Defence Ministry has issued an order for the recruitment of Ex-Army Medical Corps and Short Service Commission medical officers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Tour of Duty scheme, 400 ex- medical officers released between 2017 and 2021, will be recruited on a contract basis for a maximum period of 11 months.
A fixed monthly lump sum amount will be admissible by deducting the basic pension from the salary drawn at the time of retirement plus specialist pay wherever applicable. The amount would remain unchanged for the term of the contract and no other allowances would be paid. The medical officers who will be recruited are required to be medically fit as per civilian standards. The decision has been taken to fight the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.