What is a Remustering Candidate in Indian Army?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Remustering Candidate in the Indian Army stands for the step or process of assigning a distinct variety of duties. ‘Remuster’ is an informal term used in military groups. It is mainly used in Rapid Action Force (R.A.F.). Depending on the context, it may also represent the gathering of candidates for a movement. Reasons for remastering may change; It can be for upgradation or can also be done for medical reasons when one is not able to perform the primary duties.

Remustering Candidates

The term ‘remuster’ originated in the 19th century. It denotes the procedure to replace the existing army officer with a new employee. A re-nominating candidate is one who is being considered as a replacement.

  • “Muster” is used in military forces and the shipping industry.
  • This process should lead to the gathering of all the people in one place to delegate duties and responsibilities.
  • After the first mustering, candidates for remustering describe secondary regathering.

Remustering Candidate in the Indian Army

When used in relation to the military, remustering refers to the reassignment of the primary duty. Reasons for remustering may vary; it may be for upgradation for example, in the Indian Army, soldiers apply for trades with better financial/promotional benefits.

Some of the trades draw manpower only from other trades, such as Flt Gunners (from Armament), Flt Engr (from Engine Fit/Propulsion), or PJI (from all Gp Y trades). Remustering can also be done if you cannot perform primary duties due to medical or other reasons.

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