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
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
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 :-
are defined in Section 2 of the Act.
(d) The expression :–
“Officer Commanding the Area”
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
REGULATIONS FOR THE TERRITORIAL ARMY, 194 (1976 EDITION)
CHAPTER – I CONSTITUTION, ORGANISATION, DISTRIBUTION
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—
Regiment of Artillery.
Corps of Engineers.
Corps of Signals.
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.
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
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
(b) To carry out such administrative duties as may be entrusted to them.
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.
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.
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
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.
(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
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
(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.
CHAPTER III-OFFICERS-APPOINTMENTS, PRECEDENCE, PROMOTION, RETENTION, SECONDING, RESIGNATION, TRANSFER, RETIREMENT AND RETENSION OF RANK
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
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
(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.
27. Terms and Conditions-Junior Commissioned Officers- The terms and conditions
governing the appointment of junior commissioned officers (other than Medical) are given in
29. Direct Commission-Junior Commissioned Officers (Medical)-The conditions governing
the appointment of junior commissioned officers in the Army Medical Corps are given in
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
(ii) The rank of the officer for appointment as ADC to the President will be
Lieutenant-Colonel or above.
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
$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
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)
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
(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.
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
**(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
(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
regular army. 23
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
49. Transfer—Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers—
Transfer of officers and junior commissioned officers will be governed by Rule 13.
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
wearing of uniform will apply. 28
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.
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.
65. Rules Governing Discharge and competent Authority-
The rules governing discharge and the authorities competent to authorise discharge are as Defined in Section 8 of the Act and as prescribed in Rules 14, 15, 16 and 17.31
CHAPTER V-DISCIPLINE, OFFENCES, PUNISHMENTS,ETC
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.
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
76. Gift—No presentations of plate, swords and the like to
individuals will take place without the previous sanction of Army
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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.
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.
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
(c) Basic military training will be imparted to personnel of
technical units before proceeding with their further technical
(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
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
(ii) on initiative and building up of character and self-confidence;
(iii) upon the cleanliness of the body, of clothing and of one’s
(iv) upon physical fitness, nerve and determination.
(v) upon producing an efficient body of officers and noncommissioned
officers to serve both as instructors and
(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
(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
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
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.
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
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
“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
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
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.
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.
CHAPTER VII—GENERAL DUTIES
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
(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.
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
**(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.
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.
CHAPTER VIII—UNIFORM, CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND ACCOMMODATION
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
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
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.
(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
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
(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.
(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
(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
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.
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
(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.—
(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.
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
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.
The commanding officer of the unit will certify on the indent
that the articles indented for are required for the individual’s
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
To arrive at correct figures commanding officer will work
out the estimates on the strength of their units as on 1st April
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 :–
Regimental Police—Black with letters `RP’.
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.
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
(b) The number and date of the original issue voucher.
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.
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
(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
CHAPTER IX FINANCE
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
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
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.
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
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
(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
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
(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
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
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
165. Training Camp Allowance—A training camp allowance
at the following rates is admissible during periods of training
in camp of Territorial Army units :–
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
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.
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.
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.
(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
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
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
(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
(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
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.
(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
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).
………………………………. Office Stamp/Seal
Signature of OC Unit (Deptt. issuing the Certificate)
(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
(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
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
Officers . . . . . Rs 450/-
Junior Commissioned Officers .. .. .. Rs 300/-
Non-Commissioned Officers and .. .. Rs 175/-
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
**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
**(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)
*(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
(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.
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.
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
(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
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
(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.
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
(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
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
(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.
(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
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
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.
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
(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
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
(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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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/
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
(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.
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
(a) Free conveyance by air from AGARTALLA to GAUHATI
(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
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
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.
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,
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
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:–
Units per Units per
| 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
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
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
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.
(b) The advance will be liquidated earlier if the unit is disbanded/
mobilised prior to the expiry of the period of
(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:
Articles Making Fitting
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
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.
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,
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
(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
(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
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
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.
(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
and under the same terms as applicable to the personnel of the
“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
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 :-
(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.
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.
(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
(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,
(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
#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.
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
The following are legitimate charges against this grant :–
(i) Purchase of technical equipment not available from
(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
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
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.
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
Scale of maximum monetary grants:–
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)
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
(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
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
(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.
243. Character Rolls-Non-Commissioned Officers-Character
Rolls I.A.F.D. 903 (Revised) will be maintained for non-commissioned
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
(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
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
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
(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
(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
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
(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
(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.
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;
(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
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
(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
(3) Every officer or enrolled person shall be liable to perform
(a) when called out in the prescribed manner to act in
support of the civil power or to provide essential
(b) when embodied in the prescribed manner for training
or for supporting or supplementing the regular
(c) when attached to any regular forces either at his own
request or under the prescribed conditions.
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
(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.
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
(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
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
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 :
(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
(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.