Mail News Service
Ghatshila, Sept 24: “The sense of pride that one derives, the respect and dignity one attains in the course of service in the defence services is absolutely different. The joy of wearing a defence uniform cannot be explained in words but has to be felt,” observed Shaurya Chakra Awardee (Retd) Indian Air Force Warrant Officer Md Javed during his career counseling session with Ghatshila College NCC students on Saturday. He explained the manner in which, a person could be recruited as an officer or soldier in these defence services.
“Defence personnel learn to overcome extreme heat or cold climatic conditions. They are taught survival processes in treacherous conditions, especially while posted in jungles or on high altitudes or desert areas,” and added, “But they are provided facilities like decent salaries and allowances and post retirement facilities. And the Supreme Commander of the three armed forces is the President of India and that is a matter of great pride for the defence personnel.”
In the course of his talks, the retired Indian Air Force Warrant Officer he motivated the Ghatshila College NCC cadets he informed that a person had to pass through NDA/CDS (UPSC) and SSB routines prior to be a part of the army, navy and air force contingents. Retired Warrant Officer Md Javed said that the three defence wings selected candidates as per requirement under the guidelines of Short Service Commission, Permanent Commissioning, NCC Special Entry, Army Cadet Corps (ACC) through which jawans and officers were selected and posted. He also informed that candidates for the air wing of the defence services, they had to undergo Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), take training at Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), for Navy Administrative and Logistic Officers. “These recruiting processes are the mediums by which soldiers, sailors and airmen are selected initially for a four year duration but this tenure in service are liable for extension of services based on their performance during the initial four year term,” he said.
Recruitment in the defence services, he stated, provided the youth with ample opportunities to serve the nation. He added, “Those who desire to serve the nation for a longer span will definitely earn their scope or those who desire to give up their defence services, will get special privileges if they wanted to take up jobs with the state or central governments.”