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Coast Guard Career

Career in Coast Guard

Coast Guard Career

Indian Coast guard service is relatively small when compared to the other armed forces, But that doesn’t deter it to be one of the most vital and important service on both land and sea. Coast Guard Career – Indian Coast guard service is a multi-mission operation which performs its operations round the clock, all the year round.

Director General Indian Coast Guard (D G I C G) heads the Indian Coast guard service from its Head -Quarters in New Delhi. Four Deputy General Ranks assist the director general and several other senior officers who head various sub-divisions of the force in Coast Guard Career.

Job Profile Coast Guard Career

The Job profile of a Coast Guard Career is obviously quite challenging, adventurous and quite engaging as well. This job is for those who love the waters and adventures. The weak hearted may choose something else. Right from preserving marine biodiversity, to preventing poaching i the waters and the banks of the sea or rivers, to saving humans in the seas and in other water bodies, A Coast Guard Career life everything but not your typical 9 to 5 daily routine desk job, well there would be some documentation and one would need to prepare reports, but that’s not the main job profile.

Skills Required

  • One needs to be adventurous and always up for one.

  • One needs to have empathy and love for the seas and saving human lives.

  • One needs to be physically fit and an Excellent swimmer.

  • Hard working, Risk taker.

  • Passionate about the work and lots of patience.

  • Willing to travel and Should be able to be comfortable being a seafarer.

Pay Scales & Different Job Opportunities

Different Job opportunities and Pay scales  for a Coast Guard Career​ are divided in three main categories 

  1. Officer .

  2. Yantrik (Diploma Holder).

  3. Navik (General Duty) / (Domestic Branch).

Officer –

  • Assistant Commandant – 15,600 I NR to 39,100 I NR with grade pay of 5400 I NR.

  • Deputy Commandant – 15,600 I NR to 39,100 I NR with grade pay of 6600 I NR.

  • Commandant of Junior grade – 15,600 to 39,100 I NR plus grade pay of 7600 I NR.

  • Commandant – 37,400-67,000 I NR plus grade pay of 8700 I NR.

  • Deputy Inspector General – 37,400 -67,000 I NR plus grade pay of 8900 I NR.

  • Inspector General – 37,400 I NR – 67, 000 I NR plus grade pay of 10,000 I NR.

  • Director General – 37,400 -67,000 I NR plus grade pay of 12,000 I NR.

Yantrik –

  • Yantrik – Pay is 5200 I NR – 20,200 I NR plus grade pay 2400 I NR.

  • Uttam yantrik – Pay is 5200 I NR – 20,200 I NR plus grade pay 280) I NR.

  • Pradhan Yantrik – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34800 I NR plus grade pay 4200 I NR.

  • Sahayak Engineer – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34,800 I NR plus grade pay 4200 I NR.

  • Uttam Sahayak Engineer – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34,800 I NR plus grade pay 4600 I NR.

  • Pradhan Sahayak Engineer – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34,800 I NR plus grade pay 4800 I NR.

Navik –

  • Navik (GD) – Navik in general duty branch for 10+2 students. One would specialise in following –

    • Seaman, Communication, Mechanical engineer, Electrical, Aviation.

  • Navik (DB) – Navik in Domestic branch are cooks & stewards.

Navik (GD) –

  • Navik – Pay is 5200 I NR – 20,200 I NR plus grade pay 2000 I NR.

  • Uttam navik – Pay is 5200 I NR – 20,200 I NR plus grade pay 2400 I NR.

  • Pradhan navik – Pay is 5200 I NR – 20,200 I NR plus grade pay 2800 I NR.

  • Adhikari – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34, 800 I NR plus grade pay 4200 I NR.

  • Uttam Adhikari – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34, 800 I NR plus grade pay 4600 I NR.

  • Pradhan Adhikari – Pay is 9300 I NR – 34, 800 I NR plus grade pay 4800 I NR.

Navik (DB) –

  • Navik – Pay is 5200 INR – 20,200 INR plus grade pay 1900 INR.

  • Uttam Navik – Pay is 5200 INR – 20,200 INR plus grade pay 2000 INR.

  • Pradhan Navik – Pay is 5200 INR – 20,200 INR plus grade pay 2400 INR.

  • Adhikari – Pay is 9300 INR – 34, 800 INR plus grade pay 4200 INR.

  • Uttam Adhikari – Pay is 9300 INR – 34, 800 INR plus grade pay 4200 INR.
  • Pradhan Adhikari – Pay is 9300 INR – 34, 800 INR plus grade pay 4600 INR.

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