Nagpur: The Indian Army has invited
applications for the recruitment of religious leaders like
Pandits, Padres and Buddhist monks for the posts of Junior
Commissioned Officers (Religious Teachers) for the RRT-67
Course in the Army.
Civilian candidates should be in the age group of 27 to
34 years and re-mustered candidates in the age group of 25
to 34 years, as on October 5, 2011.
Candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a
recognised university, along with qualifications like Madhyama
in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in a
Those, who have done BA with Sanskrit/Hindi as the main
subject, but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in
Hindi are also eligible for the position of Pandit.
For the position of Padre, graduation from a recognised
university, in addition to ordained priesthood by
ecclesiastical authority and being on the approved list of the
For the position of Bodh Monk, the candidate must be an
ordained Buddhist Monk/Buddhist Priest by the appropriate
authority. The head Priest should have Geshe (Ph.D) of Khampa
or Lopon or Rajban, with proper certificate from monastery.
Last date of acceptance of application forms at
Headquarters Recruiting Zone, number 3, Rajendra Sinhji Road,
Pune - 411001, is August 6, 2011.
For further details, interested candidates may contact
the Army Recruiting Office, Opposite Nagpur Railway Station on
any working day, press release from a Defence PRO said today.