///////////// 

INDIA RESERVE BATTALION

           The Govt. of India has sanctioned an India Reserve Battalion for the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands vide their letter No. II-2/011/102/2000-PF-II (i) dated 26th July 2001. The Battalion is being raised as envisaged in the sanction. This force is required to be raised on the pattern of a Central Para Military Force and should be self sufficient in itself. The members of the Battalion can be sent on duty to any State/UTs on the direction of MHA, especially during the first five years after its raising. They will also be deployed for law and order and security duties within the Islands.

With the joining of an IPS officer of AGMUT cadre as Commandant on 19.07.2002 the process for raising the Battalion has begun.

1. Recruitment Rules

Recruitment Rules for all the Group-C posts have been notified and posts have been filled by recruitment, further the revised recruitment rules as per the guidelines received from GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions (DOPT) OM No. Ab.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31-12-2010, according a draft RRs prepared and sent to A&N Administration for approval and notification.    

  Break up of Group D Staff: -

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

Direct Recruitment Post: -

 In terms of the guidelines in the sanction order the recruitments are to be conducted regionally. Keeping in view the limited eligible applicants available in these remote islands, the recruitment for filling up the sanctioned posts were planned in a phased manner. Out of the existing strength of 1007 posts, 781 posts falls under direct recruitment.  Out of 781 direct recruitment posts, we had already recruited 766 posts and the remaining 15 posts are being filled in due course.   

Name of the Post Sanctioned Strength Actual Strength Vacancy Remarks

General Duty Staff

Sub-Inspector 11 04 (Directly appointed 7

All the direct entry posts(11 Nos) are already filled up in the year 2006 but 07 eligible Sub-Inspector (GD) are promoted to Inspector (GD), IRBn in the year 2011. Hence 07 Vacancies has to fill direct recruitment. The 12 Nos of Promotional Posts are vacant. Further, as and when the ASIs will be eligible for promotion these posts will be filled shortly file under process.

Wireless Staff
Constable 675 675+24* - 24 Constables (GD)are appointed against the vacancy of HC (GD)
Group -D
Water Carrier 15 14 01 Recruitment will be conduct shortly for 1 post.
Sweeper 15 15 -
Cook 24 24 -
Dhobi 08 08 -
Barber 07 07 -
TOTAL 781 766 15

Note*- 24 Constables (GD) are appointed against the vacancy of HC (GD)

Promotional/Deputation posts:-

                   As regards 226 vacant promotional/deputation posts, it is stated that in IRBn no candidates with required number of year of service as stipulated in the RRs, are available for considering on promotion. Therefore, in terms of notified Recruitment Rules, these posts are to be filled by deputation initially till qualified candidates are available within the Battalion. These vacancies were notified to various CPMFs and Andaman and Nicobar Police. The details are as under:-

Name of the Post Sanctioned Strength Actual Strength Vacancy Remarks

General Duty Staff

Commandant 01 01 -  
Dy. Commandant 03 - 03

 RR Pending with MHA, New Delhi, the draft RR has been sent to MHA for approval. However according to the draft RR the vacancy to be filled by on deputation and a circular has already been issued vide No. IRBn / Depu / CPMF/A&NP/11/935 dated 24.10.2011

Asst. Commndt. 07   07

RR for this post is also pending with MHA, New Delhi. Presently 07 posts are vacant, however 02 DySP's of A&N Police are looking after the work of IRBn.

Inspector 07 07 -

07 Sub-Inspectors are promoted to Inspector according to the notified RR.

Sub-Inspector 12 Nil 12

All the direct entry posts (11 Nos) are already filled up in the year 2006 but 07 eligible Sub-Inspector(GD) are promoted to Inspector (GD), IRBn in the year 2011, Hence 07 vacancies has to fill direct recruitment. The 12 Nos of Promotional posts are vacant. Further, as and when the ASIs will be eligible for promotion these posts will be filled up, till than these posts filled by deputation and a circular for deputation posts issued vide No. IRBn/Depu/CPMF/A&NP/11/984 dated 11.11.2011. The direct entry posts will be filled shortly file under process.

Astt Sub-Inspector 18 03 15

These posts will be filled up as and when the HC(GD)will be eligible for promotion, till than these posts filled by deputation and a circular for deputation posts issued vide No. IRBn/Depu./CPMF/A&NP/11/984 dated 11.11.2011. However 03 posts are filled by Absorption from A&N Police.

Head Constable 160 85 75

03 Posts filled by absorption from other units, 80 posts filled up promotion from constable GD, IRBn by conducting test & 02 are by deputation from CPMF & 75 vacant posts will be filled up shortly by conducting departmental promotion tests. 

Wireless Staff
Inspector 01 - 01

These posts will be filled up as and when the SI(W)will be eligible for promotion, till than these posts filled by deputation and a circular for deputation posts issued vide No. IRBn/Depu/CPMF/A&NP/11/984 dated 11.11.2011

Sub-Inspector 02 02 - 1 post filled by absorption & 1 post filed by deputation from A&NP Unit.
Head Constable 04 01 03 These posts will be filled up as and when the CT(W)will be eligible for promotion. File for promotion under process. However 01 post filled by deputation from CPMF.
Medical Staff
Medical Officer 01 - 01 After repeated attempts to fill up these posts on deputation, no any eligible candidate was responded. The file is under process to surrender these posts to the DHS, A&N Admn.
Pharmacist 02 - 02
Nursing Asstt. 01 - 01
Ministerial Staff
Head Clerk 01 - 01 After repeated attempts to fill up these posts on deputation ( as prescribed in the existing RR), no any eligible candidate were responded. Further the revised RR is under consideration with A&N Admn.
Steno 01 - 01
Clerk 05 - 05
Total 226 99 127

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR DEPUTATION IN  INDIA RESERVE BATTALION, 

  A&N ISLANDS .

 1.                 Period of Deputation:

 i)                    The deputation is for a period of 02 years initially but shall not exceed 03 years.

ii)                  The deputationist is liable to be deployed anywhere in India & A&N Islands.

iii)                 The deputationist can be reverted back to his parent Unit/ Organisation without assigning any reason there of.

2.          a) Pay & Dearness Pay: During the period of deputation the government servant will have the option either to get his pay fixed in the deputation post under the operation of the normal rules or to draw pay of post held by him in his     parent department, plus deputation (duty) allowance in accordance with the conditions laid down vide Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 10 (23) 11/60 dated 04-05-1961 and Office Memorandum No. F.I(II) E.II (E)/75 dated 07-11-1975           read with the Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department   of Personnel & Training) O.M. No. 2/12/87 -Estt(Pay.II) dated 29-04-1988 as modified from time to time and such other general or special-orders issued by  the Ministry of Finance.

             b) Deputation Duty Allowance: 5% of Basic Pay subject to maximum of   Rs.2000/- per month for transfer within the station and 10% of Basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4000/- per month in all other cases as admissible under Central Govt. rules.

 3.                 Dearness Allowance: The Government servant will be entitled to Dearness Allowance under the rule of the parent department if he draws pay of the post held by him and at the rate applicable in borrowing department, if he draws pay in the scale attached to the deputation.

 4.                 Local Allowance:  Like Special Compensatory Allowance and House Rent Allowance to be regulated under the rules of the borrowing government.

 i)                    Children Education Allowance:  During the period of deputation the deputationist will be eligible to claim the CEA from the Central Government as laid down in para 1 (d) of the Finance Ministry OM No. 8 (II) E.11 (B)/63 dated       30-01-1982 as amended/clarified from time to time.

 ii)                  Reimbursement of Tuition Fees: He will be entitled to reimbursement of  tuition fees in respect of his children subject to the fulfillment of the terms and conditions laid down in Finance Ministrys OM No. F.17/1/B.ii (B)/64 dated 03-06-1964 as amended/clarified from time to time and the liability in this regard will devolve on the borrowing department.

 5.                 Joining Time Pay and Transfer TA: He will be entitled to TA and joining time both on joining the post of deputation and on reversion there-form to the parent  department, under the rules of Government to which he is deputed. The expenditure on this account will be borne by the borrowing department.

 6.                 TA for Journey on Duty:  During the period of deputation the TA of the Govt. Servant will be regulated under the rules of the borrowing department.

 7.                 Provident Fund Benefits: During period of deputation he will continue to subscribe to the Provident Fund of his parent unit Govt. to which he may be subscribing when he is placed on deputation, in accordance, with the rules of such fund.

8.                 Leave Travel Concession: He will continue to be entitled to leave travel concession under the Ministry of Home Affairs, OM No. 43/1/55-Estt (II) PT 11  dated 11-10-19 56 as amended from time to time and the cost thereof will borne by the borrowing department.

 9.                 Medical Concession: He will be entitled to these concessions under the rules of the borrowing Govt.

10.             Residential Accommodation: Rent-free unfurnished accommodation or House Rent Allowance in lieu thereof as fixed by the Govt. of India from time to time.

 11.                   General  

 i)        The maximum age limit for appointment on deputation shall not exceed 56 years as on closing date of receipt of application.

 ii)       The deputation will commence on the date on which he handovers the charge of his post under the parent department.

 iii)     The deputationist can be reverted at any time during the period of deputation without assigning any reason, in consultation with the lending department.

 iv)     In case where a person on deputation is transferred by borrowing authority from one station to another, without any change in post held by him, the rate of deputation (duty) allowance will remain the same at the time of initial posting and will not under go any charge.

 v)      During the period of deputation, the deputationists are entitled for the clothing/uniform items as per scale fixed for the India Reserve Battalion, A&N Islands.

 vi)     While posted in the A&N Islands the Govt. servant will be entitled to:

 a)         Free sea Passage for himself and his family once in a year, while proceeding on regular leave.

 b)         Transist Time/Joining Time to cover journey from/to a remote locality within the Islands while proceeding on or returning from leave once in a  calendar year.

 c)          Joining time, each way to cover the period spent on journey between Port Blair and Chennai/Vishakapatnam/Kolkata.

 12.             For matters not specified, the deputationists will be governed by the order and Instructions issued by the GOI in this matter.

 Ministerial Staff  :  -

We have the following strength of Ministerial Staff sanctioned for the IRBn.

Name of the Post Sanctioned Strength Actual Strength Vacancy Remarks
Head Clerk 01 - 01 After repeated attempts to fill up these posts on deputation  (as prescribed in the existing RR), no any eligible candidate were responded. Further the revised RR is under consideration with A&N Admn.
Steno 01 - 01
Clerk 05 - 05
Total 07 - 07

           In accordance with the recruitment rules, the above posts are to be filled up on deputation from the clerical cadre of A&N Administration. Accordingly the above post were notified and circulated twice through the A&N Admn.  But no candidate responded. 

RECRUITMENT RULES FOR GROUP A & B POSTS

Draft Recruitment Rules for Group B posts have been framed and submitted to A&N Admn.  for notification.

 Vide DO letter dated 9.11.2001 from Director ANL, MHA had categorically mentioned to finalize the Recruitment Rules for various posts in IR Battalion A&N Islands on the basis of recruitment rules notified by the MHA for various posts in the IR Battalion raised for the UT of Lakshadweep. Accordingly, the Administration notified the RRs of the entire Group C & D posts in IRBn. Instead of notifying the RRs for the Group A & B posts (Dy. Comdt., Asst. Comdt. & M.O.) the A&N Administration has referred   to  UPSC/MHA.  Since the matter is pending with UPSC/MHA, New Delhi  the posts of Deputy Commandant, Asstt. Comdt. and Medical Officer could not be filled for want of R.R. 

2. TRAINING

Constables/GD: All the recruited constables have been placed for training at CRPF/BSF Training Centers in the Mainland as prescribed in the sanction order, for a period of 18 months, which includes 9 months Basic Training, 4 months Integrated Training on Counter Insurgency, Commando, Weapon and Tactics, attachment training with BSF and CRPF for a period of two months each. Attachment training with Army for the period of one month.

II)   Follower Constable:  All the 69 Group 'C' (Pr-revised as Group 'D') staff recruited, have successfully under gone their Basic/Trade training for a period of 12 weeks at STC, BSF, Bagalore. Out of the 69 Group 'D' Staff, 01 staff, 01 post has fallen vacant due to discharge from service of 01 Follower water carrier.

III)    Wireless Constable:  Out of the 26 Constables (W) 17 Constables (W) have completed their Basic Recruit Training at STC, BSF Bangalore & completed ORL Grade-III STS BSF, Bangalore and returned to IRBN HQ Port Mout. 02 Constables (W) completed their Basic Training at PTS, Police Line and for trade training file under process.

Note:   15 Ct(W) are completed PWO - II course from CPRTI, New Delhi.

OTHER COURSES/TRAINING QUALIFIED BY IRBN PERSONNEL:-

1.    Un-Armed Combat Course:-   48 IRBN personnel have completed Un-Armed Combat Training at Police Line. The UAC was conducted under the direct supervision of former IGP, A&N Islands.

2.    Men Commando Course:-  02 platoons of Commando's including 02 Sub-Inspectors who were qualified from Tamil Nadu Commando School, Tamil Nadu.

3.    Armoror:-   02 Constable (GD) have been completed the Armror course from 1 EME centre Secunderabad, Andra Pradesh. However 02 more IRBn constable (GD) are undergoing Armoror Course at 1 EME Centre Secunderabad, Andra Pradesh.

4.    Jungle Survivor Course : 05 Constables (GD) have completed Jungle survivor course.

5.    TOT Disaster Response for State Police Course :-  01 Sub-Inspector (GD) has completed the course.

6.    VIP Driving Course:   01 Constable (GD) has completed the course.

7.    VIP Security Course : 01 Constable (GD) has completed the course.

8.    Weapon & Tactics Field Craft Engineering course:-  06 Constable (GD) has completed the course

ffff

fff

ff

f


 

 

 

///////////// 

Name of the Post

Sanctioned strength

Actual Strength

Vacancy

Remarks

Water Carrier

15

14

01

Recruitment will be conduct shortly for 1 Post

Sweeper

15 15 -

Cook

24 24 -

Dhobi

08 08 -

Barber

07 07 -

  Total

69

68

01