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Alert: Join the Army Dental Corps

July 29, 2004 13:29 IST

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for grant of Direct Permanent Commission / Short Service Commission in the Army Dental Corps.

Eligibility

Direct Permanent Commission
(i) Candidates must have completed their BDS (with a minimum of 60 per cent marks in their final year) / MDS from a recognised college / university.

(ii) Should have completed one year rotatory internship recognised by the Dental Council of India on the date of application.

(iii) Should be in possession of a Permanent Dental Registration Certificate.

(iv) Candidates with a BDS qualification must not have completed 28 years of age on December 31, 2004. The age limit may be extended to 30 years in case of candidates with post-graduate qualifications.

(v) Should be medically fit in all respects for service in the Armed Forces.

Short Service Commission
(i) Candidates must have completed their BDS (with a minimum of 55 per cent marks in their final year) / MDS from a recognised college / university.

(ii) Should have completed one year rotatory internship recognised by Dental Council of India on the date of application.

(iii) Should be in possession of a Permanent Dental Registration Certificate.

(iv) Should be less than 45 years of age on December 31, 2004.

(v) Should be medically fit in all respects for service in the Armed Forces.

Selection procedure

Direct Permanent Commission
Candidates found eligible will be short-listed based on their final BDS marks and attempts taken in the final BDS. Short-listed candidates will be called for a written test and clinical test followed by an interview. Successful candidates at the written and clinical test will be required to appear before the selection board for an interview.

Short Service Commission
Candidates found eligible will be short-listed based on their final BDS marks and attempts taken in the final BDS. Short-listed candidates will be required to appear before the selection board for an interview.

Medical examination
Candidates who are provisionally placed on the merit list will be brought before a medical board to determine their medical fitness.

Entitlement for candidates

(a) Candidates appearing for the first time:

   (i) To and fro second-class railway fare by mail / express train or actual cost of bus fare if the mode of travel is by bus.

   (ii) DA at prescribed rates for the days of halt at Delhi.

(b) Candidates appearing for the second or subsequent time are not eligible for the above entitlement.

Whom to apply
Candidates should apply to the Director General, Armed Forces Medical Service (DGAFMS / Dental), Room No 9, L Block, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi -- 110 001, on a plain paper giving particulars in the application form as given below.

The last date for receiving the application is August 16.

This Directorate General reserves the right to reject any application without assigning any reason.

The application form for grant of Direct Permanent Commission / Short Service Commission in the Army Dental Corps:

(USE BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY)

Affix

Attested

Photo

1. Name in full: ........
(as per matriculation certificate)

Name in Hindi: ........

2. Date of birth: ........

3. Age as on December 31, 2004: ........ years ........ months ........ days

4. (a) Father's name: ........

    (b)     Details of spouse (i) (Name): ........

                                      (ii) Nationality: ........

5. Postal address with pin code: ........ Phone no with STD code: ........

6. Permanent address with pin code: ........

7. Name of college and university from which BDS (MDS) was passed: ........

8. (a) Date of passing BDS (and MDS): ........

    (b) Number of attempts taken in final BDS: ........

9. Marks and percentage obtained in final BDS: ........

10. (a) Is the college from which you passed BDS recognised by the DCI?: ........

     (b) Is the college from which you completed internship of one year recognised by the DCI? : ........

11.Date of completion of internship: ........

12. Permanent Dental Registration Number, issuing office, valid up to: ........

13. Particulars of present employment: ........

14.Type of commission applied for -- DPC / SSC/ Both*: ........

15.Have you appeared earlier for commission in the Army Dental Corps? If yes, give details:  ........

I hereby declare that all the statements made in the application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

 

Date: ........                                       Signature of the candidate

Important

1. Copies of the following should be enclosed:

   (a) BDS (MDS) degree

   (b) Matriculation certificate (date of birth certificate)

   (c) Dental Registration Certificate duly renewed up to December 31, 2004

   (d) BDS final mark-sheet

   (e) Internship certificate

   (f)  Two additional attested, passport sized photographs

   (g) Any other relevant documents.

2. Enclose one self-addressed post card and one self-addressed envelope of size 23 cms x 10 cms affixed with Rs 22 worth of stamps for reply by registered Post.

Note: * Strike out whichever is not applicable.

Candidates applying for both must submit separate applications for DPC and SSC.