AFMS - Armed Forces Medical Sciences

12/11/2014 Career

The Armed Force Medical Services (AFMS) comes under Ministry of Defense
and the Director General-AFMS is the top authority who performs certain
roles and responsibilities as laid down by the Govt. of India. The post
of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) was created
in August 1948.

The role of DGAFMSs such that he on one hand is
directly responsible to the Ministry of Defence for a broad spectrum of
duties and responsibilities as laid down in the Charter of Duties of
DGAFMS in the Regulations for Medical Services of the Armed Forces 1983,
while on the other, he functions through the Chief of Staff Committee
(COSC) as Chairman of Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).

The
Dte Gen of Armed Forces Medical Services deals with recruitment of
civilian doctors. The section also deals with commissioning of AFMC
cadets in Armed Forces Medical Services as Permanent as well as Short
Service Commissioned officers apart from grant of Permanent Commission
to serving Short Service Commissioned Officers. It also deals with grant
of SSC/PC in AMC (NT) to serving JCOs/ORs of AMC.

AFMS Eligibility Criteria


AFMS
invites application from civil doctors who have passed their final MBBS
examination in first or second attempt and completed internship for
grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps. Applicants
who have taken more than two chances in final MBBS are not eligible.
Limited vacancies are available for Lady MOs.

Qualification:
The applicant must possess medical qualification included in
First/Second Schedule or Part II of the Third Schedule of IMC Act 1958.
The applicant must have permanent registration from any State Medical
Council/MCI.

Age Limit: The candidate must not have attained 45 years of age on 31st December of the year of application.

Selection Procedure:

Eligible candidates are called for interview during Sept / Oct by a
Board of Officers at the Office of DGAFMS, Ministry of Defence, 'M'
Block, New Delhi to assess the suitability and merit for grant of Short
Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps. The candidates appearing
for interview for the first time are paid to and fro second-class
railway/bus fare.

AFMS Career Prospects


Armed
Forces Medical officers can be employed as per service requirement in
any part of country, in Army, Navy or Air Force. They may have to work
independently in the units allotted to them & shall also have to
take decisions on their own in critical situations.

Departmental Permanent Commission to Serving AMC/SSC Officers

Twice
a year applications are called from serving SSC medical officers who
have completed minimum two years and not more than 08 years of service
if serving in extended tenure. The officers are interviewed by a Board
of officers Chaired by DGAFMS and based on their performance in
interview and service records they are granted PC limited to the
vacancies available.

Commissioning of AFMC Graduates in AMC as SSC/PC Officers

Every
year fifty percent AFMC Pune cadets are granted PC and remaining fifty
percent are granted SSC based on their merit and choice. They are
commissioned in the rank of Lt. and equivalent and posted in various
service hospitals for internship training. On completion of internship
they are promoted to the rank of Captain or equivalent and posted to
various Units for duty.

Commissioning of serving JCO/OR IN AMC (NT) as SSC/PC Officer


Once
a year, JCO/OR is examined through a written test at AMC Centre &
School before an SSB interview at various centers for grant of PC in AMC
(NT). JCO/OR applying only for SSC is examined only through an SSB
interview.

AFMS Pay Package


Emoluments:
Doctors on commissioning in the AMC are granted the rank of Captain (or
equivalent rank in Navy/Air Force) in the scale of
Rs.9450-9600-300-11400 plus rank pay Rs.400/-, Non-practising allowance
at the rate of 25% of the Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance (total
emolument at minimum of Pay Scale (Rs.20,860/- pm.).

In
addition, they are entitled to free ration, subsidized accommodation and
allied facilities shall be provided. PG degree holder are eligible for
PG allowance of Rs 500/- p.m. or specialist pay after undergoing the
laid down procedure.

In addition officers are entitled to 60 days
annual leave & 20 days casual leave, LTC, free Med Services for
self & family including dependent parents, Group Insurance of Rs 10
lakhs & Unit CSD facility etc.

Promotion: SSC
officers are eligible for promotion upto the rank of Major. A candidate
who holds additional qualification of Post-Graduate Degree/Diploma is
given antedate of seniority for three/two years respectively as per
rules.

Tenure: The SSC tenure is of 5 years
extendable by another 5 years, (total SSC tenure 10 years) for those who
are willing to continue subject to laid down eligibility criteria.
However, on completion of 2 years service as SSC officer, they are
eligible to apply for limited vacancies for Departmental Permanent
Commission provided they had not attained the age of 30 years on 31 Dec
of the year of application (31 & 35 years for Post Graduate diploma
and degree holders respectively).

Selection of officers from SSC
to Permanent Commission is decided by a Selection Board held in the
office of DGAFMS; Ministry of Defence. Permanent Commissioned officers
are eligible for time scale promotion up to the rank of Lt Col and
thereafter by selection up to the rank of Lt General.

The
candidates should be in good physical & mental state, not obese /
over weight and meet laid down standards for medical fitness to perform
military duties in peace as well as field areas including remote &
high altitudes with extreme climate conditions.

Every candidate
on his / her having been qualified in interview will be produced before a
duly constituted Med Board by DGAFMS for examining his or her medical
fitness.

AFMS Contact Details


For further details you can contact the following address


Office of the DGAFMS
Armed Forces Medical Services
Ministry of Defence
M Block,
New Delhi-110001
E-Mail: dgafms@ndf.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://indianarmy.nic.in/

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