JAG (JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL) – LAW STUDENT MUST KNOW ABOUT IT

Hello, Every year Indian army notify about the JAG (JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL) Entry notification. This entry is for both males and females. The eligibility for this Rank is graduation in law with a minimum of 55 % & age must be of 21 to 27 years as on 1 st of July 2020, of this JAG entry is the direct entry where there is no written exam only direct SSB (Service Selection Board) interview. After clearing the interview of the training is for 49 weeks or almost for one year. 

Ranks and promotion criteria –

  1. Lieutenant – 2 years
  2. Captain – 4 years
  3. Major (Till retirement in short service commission)

 The tenure of this service is of 10 years after that of depending on the requirement of the Indian army and your service record, they may ask you to extend your service for 4 more years or you can voluntarily apply again after 10 years if you’re interested in the extension of your service. Total it will be like 14 years of service of which you can have in the Indian army.

The post of Judge Advocate General in India is held by a major general who is that the legal and judicial chief of the army. 

The Judge Advocate General is assisted by a separate JAG branch which is consists of legally qualified army officers. A Judge Advocate General of the Indian army Legal advisor of the military personnel on the everyday matters including the Chief of the Army Staff. His department officers can either be commissioned directly into the JAG Branch or are often sidestepped from other branches, arms, or corps. JAG officers provide legal help to the military altogether aspects, especially advising the presiding officers of courts-martial on military law. JAG officers conduct all legal procedures from the framing drafts to appearing at courts and military tribunals. 

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