Coast Guard

COAST GUARD

During the seventies a pressing need was felt for the protection of our offshore assets. There was also a requirement of ensuring Maritime Laws in our waters. Furthermore, during the early seventies large scale seaborne smuggling was reported.

An Inter-Ministerial Committee called RUSTOMJI COMMITTEE was set up in September 1974 to examine the requirement and type of force that was needed for safeguarding our national interests in the EEZ. This committee recommended to the Government that there was a need for the formation of a force called the COAST GUARD.

With the enactment of the Maritime Zone Act in 1976, the EEZ range was extended upto 200 nm from the coastal line of India, thereby increasing the area to be guarded to approximately 20,00,000 sq km. A Coast Guard Cell was set up in January 1977 to lay the foundation of the Coast Guard which resulted in coming into force of the Coast Guard Act, 1978. The Coast Guard formally came into being on 18 August 1978 with its motto as ‘VYAM  RAKSHAM’, i.e. ‘ WE  PROTECT’.

HOW TO JOIN COAST GUARD – OFFICERS

Name of the post

Branch

Age as on 1 July of the year of recruitment

Educational Qualification

Physical Standards

Assistant Commandant

(Male / Woman)

General Duty 21 – 25 years (5years relaxation for SC/ST

and 3 years for OBC)

Degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects upto intermediate or class XII of 10 + 2 + 3 scheme Height 157 Weight – Proportionate to height Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses
Assistant Commandant

(Male / Woman)

General Duty

(Pilot / Navigator)

19 – 27 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) 12tth Class in 10 + 2 scheme or equivalent, possessing current Commercial Pilot Licence or B.Sc. degree with Physics and Mathematics. Height Min 162 cms Max.  198 cms Leg Length Min 99 cmsWeight – Proportionate to height Eye sight 6/6 without glasses.
Assistant Commandant Technical Branch 21 – 30 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Degree in Naval Architecture/Mechanical/ Electrical/Electronics/ Marine/Design Height 157 cms Weight – Proportionate

to height Eye sight 6/12 and 6/36

HOW TO JOIN COAST GUARD – YANTRIKS AND NAVIKS

Name of the post

Age as on 1 July of the year of recruitment

Educational Qualification

Physical Standards

Yantirks 17 – 22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Matriculate and Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/  Electronics/ Aeronautical Engg. Height 157 cms Weight – Proportionate to height,

Eye sight 6/12 and 6/24

Naviks
(General Duty)
17 – 22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and  3 years for OBC)

12th Class with PCM

Height 157 cms Weight – Proportionate to height,

Eye sight 6/6 and 6/9

Naviks
(Domestic Branch)
17 – 22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

10th std. pass

Height 157 cms Weight – Proportionate  to height,

Eye sight 6/18 and 6/36

For further details contact :

Director (HRD), Coast Guard Headquarters, Purana Quila Road, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi – 110001, Tel : 011 – 23387097  Fax : 011 – 2338792