The initial period of engagement in the IAF is 20 years, which can be extended up to the age of 57 years. Promotion prospects up to the rank of Master Warrant Officer exist to the deserving airmen. Opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer also exist for those airmen who qualify the prescribed examination, later in their service career.
Airmen of the rank of Sergeant & above with 10 years of minimum service and within the age limit of 34 to 42 years get the opportunity to become a Commissioned Officer in the IAF.
Selected MWOs/WOs are granted Honorary Commission in the last year of their service before superannuating on Republic Day and Independence Day each year. On grant of Honorary Commission, they are eligible for higher scales of pay and allowances.
- Service Entry Commission
- Honorary Commission
Well stocked libraries, a variety of sports facilities as well as adventure and cultural activities available at all the Air Force Establishments provide an opportunity for all round personality development.
Post-Retirement benefits include pension, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), gratuity and canteen facilities. Specialized pre-release courses (PRC) are also arranged to enable airmento take up post retirement careers. In addition , airmen get relaxation in age and reservation in Govt services as ex-servicemen.