Territorial Army – TA Army Employment in Departmental & Non-Departmental Units

Territorial Army ( TA) :  A Voluntary, Part Time Citizen’s Army. TA: a Part of Indian Army.

The Indian Territorial Army is a second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army and it was founded on 9th October 1949. There are more than 200000 troops in Territorial Army (TA). TA has shown immense engagements in the times of calamities.

 

It is only meant for those people who are already in mainstay civilian professions; in fact, gainful employment or self-employment in a civil profession is a prerequisite for joining the Territorial Army. Volunteers of the Territorial Army usually serve in uniform for a few days every year, so that they can bear arms for national defence in times of dire need or national emergencies.

 

Units of Territorial Army:

 

  • Non Departmental Units
  • Departmental Units

 

Non Departmental Units:

 

Infantry battalion: There are 40 units affiliated to various regiments of the Indian Army.

H& H TA: These battalions are based on the concept of sons of the soil.

Engineer TA: These battalions are deployed for maintenance of the line of control.

 

Departmental Units:

 

  • Ecological TA
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • Indian Railways
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

 

TA Group Headquarters:

 

  • TA GP HQ, Southern Command – Pune, Maharashtra
  • TA GP HQ, Eastern Command – Kolkata, West Bengal
  • TA GP HQ, Western Command – Chandigarh, (Union Territory)
  • TA GP HQ, Central Command – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • TA GP HQ, Northern Command – Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir

 

Territorial Army: Introduction:

 

The Territorial Army is part of the regular Indian Army. The Territorial Army in its current form came into being when the Territorial Army Act was enacted on Aug 18, 1948. Initially, the Territorial Army consisted of Infantry, Armoured Corps, Air Defence Artillery, Signals, Supply and other departmental units.

The Territorial Army has a strength of approximately 40,000 first line troops (and 160,000 second line troops) comprising departmental Territorial Army units such as Railway, IOC, ONGC, telecommunication and General Hospital, and the non-departmental Territorial Army units of infantry battalions and ecological battalions affiliated to various infantry regiments.

 

TA Departmental units

 

  • 969 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Jamalpur
  • 970 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Jhansi
  • 1031 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Kota
  • 1032 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Adra
  • 1101 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Chandigarh (Union Territory)
  • 1105 Railway Engineers Regiment (TA) – Hyderabad
  • General Hospital (TA) (500 Beds) – Kolkata
  • General Hospital (TA) (400 Beds) – Allahabad
  • General Hospital (TA) (300 Beds) – Jaipur
  • General Hospital (TA) (300 Beds) – Patiala
  • General Hospital (TA) (300 Beds) – Guwāhāti
  • General Hospital (TA) (300 Beds) – Ahmadabad
  • General Hospital (TA) (400 Beds) – Rohtak (Haryana)
  • 414 ASC Battalion Marketing (TA) – Kamptee
  • 777 Signal Regiment Telecom (TA) – Mhow
  • 801 Engineer Regiment Refineries & Pipelines (TA) – Agra
  • 811 Engineer Regiment ONGC (TA) – Baroda

 

 

TA: Non-departmental units

 

  • 101 Infantry Battalion (TA) Maratha Light Infantry – Pune
  • 102 Infantry Battalion (TA) Punjab – Kalka
  • 103 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh Light Infantry – Ludhiana
  • 105 Infantry Battalion (TA) Rajputana Rifles – Delhi Cantonment
  • 106 Infantry Battalion (TA) Para – Bengaluru
  • 107 Infantry Battalion (TA) 11 Gorkha Rifles – Darjeeling
  • 108 Infantry Battalion (TA) Mahar – Dehradun
  • 109 Infantry Battalion (TA) Maratha Light Infantry – Kolhapur
  • 110 Infantry Battalion (TA) Madras – Coimbatore
  • 111 Infantry Battalion (TA) Kumaon – Allahabad
  • 112 Infantry Battalion (TA) Dogra – Jalandhar
  • 113 Infantry Battalion (TA) Rajput – Kolkata
  • 114 Infantry Battalion (TA) Jat – Fatehgarh
  • 115 Infantry Battalion (TA) Mahar – Belgaum
  • 116 Infantry Battalion (TA) Para – Devlali
  • 117 Infantry Battalion (TA) Guards – Tiruchirappalli
  • 118 Infantry Battalion (TA) Grenadiers – Nagpur
  • 119 Infantry Battalion (TA) Assam – Shillong
  • 120 Infantry Battalion (TA) Bihar – Bhubaneswar
  • 121 Infantry Battalion (TA) Garhwal Rifles – Kolkata
  • 122 Infantry Battalion (TA) Madras – Kannur
  • 123 Infantry Battalion (TA) Grenadiers – Jaipur
  • 124 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh – New Delhi
  • 125 Infantry Battalion (TA) Guards – Secunderabad
  • 126 Infantry Battalion (TA) Jammu and Kashmir Rifles – c/o 56 APO
  • 150 Infantry Battalion (TA) Punjab – Delhi
  • 151 Infantry Battalion (TA) Jat – Muzaffarpur
  • 152 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh – Ludhiana
  • 153 Infantry Battalion (TA) Dogra – Meerut
  • 154 Infantry Battalion (TA) Bihar – Brichgunj (Port Blair)
  • 155 Infantry Battalion (TA) Jammu and Kashmir Rifles – Sujanpur
  • 156 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Punjab – Rajouri
  • 157 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Sikh – BD Bari
  • 158 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Sikh Light Infantry – Janlot
  • 159 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Dogra – Thalela
  • 160 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Jammu and Kashmir Rifles – Kupwara
  • 161 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry – Baramulla
  • 162 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry – Srinagar
  • 163 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Sikh Light Infantry
  • 164 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Naga Regiment – Zakhama
  • 165 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Assam – Imphal
  • 166 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) Assam – Tezpur
  • 172 Infantry Battalion (TA) Madras – Campbell Bay
  • Ecological Task Forces (Ecological Battalions)
  • 127 Infantry Battalion (TA) Garhwal Rifles Eco – Dehradun
  • 128 Infantry Battalion (TA) Rajputana Rifles Eco – Jaisalmer
  • 129 Infantry Battalion (TA) JAK LI Eco – Samba
  • 130 Infantry Battalion (TA) Kumaon Eco – Pithoragarh
  • 132 Infantry Battalion (TA) Rajput Eco – New Delhi
  • 133 Infantry Battalion (TA) Dogra Eco – Shimla
  • 134 Infantry Battalion (TA) Assam Eco – Tawang
  • 135 Infantry Battalion (TA) Assam Eco – Tezpur
  • 136 Infantry Battalion (TA) Mahar Eco – Aurangabad

 

Prominent Personalities in TA:

 

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There are several eminent personalities who joined Territorial Army and were awarded Hony ranks. Currently, you may have seen MS Dhoni (Prominent cricketer) serving in TA.

 

  • Kapil Dev as Lt Coy (Hony) Kapil Dev
  • MS Dhoni Lt Col (Hony) MS Dhoni
  • Mohanlal Lt Col (Hony) Mohanlal
  • Sachin Pilot Lt Sachin Pilot
  • Abhinav Bindra Lt Col (Hony) Abhinav Bindra

 

Territorial Army Contact Details:
Territorial Army (TA) Contact Address: Additional Directorate General of Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) L Block, Church Road, New Delhi-110001
Territorial Army Official Website : https://www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in
Telephone No – 011-23094365.

 

Territorial Army: Jobs and Employment Opportunities:

 

If you want to join TA Army then you should check out 20govt.com job alerts. For that, you should subscribe our email service so that you will be notified whenever there are new vacancies in Indian Army and other Defence services.

Visit here for Latest Territorial Army Job Notifications.

 

How to Join Territorial Army? 

How to Join Territorial Army as an Officer

How to Join Territorial Army as a Jawan

Territorial Army Recruitment for All Zones of the Territorial Army.

Haryana TA Bharti

Himachal Pradesh Territorial Army Bharti

Punjab TA Bharti

 

Latest Indian Army Recruitment Notifications for 2019 & 2020:

 

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