Shortage of employees & Officers in Coast Guard

Officers in Coast Guard indian bureaucracy
Officers in Coast Guard indian bureaucracy

In an expanding organization like Indian Coast Guard, recruitment of Officers and Enrolled Personnel is an ongoing process.  At present the borne strength of Indian Coast Guard is 12585, against the sanctioned strength of 15714.  The remaining 3129 posts are vacant, which is 20% of the sanctioned strength.  Post 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, Indian Coast Guard has witnessed rapid expansion and the induction / recruitment of manpower.  The recruitment process has been fast tracked and approximately 130 Officers and 720 EPs are being recruited every year.

In order to tide over the existing manpower shortages, following additional actions have been initiated:

  • The average intake post 26/11 has been 130 officers and 720 Enrolled Personnel per year which is almost 100% increase as compared to the period pre 26/11.
  • Re-employment of Indian Naval Short Service Commission officers.
  • Re-empoyment of Law Officers from Army.
  • Re-employment of Musician cadre sailors / jawans from Indian Navy / Army.
  • Deputation of Motor Transport Drivers from Indian Army.
  • Revision of Manning Plan for optimizing combat readiness of all platforms.
  • Maintaining liaison with Staff Selection Commission for timely sponsoring of candidates / recruitment of Civilian employees and also filling up vacancies through direct recruitment process and through deputation.


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