PRADESH.

Zone IV-The State of ANDHRA PRADESH, GUJRAT, KERALA, TAMIL NADU, MAHARASHTRA, KARNATAKA AND RAJASTHAN and the Union territories

of DADRA and NAGAR HAVELI, GOA,DAMAN & DIU, LAKASHADWEEP and PONDICHERRY.

2. ENROLMENT

56. Condition, period and Method of Enrolment- The conditions, period and method of enrolment and application for the enrolmentwill be as defined in Section 6 of the Act and as prescribed in Rules 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.57. Medical Standards-(a) The medical standards are laid down in Appendix XII. 29

Educational and Technical Standards-(b) The educational and technical standards will be as laid down from time to time.

58. Discharge on Medical Ground-(a) When a recruit while undergoing training is found to be suffering from a disability likely to prevent him becoming an efficient solider he will be

medically examined, and, if found unfit, discharged under Rule 14(b) (iv).(b) The discharge of other Ranks of Territorial Army on medical grounds under TA Rule 14(b)(iv) read with TA

Rule 15 will be carried out on the recommendation of an Invalidating Medical Board.

3. PROOF OF A RECRUITS WILLINGNESS TO SERVE

59. Proof of Recruit’s Willingness to Serve – In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the fact that a recruit has signed the enrolment form, or recorded his thumb impression thereon, and

that this has been witnessed is proof that he has expressed his willingness to serve.

4. PROMOTION OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

60. Promotion-Non-Commissioned Officers- Promotion to non-commissioned rank within sanctioned establishment of the corps or unit rests with the commanding officers. The promotion of TA personnel to NCO is carried out on a substantive basis only except during the period of embodiment for service under Rule 33. Territorial Army Act Rules 1948. The pay and allowances appropriate to the higher substantive rank will be admissible with effect from the date of grant of such rank. During the period of embodiment for service mentioned as above, the same rules regarding substantive as well as acting rank, as laid down for the corresponding ranks in the Regular Army, will be applicable. Paid lance appointments of Territorial Army personnel will,

however also be made. The rules and conditions applicable to Regular Army personnel for such appointments will also apply to Territorial Army personnel. The conditions of having rendered

28 days continuous service in the appointment will not be necessary in the case of lance appointments in the Territorial Army for the grant of pay and allowances of such an appointment, ie, 30 the additional pay and allowances of the appointment will be admitted with retrospective effect for the period such appointment is held as soon as service rendered in the appointment under training and embodiment adds upto 28 days.

61. Recommendation for Promotion to Non-Commissioned Officer by Company Commander- No solider will be promoted nor will a non-commissioned officer be confirmed in his rank unless he is recommended by his company commander, who must certify that-

(a) he is a capable instructor according to his rank in the military duties appertaining to his arm of the service.

(b) he possesses according to his rank a competent knowledge of drill, discipline, duties on guard and duties relating to the interior economy of his unit.

(c) his character and general qualifications are such as to fit him for promotion.

62. Promotion Examination :- Details of the examination to be passed by non-commissioned officers before promotion to junior commissioned officer are shown in Appendix XIII.

5. APPOINTMENT AND TRANSFER

63. Appointment and Transfer- The rules governing appointment and transfer are as prescribed in Rules 12 and 13.

64. Allotment of Personal Numbers- A personal number will be assigned to every man on appointment to a unit of Territorial Army. A number that becomes vacant will not be filled up.

6. DISCHARGE

65. Rules Governing Discharge and competent Authority-

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CHAPTER V-DISCIPLINE, OFFENCES, PUNISHMENTS,ETC

1. GENERAL

66. Application of the Provisions of the Regulation for Army 1987- When not at variance with these regulations, the provisions of the Regulations for the Army 1987 apply to all ranks of the Territorial Army when subject to military law.

67. Application of the Provisions of Army Act 1950- Officers and Junior commissioned officers become subject to the Army Act, 1950, when doing duty as such, vide section 9 of the

Act. Enrolled persons become subject to the Army Act, 1950, when called out, embodied or attached to the Regular Army. The extent to which the provisions of the said Act and of Army

Rules, 1954, apply to them will be found in Rule 34 and Schedules II and II-A of the Territorial Army Rules. Officers, junior commissioned officers, warrant officers andenrolled persons of the Regular Army who are serving with the Territorial Army units, are subject to the Army Act, 1950, at all times. Section 34 to 74, 80 to 85 and 89 of the Army Act 1950, as modified by rules 24 and Schedules II and II-A of the Territorial Army Rules, Chapter VI and VII of the Indian Penal Code, and paragraphs 85 to 91 and 93 of these Regulations will be read over to all personnel of every unit of the Territorial Army when first assembled for training and at such other times as the CO may deem expedient.

68. Meetings and Memorials- Meetings will not be held-nor memorials drawn up on any matter affecting discipline or the expenditure of money received from public funds. No meetings,

except those called together by or under the authority of the commanding officer, will be recognised.

69. Unauthorised Organisaions- No one belonging to the Territorial Army, while subject to the Army Act,1950, by virtue of the provisions of Section 2(I)(e) of that Act or Section 9 of the Act, is permitted, without the express permission of the Central Government, to take official cognizance of or to attend, ad32 dress or take active part in any society, institution or organisaation that is not recognised as a part of the Armed Forces of theUnion. The Central Government has, however, under the provisions of Army Rule 19, decided to permit members of the Territorial Army to continue to remain members of a trade union or a labour union, recognised by it or by a State Government provided that during the period they are subject to the Army Act, 1950, they shall not attend, address or take active part in the affairs of the union.70. Political Matters-No person subject to Military Law in India is permitted to speak or appear on the platform at, or take any active part in any meeting or demonstration held for party or political purpose, or act as a member on a canditate’s election committee or in any way actively to prosecute a candidate’s interest, or to belong to or subscribe in aid of any political

association or movement, until he has retired resigned or been discharged. Nor may he issue an address to electors or in other manner publicly announce himself or allow to be publicly

announced as a candidate or as a prospective candidate for election

for any political constituency, until has retired, resigned

or been discharged.

This paragraph does not apply to officers and soldiers of

the Territorial Army in peace, but does apply when they are embodied

or called up for service in war.

Officers and soldiers will not take part in or attend any

political meetings or demonstrations in uniform, nor will they

discuss political questions in speeches at military gatherings, such

as dinner, prize distributions, concerts and the like, whether their

attendance there at is or is not in uniform.

71. Communications to the Press—An officer or soldier of

the Territorial Army is forbidden to publish in any form whatever

or communicate, either directly or indirectly to the press,

any military information , or his views on any military subject,

without special authority, and he will be held responsible for all

statements contained in communication to his friends which may

subsequently be published in the press or otherwise.

72. Compliments and Censure—Deliberations or discussions

by officers and soldiers of the Territorial Army with the object

of conveying praise, censure, or any mark of approbation towards

their superiors or any other in Government service are prohibited.

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73. Petitions and Complaints—An officer or soldier who

wishes to obtain redress for any grievance under which he conceives

himself to be suffering, or, who wishes to make a petition

of any sort, will do so through the proper channels. He will lay his

complaint before the platoon or company commander, as the case

may be, who, if unable to deal with the case himself, will refer it

to the next higher authority. An officer or soldier may also

make any complaint to any inspecting officer through his commanding

officer. These methods of complaint will alone be recongnised,

and an officer or soldier is forbidden to use any other

method of obtaining redress for a grievance real or supposed.

Anonymous complaints are strictly forbidden.

74. Appeals and Memorials—Appeals or memorials to the

Central Government will be submitted through normal channel.

All memorials will be couched in respectful language, treating

only of matters personal to the memorialist and will conclude with

specific prayer. They may be written or printed but must, with

all accompanying documents, be properly authenticated by the

signature of the memorialist on each sheet.

75. Laudatory Orders—The publication of laudatory orders

on officers quitting a station or relinquishing an appointment is

strictly forbidden.

76. Gift—No presentations of plate, swords and the like to

individuals will take place without the previous sanction of Army

Headquarters.

77. Compliments—Members of the staff will not allow themselves

to be complimented, either directly or indirectly, by presents

or collective expressions of opinion, from persons who are

serving in the unit to which they are or have been posted or

attached. The presentation of testimonials either directly or

indirectly is strictly prohibited.

78. Reproof—An officer will not reprove a non-commissioned

officer in the presence or hearing of the non-commissioned officer’s

subordinates, unless it is necessary for the benefit of example

that the reproof be made.

79. Relinquishment of Rank(Non-Commissioned Officers)—

A non-commissioned officer may, with the consent of his commanding

officer relinquish his rank and revert to the rank or

position he previously held or to any lower rank.

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80. Conduct—Officers—An officer of any rank will adopt

towards his subordinates such methods of command and treatment

as will not only ensure respect for authority, but also foster the

feelings of self-respect and personal honour essential to military

efficiency. Non-commissioned officers will be guided by the foregoing

principles in dealing with each other and with their subordinates.

They will avoid the use of intemperate language or

the adoption of an offensive manner.

81. Change of Address—Notification of—Any member of

the Territorial Army who changes his place of residence, must

notify his change of address in accordance with the provisions

of Rules 12 and 13.

82. Obligation to bring Dishonesty to Notice of Supeior—

It is the duty of every person in military employ to bring at

once to the notice of his immediate superior any case of dishonesty,

fraud or infringement of orders that may come to his

knowledge.

83. Venereal Disease—In every Territorial Army unit there

will be a standing order directly that a person subject to the

Territorial Army Act who is suffering from venereal disease will

report himself sick without delay.

The order will be communicated to all ranks when called

up for Recruit or Annual Training. Care will also be taken that

the order is specially brought to the notice of all recruits on joining

their units. The above order will be communicated to all ranks

of urban units at three successive roll calls at least every three

months.

2. OFFICERS MESSES

84. Organisation and Discipline—Officer’s Mess—If an Officers’

Mess is established in a unit under the authority of the

Commanding Officer, that officer will be responsible that it is

organised on the lines laid down in the

Regulations for the Army 1987 and that discipline is maintained

and that accounts are properly kept and audited.

3. OFFENCES, PUNISHEMNTS, ETC.

85. Discipline—Regular Army Personnel Seconded to Territorial

Army—Military offences committed by personnel of the regular

army when serving in the Territorial Army, shall be dealt

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with by the Commanding Officer of the Territorial Army unit to

which such personnel are seconded for service, in accordance with

the Army Act, and Regulations for the Army 1987.

86. Military Custody, Summary Trial and Punishment—The

rules governing the military custody, summary trial and punishment

of all enrolled persons when embodied or otherwise undergoing

military training, are as defined in section 9 of the Act as

modified in Schedules II and II-A of the Rules.

87. Offences and Punishments peculiar to Urban Unit—The

offences peculiar to members of Urban units when not embodied

for training are specified in Rule 28. The method of disposing of,

and the summary punishments for these offences, are specified in

Rule 29, 30 and 31.

88. Reduction of Non-Commissioned Officer on Conviction

by civil power—When a non-commissioned officer of the Territorial

Army is convicted by the Civil Power of any offence, the

case will be reported to the Area/Independence Sub –Area/Independent

Brigade Group/Independent Brigade Area/Independent

Bde Commander who, if he considers it advisable, may order

the reduction of the offender.

89. Reduction of Non-Commissioned Officer when not subject

to Army Act– When not subject to the Army Act a noncommissioned

officer of the Territorial Army may be reduced to a

lower rank or to the ranks by the Area or Independent Sub Area

or Independent Brigade group or Independent Brigade Area or

Independent Brigade Commander for any sufficient reasons, including

inefficiency.

90. Fines-Imposition and Recovery—A fine which may extend

to hundred rupees may be inflicted, as specified in Section

10 of the Act, by the commanding officer as prescribed by Rule

25 and such fine may be recovered in the manner prescribed in

Rule 26.

91. Discipline—Civilian Personel—Civilian personnel employed

with the Territorial Army units, will, for purposes of discipline,

be governed by the rules applicable to other civilians

paid from Defence Services Estimates.

92. Revision of Summary Punishment—(a) If any punishment

awarded by a commanding officer of an Urban unit dealing

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summarily with a charge appears to a superior officer, as hereinafter

defined, to be wholly illegal, then the superior officer shall

direct that the award be cancelled and the entry in the records

of the accused be expunged.

(b) If such punishment appears to a superior officer as hereinafter

defined, to be in excess of the punishment authorised by

law for the offence, then the superior officer may vary the

punishment awarded so that it shall not be in excess of the punishment

authorised by the law, and the entry in the records of the

accused be varied accordingly.

(c) If such punishment appears to a superior officer as

hereinafter defined, to be too severe having regard to all the

circumstances of the case, then the superior officer may remit

the whole or a part of the punishment awarded, and such remission

shall be entered in the record of the accused; provided that

such power of remission shall be exercised by a superior officer

within a period of two years from the date of the award.

(d) The expression “superior officer” means, with respect to

punishments awarded by a commanding officer, any officer superior

in command to the commanding officer who awarded the

punishment.

(e) For the purpose of reviewing summary punishments

awarded by a commanding officer, and which are found to be

wholly illegal, an officer-in-charge records may exercise the power

of superior officer. Such powers will not however, be exercised

for the purpose referred to in sub-paras (b) and (c) above.

4. ABSENCE

93. Failure to Report for Training or for Service—A member

of the Territorial Army, who fails’ to attend Recruit or annual

training in accordance with TA Rules 19 and 20 and whose

absence has not been satisfactorily accounted for, renders himself

liable to punishment under the Army Act, 1950, or under

Section 10 of the Territorial Army Act, 1948 or under Territorial

Army Rules 29 to 31, as the case may be. One failing to report

for service when called upon to do so in accordance with Territorial

Army Rule 33 will be an absentee without leave and will

be liable to punishment under the Territorial Army Act, Section

10, or the Army Act 1950.

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CHAPTER VI—TRAINING

1. TRAINING

94. Responsibility of Training—The Area/Div/Independent

Sub Area/Independent Brigade Group/Independent Brigade

Area/Independent Brigade Commander/TA Group Commander

is responsible for the training of all Territorial Army units whose

headquarters are located in the area under his command.

95. Arrangement for Training Classes—General Officers

Commanding-in-Chief, Commands, will in conjunction with Area/

Div/Independent Sub Area/Independent Brigade Group/Independent

Brigade Area/Independent Brigade Commander, arrange

such classes at training centres in their command as may

be necessary, within the limits of the funds available, and publish

the places and dates of assembly as necessary.

96. Principles of Training—(a) In the limited time available

for the training of the Territorial Army in peace, it is not to be

expected that, as a whole, it can be trained up to the standard

of regular troops, though of course that should be the standard

to be aimed at continuously. The training should, therefore, be

directed to laying the foundation on which more extended training

can be based and should be confined wholly to such elements

as are essential to success in war. Basic principles of training can

only be laid down here. Training directives, which will vary in

accordance with the type of unit, and of necessity, be altered in

order to keep abreast of the latest developments both in weapons

and methods of warfare, will be issued from time to time

by Army Headquarters.

(b) In the case of technical units, efforts must be made to

enrol personnel with the requisite technical qualifications in order

to cut short the period required to bring a unit up to operational

standards.

(c) Basic military training will be imparted to personnel of

technical units before proceeding with their further technical

training.

(d) Training must be as realistic as possible. Distinction

must be made in the methods of training for personnel who have

the requisite qualifications and those starting from scratch, e.g.,

it would be a waste of time to impart preliminary instruction to an

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ex-serviceman in handling of a weapon in which he has attained

proficiency prior to his release or discharge from the regular

army. Similarly in the case of technical units, personnel should

be so grouped so that the standard of proficiency of those in

any one group undergoing training is approximately the same.

Thus time can be saved and instruction imparted in accordance

with the requirements of individuals.

During training stress should be laid:

(i) on the adaptability and liveliness and readiness to handle

diverse equipment;

(ii) on initiative and building up of character and self-confidence;

(iii) upon the cleanliness of the body, of clothing and of one’s

surroundings;

(iv) upon physical fitness, nerve and determination.

(v) upon producing an efficient body of officers and noncommissioned

officers to serve both as instructors and

leaders;

(vi) on thoroughly instructing the rank and file, at first individually

and then in small tactical units.

97. Objects of Training—Territorial Army units, in order that

they may fulfil their functions satisfactorily, must be sufficiently

trained in time of peace :–

(a) to be able, after a short period of intensive training, to

relieve the regular army, in time of war or national

emergency, of garrison, internal security and other less

exacting duties, and later, to take their places in the

field beside the regular army for the defence of their

country, and

(b) in the event of internal disturbances, to act in support

of the Civil Power.

98. System of Training—The essential feature of efficient

training is that it should be systematic and progressive, which

can only be assured by the adoption of the training system as

laid down in the various training manuals, under which regimental

officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers

are responsible to their commanding officer for the success of this

and carrying out entirely the training and instruction of their own

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men. The system will be materially assisted by the arrangement

of a definite scheme of instruction for each sub-unit by its

commander under the general supervision of the commanding

officer.

99. Success of Training—The success of the training will depend

on the standard of military knowledge amongst the officers,

warrant officers and non-commissioned officers and on their ability

to instruct their men intelligently. It is one of the most important

of a commanding officer’s duties to ensure that all his officers and

non-commissioned officers are thoroughly trained both as commanders

and as instructors of their subordinates. He must ensure

that they are afforded facilities for obtaining the necessary instruction

and that they avail themselves of these facilities.

100. Responsibility for Training—(a) It is the duty of the

sub-unit commanders, assisted by the Adjutant and Staff, to give

instructions, under the orders of the Commanding officer.

(b) The second-in-command under the orders of the commanding

officer is especially charged with the thorough instruction

of officers in their duties and with their preparation for examination.

The fact that courses are to be arranged by Sub-Area or

higher authorities to assist officers to acquire further knowledge

of their profession in no way absolves him from the duty of

instructing officers of all ranks.

101. Instructional staff from the Regular Army—Instructional

staff may be seconded from the regular army to a unit or a

group of units of the Territorial Army. Their duties, in so far as

the training of the unit is concerned, are mainly those of instructing,

under the orders of the commanding officer, the officers,

warrant officers and non-commissioned officers of the unit, and

of supervising the instruction given by them to the men.

102. System of Instruction—The instructional staff may also

be used when necessary for the elementary training of recruits.

But the system to be aimed at, as far as possible, is that officers

should be the instructors of their own warrant officers and noncommissioned

officers, and that officers, warrnat officers and noncommissioned

officers, and the instructional staff, should instruct

their own men. By this means only can officers, warrant officer

and non-commissioned officers acquire the habit of command and

powers of instruction and become, as they should be, the leaders

of their men.

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103. Training—Provincial Units—The training of Provincial

units will consist of Recruit and Annual Trainig as prescribed

in Rules 19 and 20.

104. Training—Urban Units—The training of urban units

will consist of a fixed number of drills to be performed throughout

the year, with a short period of continuous training in camp,

as prescribed in Rules 19 and 20 and the completion of musketry

course laid down.

105. Voluntary Training—Any enrolled person may be embodied

under the orders of the Area/Div/Independent Sub Area/

Independent Brigade Group/Independent Brigade Commander/

TA Group Commander in which the unit is located, for such

periods of voluntary training as may be, from time to time,

sanctioned by the Central Government.

106. Training Directives—Training directives will be issued

by Army Headquarters from time to time.

107. Annual Musketry Course—The annual musketry courses

for recruits and for trained soldiers are shown in Appendix XV.

The permanent practice scales of small arms ammunition will be

as authorised in Army Instructions from time to time. For certain

types of units modified range courses may be prescribed by

Army Headquarters. Government ranges when available will be

used for musketry practice with the approval of the Sub-Area

Commander concerned.

108. Physical Training—Instructions for the Physical Training

of Recruits and Trained soldiers are given in Appendix XVI.

2. CARE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION

109. Responsibility of Commanding Officer regarding Care

and Custody of Arms and Ammunition—The Commanding Officer

of a unit of the Territorial Army is responsible for the issue

of the necessary standing orders and instructions for the care

and custody of arms and ammunition in his charge. These orders

and instructions will be based on the orders on this subject containted

in Regulations for the Army and will include such

special orders and instructions as may be required for the care

and custody of arms and ammunition when the unit is in camp.

110. Tampering with Arms and Equipment—The following

order will be fixed to the doors of all armories and orderly

rooms :-

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“Members of the Territorial Army must not under any pretext

tamper with their arms and equipment. If the action or any

other part of a weapon is found to have been tampered with, it

will be repaired at the expense of the individual concerned.

Disciplinary action will also be taken against the individual(s)

concerned for wilful neglect”.

111. Recovery of Cost of Repair to Arms—The State undertakes

the repair of arms issued to units of the Territorial Armywhen

repairs are required owing to fair wear and tear, no charge

is made, but charges for repairs and replacements due to any

other cause than fair wear and tear will be assessed under the

rules in force in Regulations for the army in India and recovered

from the unit or individual concerned.

112. Examination by Assistant Inspector of Armourers—

Assistant Inspector of Armourers will examine and report on the

arms of units of the Territorial Army as in the case of a regular

unit as also on the work of the Unit Armourer.

113. Precautions—Cartridges Drill and Blank Ammunition—

Before blank ammunition or cartridges drill are issued on parade,

the officer or instructor will personally inspect all rifles, magazines,

pouches and bandoilers to ascertain that they contain no ball

ammunition.

114. Rules for Storage of Ammunition—The Rules for storage

of ammunition in regimental magazines will be observed, and

in every magazine a copy of IAFO 2638 will be prominently displayed.

115. Storage of Ammunition—The storage of ammunition

on charge of unit of the Territorial Army will be arranged by

the competent military authority, who will decide whether the

whole or any part is to be kept in the magazine or magazines

of such unit, or in the magazine of a regular unit, or in an

arsenal.

116. Use or Disposal of Ammunition other than for Government

Purpose—The use or disposal of ammunition issued to a

unit of the Territorial Army other than that for Government

purpose is strictly prohibited.

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117. Unauthorised possession of Ammunition—A soldier of

the Territorial Army, unless otherwise ordered, is strictly forbidden:-

(a) to carry any rounds of ball ammunition to a place of

parade or instruction, or

(b) to take any Government ammunition away from a rifle

range or place of instruction.

An order to this effect will be published annually in unit orders

at the commencement of training. This provision will also be

embodied in unit standing ordes.

118. Issue of Ammunition for Range Practices—Ammunition

for Musketry practice or competition will always be issued

on the range. Ammunition will be conveyed to the range in bulk

under unit arrangements.

119. Checking etc., of Unexpended Balance of Ammunition—

The issue of ammunition from the regimental or depot magazine

will be made by the Quartermaster or other responsible officer.

The company, etc, commander will inspect all ammunition issued

for the use of his company etc., and will be personally responsible

for the correctness of the description and quantity of ammunition

drawn, and for the care and expenditure of such ammunition.

He will also personally check any unexpended balance of ammunition

when collected from the men and will be responsible for

its return to the magazine.

120. Inspection of Ammunition by Commanding Officer—

All ammunition on regimental charge will be inspected at least

once a month by the commanding officer or an officer deputed

by him. Touring Ordnance officer will carry out the inspection

of the ammunition as in the case of regular army units.

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CHAPTER VII—GENERAL DUTIES

1. LEAVE

121. Leave—Permanent Staff—Leave for military personnel

of the permanent and instructional staff will be governed by leave

rules for personnel of the regular army as revised from time to

time except that the leave sanctioning authority in case of OsC

and Second-in-Command of unembodied TA units will be T.A.

Group Commander at the Command Headquarters concerned.

During Annual and Recruit training no leave, except on

medical certificate or compassionate grounds, will be granted.

Note—The restriction laid down in the second-sub para will

not be insisted upon in the case of the units which carry out

training in batches. provided that the sanctioning authority is

satisfied that the grant of leave during training period will not

have any adverse effect on the efficiency of the unit training.

122. Leave—Temporary Clerks—Clerks employed with the

units of the Territorial Army whose services are temporary or

non-pensionable may be granted :-

(a) leave as laid down in Army Instructions from time to

time.

(b) Casual leave not exceeding 15 days in the year at the

discretion of the officer commanding provided no substitute

is employed or no extra expenditure is incurred.

123. Leave—During Training other than Employment on

the Permanent Administrative or Instructional Staff—In case of

sickness or in circumstances beyond their personal control, leave

of absence from camp may be granted at the discretion of the

commanding officer. Applications for leave of absence from all

periods of training should be rare and will be examined with a

view to deciding whether the retention of the applicant is desirable.

Applications for leave should in case of sickness be

supported by medical certificate from a medical officer not below

the status of an Assistant Surgeon; in other cases by a certificate

from head of the department or employer or be otherwise substantiated.

124. Leave—When called out or Embodied for Service—

*(a) Territorial Army personnel embodied for service under TA

Rule 33 will from the date of their embodiment be governed by the

same leave rules as for the regular Army except that they will be granted

annual leave equal to one-sixth of their actual embodied service subject

to the maximum limit of annual leave prescribed for the regular Army.

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Provided that such leave will be granted to them irrespective of the

condition of continued embodiment of the individual concerned during

the leave period.

*(Auth –Case No 59910/GS/TA-3(a) 2846B D(GS-VI)

M of F(Def) U.O. No- 2710-PD of 1978)

**(b) TA pers who could not avail Annual leave due to exigencies

of service and also could not proceed on Annual leave on the last day

of embodiment due to extension of embodiment period are permitted to

carry forward their unavailed Annual leave to the next year of their

embodiment.

**(Auth-Case No 59910/GS/TA-3(a)38213/D(GS-VI)

Min of Def (Fin) UO No 279/GS/93)

2. DUTIES IN AID OF THE CIVIL POWER

125. Liability of Territorial Army Personnel in Aid of Civil

Power—The liability of personnel of the Territorial Army to be

called out in aid of the Civil Power is as defined in Section

7(3)(a) of the Act.

3. EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CIVIL ORGANISATIONS

126. Employment with the Civil Organisations—(a) Personnel

of the Territorial Army are not permitted to join any civil

organisations like Special/Reserve Police Home Guards and

Raksha Dal which provide part-time employment only.

(b) TA personnel desirous of joining Police, GREF and

like forces on full time basis are permitted to do so. Applications

for employment in the police, GREF and like forces will

be made through the officer commanding unit, who will, on

receipt of intimation from the civil authorities concerned, take

necessary steps to discharge the other ranks affected, and in case

of officers and JCOs, their resignations will be forwarded to

Army Headquarters through normal channels.

(c) Members of the Police and the above mentioned organisations

will not be permitted to join the Territorial Army.

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4. REPORTS OF DEALTH, INJURY AND ILLNESS

127. Reports of Death, Injury and Illness—If any member

of the Territorial Army dies or is seriously injured or becomes

seriously or dangerously ill while undergoing training or when

in camp the matter will be notified by telegram to the next of

kin by the officer under whose immediate command the member

of the Territorial Army is serving at the time.

The telegram to the next of kin will in all cases be confirmed

by a letter, written and signed by an officer giving full particulars

of the death, injury or illness.

5. GUARDS OF HONOUR AND ESCORTS

128. Guards of Honour and Escorts—The composition and

strength of a guard of honour or escort will be in accordance

with procedure in force in the regular army.

No body of officers or soldiers of the Territorial Army will

take part in any public procession or ceremony, or form a guard

of honour or escort except, when ordered or allowed to do so by

competent military authority.

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CHAPTER VIII—UNIFORM, CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND ACCOMMODATION

1. GENERAL

129. Application of “Regulation for the Equipment of the

Army”—The provision of the Regulations for the Equipment of

the Army will apply to the Territorial Army in all cases except

where otherwise stated in these Regulations.

129A. Dress—Territorial Army—Territorial Army Personnel

will wear the same dress including badges and buttons as of

the Corps/Regts to whom they are affiliated. The letters “TA”

will, however, be worn below the shoulder titles, except in the

case of Infantry, where these letters will be worn below the

number of the battalion e.g. #“101 INF BN” In the case of TA

TA

Personal of units affiliated to the brigade of the Guards

they will wear arm titles e.g. #“117 INF BN (TA)” in lieu

of their shoulder titles worn at present.

#(Auth-Case No 51062/GS/TA3(a)/2809/B/D(GS-VI)

Min of Fin(Def) uo No 2452/GSI of 1978)

The personnel of the regular army seconded to the Territorial

Army will continue to be governed by the rules regarding

dress of their parent Corps/Regts.

2. UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT—OFFICERS

130. Uniform and Mess Dress—Officers-Officers of the

Territorial Army are required to provide themselves with uniform

and equipment as laid down in Appendices XVII and XVIII.

Officers will wear such dress in mess, as is ordered by the

Commanding Officers.

131. Purchase from Army Ordnance Corps—Territorial

Army Officers are entitled to purchase articles on payment from

Ordnance Depots under the same terms and conditions as are

applicable to officers of the regular army.

3. WEARING OF UNIFORM

132. Wearing of Uniform—The following are the only

occasions on which uniform may be worn by officers and other

ranks of the Territorial Army:–

(a) Recruit or Annual traning of their unit.

(b) Military parades as spectators.

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(c) Military or civil functions for which court levee or

military uniform is prescribed.

(d) Weddings or funerals at which regimental military officers

and gazetted civil officers wear uniform.

(e) When attached to any regular unit for training.

(f) When summoned to an interview by a regular army

officer.

4. CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT—JUNIOR COMMISSIONED

OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN

133. Scale of Clothing and Equipment—Junior Commissioned

Officer—Junior Commissioned officers will provide themselves

with the scale of clothing as laid down in Appendix XVII

out of their out-fit allowance. Subsequent replacement will also

be on payment. The scale of equipment, which will be issued

free, is laid down in Appendix XVIII.

134. Scale of Clothing and Necessaries—

(1) Warrant officers and Other Ranks—

Warrant Officers and Other Ranks

of the Territorial Army will be issued free with the

scale of clothing as laid down in Appendix XIX. Subsequent

free replacement will be made subject to the periods of wear of

the various articles of clothing and necessaries laid down in

Appendix XX.

(2) These Territorial Army personnel (except JCOs) on embodiment

for military service will be changed over from free

replacement system to clothing allowance system as for the

regular Army (except when their units are intended to be sent

immediately or within the next three months from the date of

embodiment to a theatre of operations where this system does

not operate). A board of survey will be held at the time of

embodiment and the following action taken:–

(a) Articles authorised to the individuals under these Regulations

which they are required to retain on embodiment

for service and which in the opinion of the Board

have less than three months life under active service

conditions will be replaced free. Any articles found

deficient/unserviceable due to reasons other than fair,

wear and tear will, however, be replaced on payment

at payment issue rates.

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(b) Additional items of clothing not authorised in these

regulations but required to complete to scales as for

regular army personnel will be issued free.

(3) Likewise Board of Survey will also be held at the time

of disembodiment of Territorial Army units and the following

action taken:–

(a) Articles of personal clothing and necessaries falling

within the scale of disembodied TA personnel which

have less than three months life under active service

conditions will be replaced at individuals’ expense at

the special recovery rates.

(b) Items of clothing held surplus to the scales of disembodied

Territorial Army personnel will be withdrawn

and returned to the appropriate Ordinance Depots.

Cost at special rates will be recovered from the individuals

in respect of such surplus items which have less

than three months life under active service conditions.

(c) Articles found deficient having been lost stolen or

rendered unserviceable through neglect will be made

good at the individuals expense at special recovery rates

plus 5 per cent or the payment issue rates whichever

are higher. No recovery will be effected in case it is

proved to the satisfaction of the unit Commander that

the deficiency was caused by the circumstances beyond

the individual’s control.

(4) Clothing allowance to Territorial Army personnel on

embodiment, will be admissible from the first of the month in

which the Board of Survey is held. Similarly on disembodiment

the clothing allowance will be stopped from the first of the month

in which the Board of Survey is held. Territorial Army units

which are intended to be sent immediately or within the next

three months from the date of embodiment to a theatre of operations

where clothing allowance system does not operate, will

continue to remain on free replacement system for the period

to be spent in peace area. Similarly TA units which are to be

disembodied immediately or within 3 months of their return from

theatre of operations will continue to remain on free replacement

system.

135. Additional Items of Clothing—In addition to the

ordinary scale, units will hold on charge additional clothing as

laid down in Appendix XXI. This clothing will be issued subject

to the conditions laid down in the above Appendix.

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136. Application of Clothing Regulation—The general

rules in respect of clothing are laid down in Clothing Regulations,

and except when at variance with paragraphs of the

chapter, will also be applicable to the Territorial Army.

137. General Orders regarding Indenting, Size, Scale, Replacement

and Stocking of Clothing—(a) Clothing and necessaries

for warrant officers and other ranks

will be supplied free on indent from the Army Ordnance Corps

supplying establishments. Ordinarily readymade garment will

be issued and the fitting rates of articles of clothing will be

admissible in cases where fitting is required.

(b) In order to provide for men whom readymade garments

will not fit, 10 per cent of the authorised cloth material

in any one indent may, if desired, be drawn and made up

regimentally. In such cases the authorised making rate only will

be admissible.

(c) Claims preferred on account of making and fitting will

be admitted at rates prescribed in para 218 of these Regulations.

(d) In order to ascertain the correct sizes suitable for each

man, specifications (Size scales) for each garment will be obtained

from the Ordnance Depot on which dependent. Full instructions

as to the method of measuring will be found in I.A.F.O.—

1446.

(e) In order to assist them in fitting out personnel and to

effect replacements as and when they become necessary, units

will maintain in addition to their authorised scale, calculated on

their actual strength on the 1st of April each year, permanent

stocks of clothing and necessaries up to 5 per cent of the number

of each article authorised.

(f) All clothing and necessaries which are condemned of are

not considered suitable for re-issue will be returned to Ordnance.

(g) All articles of clothing and necessaries, including foot

wear, issued to the Territorial Army are Government property.

(h) In the case of Provincial units personnel clothing and

equipment for other ranks will be stored with the unit and issued

when required for training.

Other ranks of Urban units doing training on the drill system

will be permitted to keep the appropriate clothing and equipment

in their personnel possession but will only wear it on

occasions laid down in para 132.

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138. Making and Fitting Charges—Claims on account of

making and fitting will be preferred of I.A.F.A. 115, which will

be submitted for pre-audit. The rates claimed will not exceed

those prescribed in para 218 of these Regulations, and the Indian

Army Form will bear a certificate that the work was essential

and that the rates quoted were the lowest obtainable.

139. Maintenance of Clothing Ledgers—Units will maintain

clothing ledgers on IAFZ—2286A for articles of clothing and

necessaries issued free. These ledgers will be subject to local

audit under the orders of the Controller of Defence Accounts

concerned.

140. Free Replacements of Clothing—Free replacement

will be made only on condemnation of any article of clothing or

ordnance equipment by the commanding officer. Indents for

initial issues or replacements will be submitted quarterly but

emergency indents may be submitted at any time for special

reasons, which will be stated in writing.

Every condemned article will be handed in. All repairable

and unserviceable clothing in this category will be reported in

the Memo form to the CAOC/ADOS/DADOS/SC(O) who will

arrange for the clothing to be conditioned by ordnance personnel

at the unit and disposed of as follows—

(a) repairable clothing to the appropriate ordnance depot

except as conditioned in (b) below;

(b) clothing beyond economic repair and all unserviceable

items to salvage.

141. Replacement of Outgrown Garments—When garments

are outgrown by the wearer and the commanding officer is

satisfied that a new issue has become necessary from this cause

and that due attention was paid to the instructions laid down for

fitting, the outgrown clothing will be withdrawn and taken on

unit charge for re-issue and new articles required, issued free, in

replacement. The life of the withdrawn articles will be determined

by a Board and noted when re-issuing.

142. Payment Issues—When warrant officers, non-commissioned

officers and other ranks of the Territorial Army are issued

on payment clothing stores which form part of their authorised

uniform, the charges for the payment issue will be the same as

for the regular army personnel as per Catalogue of Clothing.

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The commanding officer of the unit will certify on the indent

that the articles indented for are required for the individual’s

uniform.

143. Submission of Indents for Clothing and Necessaries—

Quarterly indents for clothing, necessaries and boots will be submitted

by the Territorial Army units on 1st of March, June, September

and December. Territorial Army units will demand

clothing from Army Ordnance Corps supplying establishments in

their own area of supply.

All indents for ordnance stores and clothing will be prepared

in accordance with the orders laid down in Regulations for

the Equipment of the Army, Part I.

144. Stock of Boots to be Maintained—20 per cent of requirements

of boots over and above the authorised proportion may

be maintained.

To arrive at correct figures commanding officer will work

out the estimates on the strength of their units as on 1st April

each year.

145. Responsibility for Safe Custody of Clothing etc.—The

soldier is responsible for the safe custody of all articles of clothing

and necessaries in his charge.

At the end of Recruit and Annual Training in the case of

Provincial units, when disembodied and on discharge, a soldier

will hand in clothing and necessaries in his possession, and will

be required to pay for any deficiencies and for wilful damage to

any article of clothing and necessaries.

146. Wearing of Badges and Shoulder Title—Territorial

Army units will wear the badges and shoulder titles as are authorised.

147. Distinguishing Armlets—A free issue of distinguishing

armlets will be made to the units at the scale of one per man as

required, for the services mentioned below :–

Runners—Red

Regimental Police—Black with letters `RP’.

Sanitary Services—Yellow.

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Renewals, if required, will be made every two years. These

armlets will be worn during all field training maneuvers, etc, or

when specially ordered.

148. Condemnation and Replacement of Clothing and Stores—

Condemnation of clothing and stores will be carried out by the

Board of survey and demands for replacement will be accompanied

by IAFO-2705 in duplicate. Stores and clothing rendered

unserviceable through other than fair wear and tear will be charged

against the unit or individual concerned.

Officers commanding units will ensure that each individual

under his command has sufficient balance credit in his account to

cover the cost of loss, or damage by unfair wear and tear, of

clothing and necessaries issued to him. Balance, if any, having

deducted the cost of articles lost or damaged by unfair wear and

tear, will be refunded to the individual on his being discharged.

5 EQUIPMENT

149. Maintenance of Ordnance Equipment—The Ordnance

equipment of the Territorial Army will be stored in unit charge

in the recognised stores, arms kots or armoury, or, if no such

stores, arms kot or armoury exists, under orders of the Area/

Div or Independent Sub Area Commander.

Units will maintain arms and equipment upto their authorised

equipment tables and in accordance with orders as may be

issued for various types of units by Army Headquarters.

150. Web Equipment Repairing Courses—Personnel of Territorial

Army units are permitted to attend courses of instructions

in the repair of web equipment held in arsenals annually,

provided they are employed on repairing such equipment in their

units. Such individuals will be included by Commands in the

total number of candidates authorised in courses of instruction.

151. Return of Hired or Loaned Stores—Stores issued on

hire or loan must be returned to ordnance charge on separate

vouchers, on which be clearly endorsed in red ink:

(a) The ordnance establishment from which the stores were

received.

(b) The number and date of the original issue voucher.

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152. Scale of Equipment—The scale of equipment authorised

for units of the Territorial Army will be as laid down in the

relevant Peace Equipment Tables.

153. Expenditure—Lamps, Wicks, Oil etc—Expenditure on

account of lamps, wicks and oil etc, for units of the Territorial

Army for use during the non-training period, is debitable to the

Defence Services Estimates. All stores will be purchased as repayment

issues from the department concerned or if not available,

then locally and the cost claimed on contingent bills from

the Controller of Defence Accounts concerned.

154. Indents for Replacement of Lost or Damaged Stores—

In case of stores lost or damaged, indent for replacements will

be accompanied by I.A.F.A-498, duly completed with the orders

of the competent financial authority who will decide how the

cost is to be adjusted.

6. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

155. Medical Equipment—(a) For Medical units, the scale

is as laid down in the Medical Mobilization Equipment of the

corresponding Medical unit of the regular army.

(b) For non-medical units, the scale is as laid down for the

corresponding unit of the regular army. But the medical equipment

will not be drawn by non-medical units until ordered by

the Deputy Director Medical Services at Command Headquarters.

The same will be drawn when so ordered from the Medical

Stores Depot in the Command.

7. ACCOMMODATION

156. Accommodation—(a) The buildings authorised to be

provided at the headquarters of a Territorial Army unit are given

in Appendix XXII. If existing accommodation is not available,

suitable buildings of an appropriately similar scale to those authorised

may be hired at the discretion of the Area/Div or Independent

Sub-Area/Independent Bde Gp Commander. No building

should be hired without previously consulting the local Military

Engineering Services authorities as to its suitability. Bills for

rent should be passed to the local Military Engineering Services

for payment for building rented.

Where no permanent or temporary accommodation is available

tentage will be used upto authorised scales.

(b) Scale of tentage for annual camps is laid down in Appendix

XXIII.

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(c) Compensation in lieu of quarters is applicable to members

of permanent and instructional staff on the same terms and

conditions as for the regular army.

(d) Territorial Army officers serving on the permanent staff,

who have been allotted accommodation (married or single)at the

Headquarters station of a Territorial Army unit will continue to

retain the accommodation in the event of their embodiment for

service under TA Act Rule 33 for so long as that station continues

to be their permanent Headquarters, as in the case of service

officers of the regular army.

(e) Territorial Army officers and personnel on embodiment

for service under TA Act Rule 33 and moving out to other peace

stations are entitled to accommodation as for the regular army

personnel serving in peace stations provided the period of embodiment

is likely to be one year or more. In such an event.

Territorial Army officers will be provided accommodation in the

manner laid down in SAO 10/S/86 as for regular army officers

and compensation in lieu of quarter will be admissible to TA

personnel at the rates laid down in Rule 280 P&A Regs (ORs),

when not provided with quarters in accordance with the prescribed

percentage applicable to personnel of the regular army. In

case the embodied unit moves to an Operational/Field service

area, the TA officers and personnel may be permitted to retain

married accommodation at the last duty (peace) station on the

same conditions as are applicable to service officers and personnel

of the regular army.

(f) If and when officers of the Territorial Army employed

on permanent administrative and instructional staff cannot be

provided with Government accommodation as laid down in para

156 of Territorial Army Regulations, 1948 they will be entitled to

the re-imbursement of house rent paid for privately arranged accommodation

within the prescribed percentage of 50% for married

officers and 50% for single officers under the same terms and

conditions as are applicable to regular Army Officers.

Reimbursement claims of TA Officers which are pending on

the date of issue of AI 28/64 will be admitted if the officers fall

within the prescribed percentage of 50% for married accommodation.

157. Furniture—Furniture for Territorial Army units will be

provided according to the scales prescribed for corresponding regular

army units.

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CHAPTER IX FINANCE

1. GENERAL

158. Custody of Funds—The funds and accounts of Territorial

Army units will correspond to those of regular army units.

Regular accounts will be kept of all public and regimental

funds and balance sheets showing in detail the assets and liabilities

of each fund on the date of the expiration of each financial

quarter, will be prepared.

The regulations as to the custody of funds are as contained

in Regulations for the Army, Rules 802 and 810.

159. Rules for the Administration of Regimental Funds—

The rules for the administration, inspection and audit of regimental

fund accounts are laid down in Rules………….. and

Instructions……………., Regulations for the Army. Quarterly

Audit Board will be convened to check all public accounts

and cash balances and audit the accounts of regimental funds in

accordance with the procedure as laid down from time to time

for the regular army units. General rules for the administration

of regimental accounts are laid down in the pamphlet “Regimental

Accounts—Indian Units”. The Controller of Defence Accounts

of the Area in which a unit is raised will arrange for any

instructions or advice necessary for the maintenance of the Unit’s

accounts.

160. Audit Boards—Provincial Units—In the case of Provincial

units only two audit boards annually one at the beginning

and one subsequent to the completion of annual training will be

assembled for the purpose of auditing the accounts of regimental

funds.

161. Banking of Regimental Funds—Rules regarding the

banking of Regimental funds are contained in Rules ……………,

Regulations for the Army.

162. Financial Powers of Officer Commanding a Unit—The

Financial powers of the officer commanding a unit of the Territorial

Army will be as laid down in paras … and …., Financial

Regulations, ………., Part I, as amended from time to time.

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163. Procedure for Controlling the Expenditure of Funds

Allotted for the Maintenance of the Territorial Army Under

Main Head 2 of Defence Services Estimates—Effective—It is the

responsibility of the authorities to whom allotments are made to

watch progress of expenditure and to see that the expenditure

does not exceed allotment.

(a) Budget Estimates for the ensuing year—When the estimates

included under a detailed head are controlled by Army

Headquarters, the head is said to be centrally controlled. No

estimates are required to be submitted by local authorities under

these heads. Details of (i) centrally controlled heads and (ii)

authority at Headquarters responsible for the control of expenditure

and initial preparation of the budget are shown in Appendix

XXIV.

When the provision included under a detailed head is distributed

to the local controlling authorities the head is said to

be locally controlled. Details of (i) locally controlled heads (ii)

the officers responsible for the preparation of these estimates and

control of expenditure and (iii) the channel through, and the

dates on which the Budged Estimates are required to be submitted

are given in Appendix XXV. The estimates of these heads

will be prepared by Units on I.A.F.(TA)-3. All estimates in respect

of locally controlled heads are forwarded through Controllers

of Defence Accounts who will exercise a check on the estimates

and record any corrections found necessary with reference

to the sanctions of competent authority or the progress of expenditure.

They will give full reasons in support of all modifications.

Corrections to the original estimates of locally controlled

heads should be furnished to Army Headquarters in the same

manner as the original estimates so as to reach them not later

than the 15th December, and thereafter major changes if any,

should be intimated as and when known but not later that 15th

January.

(b) Periodical Estimates—The process of estimating does

not end with the preparation of the original Budget Estimates for

the ensuing year but continues throughout the year. The various

other periodical estimates in respect of locally controlled heads

that are to be prepared in the course of a year and sent to Headquarters

in addition to the original Budget Estimates, are:–

(i) Preliminary Report—This estimate will show the extent

to which the sanctioned Budget Estimates for the

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year are affected by circumstances known or orders

promulgated either before or after 1st April which may

necessitate modifications in those estimates and will be

based on the actual expenditure for the first three

months. The estimate is required to be submitted by

local authorities to Army Headquarters through the

Controller of Defence Accounts concerned so as to reach

them by 15th August.

(ii) Preliminary Revised Estimates—This estimate is a

forecast as accurate as possible for what the actual

results for the year are likely to be. All important

changes tending to increase or decrease the budget

estimates as indicated by actual figures available or by

other circumstances which have come to notice are taken

into account, and will be based on the actuals for the

five months. Information required for this estimate

will be furnished by the local authorities to Army

Headquarters through the Controller of Defence Accounts

concerned so as to reach them by the 30th

October.

(iii) Revised Estimates—This estimate is by way of corrections

to Preliminary Revised Estimates which is a more

accurate estimate of what the results of the year are

likely to be and is based on the actuals for the first

seven months of the year. This estimate will be furnished

by local authorities to Army Headquarters through

the Controller of Defence Accounts concerned so as to

reach them by the 15th December. Major changes, if

any, to this estimate will be notified by local authorities

to Army Headquarters in the usual manner as and

when known but not later than 15th January.

(iv) Modified Appropriation—This is a final estimate for

the year and will be based on the latest known actuals,

and the likely expenditure during the remaining

period of the year. This estimate will be furnished by

local authorities to Army Headquarters through the

Controller of Defence Accounts concerned so as to

reach them by the 10th March.

(c) Control by General Officers Commanding—The authorities

enumerated in column 4 of Appendix XXV are responsible

for exercising an effective and continuous control over the

expenditure under the heads under their control so as to see that

the expenditure does not exceed allotment. To enable them to

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exercise this check, Controllers of Defence Accounts will furnish

monthly to the local controlling authorities statements of the

actual expenditure compiled under those detailed heads immediately

after the monthly compilations are closed. These statements

will show the serial number of claims admitted in audit

and the amounts debited against the allotment.

(d) Reappropriation of Funds—(i) The local controlling

authorities shown in column 4 of Appendix XXV may, with the

concurrence of the Controller of Defence Accounts concerned.

reappropriate saving under one detailed head to meet authorised

expenditure under another detailed head of the same minor head

under their control within the respective areas. Any excess or

savings anticipated after reappropriations between the detailed

heads will be reported to Army Headquarters, through the Preliminary

Revised Estimates which, if accepted, should be viewed

as the modified appropriation for limiting expenditure. Any

changes made at Army Headquarters, in the preliminary Revised

Estimates, will be intimated to the local controlling autborities

so as to reach them by the 15th December each year. In

the absence of any such intimation local controlling authorities

should assume that their estimates have been accepted. Transfers

betwen Commands, etc, may be sanctioned by the controlling

authority at Army Headquarters with the concurrence of the

Ministry of Defence(Finance).

(ii) Variations to the preliminary revised estimates may be

reported through the revised estimates and corrections thereto.

Any changes made in the revised estimates by the controlling

authority at Army Headquarters will be intimated to the local

controlling authorities by the 15th February annually. In the

absence of any such intimation, local controlling authorities will

assume that the revised estimates have been accepted as modified

appropriation figures. The authorities at Army Headquarters

will take into consideration excesses and savings reported by the

local authorities in framing their periodical estimates, such as

the Preliminary Report; Preliminary Revised and Revised Estimates

for the sub head as a whole.

(e) Excess over Estimates—In cases where excess over

modified allotments under locally controlled heads are noticed

after the close of the year, they should be brought to the notice

of the local authorities, by the Controllers of Defence Accounts

concerned. Local authorities will report all such excesses with full

explanations for the excesses to the controlling authority at

Army Headquarters through the Controller of Defence Accounts

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concerned. When this has been done the Controller of Defence

Accounts can remove his objection to the excesses.

2. PAY AND ALLOWNACES OF STAFF

164. Travelling Allowance of Regular Officers Serving with

the Territorial Army—Regular Officers serving with the Territorial

Army will be entitled to travelling and daily allowances as

are admissible to regular officers of the regular army under

existing rules.

165. Training Camp Allowance—A training camp allowance

at the following rates is admissible during periods of training

in camp of Territorial Army units :–

per day

Rs. np.

Officers of the Regular Army .. .. 10. 00

Clerks (excluding enrolled Clerks) .. 0. 50

Permanent Establishment (Class IV servants) 0.25

The issue of this allowance is conditional on :-

(a) The individual’s actually living, messing and sleeping

in the camp.

(b) The Sub-Area/TA Group Commander being satisfied

that it is necessary.

Subject to the above conditions the camp allowance is admissible

at the above rates, irrespective of whether the camp is

held within or beyond the individual’s permanent station and

irrespective of whether actual training takes place during the

whole of the camp period or not, for the full period of :–

(i) Recruit and Annual training;

(ii) Training additional to that prescribed under the Act

and Rules when such additional training is sanctioned

by the Central Government.

(iii) Preparing and striking camps.

Travelling allowances admissible for attending training

camps will be at the temporary duty scale, irrespective of the

period of such training. Individuals will, however, have the

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option to travel on permanent duty scale, but in such cases training

camp allowance will not be admissible.

Note—Daily and subsistence allowances are inadmissible

during the camp period.

166. Junior Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and

other Ranks of Permanent and Instructional Staff—Junior

Commissioned Officers, Warrant officers and other ranks of the

permanent administrative and instructional staff will be

entitled to regular army pay of rank and allowances under the

New Pay Code.

167. Reserved.

168. Civilian Clerks—The entertainment of civilian clerks

may be sanctioned by Sub-Area or equivalent Commanders of

TA Group Commander provided no enrolled clerks are available

for training. Such clerks will be paid at the prescribed scale of

pay and allowances for lower division clerks according to the

corresponding arm of the service as for the regular army.

169. Employment of Training Staff Previous to and Subsequent

to the Annual Training—To enable units of the Territorial

Army to take full advantage of the limited period prescribed for

their Annual Training, staff may be employed before and after

training camps for the purpose of pitching and striking camp and

issuing and taking into store clothing and equipment etc., to the

extent shown below :–

(a) Permanent Staff—Are always available, vide Appendices

VI and VII.

(b) Territorial Army personnel—Junior Commissioned

Officers and other ranks (other than permanent staff)

upto 5 per cent of the authorised establishment of the

unit at the discretion of the Area/Div/Independent

Sub Area/Indep Bde Gp/Indep Bde Commander or

TA Group Commander for a period of seven days

before training commences and for a period of four

days after training ends. Such periods shall be voluntary

and a volunteer shall obtain the prior written consent

of his employer, if any.

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3. PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF TERRITORIAL ARMY

OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS

170. Officers—Pay and allowances of officers including

officers of the Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) are laid

down in Rule 23 and Schedule III and IV.

171. Grant of Qualification Pay to Officers of the Territorial

Army—Territorial Army officers and Nursing officers will

be granted qualification pay in accordance with Army Instruction

issued from time to time.

172. Junior Commissioned Officers—(a) Junior Commissioned

Officers will receive pay and allowances including rations

or an allowance in lieu, as prescribed in Rule 23 and Schedules

III and IV.

(b) Junior Commissioned Officers will receive the lowest

rate of pay of rank in the appropriate groups of the New Pay

Code on entry into the Territorial Army.

For purposes of increments of pay, J.C.Os. will be permitted

to count all JCO’s service in their respective ranks in the

Territorial Army under Sec 7(3). (a) (b) & (c) of the Act.

Note—On joining the Territorial Army, JCOs will be

allowed to count for purposes of increments of pay—

(i) full paid JCO’s/VCO’s service in the same or higher

rank in the regular Armed Forces.

(ii) Previous called out or embodied service as junior

commissioned officers in the same or higher rank in

full and 1/4th of other service in that rank or higher rank

in the late Indian Territorial Force.

(c) Junior Commissioned Officers holding Honorary ranks

of Captains and Lieutenants will be paid in accordance with the

rank they held prior to being granted the Honorary ranks.

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(d) Ex-JCOs of the Territorial Army who are permitted to

relinquish their commission on grounds other than discipline or

inefficiency, will, on their recommissioning in the Territorial

Army, be entitled to count their previous service as indicated

below :–

Increments of pay—They will count their previous service

in the Territorial Army under Section 7(3) of the TA

Act 1948 for increments of pay. In their case, only

service in the same or higher rank will be allowed to

count. Any other service reckonable for increments of

pay will also count for the purpose.

(e) JCOs of Territorial Army units may be remustered from

one category to another provided they fulfil the technical standard

required of the latter.

The competent authority for remustering in the case of Territorial

Army JCOs will be the Additional Director General Territorial Army.

Other terms and conditions will be the same as laid down

for the Regular Army personnel from time to time except that

no training facilities will be provided in the case of unembodied

units.

173. Warrant Officers—(a) Warrant Officers are entitled to

pay and allowances including rations, or an allowance in lieu,

as authorised in Rule 23 and Schedules III & IV.

(b) Warrant Officers will receive the lowest rate of pay of

rank in their appropriate groups of the New Pay Code on entry

into the Territorial Army.

For purposes of increments of pay, warrant officers will be

permitted to count all service in that class in the Territorial

Army under Section 7(3), (a) (b) & (c) of the Act.

Note—On joining the Territorial Army warrant officers will

be allowed to count for purposes of increments of pay—

(i) full paid service in their respective ranks in the regular

Armed Forces;

(ii) Previous called out or embodied service as warrant

officer in that class in full and 1/4th of other service as

warrant officer in that class in

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(a) Indian Territorial Forces;

(b) Auxiliary Force (India).

(c) When called out or embodied for training no pay is

admissible for days of absence with or without leave, except as

provided in Chapter VII para 124. Territorial Army personnel

are liable to forfeiture of pay and allowances under the rule

laid down in Rule 51, P & A Regs (ORs) (Revised Edition 55),

when called out or embodied for military service.

(d) Ex-Warrant Officers of the Territorial Army who are

discharged on grounds other than discipline or inefficiency, will,

on their re-enrolment in the Territorial Army, be entitled to

count their previous service as indicated below :–

Increments of pay—They will count their previous service

in the Territorial Army under Section7(3) of the TA

Act 1948 for increments of pay. In their case, only

service in the same or higher rank will be allowed to

count. Any other service reckonable for increments of

pay will also count for the purpose.

174. Other Ranks—(a) Other Ranks are entitled to pay and

allowances including ration, or an allowance in lieu, as prescribed

in Rule 23 and Schedules III and IV.

(b) For all arms, on enrolment the recruit’s entry rate of

pay under the New Pay code will be given, but for further classification

upto Class 3, the service and educational qualifications

may be waived, provided the individual successfully passed the

prescribed test.

Personnel possessing requisite technical qualifications as

determined by the application of the prescribed tests, who are

recruited in the technical units of the Territorial Army to all

categories of the Various Groups (including Group ‘Z’) will,

however, be granted, on enrolment, skilled entry rates of pay

under the provisions of the New Pay Code and classified into the

lowest class of the Group. In such cases, however, the only

exemption permissible is Army educational examination, provided

they are in possession of civil educational qualifications as

laid down in clause (c) below.

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(c) For further advancement they will be governed by the

rules and qualification laid down for the regular army, but the

civil educational qualification may be substituted for Indian

Army examinations. The civil education equivalents are set

out in Appx XXX-A.

In the case of technical personnel of technical TA units,

service of an individual in a corresponding grade in the civil

employment (Wheather Government or Private) based on certificate

of the civil employer will be reckoned for purposes of

determining qualifying service in a class.

In the case of non-technical Other Ranks of TA units service

on part time engagement will be counted as shown below

for the purpose of service in class below for advancement to

class 2 only.

(i) Four year’s service on TA engagement will be counted

as one year’s service in the regular army.

(ii) Six year’s services on TA engagement will be counted as

two year’s service in the regular army. “Total man’s

service” prescribed for this purpose will not be insisted

upon. These relaxations will not apply to the award of

class 2 to those embodied for service. Such cases as

well as all case of award for class I will be governed

by the normal rules. Where, however, the normal rules

affect an embodied other rank adversely in comparison

with the above relaxations, in so far as advancement to

class 2 is concerned, these relaxations will apply.

(d) In the case of released personnel who may be enrolled in

the Territorial Army, pay will be given under the New Pay Code,

appropriate to the class which such personnel had attained at

the time of release provided the commanding officer is satisfied

that they are up to the standard of that class.

Note I- The element of Deferred pay include in the rates

of pay of other ranks and non-combatants (enrolled)_will be paid

to such personnel with their pay.

Note II- Classification of OR will be regulated in accordance

with para 174 (d)

(e) When called out or embodied for training, no pay is

admissible for days of absence with or without leave, except as

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provided in Chapter VII paras 121 and 124. Territorial Army

personnel are liable to forfeiture of pay and allowances under

the rule laid down in Rule 51, P & A Regs (OR) (Revised Edition

55,) when called out or embodied for military service.

(f) For purposes of increments of pay other ranks excluding

J.C.Os. and W.Os. but including N.C.Os. will be permitted to

count all service in the Territorial Army under Section 7(3) (a).

(b) and (c) of the Act;

Note- On joining the Territorial Army, other ranks will be

allowed to count for purpose of increments of pay,

(i) full paid previous service in the regular Armed forces;

(ii) Previous called out embodied service in full and

1/4th of other sevice in

(a) Indian Territorial Force;

(b) Auxiliary Force (India).

(g) The Control of entry into classes I and 2 under the New

pay Code will, for the purpose of sub paras (c) and (d) above,

be exercised on unit basis by the OC TA unit

(h) In the case of Personnel of Railway Engineers and

Signal (Posts and Telegraphs) units of Territorial Army, a certificate

of proficiency as set out hereunder from the head of the

Department will be acceptable for their initial classification and

further advancement on the basis of prescribed trade tests in

accordance with Qualification Regulations for Soldiers 1958.

CERTIFICATE OF TRADE PROFICIENCY

This is to certify that No………………………….Rank…………..

is working as…………………………….in………………………………….

(Department), is proficient in his trade of…………………………..

and is considered to have achieved the technical qualifications equivalent

to class………………………..standard required vide Qualification

(Regulations for Soldiers 1958).

Signature…………………

Designation……………..

Date………………………..

………………………………. Office Stamp/Seal

Signature of OC Unit (Deptt. issuing the Certificate)

Rank………………………..

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(j) Ex OR and NCs(E) of the Territorial Army who are

discharged on grounds other than discipline or inefficiency, will,

on their re-enrolment in the Territorial Army, be entitled to count

their previous service as indicated below :–

Increments of pay—They will count their previous service

in the Territorial Army under Section 7(3) of the TA

Act 1948 for increments of pay. Any other service reckonable

for increments of pay will also count for the

purpose.

(k) OR of Territorial Army Units may be remusterd from

one category to another provided they fulfil the technical standard

required of the latter.

The competent authority for remustering in the case of

Territorial Army OR will be the Sub Area or equivalent Commander.

Other terms and conditions will be the same as laid down

for the Regular Army personnel from time to time except that

no training facilities will be provided in the case of unembodied

units.

175. Bounties for Urban Units—*(a) Bounties will be admissible

to Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned

Officers and Other Ranks of Urban as well as Provincial units at the

following rates :– Rs per

Annum

Officers . . . . . Rs 450/-

Junior Commissioned Officers .. .. .. Rs 300/-

Non-Commissioned Officers and .. .. Rs 175/-

Other Ranks

Provided that they—

*(i) Complete 100 per cent of the maximum training

viz; 60 days, as prescribed in Rule 20(I)(b), including

an annual camp of not less than 14 days in case of

Urban units and Annual training for a period not

exceeding two calendar months as prescribed in Rule

20(I)(a) in case of Provincial Units ; and

(ii) Qualify in their annual weapon training

course.

**Note—Bounty will also be permissible to all TA personnel who

while undergoing training are embodied under Rule 33 of TA

Rules, 1948 and are unable to complete the training due to such

embodiment.

**(Auth—Case No B/54312/GS/TA-3(a)/952/5/D(GS-VI)

Min of Def(Fin) I.D. No. 691/DFA/GS of 1988)

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*(b) Three-fourths of the bounty shown in para (a) above will

be admissible to those, who complete 80 percent or more of the

maximum training prescribed as mentioned in sub-para (a) above.

*(Auth—Case No B/54312/GS/TA-3(a)/189/SO/D(GS-I)

Min of Def(Fin) UO No 9636/PD of 1996).

176. Medical Treatment—(a) All ranks of the Territorial

Army will be entitled to treatment by Military Medical Services

as for the regular army, during the period of training, courses

and embodiment, subject to payment of usual hospital stoppages

by officers and nursing officers. In the absence of military hospitals,

these persons will be entitled to medical treatment in the

civil/private hospital to the extent admissible to regular army

personnel.

(b) All ranks of the Territorial Army detained in hospitals

for the periods beyond embodiment in cases of disabilities caused

in, and by, performance of bonafide military duty or organised

games will be entitled to medical treatment as for regular army

personnel subject to payment of usual hospital stoppages by

officers and nursing officers.

Note—TA personnel who receive medical treatment under

this para in civil/private hospitals during periods of training,

courses and embodiment and who are transferred to the nearest

Armed Forces Hospital for further medical treatment under para

181, will be entitled to the same travelling concessions as are

admissible to corresponding ranks of the Regular Army for

journeys from civil/private hospitals to Armed Forces Hospitals

and again from Armed Forces Hospitals to their homes or other

stations not involving extra expenses. JCO’s WO’s and ORs,

NCs(E) will also be entitled to free rations or allowances in lieu

thereof for as long as they are entitled to pay and allowances.

under para 181 subject to the usual conditions applicable to

Regular Army personnel.

177. Reserved.

178. Dental Treatment—All ranks of the Territorial Army

will be entitled to dental treatment only in so far as it is sanctioned

for regular troops, during the period of training courses or embodiment.

They will also be entitled to repair/renewal of artificial

dentures at State expense, as for regular army, provided the initial

issue was supplied at State expense and the repair renewal

is not necessitated through the man’s own fault.

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179. Medical and Dental Treatment- Families- Families of

Territorial Army officers and other ranks will be entitled to treatment

by military medical and dental services, as for corresponding

ranks of the regular army on embodiment.

#180. Pension, Gratuity, Disability and Family Pensions—

(a) Pension will be admissible to other than civil Government

Servants and Civil pensioners at the rates and conditions

laid down from time to time in accordance with Appendix XXVII.

#(Auth—Case No 68699/GS/TA-3(a)/339/B/D(GS-VI)

Fin. Div U.O. No. 711-GS of 1986)

(b) Terminal gratuity will be admissible at the rates and

under the conditions laid down in Appendix XXVI.

(c) No disability contracted in, and by, the performance of

military duty shall entail any loss of pay and allowances for the

day or for the period of camp, as may be, which would

have been admissible had the disability not occurred.

181. Pay and allowances while in Hospital (i) Members of

Territorial Army incurring disability in or by the performance of

military duty (including regimental sports or games of military

character held with approval of the competent military authority)

will be entitled to pay and allowances for the period for

which they may have to be detained in military/civil hospital or

invalided out of service, subject to the following limitations :-

(a) For a period extending upto six months beyond the

completion of tenure on permanent staff or on disembodiment

of the unit as the case may be.

(b) For a period extending upto six months beyond the

duration of embodiment for training or service or beyond

date of incurring such disability during training in

urban units without having been embodied.

(c) For a period of three months in case of disabilities

incurred in the performance of regimental sports or

games of military character held with the approval of

competent military authority.

(2) For disability necessitating invalidment out of service

pay and allowances will be admissible from the date of occurrence

of disability to the date of invaliding out of service subject

to the limits stated above. Disability pension, if admissible under

the rules, will be granted from the date following that of invaliding

out.

(3) In the above cases, if the period of disability does not

exceed 15 days in a year, claim in respect of pay and allowances

will be admitted on submission by OC unit with the countersignature

of the OC hospital concerned. In case the period of

disability exceed 15 days, the OC unit will forward the claim

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supported by the proceedings of the Medical Board to Army HQ

in the case of officers and to HQ Command concerned in case

of others. Such pay and allowances will be admissible at the

discretion of the **Additional Director General, Territorial Army

in case of officers and General Officer Commanding-In-Chief in

case of others.

**(Auth-CS No. 269/III/86 Dated Dec 86)

(4) The provisions of this para would equally apply to civil

Government servants who are members of the Territorial Army,

except where specific orders may have been issued to the contrary.

(5) No pay and the allowances for the period of sick leave

(period of sickness outside hospital) will be admissible under

these provisions in the case of civil Government servants the leave

salary for the period would however be regulated under the normal

civil leave rules applicable to them.

182. Admissibility of Disability certificate by Commanding

Officer – For the purpose of aiding the Medical Board regarding

the disability being attributable to military service or otherwise,

the commanding officer of the Unit concerned will provide the

hospital to which the members of the Territorial Army may be

admitted with a certificate to the effect that in his opinion the

disability contracted is or is not attributable to military service.

If the disability is incurred in the performance of regimental

sports, the certificate will include the fact that the sports have

been held with the approval of the competent military authority.

183. Composition of Medical Board—The Medical Board

mentioned in paras 181(b) and (c) above will be composed as

under :–

(a) In military hospitals, the President will be the commanding

officer and the board will consist of at least 2 other medical

officers. The proceedings shall be approved by the Assistant

Directors, Medical Services of the Area, before they are disposed

of as laid down in para 181(b).

(b) If an officer or junior commissioned officer, warrant

officer or other rank is admitted to a civil hospital, the Assistant

Director, Medical Services Area concerned will be informed by

the Officer Commanding the unit. The Assistant Director

Medical Services will then arrange for a Medical Board. The

Board may consist of civil doctors not below the status of Assistant

Surgeon, and not less than three including the President.

The proceedings of the Medical Board will be sent to Assistant

Director Medical Services of Area concerned for approval.

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184. Medical Certificate on Discharge from Hospital—The

medical Board will, on sending an officer, junior commissioned

officer, warrant officer or other rank, home disabled, or discharging

him from hospital, give him a certificate stating :–

(a) whether he is in need of further medical treatment,

(b) whether he is incapable from following his trade or

calling and

(c) the minimum probable duration of his disability.

185. Sick Attendance—The employment of Territorial Army

personnel as sick attendants should seldom be necessary, but, if

their services are specially required, they will be furnished on the

written authority of the unit commander. Pay and allowances

will be admissible only for such period as is certified by the

medical authorities concerned to necessitate the employment of a

sick attendant. This period should normally not exceed one

month.

186. Death of a Disabled Person while at Home—

187. Pay and Allowances—Pensioners—In the case of pensioners

who are officers, junior commissioned officers, warrant

officers or enrolled personnel pay and allowances admissible under

regulations to personnel of the Territorial Army will be drawn

in addition to pensions of any nature received from the state,

except that, in the event of embodiment for service or on the permanent

administrative or instructional staff (as distinct from embodiment

for Recruit, Annual and voluntary training) the pay

and allowances of all such persons will be regulated as follows :–

(a) In the case of those drawing civil pension- The amount

of pay will be fixed after deducting the amount of pension,

including the commuted portion, if any. The pension

will continue to be drawn in addition to pay so

fixed.

(b) In the case of Armed Forces pensioners and Military

pensioners of former States Forces.

(i) Commissioned Officers—When the officer is in

receipt of a pension it will be held in abeyance and

he will receive the pay and allowances of his

appointment. The pension will be restored on disembodiment.

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(ii) JCOs/Wos/OR—An individual who is in receipt

of a pension will be eligible to draw that pension

in addition to pay and allowances and his re-employed

service will not count for any increase in

pension.

188. Pay and Allowances—Government Servants—

189. Funeral Allowance—If death occurs during embodiment

or training or is attributable to military duty or training,

funeral allowance will be admissible in accordance with the rules

applicable to personnel of the regular army.

190. Advance of Pay and Allowances—(a) A Commanding

Officer may, if he considers it necessary, advance to each member

of the Territorial Army during training a sum not exceeding

three-fourths of the pay due to him. The amount required will

be obtained by means of a bill claiming a portion to advance of

pay from the Controller of Defence Accounts concerned. The

demand should be based on the number of men attending training

and will be made in the following form :–

Rank | Number attending training | Approximate amount of pay

| | due

Total

Advance required for ¾ of total : Rs…………………………………………………..

Such portion of the advance as remains undisbursed at the

close of the training will be forthwith ;refunded into the Treasury

on a receivable Order (IAFA 507).

(b) Advance of Pay and Allowances of the Territorial Army

personnel called out in aid of Civil Power—The Territorial Army

personnel when called out in aid of Civil Power may be paid an

advance upto a maximum of seven days of pay and allowances.

The advance of pay will be paid from the Field Imprest on reporting

for duty by the Territorial Army unit or any other imprest

holder to which the Territorial Army personnel will be attached

for payment of advance of pay and the acquittance rolls sent to

the P.O. concerned. Further payments to these personnel as and

when made will be reduced by the above amount.

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4. TRAVELLING AND DAILY ALLOWANCES

191. Travelling and Daily Allowance to Recruiters—(a)

Travelling allowance will be admissible to recruiters of Territorial

Army recruiting parties at the same scales and under the same

conditions as laid down from time to time for recruiters of the

regular army.

(b) Subsistence allowance and free conveyance for Recruits

including Rejected Recruits—Subsistence allowances and conveyance

at Government expense will be admissible to Recruits including

rejected Recruits at the same scales as laid down from

time to time for Recruits for the Regular Army or the rejected

Recruits. These concessions will also be admissible to the Recruits

including rejected Recruits for their journey back home.

(c) While proceeding from their places of residence to join

their units, recruits after enrolment, will be granted advance of

ration allowance at the same scale and under the conditions as

laid down from time to time for recruits of the Regular Army.

192. Allowances and Travelling Allowance for Persons Presenting

Themselves for Interview for Junior Commissioned

Officer’s Commissions—The Recruiting allowance, the travelling

allowance and conveyance allowance payable in respect of persons

presenting themselves for enrolment in the regular army, including

rejected recruits, will be admissible to persons presenting

themselves for interview for Junior Commissioned Officers’ Commissions

in the Territorial Army.

193. Travelling and Daily Allowances—(a) Persons for commission

as officers proceeding to and from Selection Boards, will

be granted travelling allowance in accordance with the same

rules as apply for the regular army.

Candidates seeking commission in the Territorial Army when

called by before the preliminary Interview Boards at Sub Area/

Bde HQ or Area/Command HQ level, as the case may be, will also

be entitled to the same Travelling and Daily Allowances as are

admissible to candidates for commission in the Regular Reserve

of officers for preliminary interviews.

(b) An officer of the Territorial Army will travel and draw

travelling allowances under military rules as for an officer of the

regular army, from his home, or from any other place not involving

extra expense, and back irrespective of any change in his

home address during training, when called out or embodied, or

when detailed to proceed for attachment to a regular unit or

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when detailed to attend any authorised or local course of instruction

under the orders of the Area/Div/Indep Bde Gp/Indep Bde

Commander or TA Group Commander or when attending the

annual or any other training camp authorised by the competent

military authority, or when directed to serve on a court of enquiry

or audit board, or to appear before a medical officer for examination,

or when directed to attend a retention or promotion

examination or on transfer from one unit to another whilst employed

on the permanent administrative or instructional staff, or

other military duty undertaken under the orders of a competent

authority in circumstances entitling a regular army officer to

travelling and daily allowances.

(c) Officers of Urban units of the Territorial Army proceeding

to and from obligatory parades including various kinds of

authorised training referred to Rule 18 as well as administrative

duties performed by them for which pay and allowances are

admissible, will receive road mileage allowance at *32 paise a

kilometer for the actual number of miles travelled. A higher

rate may be authorised with the previous sanction of the Sub

Area Commander/TA Group Commander subject to the proviso

that the maximum rate of mileage allowance laid down in

Passage Regulations, for an individual of the first grade is not

exceeded. Territorial Army officers employed on the permanent

administrative and instructional staff will not however, be entitled

to any road mileage allowance for their journeys from their

residence to place of duties at their Headquarters and back. The

moves will be notified in Unit Orders and the claim to travelling

allowance will be supported by these orders.

*(Auth—CS No. 263/II/84)

(d) Free conveyance to convicts and prisoners—Officers declared

deserters or absentees of the Territorial Army when brought

back to their units or elsewhere for trial after apprehension and

those sentenced to penal servitude, imprisonment or detention,

travelling to and from a military prison or detention barracks

and the necessary escorts, will be granted free conveyance as

admissible to the regular army officers. Free conveyance will

also be admissible for their return home on acquittal or expiry of

the term of punishment. Baggage will be restricted to “Railway

free allowance”.

(e) TA Officers undergoing voluntary training or an authorised

or local course at their own Headquarters will not be admitted

the allowance of Rs 5 per day but mileage allowance

will be admissible to them subject to a maximum of Rs 5 per

day. In case an officer is required to live, mess and sleep with

the unit/formation he will be granted the allowance of Rs 5

per day, but not mileage allowance in addition. In the latter

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cases, a certificate will be furnished by the OC unit/formation

concerned as the case may be, that the officer’s living, messing

and sleeping with the unit/formation was necessary.

Note I—Candidates for Territorial Army Commissions who

have been interviewed in the first instance by Service Selection

Boards and not medically examined immediately but directed

to appear before Medical Board Tests at a subsequent date

are eligible to TA/DA at the rates and under the conditions as

are applicable to the candidates for the regular army commissions.

Candidates for the grant of TA commission declared medically

unfit temporarily/provisionally by the Medical Boards and

directed to appear at subsequent dates for re-examination by

other medical boards will be entitled to travelling and daily allowances

as in the case of candidates for the grant of commission in

the regular army.

Note II—Candidates for Territorial Army Commissions

appearing before Selection Boards will be eligible for DA at the

rates and under the conditions applicable to candidates for the

regular army. DA will be granted to officers of the Territorial

Army in circumstances under which this allowance is admissible

to officers of the regular army.

Note III—Territorial Army Officers when proceeding to

join duty on embodiment under Section 7(3)(a), (b) and (c) of

the Act, or when returning home on disembodiment will be

entitled to travelling allowances on temporary duty scale as

admissible to officers of the regular army.

Note IV—TA Officers when proceeding to join duty on

embodiment for service under TA Rule 33 or when returning

home on disembodiment will be entitled to travelling allowance

on temporary duty scale. If, however, the period of embodiment-

exceeds one year, travelling allowance will be allowed on

permanent duty scale.

2. Conveyance will be admissible to their families from and

to home station in case the period of embodiment exceeds three

months.

Note V—Territorial Army officers when proceeding to take

charge of permanent staff appointments or relinquishing charge

thereof will also be entitled to travelling allowance for themselves

and their families on permanent duty scale as applicable to

officers of the regular army.

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Note VI—Candidates of the P&T Department appearing

before OC Unit/DCSO Area concerned for interview/medical

examination in connection with the grant of commission as officers

and JCOs in comn Z Singnal Units (P&T) of the Territorial Army

will be granted travelling and daily allowance at the rates to which

they are entitled under the rules of their own service for journeys

from their duty station to places of interview/medical examination

and back. The full journey will, where necessary, be performed

on warrant in the appropriate class of accommodation.

Note VII—Travelling allowance claims after being countersigned

by the controlling officers and pre-audited by the CDA

concerned will be dealt with finally and payments made to officers

before they leave for their homes. Each claim will be supported

by a certificate from the officer concerned to the effect that he

undertakes to complete the journey and in the class for which he

has received payment.

Note VIII—The intention of the term “home” used in the

paras 193 and 195 of the TA Regs, is the “ordinary place of

residence”. In other words, officers, JCOs and OR of

the Territorial Army when called up for training, service or any

other duty will be entitled to travelling allowance or free con-

.veyance, as the case may be, from their ordinary place of residence

or any other station not involving extra expense, to the

place of training/service/duty.

194. Railway Warrants—Class I warrants by rail, river and

road are admissible to junior commissioned officers holding

Honorary commissions in the Territorial Army (with designation

of rank corresponding to the Commissioned officers of the

regular army) when travelling on duty at public expense as for

the regular army. The scale of servants and luggage will be the

same as laid down in Passage Regulations for corresponding ranks

in the regular army travelling on warrant. All warrants and

credit notes will be endorsed “Debitable to Territorial Army

Estimates”.

195. Travelling Allowance to Junior Commissioned Officers,

Warrant Officers and Other Ranks (a) Junior Commissioned Officers

Warrant officers and other ranks of Provincial units of the Territorial

Army will be entitled to free conveyance rail, river and sea

when proceeding from their homes, or from any other station not

involving extra expense, for cadre, Recruit or Annual training and

back, irrespective of any change in their home addresses during

the training, and at other times when proceeding on duty connected

with the Territorial Army. Junior commissioned officers

(not Honorary Commissioned officers with designation of rank

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corresponding to the Commissioned officers of the regular

army) and Warrant Officers will be entitled to Class I rail accommodation

and will travel on warrant form B-(I.A.F.T—1707).

They will also be entitled to free conveyance from place of

recruitment to their homes (irrespective of whether they receive

training at the time of recruitment or not) if they are not required

to proceed direct to the place of training on recruitment but

return to homes.

On the above occasions, junior commissioned officers, warrant

officers and other ranks will be restricted

to the railway free allowance of baggage.

They will also be allowed refund of any conveyance expenses

incurred on road journeys (combined or not) performed by them

to reach rail, river or steamer head subject to the following provisions

:–

(i) No such refund will be admissible if the distance travelled

is less than 3 Kilometers in each direction.

(ii) The officer commanding a unit may authorise any payment

made on this account at a rate not exceeding **16

paise a Kilometer.

**(Auth-CS No 263/II/84)

(iii) Where buses, tramways, or similar conveyance can be

utilised, the actual fares only will be admissible and in

all cases public transport facilities will be taken into

consideration in determining the rate of allowance, which

will not however, exceed the rate of road mileage allowance

admissible to corresponding ranks of the regular

army for the appropriate conveyance used.

When called up on embodiment for service they will be

allowed refund of any conveyance expenses incurred on road

journeys under the following circumstances subject to the conditions

laid down in sub paras (i) to (iii) above :–

(i) For journeys performed by them to and from their

places of residence to reach rail or steamer head.

(ii) For journeys performed by them to and from their

places of residence by road when these places are not

connected by railway.

(b) Junior commissioned officers, warrant officers and other ranks

of Urban units proceeding to and

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from obligatory parades will be allowed refund of any conveyance

expenses incurred, subject to the following provisions :–

(i) No such refund will be admissible if the distance travelled

is less than 3 kilometers in a single direction.

(ii) The officer commanding a unit may authorise any payment

made on this account at a rate not exceeding **16

paise a kilometer. A higher rate of mileage not exceeding

the rate of road mileage allowance admissible to corresponsing

personnel of the regular army for the appropriate

conveyance used may be authorised by the Sub

Area Commander/TA Group Commander.

**(Auth-CS No 263/II/84)

(iii) Where railways, tramways, or similar conveyance can be

utilised the actual fares only will be admissible and in

all cases public facilities will be taken into consideration

in determining the rate of allowance, which will not,

however, exceed the rate of conveyance allowance admissible

to corresponding ranks of the regular army.

(c) Junior commissioned officers, warrant officers and other

ranks of Provincial units when travelling in the circumstances

mentioned in clause (a) above, and of Urban units when travelling

on duty will be entitled to conveyance and daily or mileage

allowance from and to their place of residence as follows :–

(i) Junior Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers—

Road journey—Daily allowance for journey less than 32

kilometers and road mileage for journey more than 32

kilometers at the rates laid down in paragraph 138

Passage Regulations. Rail Journey—Conveyance on

Warrant and daily allowance as laid down in paragraph

132 (ii) Passage Regulations. Combined Journeys.

Mileage allowance is admissible for a journey by road

when it is combined with a journey by rail, but such

mileage allowance is limited to the amount of daily

allowance unless the journey by road exceeds 32 kilometers.

(ii) Other Ranks—Journeys—Ration allowance at the

same rates as are admissible to regular troops. Such

ration allowance will be admissible for every 24 hours or

part thereof of the journey provided the journey exceeds

6 hours, allowance between 6 and 12 hours being half

the ordinary rate and between 12 and 24 hours at full

rate. For journey commenced and complete between

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2200 hours and 0600 hours, the allowance will not be

admissible. Actual travelling expenses in addition to

ration allowance will in no case be admissible unless

sanctioned under paragraph 162, Passage Regulations.

Such expenses will be limited to mileage allowance as

laid down in paragraph 138, Passage Regulations.

Rail journey—Conveyance on IAF(TA)-11 or warrant

and ration allowance at the same rates as are admissible

to regular troops. Such ;ration allowance will be admissible

for every 24 hours or part thereof of the journey

provided the journey exceeds 6 hours. Allowance between

6 and 12 hours will be half the ordinary rate and

between 12 and 24 hours at full rate. For journeys

commenced and completed between 2200 hours and

0600 hours, the allowance will not be admissible.

Note I—JCOs, Wos, OR when proceeding to join duty

under sections 7(3) (a),(b) or (c) of the Act or when returning

home on disembodiment will be entitled to conveyance in the

manner and at the scale as admissible to the corresponding ranks

of regular army.

Note II—JCOs, NCOs and OR when proceeding to take

charge of permanent staff duty appointment or relinquishing

charge thereof will be entitled to conveyance on permanent duty

scale for themselves and their families as admissible to personnel

of the regular army.

Note III—Candidates of the P&T Department appearing

before OC unit/DCSO Area concerned for interview/medical

examination in connection with the grant of commission as JCOs

in Comn Z Sig units (P&T) of the Territorial Army will be governed

by Note V under para 193 of the Regulation.

Note IV—Conveyance allowance where admissible to JCOs,

WOs and OR employed on the permanent and instructional staff

will be regulated under the same rule as applicable to the corresponding

ranks of the regular army for journeys from their residence

to the place of duty and back.

Note V—The intention of the term “home” used in the paras

193 and 195 of the TA Regs, is the “ordinary place of residence”.

In other words, officers, JCOs and OR of the Territorial

Army when called up for training, service or any other duty will

be entitled to travelling allowance or free conveyance, as the case

may be, from their ordinary place of residence or any other

station not involving extra expense, to the place of training/Service/

duty.

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195.A. Free Conveyance on Discharge—Free conveyance is

admissible to TA personnel to their homes on discharge as under

:–

(a) On discharge under Territorial Army or the Rules thereunder.

(b) On services being no longer required, viz,

(i) For misconduct.

(ii) Unlikely to become an efficient soldier.

(iii) On reduction of establishment.

(c) Being found medically unfit for further service.

195-B. (a) Subject to provisions of sub paras (b) and (c) below,

Officers, JCOs and OR of the Territorial Army,

while embodied as shown below, will be allowed the same leave

travel concessions as admissible to corresponding ranks of the

Regular Army vide Rules 340, 341 and 349 Travel Regulations

as modified from time to time :

(i) While embodied in the prescribed manner for employ

ment on the permanent administrative or instructional

staff; or

(ii) When called out or embodied in prescribed manner in

support of civil power or to provide essential guards,

or for supporting or supplementing the Regular army.

(b) The above concession will be subjected to admissibility

of leave under para 121 or para 124 of these Regulations, as the

case may be.

(c) The leave travel concession under Rule 340 Travel Regulations

will be admissible to officers once in the second year

of continuous embodiment and thereafter every second calendar

year during such embodiment.

195-(c) Travelling Allowance to Territorial Army—Junior

Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks—Junior Commissioned

Officers and other ranks of the Territorial Army when proceeding

to and from their places of residence to attend approved

courses of instructions, including approved voluntary training,

attachments and for the purpose of military training, will be entitled

to the same scale of travelling facilities as are admissible

to the corresponding ranks of the regular army.

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195-D. Allowances to Personnel Employed in Railway Units

of the Territorial Army while Travelling to Attend Parades—

Personnel of the Railway units of the Territorial Army when

travelling by rail to attend parades (or to carryout administrative

duties in the case of part time COs)will be granted the

following allowances to extent indicated below for the period of

the journey :–

(a) Territorial Army Officers of Railway units of the Territorial

Army when undertaking railway journeys on free

passes in connection with training/authorised duty in the

Territorial Army will in future draw travelling allowances

under the Military rules normally as applicable

to corresponding regular army officers, deducting from

their travelling allowances claims for such journeys the

amount of the fares which but for the free transit, they

would have paid for self.

(b) JCOs, NCOs and ORs—Only ration allowance for the

period of journey at the rates applicable to the corresponding

ranks of the regular army. They will not be

entitled to any daily allowance.

195-E. Free conveyance to convicts and prisoners—JCOs

and OR declared deserters or absentees of the Territorial Army

when brought back to their units or elsewhere for trial after apprehension

and those sentenced to penal servitude, imprisonment

or detention, travelling to and from a military prison or detention

barracks and the necessary escorts will be granted free conveyance

as admissible to corresponding ranks of the regular army.

Free conveyance will also be admissible for their return home on

acquittal or expiry of the term of punishment. Baggage will be

restricted to Railway free allowance.

195-F. Territorial Army personnel residing in TRIPURA

Territory will be granted the following facilities when called up

for service or training in Territorial Army units located in

Assam :–

(a) Free conveyance by air from AGARTALLA to GAUHATI

and back.

(b) Advance of TA for Air travel mentioned in (a) above.

196. Privately Entertained Non-Combatant’s (Unenrolled)—

(a) Privately entertained non-combatants (unenrolled) of both

Provincial and Urban units when sent to an out-station on duty

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connected with their unit or when permitted to attend a course

of instructions will be entitled to daily allowance on the scale

laid down in Passage Regulations for individuals of the IV

Grade. For such journeys, officer commanding will pay the railfare

of the lowest class in cash and recover this as well as the daily

allowance from the audit officer on a contingent bill, countersigned

by the Sub Area Commander.

(b) The personnel referred to above when proceeding on the

above journeys beyond 8 kilometers radius from their permanent

station to places not connected by rail will be entitled to actual

travelling expenses by pubic conveyance provided that the officer

commanding certifies that :

(i) the journeys were of an essential nature;

(ii) the hire of conveyance was necessary; and

(iii) the amount claimed was actually incurred (receipts to

be attached).

197. Conveyance for Certain Individuals Called up for Temporary

Employment with Territorial Army Units—Ex-Officers,

junior commissioned officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned

officers (pensioners and non-pensioners) and pensioned

armourers, who are called up for temporary employment

with the Territorial Army will be issued with railway warrants

for their outward and return journey. The class of rail

accommodation will be the same as that which was admissible

to them prior to their leaving the services.

5. MISCELLANEOUS GRANTS AND ALLOWANCES

198. Pay and Allowances—Civilian Employees—Civilians may

be employed on the lowest nerrick rates of pay, on a scale not

exceeding that authorised in the case of tradesmen

of the corresponding units of the regular army during the

period of embodiment, and at the discretion of the commanding

officer for seven days before the assembly, and seven days after

the disposal, of camps.

Additional civilians establishment may, at the discretion of

the competent Financial Authority prescribed in paragraph 20 of

Financial Regulation, Part I, be entertained at the lowest local

rate to meet requirements. Civilians in lieu of combatants who

are essential for training and who are not available for enrolment

may also be so employed.

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199. Peons—The entertainment of one office peon per unit

at the lowest rate is admissible.

Additional Class IV establishment, which may include Class

IV servants other than office peons, may, at the discretion of the

competent Financial Authority prescribed in paragraphs 20 and

30 of Financial Regulations, Part I be entertained at the lowest

local rate to meet requirements without restriction as regards the

period of employment.

Office peons employed by units will be granted liveries at

government expenses as admissible in para 12, Appendix II, Financial

Regulation, Part II.

200. Armourers—An armourer will be on the permanent establishment

of all units, corresponding units of which in the regular

army are authorised an armourer. Where a Territorial

Army armourer is not available or is absent from the unit on

courses or attachment, an armourer from a regular unit may be

attached to the Territorial Army unit under the orders of the

Sub Area or equivalent Commander.

All armourers so attached will continue to draw their own

rates of pay.

201. Employment of Pensioned Armourers—If and when

serving armourers cannot be made available from regular units

the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command in which

the TA unit is stationed, may sanction the temporary employment

of pensioned armourers. The pensioned armourers will

receive pay as for armourers in the regular army, plus pension.

202. Permission for Clerk to Accompany Commanding Officer

on Recruiting Duty—A Commanding Officer of a Territorial

Army unit, when proceeding on recruiting duty, and when it is

anticipated that not less than 20 recruits will be obtained, may,

if he so desires take with him a clerk from the existing establishment

of clerks employed with the unit.

In the case of civilian clerks, travelling allowance will be

admissible under the rules and conditions prescribed for civil

subordinates in Passage Regulations.

203. Absence from Duty of Government Servants Enrolled in

Territorial Army—When Government servants enrolled in the Territorial

Army attend the Annual training, or courses of instruction,

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the period of absence from duty shall not be deducted from any

casual or other leave which may be admissible to them, and shall

be regarded as duty for the purposes of civil leave and pension.

204. Service of Government Servants to Count towards Increment

of Pay etc.—Government servants, called out or embodied

under Section 7(3) of the Act if on incremental salary, will

count such military service towards increment in civil pay and

also towards civil pension, if they would have counted for that

purpose their corresponding service in the civil department but

for their deputation to military service. As regards leave will continue

to be governed by the civil rules applicable to them before

transfer to military service.

205. Acting Promotions in the Place of Civilian Government

Servants Undergoing Training—Under Rule 36 of the Fundamental

Rules and Article 86 of the Civil Service Regulation, acting

promotions may be made in place of Government servants undergoing

training in the Territorial Army, who under paragraphs

203 and 204 of these Regulations, are treated during the period

of training as on duty for the purpose of civil leave and pension.

206. Free Rations—Provincial and Urban Units—During Annual

and Recruit Training for provincial units, annual and recruit

training camps for Urban units and also for both Provincial and

Urban units during courses of instruction, when called out in aid

of the civil power or when otherwise embodied or when taken

into and kept in military custody vide Section 9(2) of the Act,

junior commission officers, warrant officers and other ranks

of the Territorial Army will be entitled

to free rations or allowance in lieu on the scale laid down

for the regular Army.

Note—TA personnel who receive medical treatment under

this para in civil/private hospitals during periods of training,

courses and embodiment and who are transferred to the nearest

Armed Forces Hospital for further medical treatment under para

181, will be entitled to the same travelling concessions as are

admissible to corresponding ranks of the Regular Army for journeys

from civil/private hospitals to Armed Forces Hospitals and

again from Armed Forces Hospital to their homes or other

stations not involving extra expenses. JCO’s, WO’s and ORs

will also be entitled to free rations or allowance in lieu

thereof for so long as they are entitled to pay and allowances

under para 181 subject to the usual conditions applicable to Regular

Army personnel.

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207. Payment Issue—Army Service Corps Articles to Officers’

Messes—During Annual training officers’ messes may obtain

articles of ration from the Army Service Corps on payment

at the same rates as officers of the regular army.

208. Reward for Apprehension of Deserters—A grant of Rs

5 is admissible to any person who apprehends an individual of

the Territorial Army who is declared to be in a state of desertion

or absence without leave from his unit (other than an individual

who voluntarily surrenders himself).

The grant will be paid as soon as possible after the person

has been delivered into military or police custody.

When notifying a commanding officer of the apprehension

of a deserter from his unit, the District Superintendent of Police

should at the same time furnish the commanding officer with the

name and address in full of the actual person to whom the reward

is payable. As soon as the deserter reaches his unit in

charge of the escort, the commanding officer will at once remit

the reward by money order direct to the person entitled to it

whose money order acknowledgement will be accepted by the

audit authorities as a sufficient voucher for the amount paid as

a reward and for the money order fee.

209. Office Allowance—Office allowance for units of the

Territorial Army will be drawn on the following scales:–

Provincial Urban

Units per Units per

mensem mensem

| Rs Rs

For units with a total strength of 500 or more | 20 30

For units with a total strength of less than 500 10 10

This allowance is intended to meet expenses incurred on the

purchase of articles mentioned in the Annexure to Army Instruction

(India) No. 617 of 1946 as amended from time to time.

The cost of stationery obtained from the Government of

India Stationery Office, CALCUTTA, or the Command Stationery

Depot or purchased locally in accordance with the existing

rules is not debitable to office allowance.

To enable them to obtain their requirements of articles annually

in bulk units of the Territorial Army may draw, in advance,

a lump sum equivalent to their monthly office allowance

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for six months. In addition they will be paid one half of their

monthly allowance each month throughout the year, including

the month in which the lump sum advance is drawn. The total

amounts drawn during the whole year will not exceed those stated

above.

209-A. Office Allowance on Embodiment for Service—The

Territorial Army units when embodied or called out for service

under Rules 33 and 34, are entitled to office allowance at the

rates laid down in Pay and Allowances Regulations Vol. II and

other Government orders for the corresponding regular army

Units. The amount of allowance will be proportionate to the

period of embodiment.

210. Upkeep Allowance—Bicycles—The same rules as applicable

to the Regular Army will apply.

211. Supply of Stationary—Territorial Army units will draw

stationery from Stationery Depots on an ‘as required’ basis in

accordance with A.I.91/54.

212. Supply of Service Labels—Service postage labels will

be obtained in accordance with the procedure in force for their

supply by Civil Treasuries and military treasure chest officers.

213. Permanent Advance—(a) A permanent advance may be

authorised in order to provide the commanding officer with cash

to meet immediate payments. This imprest may also be utilised

for making advance payment, prior to the completion of training,

of messing allowance; musketry prizes; rail fares to men

who cannot utilise their warrants, in accordance with paragraph

115(V), Passage Regulations; recruiting allowance; pay of discharged

men, and cost of repairs to clothing. Such advances will

be adjusted after completion of training. The Area/Div/Independent

Sub Area/Independent Brigade Group/Independent Brigade

Area/Independent Brigade Commander/TA Group Commander

in consultation with the Controller of Defence Accounts concerned

will take into consideration the actual requirements of individual

units and will fix a suitable amount for the imprest.

213(a). Advance of pay and allowances will be paid to the

officers embodied under Rule 33 of TA Act Rules 1948, on adhoc

basis, for each rank as indicated below from the imprest accounts

of units in case they have not received their pay and allo86

wances from the CDA(O) till the 15th of the second month after

the date of their reporting for duty on embodiment—

2/Lt Rs 500/-

Lt Rs 500/-

Capt Rs 550/-

Major Rs 900/-

Lt Col Rs 1000/-

(b) The procedure for the maintenance of Imprest Accounts

in the Territorial Army Units will be the same as laid down

from time to time for the regular army units.

213-A. Advance for Regimental Funds—A refundable advance

will be granted to the reconstituted or newly raised units

to the extent of the following amount :–

(a) Infantry Battalion

Armoured Regiment

Regiment of Artillery Rs 2,000 each

Railway Engineer Group

Port and Docks Engineer Group

Comns Z Signal Regiments

(b) Other units Rs 400 each

Applications for such advances will normally be submitted

to Area/Div/Independent Sub Area/Independent Brigade Group/

Independent Brigade Area/Independent Brigade Commander/TA

Group Commander. Any application made after the lapse of

three years from the date of raising/reconstitution will, however,

be forwarded through usual channel to Army Headquarters for

obtaining sanction of the Government of India.

The loan will be granted subject to the following conditions:

(a) Advance granted above will be refundable in three

years by instalments of amounts not less than 1/36th of

the advance will be re-paid to Government during

each of the first and second years.

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(b) The advance will be liquidated earlier if the unit is disbanded/

mobilised prior to the expiry of the period of

recovery, and

(c) If the unit fails to comply with condition (a) above, interest

at a rate to be determined later, will be charged

on the outstanding balance.

The expenditure involved is debitable to Head ‘P’—Deposits

and Advances—Advance Repayable—Interest free. Advances and

recoveries effected should be credited to that head.

214. Monthly Band Allowance—Band allowance will be paid

for 3 months in each year in accordance with Pay and Allowances

Regulations, Part II, Para 571.

215. Advance for Raising a Band—An advance up to a maximum

of Rs. 1,500 may be made to Territorial Army units to

be repayable by withholding the monthly allowance.

216. Typewriters—Territorial Army units are entitled to typewriters

under the terms and conditions and at the scales laid

down in Army Instruction 295/50 as amended from time to time.

Officers commanding units will ensure that demands for typewriters

are based on the number of clerks authorised on the P.E.

217. Duplicators—Territorial Army units are entitled to duplicators

under the terms and conditions and at the scale laid

down in Army Instruction 295/50 as amended from time to time.

217-A. Repairs to Typewriters and Duplicators—The repair

to typewriters and duplicators will be carried out in accordance

with the terms obtaining in the regular army units.

218. Fitting, Making, Marking and Repairing Charges—(a)

(i) In the case of Urban units, the personnel may be attached to

Regular Army Units located in the same station for purposes of

making and fitting of the clothing, and in places where no regular

army units are located, actual making and fitting charges may

be paid subject to the limits shown below for different garments:

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Articles Making Fitting

Charges rate

R.P. R.P.

Blouse Celular/Bush Shirts or Shirts OG/

Khaki each 5.00 2.50

Shirts, Drill OG/Khaki (Universal), per

pair 3.00 1.25

Trousers, Drill OG/Khaki all ranks per

pair 4.00 1.75

The above arrangement will be applicable only in units

which have no tailors posted against their authorised establishments.

Note—Claim on these accounts will be submitted as prescribed

in para 138 of these regulations.

(ii) In the case of provincial units, where tailors are not authorised

on the permanent staff of the unit, tailors may be employed,

if necessary, seasonally for a period not exceeding two

months in addition to the period of annual camp ie, two months

before the commencement of the annual camp as well as during

the period of training, or one month before and one month after

the period of training under the terms obtaining in the regular

army.

Note—Only outside garments will be made regimentally both

in Urban and Provincial units.

(b) The marking of clothing, necessaries and equipment will

be carried out free in accordance with arrangements to be made,

regimentally, see para ……, Clothing Regulations ……., and Section

XXIII of Regulations for the Equipment of the Army, Part I.

(c) Officers commanding Territorial Army units are authorised

to recover on contingent bills the actual cost of petty repairs

to clothing on charge, upto a limit of Re. 1 (Rupee one) per

man per annum. This allowance will not include repairs to

boots, the actual cost of which will be recovered separately on

contingent bill. Bills for petty repairs will be supported by a

certificate from the officer commanding to the effect that the repairs

were not rendered necessary by culpable negligence.

Note—The term ‘petty repairs’ as used in sub para (c) above,

includes redyeing of clothing due to premature fading while articles

are in store during the non-training season.

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219. Musketry Prize Allowance—An annual allowance of

two rupees for every officer, junior commissioned officer, warrant

officer, non-Commissioned officer or man who completes his musketry

course will be placed at the disposal of the officer commanding

the unit for expenditure, at his discretion, on musketry

and other prizes.

220. Allowance for the Upkeep of Musketry and Range Appliance—

An annual allowance of three annas (19 naya paise)

for every officer, junior commissioned officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned

officer and man, who on the 1st April each year, or at

the option of the officer commanding on the first day of Annual

training is borne on the strength of the Territorial Army unit,

will be placed at the disposal of the officer commanding unit, for

the upkeep of musketry and range appliances. To this sum may

be added any recoveries made by the officer commanding on account

of lead and empty cartridges cases under Equipment Regulations

for the Army in India, Part I.

221. Charcoal for Drying Purposes—Charcoal will be issued

on an “as required” scale for drying the equipment and clothing

in store of Territorial Army units during the non-training period.

Issues will be made on the authority of the Sub-Area Commander

where conditions of humidity warrant the issue of charcoal.

222. Outfit Allowance—TA Officers—(a) Officers of the Territorial

Army will receive an initial outfit allowance as for the

officers of the regular army and will be required to provide and

maintain clothing and equipment as for regular officers. An officer

who has already drawn an outfit allowance from the Central

Government will be governed by the same rules as applicable to

regular army officers.

“(b) A JCO on grant of Honorary commission is entitled to

receive the actual cost of kit, subject to a maximum of Rs 800

and when an honorary commissioned officer is granted a Commission

in the Territorial Army, he will be entitled to outfit allowance

equal to the difference between the full amount of initial

outfit allowance admissible as a Commissioned Officer in the

Territorial Army and the amount he received at the time of grant

of Honorary Commission. Officers of the Territorial Army will

receive a fresh outfit allowance on completion of ten years `TA

Commissioned service or seven years’ effective service which will

consist of embodied service, service on Permanent, Administrative

and Instructional Staff and full pay commissioned service

rendered with the Regular Army, whichever is earlier. Where,

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however, an officer has only two years or less to serve before

retirement from the Territorial Army, the fresh outfit allowance

will not be admissible. The other conditions for the grant of ;the

allowance will be the same as for officers of the Regular Army.

The period of seven years effective service or ten years commissioned

service will as the case may be, count form the date of

grant of Honorary Commission.”

(c) The rules regarding recovery of initial or renewal outfit

allowance in respect of Territorial Army Officers will be the

same as Regular Army Officers with the following modification:

An officer who has been paid renewal outfit allowance and

who fails to serve for a period of three years from the date

the allowance became due, will be required to refund1/6th

of such allowance for each period of six months (or part of

such period) by which his service falls short of three years.

This will have effect from 13th July, 1962.

(i) No refund of the outfit allowance will be made if an

officer relinquishes his commission after completion of

4 years from the date of appointment to the Territorial

Army in case he received only the initial outfit allowance

or in case he received a fresh outfit allowance

after completion of 4 years from the date of entitlement

of fresh outfit allowance.

(ii) Officers who do no fulfil the condition in|(i) above will

be required to refund the initial or fresh outfit allowance,

as the case may be, as under:

(a) Those who relinquish their commissions after completion

of 3 but not 4 years after the date of

first appointment to the Territorial Army in case

they received only the initial outfit allowance or

in case they received a fresh outfit allowance after

completion of 3 but not 4 years from the date of

entitlement of that allowance …….. Rs 150.00

(b) Those who relinquish their commission after completion

of 2 but less than 3 years after the date

of the first appointment to the Territorial Army

in case they received only the initial outfit allowance

or in case they received a fresh outfit allowance

after completion of 2 but less than 3 years

from the date of the entitlement of that allowance

…………………..300.00

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(c) Those who relinquish their commission after completion

of 1 but less than 2 years after the date

of first appointment to the Territorial Army in

case they received only the initial outfit allowance

or in case they received a fresh outfit allowance

after completion of 1 but less than 2 years from

the date of entitlement of that allowance………..Rs

450.00

(d) Those who relinquish their commission within a

year after the date of the first appointment to the

Territorial Army in case they received only the

initial outfit allowance or in case they received a

fresh outfit allowance within a year from the date

of entitlement of that allowance…………………..Rs

650.00

223. Outfit allowance—Junior Commissioned Officer—(a) Ju

nior Commissioned officer will receive on first appointment, an

outfit Allowance of Rs **275/- and will be required to provide and

maintain clothing and necessaries on the scale shown in Appendix

XVII.

The articles detailed therein may be obtained by the officer

from Government by submitting a payment indent through his

unit. He will furnish to his commanding officer a certificate to

the effect that he is in possession of the articles enumerated.

(b) The sum of Rs **275 referred to above includes maintenance

allowance for the first year. In subsequent years a maintenance

allowance at the rate of Rs. 9 per month will be admissible

for periods spent in authorised training, when attached to

a regular unit, or when attending authorised courses. The annual

training of an Urban unit will count as two months for this purpose.

**(Auth—Case No 72165/171/GS/TA3(a)/2655-B/D(GS-VI)

M of F (Def) uo No 2448/PD of 1978)

The grant of clothing allowance as for the regular army to

JCOs embodied for service within one year from the date of

their appointments will, however, be regulated as under:–

(i) if the annual training for two months has already been

completed prior to embodiment for service, clothing

allowance will be admitted from the date of embodiment.

(ii) if embodied for service before completion of two months

annual training, clothing allowance will be withheld

for that period by which the training falls short

of two months prior to the date of embodiment.

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(iii) A Board of survey will be held at the time of embodiment

for service and any item of clothing authorised to

them in these Regulations having less than three months

life under active service conditions will be replaced at

the individual’s expense at payment issue rates. Articles

found deficient will also be replaced at payment issue

rates. Additional items, not authorised in these Regulations,

but required to complete to scales as are admissible

to regular Army JCOs will be issued free. Likewise

Board of Survey will also be held at the time of

their disembodiment and action as per para 134(3) also

taken in their case.

(c) A junior commissioned officer who relinquishes his commission

within 3 years from the date of first appointment to the

Territorial Army will be required to refund the amount paid to

him on account of initial Outfit Allowance unless the General

Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Command, on the recommendation

of the Area/Independent Sub Area/Independent Bde Group/

Independent Brigade Area/Independent Brigade Commander/TA

Group Commander waives recovery of the amount.

(d) JCOs of the Territorial Army will be eligible for a renewal

grant of outfit allowance of **Rs 275/- on completion of a

period of 10 years commissioned service (excluding embodied

period of service) on the same terms and conditions as laid down

for the initial outfit allowance. Where, however, a JCO has only

two years or less to serve before retirement from the Territorial

Army, the renewal outfit allowance will not be admissible.

**(Auth—Case No 72165/171/GS/TA3(a)/2655-B/D(GS-VI)

M of F (Def) uo No 2448/PD of 1978)

224. Outfit Allowance on Reappointment—(a) Neither the

Outfit Allowance nor the maintenance allowance referred to in

para 223 above will be admissible on reappointment or otherwise,

to an officer who has previously drawn a full Outfit Allowances,

except as stated in sub-paragraph (b).

(b) An officer who has previously drawn and outfit allowance

on first appointment to the Territorial Army will, on reappointment,

receive only the difference, if any, between the amount so

drawn (less any refund made to Government) and allowance

therein laid down. In such cases maintenance allowance will

also be admissible.

224-A. Mufti Clothing Allowance—Mufti clothing allowance

will be admissible to personnel when employed in the permanent

administrative or instructional staff of the units at the same rates

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and under the same terms as applicable to the personnel of the

regular army.

“225. Mess Maintenance Allowance in respect of TA units

will, during the periods of embodiment for training, be drawn

only on the basis of the posted strength of officers during such

training. During the periods of non-training, when officers of the

TA cannot be attached to messes of regular army units and are

authorised a mess of their own, this allowance will be granted

on the basis of the authorised strength of the Permanent Staff.

During embodiment of the units for service, under TA Rule 33,

this allowance will be based on the total authorised strength

of the unit concerned.

Initial issue of monetary grants, as and when allowed under

para 236, will be based on the total authorised strength of the

unit.”

226. Messing Allowance condiments—The monetary monthly

grant or issue in kind as for the regular army will obtain for

the Territorial Army.

227. Incidental Charges Grant—(a) The following allowances

towards incidental Charges Grant are admissible to :-

Provincial Units—

(i) Rs. 450 for periods of Recruit training of one month.

(ii) Rs. 450 per company or an equivalent sub-unit, during

Annual training of one month.

(iii) Rs 150 per company or an equivalent sub-unit for units

undergoing additional Annual training.

Urban Units.—

Rs. 600 per company or an equivalent sub-unit annually.

(b) Subject to the discretion of Sub Area or equivalent Commander

or TA Group Commander, the officer commanding units

may be authorised to draw advance against Incidental Charges

Grant equal to one half of the allotment for the previous year,

or for the current year, whichever is less, irrespective of the fact

whether the annual training camp is held in the beginning or

end of the year, provided that more than one half of the current

year’s grant is available.

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(c) Expenditure will be limited to the amounts shown above and will be incurred at the

discretion of the officer commanding in connection with training, subject to the countersignature

of the Area/Independent Brigade Group/Independent Brigade Area/

Independent Brigade Commander/TA Group Commander and to audit by the Controller of

Defence Accounts concerned.

(d) The cost of the following items will be met from the Grant :–

(i) Washing of clothing on “as required” basis.

(ii) Compensation for damage to crops.

(iii) Rent of camp site.

(iv) Clearing of camp site.

(v) Conservancy charges incurred in standing or temporary training camps in or out of

cantonments.

(vi) Water charges when the supply is not obtained from or through the agency of the

Military Engineering Service.

(vii) Provision for manuals, maps, etc.

(viii) Incidental charges on account of battle practices, e.g. chatties, bamboos, screens,

discs, etc.

(ix) Cleaning and polishing materials.

(x) Grass for bedding in camp and during voluntary attachment training under TA Rule

21. Charpoys may be hired in lieu, provided the total expenditure does not exceed that

normally expanded for the purchases of grass.

(xi) Hire of furniture and other expenses in connection with the maintenance of a junior

commissioned officers’ club.

(xii) Incidental and miscellaneous charges in connection with training when such

expenditure is not covered by other authorised heads.

(xiii) Hire and Purchase (under the authority of Area/independent Sub Area/Independent

Brigade Group/Independent Brigade Area/Independent Brigade Commander/TA Group

Commander concerned) of camp furniture and maintenance thereof.

#(xiv) Provisions of refreshments and other requirements during inspections and visits by

important personages.

#Auth – CaseNo 698331/GS/TA-1(a)/8435/61/D(GS.III)Min of Fin (Def) u.o No.

3837/M/GS of 1961).

228-A Annual Training Grant for All Units – Annyal Training Grant will be admissible to

all Territorial Army units.

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The procedure for budgeting and allotment of this grant will be the

same as for the corresponding units of the regular army.

228-B. Annual Grant—Engineer Units—Annual Field Practice

and Training Grant (Engr units only).

(i) This grant will be available to the Engineer-in-Chief who

will sub-allot according to the strength and type of training carried

out by Territorial Army Engineer units.

(ii) Officer Commanding Territorial Army Engineer units

requiring allotments from the above grant will conform to the

procedure followed by similar units of the regular army.

(iii) The expenditure from Field practice and Training Grant

may be incurred on items pursuant to the efficient training of

Corps of Engineers, such as:–

(a) Movements and Territorial Army expenses in connection

with bridging camps and other engineer training.

(b) Purchase of special items of Engineer stores, tools and

plant not included in Equipment Tables.

(c) Casual labour for training requirements (e.g. handling

of stores, manufacture of special articles, etc.).

(d) Purchase or manufacture of training expedients.

228-C. Technical Training and Instructional Equipment

Grant (for Signal Units only) –This grant will be available to

Signal units at the rates as laid down from time to time. Drawing

and accounting will be as for the corresponding units of the

regular army.

The following are legitimate charges against this grant :–

(i) Purchase of technical equipment not available from

Ordnance sources.

(ii) Purchase of wireless, electrical and other components

for making technical aids and instructional equipment.

(iii) Purchase of instructional and reference books.

(iv) Purchase of Post & Telegraph Stores.

229. Cook Houses, Latrines and Similar Structures—Expenditure

is authorised on account of erection and removal of cook

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houses, latrines and similar structures when free tentage, where

authorised, is not available. Expenditure is also authorised in

connection with the erection and removal of chulas partitions

and similar structures required to be constructed within free

tentage authorised. The actual cost to be sanctioned by Area or

Independent Sub Area/Indep Bde Gp/Independent Brigade

Area/Independent Bde Commander/TA Group Commander and

to be debitable to expenses of Defence Services Estimates.

230. Transport Charges—Occasional expenditure on account

of the transport of clothing, equipment and stores, provided

Government transport is not available, is authorised. Transportation

to be authorised by the Sub-Area or equivalent Commander/

TA Group Commander and the cost thereof to be debited

to Transportation Charges, Territorial Army.

231. Hair Cutting, Hair Cleaning and Washing Allowances—

The hair cutting, hair cleaning and washing allowances

will be admissible to personnel of the Territorial Army, when on

courses of instruction or called up or embodied for service or

for training or when employed on the permanent administrative

or instructional staff, at the same scales and rates as laid down

from time to time for the Regular Army. During training in

Urban Units as prescribed in Rules 19(b) and 20(I)(b) an

allowance of 2 annas (12 Naya Paise) per drill per member

may be made for every completed 2 hours of drill.

232. Amenities Grant—The annual per capital amenities

grant for Territorial Army units will be promulgated through Army

Instructions from time to time.

233. Mineral Water and Ice Allowance—During periods of

Recruit and Annual training and when attending courses of instruction

or when called out in aid of the civil power or otherwise

embodied, mineral water and ice allowance will be as

for the regular army.

234. Conservancy Allowance—The conservancy allowance

will be admissible to the permanent staff of Territorial Army

units at the same scale and same conditions as applicable to the

regular army.

235. Telegraphic Addresses—In telegraphic addresses, Territorial

Army units will use the word TERRIER preceded by

their unit designation, e.g., 101 SIG TERRIER DELHI.

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236. Issue of Monetary Grants for the Initial Equipment of

Officers’ Messes—General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Command,

is empowered to sanction the initial issue of monetary

grants upto the maximum amounts stated in the scales below

for the equipment of an officers’ mess for all units and formation

headquarters, provided he is satisfied that it is essential that the

unit or formation headquarters should form a Territorial Army

mess.

Scale of maximum monetary grants:–

Rs.

Mess of 1 officer . . . 150

Mess of 2 officers . . . 275

Mess of 3 officers . . . 400

Mess of 4 to 5 officers . . . 500

Mess of 6 to 10 officers . . 950

Mess of 11 to 15 officers . . 1,350

Mess of 16 to 20 officers . . 1,750

Mess of 21 to 25 officers . . 2,000

Mess of 26 to 30 officers . . 2,300

Mess of 31 to 40 officers . . 2,750

Mess of 41 or more officers . . 3,000

The above grants will be paid only when necessary equipment

cannot be issued in kind from stocks held by Government.

Where full equipment is not issued in kind, the total grant will

be reduced by the amount of cost of equipment issued in kind

from stock. The amount of the grant is liable to revision from

time to time.

237. Grant of Refreshment Allowance for Urban Units—

Urban Units will be entitled to draw a cash allowance of #*Rs 3/-

(Rupee Three) per head for every four hours of parade/drill completed

by junior commissioned officers, other ranks and non-combatants

(enrolled) for payment to them. The period of drill etc. done by

an individual on any day for less than two hours will be ignored

for the purpose of this allowance.

#*(Auth—CS No : 257/III/84)

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Chapter X-Documentation Report, Returns, Books and Forms

238. Reports and Returns—The reports and returns, as

ordered by the Army Statistical Organisation or any other authority

with their concurrence, will be submitted by all Territorial

Army units to appropriate authorities on due dates. Commanding

officers will ensure that there occurs no delay in submission of\

reports and returns.

239. Annual Inspection Reports, IAF(T.A.)-4—(a) Each unit

of the Territorial Army will prepare the Annual Inspection Report,

in triplicate which will be submitted as follows:–

To reach Inspecting officer by—15th April.

To reach Area/Div/Independent Sub-Area/Independent Bde

Gp/Independent Bde by—15th May.

To reach Command Headquarters—15th June.

To reach Army Headquarters—15th August.

(b) The report of reporting officers will deal primarily with

the fitness of units for the following rules :–

(i) Provincial Units—For embodiment under Section 7,(3)-

(b) of the Territorial Army Act.

(ii) Urban units—for embodiment under Section 7,3(a) and

(b) of the Territorial Army Act.

(c) On receipt of the reports, I.A.F.(TA)-4, Commands

will:–

(i) Add any comments of the General Officer Commandingin-

Chief to the Annual Inspection Report, and return

one copy to the unit, through the usual channel.

(ii) forward the other two copies to Army Headquarters

who will bring to the notice of the Chief of Army Staff

any reports which are exceptionally good or bad.

(d) One copy will be retained at Army Headquarters and one

copy will be returned to Headquarters Command, who will communicate

any additional remarks to the unit concerned, and retain

the report for a period of three years, after which it will be

destroyed.

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240. Strength, Casualty and Wastage Returns-Strength and

wastage returns of the Territorial Army units will be submitted

monthly on the first of each month on IAFsF. 3008. 3009 and

ASO Pers 1 (TA) and ASO Pers 2(TA). Casualty returns will be

submitted as and when they occur on I.A.Fs.F. 3010 and 3011.

241. Confidential Reports-(a) Confidential Reports will be

initiated and prepared in accordance with the instructions issued

from time to time by the Military Secretary. Annual confidential

reports on officers and JCOs of Territorial Army will be initiated

and prepared on completion of the annual training. Reports on

JCOs will be prepared on IAFI-1153 in accordance with the instructions

issued from time to time for the Junior Commissioned

Officers of the Regular Army and submitted through prescribed

channels and finally recorded and maintained by the Record Office

of the respective Corps/Regiment/Group.

(b) For this purpose the officers and Junior Commissioned

officers will be medically examined and, if necessary, may be hospitalised

for observation/investigation in accordance with the procedure

applicable to the corresponding ranks of the Regular Army.

Such medical examination will in case of provincial units be held

during the annual training in sufficient time so that the examination

is completed before termination of the training period and, in case

of the Urban units, the medical examination will be carried out

during weekly parades at the close of training year but not during

the periods of the compulsory annual camps. TA units such as

Railways and Post and Telegraphs or any other unit doing their

training for a continuous period of 30 days in the a year will carry

out the medical examination for this purpose during their annual

camps.

(c) Reports in respect of officers and JCOs who are exempted

from or fail to attend the annual training or who attend annual

training for less than the minimum specified period, will not be initiated

for that year. MS Branch, Army HQ, in the case of officers,

and Record Officers concerned, in the case of JCOs, will be informed

of the names of such officers/JCOs.

(d) When a report is of an adverse nature, it will invariably

be brought to the notice of the Director Territorial Army through

staff channels before it is finally recorded.

242. Record of Service-Officers-The record of service of

officers will be maintained on I.A.F.Z. 2041.

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243. Character Rolls-Non-Commissioned Officers-Character

Rolls I.A.F.D. 903 (Revised) will be maintained for non-commissioned

officers.

244. Army Publications Documentations and Forms-Unit

commander will ensure that the latest editions of army publications,

documents and forms required for their units are maintained

duly corrected in accordance with the amendments issued

in their respect from time to time. They will periodically review

the publications and documents in their possession and return

surpluses to the issuing authorities. They will produce them

when required for inspection.

The utmost economy will be exercised in use of the forms.

Stocks will be kept to the minimum and surpluses will be returned

to the issuing establishments. The forms in use are contained in

the publication, ‘Classified List of Army Forms and Books used

by the Defence Services, 1953’ as amended from time to time.

245. Documentation all ranks-

(a) Officers-Documents of officers will be maintained by

Territorial Army Officers Record Section. Territorial Army

Directorate, General Staff Branch, Army Headquarters.

(b) Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks

(i) Service documents viz., Sheet Rolls (I.A.F.K. 1155,

1156) Universal Record Card (I.A.F.Z. 2174). Location

Card (I.A.F.A. 814) and Stats Summary Card (I.A.F.Z.

3013) will be maintained by the Record Office of the

respective Regiment/Corps Centre to which a Territorial

Army unit is affiliated. Long Rolls and (I.A.F.F. 958)

service and casualty forms will be maintained by Territorial

Army units.

(ii) Service documents viz., Sheet Rolls (IA.F.K.-1155 or

1156), Universal Record Card (I.A.F.Z. 2174), Location

Card (I.A.F.A. 814) And Stats Summary Card (I.A.F.Z.

3013) of JCOs and other ranks of the Territorial

Army of one arm of service attached to a unit of another

arm of the service will be maintained by the Record

Office of the parent Regiment/Corps to which the

men belong.

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APPENDIX I

TERRITORIAL ARMY ACT 1948

An Act to provide for the constitution of a Territorial Army

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of a

Territorial Army.

It is hereby enacted as follows :-

1. Short title, extent and application-(1) This Act may

be called the Territorial Army Act, 1948.

(2) It extends to the whole of India and applies to all classes

of persons in the Territorial Army, wherever they may be.

2. Definitions-In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant

in the subject or context-

(a) “enrolled” means enrolled in the Territorial Army

under the provisions of the Act;

(b) “Officer” means an officer of any of the two classes

specified in section 5;

(c) “non-commissioned officer” means a person holding a

non-commissioned rank in the Territoral Army, and

includes an acting non-commissioned officer;

(d) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under

this Act;

(dd) “public utility service” means any undertaking which

supplies power, light, gas or water to public, or

carries on a public transport, or maintains any system

of public conservancy or sanitation and which is declared

by notification in the Official Gazette, by the Central

Government to be a public utility service to which

this Act applies:

Provided that no such notification shall be issued unless

the Central Government is satisfied that, having regard to the

needs of the Territorial Army, the persons employed in any

such public utility service should, in the public interest, be

made compulsorily liable for service in that Army under this

Act.

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(e) the expression ‘regualr army’ means officers and other

ranks who, by their commission, terms of entrolment

or otherwise, are liable to render continuosly for a

term military service under the Army Act, 1950 (XLVI

of 1950); and

(f) all words and expressions used herein and defined

in the Army Act, 1950 (XLVI of 1950) and not hereinbefore

defined, shall be deemed to have the meanings

respectively attributed to them by that Act.

3. Constitution of the Territorial Army-(1) There shall be

raised and maintained in the manner hereinafter provided an

army to be designated the Territorial Army.

(2) The Central Government may constitute such number

of units of the Territorial Army as it thinks fit and may disband

or reconstitute any unit so constituted.

4. Personnel of the Territorial Army-There shall be the

following classes of persons in the Territorial Army, namely-

(a) Officers; and

(b) enrolled persons.

5. Officers-Officers in the Territorial Army shall be of the

two following classes, namely-

(a) Officers holding commissions in the Territorial Army

granted by the President with designation of rank

corresponding to those of Indian commissioned officers

of the regular army; and

(b) Junior commissioned officers holding commissions in

the Territorial Army granted by the President with

designation of rank corresponding to those of junior

commissioned officers of the regular army.

6. Person eligible for enrolment-Any person who is a

citizen of India may offer himself for enrolment in the Territorial

Army, and may, if he satisfies the prescribed conditions,

be enrolled for such period and subject to such conditions as

may be prescribed.

6A. Liability-Certain person for compulsory service in

the Territorial Army-(1) Without prejudice to the provision

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contained in Section 6, every person employed under the

Government or, in a public utility service who has attained the

age of twenty years but has not completed the age of forty years,

shall, subject to the other provisions contained in the section

and subject to such rules as may be made in this behalf, be

liable, when so required to do, to perform service in the Territorial

Army.

(2) Where it appears to the prescribed authority that, having

regard to the strength of the Territorial Army or of any

unit thereof in any area or place or, having regard to the exigencies

of service in the Territorial Army, it is necessary that persons

compulsorily liable to perform service in the Territorial

Army under sub-section (I) should be called upon such number of

persons as he thinks fit for the purpose of performing service

in the Territorial Army.

(3) In requisitioning the services of any person under subsection

(2) the prescribed authority shall have regard to the

age, physical fitness, qualifications and experience of the persons

to be called upon for service and the nature of the work

previously performed by them while employed under the Government

or in the public utility service, and the work to be performed

by them in the Territorial Army.

(4) Every person liable to perfrom service under sub section

(1) shall, if so required by the prescribed authority, be

bound to fill up such forms as may be prescribed and sign and

lodge them with the prescribed authority within such time

as may be specified in the requisition.

(5) The prescribed authority may require any person incharge

of the management of a public utility service to furnish

within such time as may be specified in the requisition such

particulars as may be prescribed with respect to person employed

under him, who may be liable to perform service under sub

section (1).

(6) Any person whose services are requisitioned under

this section may be required to join the Territorial Army as

an Officer or as an enrolled person according to the rules made

in this behalf by the Central Government, and where any person

has so joined the Territorial Army, he shall be entitled

to the same rights and privileges and be subject to the same

liabilities as an officer or enrolled person under the provisions

of this Act.

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Explanation-For the purposes of this section, the expression

‘person employed under the Government or in a public

utility service’ shall not include :-

(a) a woman;

(b) a member of the regular Army, the Navy or the Air

Force or a member of any Reserve Force;

(c) a person who is not a citizen of India;

(d) a person employed under the Govt in any country or

place outside India for so long as he is so employed;

and

(e) any other persons as may be exempted from the operation

of this Act by the Central Government, by notification

in the Official Gazette, on the ground that,

having regard to the nature of the service performed

by such persons or to the exigencies of the service in

which they are employed, it is, in the opinion of the

Central Government, expedient in the public interest

that they should not be liable to perform service under

this Act.

7. Liability for military service-(1) No officer or enrolled

person shall be required to perform military service beyond the

limits of India save under a general or special order of the

Central Government.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub section (1) every officer

or enrolled person shall, subject to such conditions as may be

prescribed, be bound to serve in any unit of the Territorial

Army to which he is for the time being attached, and shall be

subject to all the rules made under this Act in relation to such

Unit.

(3) Every officer or enrolled person shall be liable to perform

military service-

(a) when called out in the prescribed manner to act in

support of the civil power or to provide essential

guard:

(b) when embodied in the prescribed manner for training

or for supporting or supplementing the regular

forces; and

(c) when attached to any regular forces either at his own

request or under the prescribed conditions.

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7A. Reinstatement in civil employ of person required to

perform military service-(1) It shall be the duty of every employer

by whom a person who is required to perform military

service under section 7 was employed to reinstate him in his

employment on the termination of the military service in an

occupation and under conditions not less favourable to him

than those which would have been applicable to him had his employment

not been so interrupted.

Provided that if the employer refuses to reinstate such person

or denies his liability to reinstate such person, or if for

any reason reinstatement of such person is represented by the

employer to be impracticable, either party may refer the matter

to the prescribed authority and that authority shall, after considering

all matters which may be put before it and after making

such further inquiry into the matter as may be prescribed, pass

an order :-

(a) exempting the employer from the provisions of this

section, or

(b) requiring him to re-employ such person on such terms

as he thinks suitable, or

(c) requiring him to pay to such person by way of compensation

for failure or inability to re-employ a sum

not exceeding an amount equal to six months’ remuneration

at the rate at which his last remuneration was

payable to him by the employer.

(2) If any employer fails to obey the order of any such authority

as is referred to in the proviso to sub section (1), he shall

be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand

rupees, and the court by which an employer is convicted under

this section shall order him (if he has not already been so required

by the said authority) to pay to the person whom he has

failed to re-employ a sum equal to six months’ remuneration

at the rate at which his last remuneration was payable to him

by the employer and an amount so required to be paid either

by the said authority or by the court shall be recoverable as if

it were a fine imposed by such court.

(3) In any proceeding under this section it shall be a defence

for an employer to prove that the person formerly employed

did not apply to the employer for reinstatement within a

period of two months from the termination of his military service.

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4. The duty imposed by sub section (I) upon an employer

to reinstate in his employment a person such as is described

in that sub section shall attach to an employer, who,

before such person is actually required to perform military

service under section 7, terminates his employment in circumstances

such as to indicate an intention to evade the duty imposed

by that sub section, and such intention shall be presumed

until the contrary is proved if the termination takes place after

the issue of orders requiring him to perform military service

under this act.

7B.Preservation of certain rights of persons required to

perform military service—When any person required to perform

military service under section 7 has any rights under any provident

fund or superannuation fund or other scheme for the benefit

of employees maintained in connection with the employment

he relinquishes, he shall continue, so long as he is engaged in

military service and if he is reinstated, until such reinstatement

under the provisions of this Act, to have in respect of such fund

or scheme such rights as may be prescribed.

8. Discharge—Every person enrolled under this Act shall

be entitled to receive his discharge from the Territorial Army on

the expiration of the period for which he was enrolled and

any such person may, prior to the expiration of that period,

be discharged from the said army by such authority and subject

to such conditions as may be prescribed;

Provided that no enrolled person who is for the time

being engaged in military service under the provisions of this

Act, shall be entitled to receive his discharge before the termination

of such service.

9. Application of the Army Act 1950(XLVI of 1950)—(1)

every officer, when doing duty as such officer, and every enrolled

person when called out or embodied or attached to the

Regular Army shall, subject to such adaptations and modifications

as may be made therein by the Central Government by

notification in the official Gazette, be subject to the provisions

of the Army Act, 1950 (XL VI of 1950) and the rules or regulations

made thereunder in the same manner and to the same extent

as if such officer or enrolled person held the same rank in the

regular army as he holds for the time being in the Territorial

Army.

(2) When an offence punishable under the Army Act. 1950

(XL VI 1950), has been committed by any person whilst sub107

ject to that Act under the provisions of sub section (1) such

person may be taken into and kept in military custody, and

tried and punished, for such offence as aforesaid in like manner

as he might have been taken into and kept in military custody,

tried and punished, if he had continued to be so subject.

10. Summary trial and punishments—In addition to, or in

substitution for any punishment or punishments to which he

may be liable under the Army Act, 1950 (XLVI of 1950) any

enrolled person may be punished either by a criminal Court

or summarily by order of the prescribed authority for any offence

under that \Act or for the contravention of any of the provisions

of this Act or of any rules made thereunder with fine which may

extend to one hundred rupees to be recovered in such manner

and by such authority as may be prescribed.

Provided that no fine shall be summarily inflicted by order

of the prescribed authority in any case in which the accused

claims to be tried by a criminal court.

10A. Punishment for failure to lodge forms duly filled up

etc—

If any person fails without sufficient cause –

(a) to comply with any requisition under sub section (4)

or sub section (5) of section 6 A or

(b) to report himself for service when so required to do

by the prescribed authority under sub section (2) of

that section, or

(c) to submit himself to medical or other examination when

so called upon to do by the prescribed authority under

rules made under this act.

he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend

to three months or with fine which may extend to two hundred

rupees, or with both.

11. Jurisdiction to try offences—No court inferior to that of

a Presidency Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class shall try

any offence made punishable by or under this Act.

12. Presumption as to certain documents—Where an enrolled

person is required by or in pursuance of any rule made

under this Act to attend at any place a certificate purporting

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to be signed by the prescribed officer stating that the person

so required to attend failed to do so in accordance with such

requirement shall, without proof of the signature or appointment

of such officer, be evidence of the matters stated therein.

13. Persons subject to this Act to be deemed part of regular

army for certain purpose—For the purposes of sections 128,

130 and 131 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. 1898 (V of

1898) all officers, non-commissioned officers and other enrolled

persons who have been attached to a unit shall be deemed to be

officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers respectively of

the regular army.

14. Power to make rules—(I) The Central Government may

make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality

of the foregoing power, such rules may—

(a) prescribe the form under sub section (4) of Section

6A. the particulars that should be furnished therein

and the authority with which, and the period within

which, the form should be lodged;

(aa) prescribe the procedure for requiring persons liable for

compulsory service in the Territorial Army to be

medically or otherwise examined with a view to determining

whether they satisfy the conditions imposed

under the Act;

(aaa) prescribe the manner in which, the period for which and

the conditions subject to which any person may be

enrolled under this Act, or may be required to perform

compulsory service in the Territorial Army;

(b) prescribe the manner in which and the conditions subject

to which officers an enrolled persons may be called

out for service, or embodied for training or for supporting

or for supplementing the regular army or attached

to the regular army;

(c) prescribe preliminary and periodical military training,

compulsory and voluntary, for any enrolled persons and

provide for the embodiment of any unit for that perpose;

(d) define the manner in which and the conditions under

which any enrolled person may be excused from training :

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(dd) specify the authority for the purpose of the proviso to

sub section (1) or section 7A and the manner in which

any inquiry may be held by him;

(ddd) define the rights under section 7B ;

(e) prescribe the authorities by which and the conditions

subject to which enrolled persons may be discharged

under section 8;

(f) prescribe the authorities by which offences under this

Act may be punished and the fine inflicted may be

recovered.

(g) prescribe the officers by whom certificates may be

signed under section 12;

(h) generally provide for any other matter which under this

Act is to be or may be prescribed.

15. Repeal of Act XLVIII of 1920—The Indian Territorial

Force Act, 1920 (XLVIII of 1920) is hereby repealed.

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