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SNIPPETS : AUG 2014
 

 

“INDIAN ARMY WILL NOT MOVE BACK TO THE BARRACKS TILL THE LAST MAN IS BROUGHT TO SAFETY”

 

 

I compliment GOC-in-C and all ranks of Northern Command and Western Command for their selfless service and devotion to duty during the unprecedented flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The entire Command responded spontaneously to the situation without any delay. Our brave soldiers toiled day and night to rescue and provide relief to the civilian population.

I also compliment the alacrity and speed with which other commands and concerned Directorates and Branches of the Army HQs responded to the situation.

 

I deeply appreciate the sense of camaraderie, espirit-de-corps and jointmanship displayed. The dedication and commitment of our soldiers has reaffirmed the faith of the nation in our Indian Army.

 

I exhort all ranks to continue with the same zeal, spirit and enthusiasm with the task in hand.

 

OP MEGH RAHAT

 

In times of natural calamities, the Indian Army has been in the forefront of all rescue and relief work and has always been the first responder. As the waters levels in Jhelum Valley started rising on 03 September, the Indian Army launched a massive rescue operation on war footing across the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Upholding the ethos of selfless devotion to service, ‘Op MEGH RAHAT’ was launched and all ranks worked unflinchingly round the clock to extricate those marooned by the flood waters in J&K. They provided succor and solace when it was neither possible nor practical to ascertain the identity of the beleaguered people. In this humanitarian crisis, inspite of own losses, patrols worked tirelessly through extremely difficult conditions and an information void.

 

A total of 30,000 troops in over 288 columns were committed in this massive operation. In conjunction with the state administration and PMF, the Indian Army was also involved in the provision of basic amenities to the citizenry including distribution of ration. Water and MRE packets assumed significance as the flood waters rose unabated in the region. Kashmiri youth too contributed by assisting the Army in rescue operations.The Army also restored the communication links by working assiduously round the clock. The road links to the Valley were resuscitated with construction of bridges and opening of alternate land link to Srinagar through Manali.

 

The Army also assisted in the resuscitation of telecommunication of both AIRCEL and BSNL, which helped remove the information void. A greater challenge lies ahead in restoration of civic amenities and infrastructure for the internally displaced populace of J&K. A cohesive endeavour is required to mitigate the after effects of the natural disaster which has struck the state of Jammu & Kashmir. 

 

Indian Army has once again proven its mettle and justified its place in public perception as the failsafe organisation in the country. Thanks to our colleagues in J&K for undertaking a mammoth effort and upholding the core values of the Indian Army, the dedication and commitment of our soldiers has come in for praise and renewed the faith of the Nation in the Indian Army.

 

ARMY RESCUE EFFORT

 
  • 30,000 TROOPS

  • 288 COLUMNS

  • 15 ENGINEER TASK FORCES

  • BsAUT – 224

  • ARMY AVN

 

  • 17 HELICOPTERS

  • 2451 SORTIES

  • 3435.6 TONS MATERIAL

  • RESCUE - OVER 1.65 LAKH

MEDICAL SUPPORT

 

  • 80 MEDICAL TEAMS

CAMPS

 

  • KASHMIR VALLEY - 6 CAMPS WITH 18,000-20,000 PEOPLE

  • JAMMU - 13 CAMPS WITH 8,000 PEOPLE

RELIEF EFFORT

 

  • WATER - 30,000 LTRS OF WATER SUPPLY DAILY

  • FOOD - 1500 TONS

  • BLANKETS - 8200

  • TENTS – 799

 

COAS PAGE

 

Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi being received by COAS at Leh
on 12 Aug 14

COAS interacting with Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi, Chief of General Staff, Afghan National Army on 21 Aug

 

 

COAS interacting with Maj Gen Ibrahim Nasser Al Alawi, Commander UAE Air Force and Air Defence on 01 Sep

COAS paying homage to mortal remains of Hav Gaya Prasad, who was declared ‘missing dead’ at Khanda Post on North Glacier, on 20 Aug

 

 

Gen Dalbir Singh and Mrs Namita Suhag
felicitate the first Judge Advocate General Brig (Justice) DM Sen (Retd)

 on his 100th Birthday on 06 Aug 14

Mrs Namita Suhag at the Pediatric Ward of Army Hospital R&R on 10 Sep
 

 

PM Visits Leh

 

The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the soldiers of the Fire & Fury Corps and interacted with them on 12 Aug 2014 at Leh. The PM was welcomed by the COAS, Army Cdr Northern Command and GOC Fire & Fury Corps. While addressing the jawans, the PM said that the Indian soldier is a source of inspiration for the entire Nation as he is an epitome of selfless service. The PM complimented the soldiers for their unflinching dedication to duty while guarding the remote frontiers of the region inspite of personal difficulties. He assured the soldiers that their welfare was his primary concern and that the country was obliged to give them the best equipment to guard the frontiers. Thereafter, the PMinteracted with all ranks.

 

RM Launches DG Resettlement Twitter Handle

 

Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Arun Jaitley launched the Twitter handle @dgrindia of DG Resettlement (DGR) alongwith Service Chiefs on 19 Aug 14. This endeavour has been undertaken to make the facilities of DG Resettlement more accessible to the ESM populace across the country. The Twitter handle will reach out to the maximum number of ESM with job opportunities and educational avenues to facilitate a meaningful career after retirement.

 

Indo-Nepal Exercise SURYA KIRAN-VII

 

The Seventh Indo-Nepal Combined Exercise SURYA KIRAN-VII was conducted from 18 Aug to 31 Aug 2014 at Pithoragarh. This 14 day long exercise was carried out under the aegis of Garud Division. The exercise aimed to create a greater understanding between Indian Army & Nepalese Army and develop interoperability in Jungle Warfare and Counter Terrorism Operations in mountainous terrain. The exercise also focused on the basics of Disaster Management with special reference to Pandemic/Epidemic control and aviation aspects. It was the second time that a Battalion level training exercise between both nations was conducted.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

LT GEN BIPIN RAWAT TAKES OVER AS GOC SPEAR CORPS

 

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM has taken over command of the prestigious Spear Corps on 01 Sep. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, an alumnus of NDA, was commissioned into 11 GORKHA RIFLES from IMA in Dec 1978. The General Officer has rich experience in Counter Insurgency as well as conventional operations. Besides commanding an Infantry Battalion, a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division, he also has the distinction of commanding a Multinational Brigade in a United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). The General Officer has also attended the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College Course at New Delhi. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat is the fourteenth GOC of Spear Corps since its raising on 04 Feb 1985.

 

LT GEN BOBBY MATHEWS TAKES OVER KONARK CORPS

 

Lt Gen Bobby Mathews, AVSM, VSM took over as GOC, Konark Corps on 01 Sep 2014. Gen Mathews, an alumnus of the NDA, was commissioned into the Kumaon Regiment in 1978. He possesses rich operational experience having commanded an Infantry Battalion in counter insurgency Operations, a Mountain Brigade and a Division in the Eastern Theatre. He has been Instructor at Infantry School, Mhow and Chief Instructor at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The General Officer has also attended the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College Course at New Delhi. Prior to taking over Konark Corps, the General Officer handled the critical appointment of ADG PI.

 

LT GEN AB SHIVANE TAKES OVER STRIKE 1 CORPS

 

Lt Gen AB Shivane, VSM, took over as GOC Strike 1 Corps on 11 Sep. An alumnus of NDA, he was commissioned in the 7th Light Cavalry in 1978 and subsequently served with 50 Armored Regiment. The General Officer has also attended the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College Course at New Delhi. Besides commanding an Armored Regt, Armored Bde and Armored Division, he also has the distinction of commanding a Multinational Brigade in a United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). The General Officer has been the Col GS (Ops) and BGS of a Strike Corps and has tenanted three instructional tenures in the Armored Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar. The General Officer is also a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Management from Pune University.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

ARMY WELFARE PLACEMENT ORGANISTION (AWPO)

 

Job Opportunities for Offrs and JCOs/OR are as under :-

 

  • Reliance JIO Infocom Limited. Reliance JIO Infocom Limited is recruiting 700 JCOs/NCOs as Field Engineering Officer with Annual CTC of 4.2 lakh for the JCOs and 3.5 lakh for NCOs. Seletion process is in the progress and 450 ESM have been selected so far. Contact AWPO for further details.

  • Odisha Police (OSSF). 479 vacancies exist as Instructor NCOs and GD OR in Odisha Police, salary Rs 17000/- for NCO and Rs 15000/- for OR.

  • Requirement of Executive Dir and Admin cum HR. Vacancies are available in Mumbai & Chandigarh and across India with salary 12-15 lakh and 18-20 lakh respectively.

Contact details of AWPO

 

Tele No : 011-26100241/26186075, 08586931275
Website : www.exarmynaukri.com

 

BENEFIT OF RESERVATION TO EX-SERVICEMEN, WHO APPLY FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS/VACANCIES BEFORE JOINING CIVIL POSTS/SERVICES
IN THE GOVT JOB

 

It has been now been decided that, if an ex-serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit, of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. However, to avail this benefit, an ex-serviceman as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various valances for which he/she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment.

 

(Auth : Govt of India Min of Pers, Public Grievances and Pensions (DOPT) letter No 36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14 Aug 2014)

 

GUIDELINES FOR EXPEDITING CAPITAL/REVENUE PROCUREMENT
CASES PRINCIPAL IFA (ARMY/M)

 

  • Every procurement case must have the name of the project officer, appointment and Army telephone number written at bottom right corner of the file.

  • All project officers whose cases are at various stages with IFA can meet Principal IFA (Army/M) on first and fourth Monday of every month.

  • Strict monitoring mechanism as issue of under–utilisation of budget is assuming serious proportions warranting urgency in devising therapeutic actions/measures on priority.

POLICY INITIATIVES

 

EMERGENCY QUOTA AT IHQ OF MoD (ARMY)

 

Strat Mov Dte/Dte Gen of OL&SM, IHQ of MoD (Army) is holding certain Emergency Quota (EQ) to facilitate emergent rail travel of defence personnel at short notice, in trains originating from Delhi. This quota can be availed by entitled defence personnel in the order of priority as under :-

 

  • Patients. Transfer of patients for urgent Medical Treatment and Sick Leave.

  • Temporary Duty.

 

  • Defence personnel posted in Service HQ moving on Temporary Duty (TD) at short notice.

  • Defence personnel returning after completion of TD at Delhi.

  • Defence personnel posted in formations/units in Delhi moving on TD.

  • Movement of defence personnel transiting through Delhi on TD.

  • Leave.

 

  • Defence personnel posted in Service HQ moving on emergent leave.

  • Defence personnel posted in formations/units in Delhi moving on emergent leave.

  • Movement of other defence personnel and their dependents.

  • Ex-Servicemen. Berth may be allotted by MCOs, incase vacant at the time of submission of chart to Railways.

The details of available emergency quota are also available at Army Intranet and Indian Army official website indianarmy.nic.in. The following contact details can also be used for any query and booking :-

 

  • Address & Helpline No. EQ Counter, Strat Mov Dte, Room No 503, 5th Floor, D-1 Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi, ASCON : 35273, TeleNo : 011-23018058, Fax : 011-23015914

DDG CS UPDATE

 

Brief. The Canteen Smart Card SMS Status Information Service and the Complimentary Smart Cards for Chakra Award recipients were launched on the eve of Independence Day 2014 by the QMG.

SMS Service. Large number of customers, serving as well as ESM, located in far flung areas remain unaware of the status of their Application Forms for CSD Smart Cards. With a view to enhance customer satisfaction level, SMS service has been introduced by SCL with regards to status of receipt of Smart Card applications at NOIA Head Office and dispatch details of personalized Smart Cards to applicant.

Complimentary Smart Cards to Chakra Awardees. As a mark of respect, Smart Cards to War Widows/NOKs of War casualties are to be issued free of cost by Smart Chip Ltd. With immediate effect, complimentary Canteen Smart Cards will also be provided to all Gallantry Award recipients (Chakra Awards). Applications must be accompanied by Gazette notification for the Award and no charges are to be paid. Application must be sent by the URC directly to SCL Head Office at NOIDA.

 

MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

 

Madhur Bhandarkar

 

A whole-hearted Salaam to the Indian Army for its flood rescue operation in Kashmir. We r safe & secure only because of u. #RESPECT.@adgpi

 

Arnab Goswami on Times Now

 

Of course those who really deserve the Kudos at least this time are the forces, God Speed with them & we are so proud of them

 

Amitabh Bachchan

 

One can but only pray....and give great courage to the Army that works day and night under most trying conditions to save lives !!

 

Mahesh Vadgama

 

The Great Our Indian Army always ready for anything. Grand Salute to our Real Heroes.. Jai Hind.. Vande Mataram

 

Harsha Bhogle

 

Reading of the extraordinary work the Indian Army @adgpi is doing in Kashmir Have Always been in awe.

 

Pranav Mistry

 

Salute to Indian Army for their efforts in #Kashmir Floods @adgpi

 

Anil Shirole

 

Extraordinary work by the Indian Army in J&K @adgpi; My salutations to all the soldiers & volunteers who have been working round the clock.

 

Jayant Singh

 

Great salute to INDIAN ARMY...commendable job being done by them everywhere.

 

Lok Ayukta Kerala

 

Let me take this opportunity to thank the exemplary effort and dedication of the Armed Forces in Srinagar – Justice KP Balachandran.

 

Sanjeet Sharma

 

The Indian Army has again proven themselves as best in the world. People of J&K can never forget your sacrifices, your help and your vigilance.

 

G D Murthy

 

The way our brethren in the Indian Army have been ensuring the safety and comfort of their fellow countrymen cannot be sung enough.

 

 

      
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