Is Assistant Commandant a gazetted officer?

Is Assistant Commandant a gazetted officer?


Assistant Commandant is a title often given to the second-in-command of a military, uniformed service, training establishment or academy.
 Assistant Commandant is a class 1 Gazetted officer. But it is different from civil service. It is a non-organized service. But you will get all allowances and perks as like group A Gazetted officer.

The rank of Assistant Commandant is equivalent to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), and Lieutenant in the Indian Army. This rank is a Group-A gazetted officer rank in the Central Armed Police Forces of India.

Assistant Commandant is empowered to command a Company/Unit/Direct Action Team consisting of 140-160 personnel and is responsible for the overall operation of the company/Direct Action Team/Unit.

Assistant Commandants are also trained to serve various important organisations such as RAW, NSG, SPG, NIA, IB, CBI, NDRF, NCB,STATE ARMED POLICE FORCE(DRG,Jharkhand Jaguars,Bihar Military police,IRB,UP/MP STF etc.) and Indian Army on deputation. Their role and performance, therefore, assumes great significance due to the special features of an emergency force which is pressed in aid to civil power to perform multiple roles in extremely difficult situations.

Promotional Avenues for Gazetted Officers

After joining service as Asstt.Commandant the following promotional avenues are available to cadre officers:-

RankQualifying service for Promotion.
Dy. Commandant.5 years as Asstt. Commandant.
Second-In-Command5 years as Dy.Commandant (with total 10 years Group ‘A’ service).
Commandant5 years as Second-In-Command (with 15 years Group ‘A’ service)
DIGP3 years as Commandant (with 20 years Group ‘A’ service)
IGP3 years as DIG (24 years Group ‘A’ service)
ADG30 years of Group 'A' service.

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