All personnel of infantry and Departmental TA will be called out for service embodiment by the Central Government or the authority empowered by it to do so, on the eve of national Emergency or for Internal Security duties and training exercises. Failure to report for service on such occasions is punishable under the Territorial Army Act 1948.
Territorial Army personnel are entitled to the following benefits from the Defence Estimates during embodiment for training and service embodiment:
Camp allowance of Rs 10/- per day when attending camps or courses of instruction (For Officers).
Increment On completion of 365 days of physical service.
Bounty Rs 450/- to Officers Rs 300/- for JCOs and Rs 175/- to Other Ranks of infantry units, on completion of minimum 80% of annual training camp every year.
TA Group Insurance benefits to personnel of non-departmental TA units.
Terminal gratuity : After completing 5 years of physical service or 10 years of total service to personnel other than civil Govt. employees.
Pension : On Completion of 20 years physical service to officers and 15 years to JCOs/OR other than civil Govt. employees.
Family/disability Pension is also admissible as applicable to Regular Army.
Leave as admissible to Regular Army personnel during embodiment of service and appointment on permanent instructional staff.
Accumulation and encashment of leave accrued during the above period, as per terms and conditions laid down from time to time.
Ex-servicemen status to pensioners and disability pension holders and Gallantry award winners.
Free Medical treatment to self and dependants in respect of all pension holders.
Outfit allowance: @Rs 6000/- at the time of commissioning and after every 7 years of physical service or 10 years of commissioned service to officers, Rs 3200/- to Honorary Commissioned officers and Rs 500/- to JCOs.
Medals and Awards as applicable to Regular Army. In addition, TA officers are entitled to TA Decoration on completion of 20 years and JCOs and OR to TA medal on completion of 12 years meritorious service.
A goods train manned by TA personnel during 1971 war operating in Eastern Sector