If i were to fail my ippt, i would need to book 20 RT sessions. Based on the link, i can book a maximum of 3 RT sessions a week. It would be right to say that i will be able to complete all 20 sessions within 1month+ ?
Can i book my RT earlier then the ippt deadline ?
More details @ www.mindef.gov.sg/nsmen
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Each RT session will be computed as a ½ day service and will count towards the NSman's annual NS of 40 days. Attendance of ICT has priority over RT and only the balance of the call-up days will be used for RT call-ups.
NSmen will be paid ½ day service pay for each RT session attended. The respective FCC will submit the attendance list via IRIS, within 4 working days of the session, to NS Pay to process the payment. NS Pay will then effect the payment on a weekly basis.
Medical Review of NSmen
Specific medical certification of fitness for each RT session is not necessary. However, NSmen who are 35 years old and above must be certified fit. NSmen who do not have valid certification of fitness for IPPT will not be allowed to proceed with the RT sessions. NSmen certified unfit or temporarily unfit for IPPT will also be deemed unfit for RT for the same duration.
RT Sessions spreading across 2 birthday windows
In special circumstances where the NSmen’s RT schedule crosses IPPT windows (i.e. the NSmen's birthday fall in the middle of the RT), re-certification of fitness for IPPT for the new IPPT window is required if the NSmen turns age 35 or above in the new window.
What are the disciplinary actions?
For our common understanding, the meanings of the names are defined as follows:
i. IPPT Defaulters
These are NSmen who have failed to make any attempt in IPPT throughout the 9 mth IPPT window and did not qualify for any exemptions.
ii. RT Defaulters
These are NSmen who have failed to complete 20 sessions of RT within the last 3 months of their birthday window.
Disciplinary actions will be taken against the defaulters.
(A) Graduated Scale of Punishment
The appropriate punishment on a graduated scale will be meted out by the Disciplinary Officers (DOs) depending on the NSman’s mitigating pleas, attitude, service records, previous convictions and performance for past IPPTs/RTs.
For recalcitrant defaulters, it may mean heftier fines, custodial sentences or court martial. In the event if the NSman is unable to pay the fine, the DO may order detention in default of payment within reasonable time based on prevailing guidelines. The detention may take effect on any date and shall be terminated on payment of fine.
(B) Central Defaulters Management Branch (CDMB)
CDMB was set up as a tri-service shared services structure within the NSmen Services Centre (NSSC) to manage all IPPT/RT defaulter offenders on behalf of their parent NS units. The NS Commanders maintain the prerogative to summary trial the NSmen if they wish to do so. Under such circumstances, CDMB will provide the use of its premises and facilities to conduct the Summary Trial.
whats the RT like. as in what exercises do we do. its 4 fucking hours long