It is important for the aspirants to know about the Navik, Assistant Commandant, and Yanktrik pay scales before they apply for the Indian Coast Guard recruitment, 2023. A newly released official announcement states that the starting Indian Coast Guard salary for Navik (GD) and Navik (DB) is ₹ 22,700. (pay level-3). Check out the recent notification for the list of vacancies and the ICG test scheduled for 2023.
Did you know? Based on the recent notification, the basic pay of Navik (GD) and Navik (DB) amounts to ₹21,700.
What Are Indian Coast Guards?
India’s territorial waters, including its contiguous and exclusive economic zone, are under the control of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), marine police departments, and search and rescue organisations. The National Guard Act, 1978 of the Indian Parliament officially constituted the Indian Marine Corps on 1 February 1977. The Ministry of Defence is in charge of the Indian Coast Guard. The Indian Navy, the Ministry of Fisheries, the Department of Taxation (Customs), and the State and Central police agencies collaborate closely with the Coast Guard.
Indian Coast Guards’ Duties
Following are the essential duties shouldered by the Indian Coast Guard:
Protection of Artificial Islands and Offshore Development Areas (ODAs)
The Offshore Development Areas on the Eastern and Western seaboard are continuously patrolled by National Guard ships and planes.
Implementation of Current Maritime Laws
The Indian Coast Guard planes and ships conduct routine inspections to uphold maritime laws, other rules, and international conventions in which India participates.
Aiding in Anti-Smuggling Efforts of the Local Customs and Other Organisations
The Indian Coast Guard takes measures to prevent the entry and exit of narcotics and other goods on the prohibited list in collaboration with Immigration and other enforcement agencies.
Support to Sea Fishermen in Need of Search and Rescue (SAR)
Operations carried out by coast-guard units are coordinated by the Marine Recovery Coordinating Centres (MRCCs), which are situated beside RHQs (Regional Headquarters) for the quick start of SAR operations and their effective conclusion.
Marine Environment Preservation and Conservation
For the preservation and conservation of the marine sector, mainly flora and wildlife, the Indian Coast Guard, collaborates with environmentalists.
Vessels and Aviation Activities
These activities are for the safety of the people and property, helping lessen the impact of maritime catastrophes. They maintain a safe and secure environment from natural or artificial disasters.
Community Interaction Programmes
CIPs are conducted by National Guard vessels and shore facilities to inform fishers about the safety precautions to be taken at sea. Additionally, instructions are given on maintaining and caring for fishing equipment and boats.
Gathering of Scientific Information
The ICG ships gather relevant data on atmospheric events and oceanography while on patrol for study and use by the scientific community.
Marine Pollution Prevention and Management
All oil exploration and extraction companies and their partners receive regular training from the Indian Coast Guard. The training and safety drills test various backup plans to minimise environmental harm during a maritime oil leak. These measures make reacting quickly to oil accidents on Indian seas easier.
Indian Coast Guard Officer Salary Per Annum
The ICG authorities only select candidates who satisfy the Indian Coast Guards qualifying criteria for the jobs of Navik, Deputy Commander, and Yantrik. The Board has established the Coast Guard salary for each role, which may be seen in the recently published notice. Indian Coast Guard officers get the following yearly compensation packages, according to the 7th Pay Commission.
Post Under Indian Coast Guard
Annual Salary (without including allowances)
Indian Coast Guard Officer Salary
The ICG pays its Navik, Assistant Commandant, and Yantrik personnel by the remuneration scale established by the 7th Pay Commission. Candidates will begin with a base salary of ₹ 22,700 (Pay Level 3) for a Navik officer's pay scale.
Yantrik officers' base pay is ₹ 31,200 (Pay grade 5), and their grade pay is ₹ 6,200.
The candidates for the job of Assistant Commandant receive the base pay of ₹ 57,100 (Pay grade 10).
The Indian Coastal Guard: Benefits
Now that we know the pay scale for each post, let's look at other benefits the Indian Coast Guard officers enjoy. The benefits offered to Indian Coast Guard personnel are listed below.
- Employees are eligible for 45 paid days of vacation and eight unpaid days per year.
- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) and healthcare insurance.
- Canteen service.
- Indian government housing will be available.
- Health services offered by ECHS (Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) after retiring are available on loan.
- Gratuity and PF Scheme.
- Free medical treatment for officers and their families.
Additional Compensation for the Indian Coast Guard
Let's examine the below-listed benefits of the Indian Coast Guard Salary:
- Benefits like Provident Fund and pension.
- For just ₹ 4,500, they can insure up to ₹ 41 lakh.
- Health insurance for the applicant’s family, including their grandparents.
- Government accommodation on nominal charges.
Indian Coast Guard Salary
Candidates must also be informed of the in-hand pay rates for each position with the Indian Coast Guard. Candidates will get the Indian Coast Guard in-hand salary in the following manner after all deductions.
Indian Coast Guard Post
₹ 26,000 to ₹ 29,000 per month
₹ 49,000 to ₹ 51,000 per month
₹ 36,000 to ₹ 38,500 per month.
Indian Coast Guard's Salary Slip
The ICG employees receive their Indian Coast Guard payslips after the release of their monthly salaries. The Indian Coast Guard's salary slip lists all of the deductions made for the preceding month's salary.
Therefore, the officers at the Yantrik, Assistant Commandant, and Navik posts will receive the salary slips at the end of each month.
Career Development and Indian Coast Guard Promotion
Selected candidates will have various opportunities for advancement and other achievements while working with the Indian Coast Guard. Suppose a candidate's performance is deemed extraordinary for a predetermined amount of time. In that case, promotion to one of the following jobs is possible:
- A Navik (GD) official may be elevated to Pradhan Adhikari. After the promotion, they will receive a salary of ₹ 48,600. (Pay grade 8)
- An Assistant Commandant can be promoted to Director-General. After this promotion, they will receive a salary of ₹ 2,06,400 yearly (Pay level 16).
- Yantriks can be promoted to Pradhan Sahayak Engineer, earning ₹ 48,600 per month.
After the hiring procedure is over; the selected candidates will be contacted for basic training at INS Chilka, followed by maritime learning and technical training. They will be assigned to different branch offices based on their performance and required service levels during their training. An applicant will be excluded from the training program if their performance is judged to be subpar.
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