“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any other wonder drug”
We at SBP INSTITUTE work hard to develop a medicine that can be swallowed by all young and mature minds without any hesitation and trauma. Training students for challenging and extraordinary jobs is always challenging. We at SBP INSTITUTE work hard to prepare young mind for this coveted job. It is the only coaching institute which keeps in mind the best skills to be developed for the premiere job. Converting a cadet into an officer is no more a minimal task. It requires pre- training for the actual test to qualify for the written test .We groom aspirants for the hard work that one needs to perform.
Preparing for a premier joint training institution and center of excellence for grooming junior leaders for the Indian armed forces and armed forces of Friendly Foreign Countries is not an easy task but a herculean one. The training entails equipping the cadets with mental, moral and physical attributes required to cope with the challenges of the future battle field with the aim of leading troops to victory in conventional, non-conventional and asymmetrical conflicts.
The syllabi encompass science, technology, arts and military subjects. A cadet is awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The regimen consists of physical conditioning which includes drill, swimming, horse riding, full gamut of games and adventure activities. In three years at the Academy, he is transformed from a Cadet into a potential Officer and a gentleman.
It is utmost and fervently painful that, most schools and colleges conducting the events like Annual day Celebration and other eventful celebration are showing sincere efforts in inviting the actor/actress or important celebrities. It does not mean to criticize them, but there must be an attempt to invite the armed personnel who put their life at risk for guarding the country. It would be more effective, useful and highly patriotic, if the officers of the Armed forces would be invited as chief guest to give speech among the growing children in schools and colleges.
To the greatest shock, now the youths choosing the armed forces are totally blind about the selection procedures or other criteria to get through armed forces. If officers are invited as chief guest, there starts a wonderful opportunity and ample procedure of sharing their experience and work nature about the nation to tomorrow’s youths which spirits their energy level to step into armed services.
Speech and expressional approach from armed officers have greater impact for promoting positive approach in younger minds. Students think that, getting into armed forces is a herculean task and often try to opt into civil services, engineering field and medical arena. They are unaware of the skills required to clear the defence forces examinations and the mode of preparing for the same. More skilful mind is most often ready to fly abroad for better prospect, by forgetting their mother country. This situation needs to be changed rapidly, diverting such skilful persons to be retained in armed forces to the extent of protection of the mother Country, thereby avoiding the increase of brain drain .
A stream bridge balance should be established to share the views, risks, thought and expressions of the armed officials into the future minds to ensure patriotism, thereby developing high concentration of Army aspirants unlike civil aspirants. Hence those are to be invited as Chief Guest to share their valuable lectures, apart from broadcasting special programs in local channels on important holidays.
In the modern era, when the technology stands as the greatest knack of communication, social media can even regularly broadcast the principles and discipline reinforced in the life history of the armed personnel. Such lectures and speeches would reduce the gender disparity against the underprivileged section of society.
A career in defence forces promises one of the most prestigious and respected positions in the country. Youngsters who aspire to choose a career of excitement, adventure, and challenges can find no better place than defence to meet all their professional expectations. The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of India which consist of four professional uniformed services: The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The various paramilitary organizations and various inter-service institutions also help the Indian Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence is responsible for the management of armed forces in India.
DEFENCE JOB IS A LUCRATIVE JOB
The job satisfaction associated with a career in the Armed Forces is second to none. Protecting your country gives you a sense of purpose & responsibility. Even others seem to see it that way. Squadron Leader Mukherjee (retd.), presently flying for Air India, fondly remembers, “The kind of respect and authority that serving Officers command both within the services and among civilians can never be matched by any other profession.” A career in the defense forces also gives one, a taste of India. Defense personnel get the unique opportunity to travel to and interact with people from the remotest corners of India as part of their duties. One learns how to deal with people from different backgrounds, respect others’ opinions and lead from the front.
UPSC RECRUITMENT OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
The Union Public Service Commission recruits the Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces by conducting mainly the two all India Competitive Examinations.
Reasons to join as an Officer:
- Professional Advancement
- Job Satisfaction
- Job Security
- Economic Stability
- Excellent Social Status
- Quality of Life
- Variety and Adventure
- Foreign Courses and Posting
- Post Retirement Benefits
- Various Training Programs
- Professional Enhancement
As an Indian Army officer at 21, you’d be looking at a lifestyle that one cannot imagine in any other profession, so early in life. What compromises “Quality of Life”? On one hand is a job with a thick pay packet but with the drudgery of 9AM to 9PM schedule, no avenues and time for extracurricular activities, no scope for adventure and excitement, no social status, lack of family life, threat of being terminated with a month’s salary, working in suffocating environment with no self respect and honor. On the other hand is a job which offers you challenge, adventure, excitement, honor, prestige, self respect, whole some family life, safety and security for the family and to top it all the love, respect and esteem of our great India. In the somewhat chaotic social and economic conditions that prevail in our country, Army life is an island of sanity and social order that is the envy of our countrymen. Quality of life is an important attribute of Army life, and has no parallel in any other service. Some of the intangibles, which go to make the quality of life in the Army, are:-
- Service of the motherland.
- A profession to be proud of
- Opportunity to travel and know the country and its people/culture/flora and fauna
- Opportunity to serve and represent the nation abroad
- A pure and noble profession
- Honor and social status
- No stagnation, a new challenge every day.
- Opportunity for growth
- Sports and adventure activity
- Messes, clubs and institutions facilities
- Education facilities – Both school and professional colleges for children
- AWWA hostel for girls in metros
- Army ensures your physical and mental health.
- (Quality of life ensured not only for officers, but also families.
Apart from recruitment through the UPSC, the commissioned officers are also recruited in Army through the Non-UPSC entries.
The Army offers both permanent and short service commissions. Permanent commission (PC) is granted through the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun and Short Service Commission (SSC) is granted through Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai. When you opt for ‘PC’, you are basically looking at a permanent career in the Army, a career till you retire. SSC is a wonderful option for all those of you who aspire to serve it for a few years. It gives you the option of joining the Army, and serving it as a commissioned officer for five years. Once your tenure is over, you are allowed to opt for PC. Alternatively, you can also ask for a five years extension and can choose to resign from your post any time during this period.
INDIAN AIR FORCE
Recruitment of Officers through Non- UPSC Entries: Recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Air Force is mainly done through the UPSC. For technical branches, women special entry scheme, National Cadet Corps – External website that opens in a new window (NCC) special entry scheme, service entries, recruitment is made directly through the Recruiting Directorate for the Indian Air Force.
As an officer in the Indian Air Force – External website that opens in a new window you will strategise, lead and manage. Depending on your qualifications, you could join one of the various branches in the IAF. Broadly the Air Force has three branches with further sub-streams.
A job in the Navy offers you a chance to exploit your true potential as a professional – by learning new skills, acquiring unrivalled experience in the process of applying those skills, and making the most of Navy advancement.
In the Indian Navy, you will find there’s much more to be gained than a regular salary. In fact, the experience that you gain in the Navy can help you shape your future through outstanding financial benefits, unparalleled career potential, and the lifestyle of freedom and personal growth that you’ve been waiting for.
INDIAN COAST GUARD
The life of a Coast Guard officer is a happy with mix of many things such as hard work, professionalism, risk and adventure and the opportunity to move around and visit different places within India and abroad. Onboard a Coast Guard ship is engaging, adventurous and challenging experience for youngsters. From saving human lives at sea and assisting fishermen in peril, to apprehending poachers and preserving marine biodiversity, job satisfaction comes easy to a “Coast Guardsman”. Each day at sea is filled with promise, and each mission is different in an inimitable way.
CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES
Indian Paramilitary forces have also recruit for various posts time to time. Following are the seven Central Armed Police Forces which come under the preview of Ministry of Home Affairs.
Assam Rifles (AR) is a potent organization with 46 battalions and its associated command and administrative back up. It is designated by the GoM committee as the Border Guarding Force for the Indo-Myanmaar border and is also its lead intelligence agency.
Border Security Force (BSF) is a Border Guarding Force of India. It is a Union Government Agency under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of many law enforcement agencies of India. It currently stands as the world’s largest border guarding force.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is a premier multi-skilled security agency which provides security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive Government buildings and ever heritage monuments.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is an armed Force of the Union of India, with the basic role of striking reserve to assist the State/Union Territories in Police operations to maintain law and order and contain insurgency.
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is a specialized mountain Force and most of the officers & men are professionally trained mountaineers and skiers.
National Security Guard (NSG): It is a task-oriented Force and has two complementary elements in the form of the Special Action Group (SAG) comprising Army personnel and the Special Ranger Groups (SRG), comprising personnel drawn from the Central Para Military Forces/State Police Force. All the personnel are on deputation.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is a Border Guarding Force (BGF) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
A LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT
There are numerous instances of individuals who take premature retirement from the services and do well in life in alternate fields.
Army Officers are perceived quite rightly as strict disciplinarians with a reputation for neatness, punctuality and efficiency in dealing with all sorts of people. This impression usually lands them good positions in the security or personnel departments of companies. With their clear thinking and a no-nonsense attitude, they make it to advisory positions at the top management of organizations.
Navigation Officers in the Navy generally join the Merchant Navy as Captains. Alternatively, Indian Naval Officers can take up shore jobs in shipping companies. It is also commonly observed that sailors (NCOs) of the Indian Navy usually join the Merchant Navy as Electrical or Engineering Officers.
Ex-Indian Air Force Officers encounter few problems making the switch to commercial airlines. In fact, most of Air India’s senior commanders have an Air Force background. Apart from a career in flying, many IAF pilots also opt for teaching assignments as instructors in flying clubs or even set up training academies of their own.