Everything About Indian Army Tour Of Duty For Civilians

Recently the Indian Army is considering a proposal which allows civilians of the country to serve in the Indian army for three years as ‘tour of duty‘. After this news, many aspirants and civilians are happy and shown interest to join the forces to serve for three years and want to know the joining process for the same. Though the proposal is still in pipeline and more details are awaited. Below are some details related to the tour of duty concept of Indian army for the civilians.

  • A proposal is being discussed under which common citizens would be allowed a three year Tour of Duty in the force to serve the nation.
  • This proposal is part of the Indian Army’s efforts to attract the best talent of the country into its fold. At present, the shortest tenure one can do in the force is of 10 years under the Short Service Commission.
  • “Tour of Duty (ToD)” tenure as both officers and jawans in the backdrop of the urgent need for cadre restructuring amidst the ballooning salary and pension bills adversely impacting military modernization.
  • ToD will initially be launched with around 100 vacancies for officers and 1,000 for jawans.
  • The feedback has been taken from the different Army commands. There is general acceptance the ToD scheme can be launched as an experiment with a limited number of vacancies. If successful, the vacancies can be increased later,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand.
  • ToD scheme would entail “voluntary military service” to mark a far-reaching shift away from the existing “permanent service” in the armed forces. “It will not be military conscription like in some countries like Israel. With huge unemployment, India has no dearth of people wanting to join the armed forces,”
  • There is no clear picture of how the selection for the Indian Army Tour of Duty will be, as many candidates are asking if there will be any written exam of SSB interview for the same.

The Army currently has around 43,000 officers, with almost 80% of them in the permanent commission (PC) cadre, and 11.8 lakh other ranks. The minimum service tenure for a short-service commission (SSC) officer is 10 years but 50-60% of them are also granted PC to serve till at least 54 years of age and thereafter get pension.

How can I apply for Tour of Duty Indian Army? At the moment there no details on the enrollment process, once the official details are out, SSBCrack will be publishing the same here.

Do you like this proposal by the Indian army, do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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74 Comments

  1. Shubham Gupta

    I also want to join the Indian Armed Forces under ToD because it will be a great honor for me to Serve the nation. Please do let us know about the procedure.
  2. PAWAN KUMAR

    SIR, MERA NAAM : PAWAN KUMAR AGE : 34 QUALIFICATION : 9th CLASS Government Boys Senior Secondary School New Delhi MAI INDIAN ARMY jANA CAHTA HU KYA MAI INDIAN ARMY MAI BHARTI HO SAKTA HU
  3. Sai

    How to apply to "TOUR OF DUTY" in indian army website? is it either through officer entry or Jco entry
  4. KALPAJYOTI PHUKON

    Eagerly waiting for the Indian army to open the tour of duty for civilians, can't wait to join. Please do let us know as soon as possible thank you
  5. Srujan

    Idea is good as it gives opportunity to all defence aspirants but we need to look at the bigger picture as well, a person of 23 or 24 years of age will join TOD for a period of 3 Years but what after that it's not simple for anyone to join any corporate companies after doing 3 Years of field work. So for that we need the age limit for the same. It's just my opinion.
  6. Mithu hat

    Mera ek dream haiii army join krna aur army ke liye kuch bhi kr skta hu plsss ek br moka mil jaye to life Mai kisi ki zurrat nahi hogiiii plsss god....
  7. Abu Moklao

    In fact, this could be the best proposal of the year... Eagerly waiting...
  8. G.harshith varma

    Eagerly waiting for selection procedure and notification.
  9. Alhad Naik

    Yes. I also want to join Indian Army.
    1. Prabhat thapa

      Im also join indian army
  10. Nitesh Kumar sah

    How can I apply , I know that i am very fit for an indian army. Please give me one chance to prove it. Name -Nitesh kumar sah
  11. Awadhesh kumar

    Yes i want to join army
  12. Rahul thapa

    Yes I join Indian army
  13. Sumant Naik

    I really like this proposal by the Indian Army and expect it soon to be passed ahead & not be only a proposal. ToD can be a good concept and can benefit armed forces with good talent if implemented Successfully. Following Indian Army, Indian Air Force & Navy should also consider this proposal.
    1. Prashant Pawar

      Hi I'm 27 year old and I really want to join Indian Army at any cost. Please let us know how we can join Indian Army.
  14. Bishwajeet Pal

    It will be very beneficial for the struggling youth but I think it will more tough then the normal in competition But besides being tough I think it would be more productive
  15. Ankit Kitawat

    I would really love to join this special program by our Indian Army. Please let me know about the program & how can i apply.
  16. SHILPI PATIL

    I also want to join army , very good initiative .... plz share link to apply
    1. Avinash Kumar Singh

      I also want to join Indian Army and serve my country I am interested in "Tour to Duty", Kindly share me the link to apply.
      1. Prityanjul Sharma

        I also want to join Indian Army and serve my country I am interested in "Tour to Duty", Kindly share me the link to apply.
  17. Sanket Mane

    I am from Maharashtra and interested in 'Tour To Duty' 3 years military program. Please guide the link for application.
  18. Sourav Kumar dey

    I want to join Indian army.
    1. Karthik

      Theen saal ke baad kya hoga phir se unemployed? Anyone reply😃
  19. Deepanshu madaan

    I'm also very much interested to join Indian army please tell me other details like necessary qualifications and how to proceed for this
  20. Himanshu singh kanyal

    Much interested..!! kindly update the age and other qualifications required for the job...jai Hind
  21. Raj Sandeep Patankar

    Interested in getting bcos its a great opportunity
  22. Kamaljit Kour

    I want to join and excited too.I want to serve for our nation.
    1. Ashutosh Bajpai

      "Tour Of Duty" is an innovative idea. It will creat win-win-win situation respectively for Indian Army because there would be more candidates who will prefer to serve in the Army, and after three years the corporate companies will have batter trained candidates to hair and moreover the candidates will be able to evolve there capabilities to best level. The best part is this that our country will have best trained Gentlemen. Thanks🙂
  23. Harikeshava

    I want to join in "TOUR OF DUTY"I'm interested in that let me know when is recruitments
    1. Shubhankar

      Please let me know when there is a recruitment
    2. Shivam Sharma

      Tour of duty will prove efficient for the Indian army. Excited to join the force.🔥
      1. Balkeshwar patel

        Sir tell me application form...
  24. Shivani Rajput

    पूछो उस भले व्यक्ति के दिल से जिसमे बसती है दीवानगी सदैव देश के लिए जन्म लेते हैं एक मां से और युद्ध में अपनी मां की रक्षा को घर पे ही छोड़ आते हैं दूसरी मा को Thank you so much Bipin Chand Rawat sir fir this proposal .A great opportunity for us to join and serve for the nation. Eagerly waiting for the notification to be published.
    1. Renuka dungri

      I too want to jain.
  25. Rajesh Rakuri

    Dear sir, Please help me how to apply this job
    1. Ninad

      M excited to join the army
      1. Gonela Avinash Kumar

        I want become Indian army sir please when is recruitment sir I am eagerly waiting to do service in indian army sir
  26. Suresh

    IT IS TOTALLY WASTE OF TIME..... I JUST WANT TO ASK THE PEOPLE WHOEVER WISHES TO JOIN IN THIS " TOUR OF DUTY" , IS THIS ENTRY IS FEASIBLE TO YOU IN THE LONG RUN????? HW U WILL STRUCTURE UR FUTURE , ONCE U SERVE for three years and COME EMPTY HANDED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER BACKUP FOR YOUR FUTURE......HW U WILL GET THE JOB THE JOB THEREAFTER..... DO U GUYS KNOW ABT THE KIND OF COMPETITION GOING IN CORPORATE MARKET....DO U REALLY THINK CORPORATE WILL REALLY HIRE U WITHOUT ANY SORT OF PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN SKILL WHAT THEY ACTUALLY EXPECT FOR.....IN WHAT SITUATION DO U THINK IT WILL BE GOOD TO YOUR FUTURE....IF AT ALL U REALLY WISH TO JOIN IN INDIAN ARMY AND SERVE FOR UR NATION , SIT AND SINCERELY STUDY NDA AND CDSE , PLEASE DUN GO AWAY BY THIS KIND OF FLASHY SHORTCUTS... IT WILL BE GREATLY HARMFUL TO U IN NEAR FUTURE....PLEASE THINK ABOUT UR FUTURE PROSPECT AND UR COUNTRY TOO...... ALWAYS AIM FOR PERMANENT SERVING OF UR NATION , SHED UR BLOOD WITH GREAT SENSE OF PATRIOTISM AND RESPECT.... PROSPERITY SHOULD CONTINUE DURING SERVING IN ARMY AND EVEN AFTER SERVING IN ARMY.....
    1. Ram

      Stop typing in caps first of all. Secondly negative people like you never get anywhere in life and lame it on others.
      1. Santosh Kumar

        Sir, mai indian army me bharti hona chahta hu , mera sapna tha , please sir
        1. Vishal Gupta

          Yes Mai Indian army join karna chahunga
        2. Pooja

          I also waiting for full information about tod
    2. Vikas

      Army is not for those who first think of “securing” themselves. And the kind of insecure and imbalanced personality you seem to be, YOU please do not apply to the Indian Army. Secondly, anybody who works for the Indian Army gets very good jobs after Army. Example- Airlines hire pilots directly from Defense forces. And many other jobs also give you preference after completing Army.
    3. Somnath pal

      You are big stupid
    4. Karthik

      Well said bro
  27. Abhishek Kumar

    Yes I am interested in joining TOD but I want the full procedure to join this please let me know
  28. Divya

    When i heard i said yes this is what i needed i want to contribute sometime of my life to my country .......
    1. Jitesh sourot

      I always want to join this very good idea now we can contribute to our country and more and more fit and professional would be in our country. And after completion 3 years.if there is any war conditions we can be used again
  29. Arun Rishab

    Yes..... Yes....... Yes....... Hurray.... When I read this proposal yesterday I really got into excitement mood.. I am waiting for the further process and procedure to apply for this"TOUR OF DUTY". And also I'm preparing for SSB interview too... While selecting for TOD, will there is any SSB interview selection process?
  30. Dev

    Tod would be wonderful if they also direct to permanent commission after they see our training and allow the person who have SSB during tour of duty I am really excited about it JAI HIND
  31. Hemanth

    its a wonderful oppurtunity to join the armed forces and iam waiting very eagerly to join
  32. Angat Singh

    How we can join tod?
  33. Aman

    And what about us who are preparing day and night for cds and ssb?
    1. Vikas

      They are not going to stop your hiring for cds and ssb boy. You can continue with your dreams.
      1. Rajlaxmi singh

        I also join indian army just because I have an a potential and i love my country it's pleasure to me join indian armed forces I serve my nation
    2. Ashutosh

      हाँ, बहुत बड़ा हाँ, मेरा बचपन से ही सेना में जाने का सपना है, शायद अब वह समय आ गया है, अगर ऐसा हुआ तो मैं आजीवन मोदी सरकार का आभारी रहूँगा। मैं यह भी चाहता था कि अन्य देशों की तरह भारत में भी सेना की ट्रेनिंग कंपल्सरि होनी चाहिये ताकि इसी बहाने मुझे सेना की वर्दी पहनने का अवसर प्राप्त हो। मेरी हाइट कम है, तो क्या यह मुझे TOD जॉइन करने में बाधा तो नहीं होगा? और आगे का प्रोसेस प्लीज मुझे बताएं।
  34. Reema

    What an opportunity given to the youths to prove themselves by serving the nation. And can become more responsible citizen of India. Training have yo be made mandatory fr every citizen to make them understand the pain of our grt Jawans.. i m ready to join.. Jai Hind.
    1. Wajeed ahmed

      What should be the qualification to join tod and age and caste and where we have to apply pls reply
  35. deepak

    Sir any age criteria? Can people of 37 years of age can join it?
    1. Pankaj Negi

      Deepak, there is no clarity on this at the moment. We will update here once we have an update. You must check Territorial Army too : https://ssbcrackexams.com/course/territorial-army-exam-coaching/
  36. E Govardhan

    Yes I am also fully interested this opportunity
    1. Nayan Gupta

      If given a chance will surely accept the opportunity to serve.
    2. Wazir Ahmad Lone

      Dear Sir, I am Wazir Ahmad and I am happy to hear about the , 'tour of duty ' I want to join tour of duty and let me know the procedure and eligibility criteria for this. Thanks with best regards
  37. Sanjay Kocheri

    Hi, This would be a great opportunity to citizens who seek interest to join INDIAN ARMY and they want to serve the Nation. Bharat Mata ki Jai. Jai Hind.
    1. E Govardhan

      Yes i am also interested bro
    2. Rajlaxmi singh

      I also join indian army just because I have an a potential and i love my country it's pleasure to me join indian armed forces I serve my nation
  38. Kushal Chopra

    How is it going to be different from territorial army ?
    1. Pankaj Negi

      TA is around 2 months of service every year, this could be full time 3 years service. Waiting for more details.
  39. Shibeswar sinha

    Yes i am interested join Bharat mata ki jai
  40. Sudhansu shekhar panda

    Yes, I m interested to join in the Armed forces. I m eagerly waiting to join ToD.
    1. rakshit mahajan

      Yeah we are interested and waiting for the guidelines. Age factor will also play a key role
  41. Matin Khalil Pinjari

    Wonderful Opportunity For Those who couldn't Join Army for Different Different Reasons. I'm also Couldn't Clear SSB. Now Time to Serve For Nation And this is A chance We got it I'm Glad To heard this news.
  42. Bigyan Chandra

    I'm eagerly waiting for this proscess to join in armed force
  43. NEERAJ GOUTAM

    Yes I am intrested to join armed forces Please share complete procedures to join Armed Forces . To work with Armed Forces is not only job it's more then a job . In my words it's a chance to serve for mother land . Jai Hind Jai Bharat

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