A Career in Indian Coast Guard

A Career in Indian Coast Guard

A Career in Indian Coast Guard – Coast Guard is a part of the Indian Para Military Force whose responsibilities are bounded to the safeguarding of maritime boundary of our nation.

Major career opportunities provided by Coast Guard for the youngsters can be broadly divided into three career roles. Details of the same are given below.

  • Navik – General Duty (GD)
  • Navik – Domestic Branch (DB)
  • Yantrik – (Technical Branch)
  • Assistant Commandant

Selection Procedure of Coast Guard Officers

The Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union, offers a challenging career to young and dynamic Indian male candidates for the General Duty branch as an Assistant Commandant (Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer).

the vacancy notification is issed by CG or UPSC it self .

Type of EntryAgeEducational QualificationPhysical Standards
General Duty Entry (Male)21-25 yearsClear Class 12 examination with Mathematics and Physics subject combination   Must Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university    Height- 157 cms  
Weight – Proportionate to the height  
Chest (expansion ) -5 cms  
EyeSight
(Uncorrected without glass.) – 6/6 6/9  
(Corrected with glass) – 6/6 6/6
General Duty (Female)21-25 yearsClear Class 12 examination with Mathematics and Physics subject combination   Must Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university    Height- 152 cms  
Weight – Proportionate to the height  
Chest (expansion ) -5 cms  
EyeSight
(Uncorrected without glass.) – 6/6 6/9  
(Corrected with glass) – 6/6 6/6
General Duty/ Pilot Navigator Entry19- 25 yearsClear Class 12 examination with Mathematics and Physics subject combination   Must Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university  Height -162.5 cms -197 cms  
Leg Length – 99 cms Minimum  
Weight – Proportionate to the height  
Chest (expansion ) -5 cms    
Eye Sight
(Uncorrected without glass.) – 6/6, 6/9  
(Corrected with glass) –  6/6, 6/6  
Commercial Pilot Licence (Male)19- 25 yearsMust possess 12th class or equivalent certificate   Current Commercial Pilot Licence issued/ validated by Director General of Civil Aviation is mandatory  Height -162.5 cms -197 cms   Leg Length – 99 cms Minimum   b) Weight – Proportionate to the height   (c) Chest (expansion ) -5 cms     Eye Sight (Uncorrected without glass.) – 6/6, 6/9   (Corrected with glass) – 6/6, 6/6  
Commercial Pilot Licence (Female)19- 25 yearsMust possess 12th class or equivalent certificate   Current Commercial Pilot Licence issued/ validated by Director General of Civil Aviation is mandatory  Height -152 cms  
Leg Length – 91 cms Minimum  
Weight – Proportionate to the height  
Chest (expansion ) -5 cms    
EyeSight
(Uncorrected without glass.) – 6/6, 6/9  
(Corrected with glass) –  6/6, 6/6  
Technical Entry21-25 yearsAn Engineering Degree recognized by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) as specified below  

Engineering Branch.
Naval architecture Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Marine Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Production Engineering
MetallurgyDesign Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering    
Electrical Branch
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Telecommunication Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Power Engineering
Power Electronics
Height – 157 cms minimum.  
Weight – Proportionate to the height
Chest (Expanded) – 5 cms  
Eye Sight
(Uncorrected without glass) – 6/36, 6/36  
(Corrected with glass) 6/6, 6/6
Law entry21-30 yearsA degree in Law from a recognized university.   LLB and Integrated LLB is acceptedHeight
Male -157 Cms Female – 152 cms.  
Weight – Proportionate to the height  
Chest (Expanded) – 5 cms  
EyeSight
(Uncorrected without glass) – 6/60, 6/60  
(Corrected with glass) 6/6, 6/12
Yantriks (Technical Branch)18-22 years Passed 10th class and Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Telecommunication (Radio/ Power).
Navik (GD) (General Duty Branch)18-22 years12th Class Passed with Maths And Physics from any Education Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE).
Navik (DB) (Domestic Branch)18-22 years10th class Passed from any Education Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education in India
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Career Progression in Indian Coast Guard

Career Progression for General Duty Naviks, Domestic Duty Naviks, Yantriks, and other officials of Coast Guard is given below.

General Duty Naviks

RankMinimum time to be spent in each Rank to become eligible for promotion
NavikBasic Rank
Uttam Navik5
Pradhan Navik4
Adhikari3
Uttam Adhikari4
Pradhan Adhikari3

Navik (Domestic Branch)

RankMinimum time to be spent in each Rank to become eligible for promotion
NavikBasic Rank
Uttam Navik5
Pradhan Navik4
Adhikari3
Uttam Adhikari4
Pradhan Adhikari3

Yantrik

RankMinimum time to be spent in each Rank to become eligible for promotion
YantrikBasic Rank
Uttam Yantrik2
Pradhan Yantrik2
Sahayak Engineer3
Uttam Sahayak Engineer4
Pradhan Sahayak Engineer3

Promotion details of officials with other ranks

RankMinimum time to be spent in each Rank to become eligible for promotion
Assistant CommandantBasic Rank
Deputy Commandant6
Commandant2
Deputy Inspector General8
Inspector General6

Salary Structure for Officials in Coast Guard

RankStarting Basic Payment (In INR)
Assistant CommandantRs. 56,100
Deputy CommandantRs. 67,700
Commandant (Junior Grade)Rs. 78,800
CommandantRs. 1,23,100
Deputy Inspector GeneralRs. 1,31,100
Inspector GeneralRs. 1,44,200
Additional Director GeneralRs. 1,82,200
Director GeneralRs. 2,05,400

How to become a pilot in Coast Guard?

There are three ways to become a Coast Guard Pilot.

  • Candidates possessing a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) can directly apply for Coast Guard Aviation branch as per the advertisement for the post of General Duty Pilot/Navigator.
  • Candidates interested to become a pilot in Coast Guard can also opt for a short service scheme of 8 years duration. This is expandable up to a maximum of 14 years. To apply for this, the candidates must possess a valid Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
  • Existing General Duty Officers, interested in becoming a pilot in Coast Guard are also allowed to appear for Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT), Flying medicals, and then go for any Pilot/Navigators course.

Difference between Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy

Indian Navy (IN)Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
Officers of Indian Navy are commissioned officersOfficers of ICG are Class A Gazetted officers
Officers will not get Ex-Servicemen status after retirementOfficers will not get Ex-Servicemen status after retirement
Indian Navy safeguards Indian ships and ports from external threatsCoast guards look take care of illegal activities that might happen in the sea
Indian Navy various participate in various exercise and rescue operations at the international levelIndian coast Guard will not take part in exercises and military operations
Complete safeguarding of high seas is entrusted with Indian NavyIndian Coastal Guard focus on Patrolling the coastal area of India

Training center of Indian Coastal Guard

The construction of the Indian Coast Guard Academy for providing training to coast guard personnel is in progress. It is based in Azhikkal, Kerala.

As of now, candidates joining the Indian Coast Guard undergo training from Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

Other Benefits for Assistant Commandant

  • (a) Medical cover for self and family including dependent parents.
  • (b) Government accommodation for self & family on the nominal license fee.
  • (c) 45 days Earned leave and 08 days Casual leave every year with Leave Travel
  • Concession (LTC) for self, family, and dependent parents as per Govt. rules.
  • (d) Insurance cover of 1 Crore at a premium of 10000/- per month as Group insurance
  • as per prevalent rules.
  • (e) Contributory Pension Scheme and Gratuity on retirement as applicable.
  • (f) Canteen facilities and various loan facilities at subsidized rates.
  • (g) Learn & participate in various sports and adventure activities.
  • (h) ECHS medical facilities after retirement.

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