Indian Coast Guard Recruitment: The Indian Coast Guard is an independent armed force of India with its jurisdiction on the territorial water of India. It was established on February 01, 1977. The ICG force operated under the guidance of Ministry of Affairs of Government of India. The selection procedure of recruitment in India Coast Guard consists of a written examination, physical test and detailed medical examination. The physical fitness of the candidates is evaluated during the selection procedure. To know more about Indian Coast Guard Recruitment, scroll down and read the article till the end.
Indian Coast Guard Recruitment
The Indian Coast Guard was established for the security of coastal areas of the country. The interest of the ICG force lies in the enforcement of maritime law and jurisdiction over the territorial water of India. ICG works in cooperation with the Indian Navy, department of revenue, department of fisheries and the state police forces. Below is the list of some of the recruitments of Indian Coast Guard:
- Indian Coast Guard Navik and Yantrik 02/2021 – Notification | Apply Online | Admit Card
- Indian Coast Guard Yantrik 02/2020
- Indian Coast Guard Special Recruitment Drive 02/2020
- Indian Coast Guard Yantrik 01/2019
- Indian Coast Guard Navik Domestic Branch (DB)
- Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant
- Indian Coast Guard Navik
History of Indian Coast Guard
After the recommendation sent by the Rustamji committee to the Ministry of Defense on July 31, 1975, the Indian Coast Guard was established on February 1, 1977. In the starting, the Indian Coast Guard started its workings with 2 small corvettes and five patrol boats. The Indian Coast was registered under the Coast Guard Act in the year 1978 on August 18. It launched ICGS Vijaya at MDL, Mumbai in the year 1982 and only 2 years after this, first Coast Guard District Headquarters (DHQ-1) was commissioned.
Indian Coast Guard in started its liaison links with Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in the year 2005. In 2008 after the Mumbai Attacks, the existence and usage of Indian Cast Guards were seriously considered and a programme to expand the ICG was proposed.
Vessels of Indian Coast Guard
The vessels of Indian Coast Guard is divided into pollution control vessels, offshore patrol vessels, fast patrol vessels, patrol boats, patrol crafts and howercrafts. Below is the list of all the aircraft and vessels that Indian Coast Guard owns:
- Samudra Class
- Vikram class
- Samarth class
- Vishwst class
- Sankalp Class
- Samar Class
- aadesh CLass
- Rajshree Class
- Rani Abbaka
- Sarojini Naidu Class
- Priyadarshini class
- Bharati class
- L&T class
- ABG Class
- AMP Class
- Swallow craft class
- Timblo Class
- Bristo Class
- Vadyar Class
- Mandovi Marine Class
- Griffon Class
- Donier Do 228
- Airbus C-295
- HAL Dhruv
- HAL Chetak
Former Vessel: Below is the list of the vessels that have been decommissioned, lost or transferred:
- Tara Bai Class (1987-2014)
- Rajhans Class (1980-2016)
- Vikram Class (1983-2019)
Organisation Structure of Indian Coast Guard
The Indian Coast Guard s divided into 5 regions and each region is operated by Inspector General. There are total 42 coast guard stations, 5 air stations and 10 coast guard air enclaves. Below is the organisation structure of the Indian Coast Guard:
Indian Coast Guard rank structure: Here is the rank structure which defines the promotion status from the highest to the lowest:
- Director general
- Additional Director General
- Inspector general
- Deputy inspector general
- Commandant (Junior Grade)
- Deputy Commandant
- Assistant Commandant (2-year)
- Assistant Commandant
Officers in Indian Coast Guard
The officers in the Indian Coast Guard are divided into 4 branches which are as follows:
- General Duty Officer: The duty of a General Duty Officer is to operate various equipment and weapons, the security of the ship and all the men on board.
- Pilot Officer: The pilot officers work at the Air Station of the Indian Coasts. The pilot officers are considered a part of general duty officer for air services.
- Technical Officer: The technical officers operate the advanced technologies of the vessel as well as the sensor system on board.
- Law Officer: The law officer is the legal advisor of the Indian Coast Guard. They represent their respective commanders in the legal actions taken against them.
- Enrolled Personnel: The coast guard personnel are enrolled as either yantrik (technician) or navik (sailor).
Indian Coast Guard Ensign
The flag of Indian Coast Guard consists of blue back colour, the national flag and the crest of the Indian Coast Guard. The national flag of India is on the top left corner of the ensign and the crest is placed in the centre of the flag. The blue colour in the background represents a ship on Government Duty. On August 19 1978, this ensign was hoisted onboard the Indian Coastal Ship Kuthar for the first time in Mumbai.
Crest of Indian Coast Guard
The crest of the Indian Coast Guard consists of Sarnath Lion in the centre, surrounded by chakra “wheel” enclosed with the words in Devanagari script saying “Bharatiya Tatrakshak”. Outside the wheel, there are two anchors on each side and a helicopter rotor on the top referring to the maritime service with an air arm. There is a scroll with the motto of the ICG force inscribed in it which is “Vayam Rakshamah”.
CGWWA also known as the Coast Guard Women Welfare Association is an organisation run and managed by the wives of the coast guard personnel. The organisation works with the motto of “Self Help” for every member of the organisation. The organisation was active since the year 1977. However, it came into formal existence and got registered in the year 1994. This association is also named a “Tatrakshika”. “Tatrakshika” is a Hindi word that means female coast guard.
Public Relation Department:
Official Website: indiancoastguard.gov.in