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Friday, January 9, 2009

Territorial Army (TA) takes over the oil set-up of the nation

The elite citizens’ army has once again responded to the call of the nation.

The oil sector TA units have been mobilised in light of the oil crisis facing the country. These units comprise of personnel from the ONGC, IOC, BPCL & HPCL and are affiliated with the Army Service Corps (Oil Marketing TA unit) and the Corps of Engineers. While Engineers help in the process of oil production and refineries, the ASC unit helps in supply and marketing of fuel. TA volunteers of these units who are basically civil employees of their respective oil sector companies, perform their functions in OG in such situations and while doing so they are amenable to the Army Act and outside the purview of their respective service associations, unions and organisations. These units have been mobilised in the past also to render service in such emergencies. Similar units exist in our Railway set-up to cater for rail strikes and emergent situations. These units are manned by volunteers serving with the Railways. TA Commissioned Officers in the Infantry TA units are volunteers from civil life who are gainfully / self employed in their respective vocations and professions who serve in a military environment for a few days every year in their spare time and volunteer to bear arms for the defence of the nation in national emergencies and wars. Ex-service officers can also join TA and their seniority and rank remain protected.

Incidentally, this morning an advertisement was published in national newspapers seeking volunteers to join at the Commissioned Officer level in the Infantry TA. The age limit is pretty vast : 18 till 42 years.

So once again, Olive Green to the rescue…

8 comments:

Harry said...

@ Maj Navdeep and TA

Well done keep it up !!

Anonymous said...

H'ray for the TA!

Fed Up said...

Maj Navdeep u r doing a great Job. Would it be possible for u to accept donations from some of us and may be start a association/ lobbying or pressure group,place advt in papers etc.I will be more than happy 2 canvas

Anonymous said...

My TA Brothers,
This is the time to prove your mettle. Please rise to the occassion to make the Nation feel proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Territorial or regular we are here for doing the donkey service. The benefits are only for the beaurocrats and politicians. This thankless country will remember when every other system crumbles. Mind u the country memory is also very short. Anyway do your best.

Rajesh said...

Major Navdeep,Thanks for regular updates like this.
rgds
rajesh nair

zulven said...

Dear Freinds,
I think the Indian Armed Forces should be very proud to do this task for the nation. Congratulations you are slowly entering the main stay activities of the government and preparing a full takeover of the entire functions of this blessed country which is slowly going to dogs.

AMAL said...

Hi,,,,,
The VIDHARBA TERRIERS,,,I am really proud to have been associated with you all,,,this is another moment in the Bn history to serve and be proud to be an OIL terrier....
God bless the Leader and the leads.
Do proud for the Nation & for all.

AMAL