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Benefits

  • Insurance
  • All Air Force personnel, including Flight Cadets are provided life insurance cover under the Air Force Group Insurance Scheme (AFGIS). Monthly contribution rates are minimal and the insurance policy covers all contingencies. As an Air Force Officer, you are insured for an amount of Rs 1 Crore with an additional insurance cover of Rs 12 lakhs for pilots.
  • Loans
  • Air Force Group Insurance Society (AFGIS) is an allied department of IAF which is involved in various schemes for air warriors including disbursing loan and providing insurance cover. As a member of AFGIS and subject to eligibility, one can avail following loans at very nominal rates :
  • House Building Loan.
  • Computer Loan
  • Conveyance Loan.
  • Modern House appliances loan.
  • Medical
  • All Air Force Officers, their families and dependents have free access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best of facilities. Apart from being treated at the Armed Forces Hospitals, there are also tie ups with Civil Hospitals for treatment of specialised cases, if required. Patients are also given grants for purchase of necessary medical equipment and mechanical aid to help make them self-reliant.
  • Other benefits
  • Furnished Accommodation
  • Leave- Annual leave for 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year
  • Leave travel Concessions
  • Institute and Messes membership
  • School facilities
  • Rail concessions
  • Secured camp life
  • CSD facilities
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Scholarships and welfare schemes from AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association).
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Once you join the Air Force, you realise that behind all the action and adventure is a lot of effort towards academic pursuits. From the moment you are selected, till the time you retire, you are continuously honing your skills with a large number of in-service courses and other educational avenues.

The IAF also sponsors M. Tech. courses for Officers of the Technical Branch, in institutes like IIT and BHU-IT.

The IAF also has tie-ups with Universities like IGNOU to facilitate long-distance learning for officers and airmen.

  • Study Leave
  •  A study leave of up to 24 months is available for select courses, which is extendible up to 28 months.
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