More than 3,000 posts are vacant in Indian Coast Guard

New Delhi: Indian Coast Guard is facing the problems of shortage of employees and officers as nearly 20% of the sanctioned strength remains vacant. At present the borne strength of Indian Coast Guard is 12,585, against the sanctioned strength of 15,714.  The remaining 3129 posts are vacant, which is 20% of the sanctioned strength.

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre today in a written reply to Mr Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava and Mr Prataprao Jadhav in Lok Sabha informed this.  Post 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, Indian Coast Guard has taken recruitment drives for 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 by Indian Coast Guard.

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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