1. Permanent Commissions in the Army Medical Corps will be granted
to persons in accordance with the conditions as under:-
(a) Such of the serving AMC/SSC who after having satisfied the terms
of eligibility under AI 75/78 are found suitable for grant of
permanent commissions by the AMC Selection Board.
(b) Stipendiary Medical Cadet of the Graduate Wing of Armed Forces
Medical College, Pune on successfully passing the final MBBS
Examination will be eligible for grant of permanent commissions
under the terms and conditions as laid down.
2. Personnel granted permanent commission in the Army Medical Corps
would be liable for service in any part of the world and in any
branch of Armed Forces i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force.
Age Limits for applying for PC
3. (a) Candidates must not have attained 30 years of age on 31
December of the year of applying for grant of PC. In the case of
candidates possessing additional medical qualifications, the
following relaxation in age limits will apply :-
(i) Those possessing post graduate
diploma -31 years
like DOMS, DPH, DA etc.
(ii) Those possessing post graduate - 35 years
qualifications like MD, MS etc.
(b) A candidate with previous
commissioned service in the Army Medical Corps will be entitled to
extension of the above age limits for the full period of previous
reckonable service if such service was rendered while in possession
of a medical qualification recognized by the Indian Medical Council.
4. Candidates mention in para 1 (a) above will submit their
applications to the office of the DGAFMS, Ministry of Defence, `M
Block, New Delhi 110 001, in accordance with the rules
circulated to all units/fms/commands through normal dept channels.
5. Candidates holding Short Service Commission in AMC will be
required to appear before the AMC Selection Board for interview /
medical examination. They will also undergo necessary tests /
examinations as may be prescribed from time to time.
6. Rank on entry
(i) Lieutenant*, for those who are in possession of provisional
medical registration at the time of 1st commission.
(ii) Captain, for those who are in possession of permanent medical
registration at the time of 1st commission.
* AMC officers serving with Navy and Air Force will wear equivalent
ranks of those services.
7. An officer will be on probation for two years from the date he
receives his commission. If an officer is reported upon during his
probation period as unsuitable to retain his commission, it may be
terminated at any time before or after the expiry of the
probationary period after one months notice. The confirmation after
the probationary period will be published in the Gazette of India.
8. On appointment to Permanent Commission in the Army Medical Corps,
officers will undergo such preliminary training and test as may be
prescribed by the DGAFMS. While undergoing this training officers
will be considered as on general duty. The appointment of an officer
who fails to obtain a reasonable standard of proficiency or who is
not satisfactorily reported upon during his training is liable to be
9. (a) Counting of service. All full pay commissioned service
with the colours as a Medical
period of secondment will count as full commissioned service towards
rank and seniority
for pay and promotion.
(b) Promotion to the rank of Captain, Major and Lt Col will be by
time scale provided an officer is found fit in all respects and is
recommended for promotion:-
(i) Captain : From the date of eligibility for permanent
medical registration on completion of prescribed period of
internship/date of commission, whichever is later, for those who are
commissioned as per sub-para 3 (a) above. However, the permanent
medical registration certificate must be produced within one year
from the date of commission or date of eligibility for permanent
medical registration. Defaulters will be promoted from the date of
production of permanent medical registration. Promotion of officers
who do full internship in the AMC will be notified from the due date
only on production of Permanent Medical Registration Certificate.
(ii) Major : On completion of 04 years reckonable service as
(iii) Lt Col : On completion of 11 years reckonable service
provided the officer completes satisfactorily the MOJC course and
qualifies in the examination prescribed for the purpose.
(c) Substantive promotion to the rank of Colonel and above will be
by selection to fill the vacancies in the cadre as authorized from
time to time and subject to the officer being found fit in all
(d) Pay & allowances consequent to promotion are granted only on
publication of the Gazette Notification. For this purpose all
officers who get promoted are required to forward a Full Pay
Commissioned Certificate signed by them and countersigned by the
Commanding Officer before the Gazette can be published.
Antedate of Seniority
10.(a) A candidate who has held an approved whole-time appointment
in a recognized
civil hospital for
a period of six months or more will be eligible for an antedate of
months. The DGAFMS
will be the competent authority for recognizing a civil hospital in
India or abroad for
(b) A candidate will be eligible for grant of an antedate of 24
months if he on the date of commission is in possession of a post-
graduate diploma in any branch of medical science recognized by the
Indian Medical Council, obtained from a recognized institution after
a diploma course of two years duration.
(c) A candidate will be eligible for grant of an antedate not
exceeding 36 months if he on the date of commission is in possession
of a postgraduate degree in any branch of medical science recognized
by the Indian Medical Council obtained from a recognized institution
after a degree course of three years duration in respect of higher
qualifications obtained prior to appointment. This will normally be
granted for qualification such as Doctor of Medicine, Master of
Surgery or an equivalent or higher qualification.
(d) Maximum antedate of seniority admissible to a candidate in
accordance with paras (a), (b) & (c) above will be limited to a
total period of 42 months.
(e) The eligibility of each candidate for grant of an antedate in
accordance with the preceding sub-paragraphs will be decided by the
11. Officers, while holding appointments within the authorized
establishment of specialists, will be entitled to draw specialist
pay at the prevailing rates. The specialist pay will be allowed to
officers up to and including the rank of Brigadiers and equivalent.
12. The age of retirement for officers of the following substantive
ranks will be as follows:
Lieut Colonel and below - 56 years
Colonel - 58 years
Brigadier - 59 years
Major General - 60 years
Lieut General - 61 years or 02 years tenure as Lt Gen whichever is
earlier but in any case not before 60 years.
DGAFMS - 62 years or 03 years tenure whichever
is earlier but in any case not before 60 years.
13. Information given in ibid paragraphs are general in nature and
are subject to amendments, as and when reviewed. This information
cannot be produced as evidence in Court of Law being only broad
extracts of extant policies and guidelines.