Indian Coast Guard Reverses Plan for Hiring Centres, Goes on-Line

An MoU was signed between the Indian Coast Guard and Pune-based Centre for Growth of Superior Computing (C-DAC) in this regard.

Indian Coast Guard Reverses Plan for Hiring Centres, Goes on-Line

Following the Digital India mantra of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has moved on to the web platform for the recruitment of its personnel.

An MoU was signed between the Indian Coast Guard and Pune-based Centre for Growth of Superior Computing (C-DAC) in this regard. On common, the Coast Guard yearly recruits near 500 personnel for its three branches—non-technical, technical and domestic.

Whereas launching its recruitment web site for complete recruitment and to conduct on-line examinations, a press release by the ICG claimed that the web site has been designed in an modern and sturdy method, which might minimise human intervention and guarantee higher transparency and attain within the choice course of. The digital recruitment course of will likely be held twice a yr in 108 cities unfold throughout the nation to draw a big expertise pool, up from the prevailing 19 centres.

Earlier this yr, whereas figuring out the modalities of computer-based on-line examination and different examination actions corresponding to conduct of bodily health check and medical examination of candidates who certified on-line, the Indian Coast Guard had a proposal to arrange 10 recruitment centres throughout India. Approval in-principle of the ministry of defence for organising two Coast Guard recruitment centres at Guwahati and Dehradun was accorded, based on paperwork.

In June final yr, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had inaugurated an ICG recruitment centre in Kuanvala in Dehradun in presence of the then director normal of ICG Rajender Singh. It was claimed that the proposed Dehradun centre would be the fifth ICG recruitment centre after Noida, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and was being constructed to cater to recruits from 4 states—Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

However as a substitute of organising recruitment centres, ICG opted for digital mode of recruitment after taking a cue from the Indian Air Drive. Whereas pushing for C-DAC possibility, which had monetary implication of Rs 46 crore, the finance wing of the ministry of defence expressed some reservations in regards to the proposal.

After objection from the finance wing of the ministry of defence in April, ICG headquarters admitted that the ten accepted recruitment centres had an estimated monetary implication of near Rs 78 crore and annual expenditure of Rs 11. 26 crore.

"The brand new recruitment centres at Dehradun and Guwahati won't be required with introduction of on-line computer-based examination centres," the ICG communication to MoD acknowledged.

Now, ICG maintained that the recruitment web site may be accessed from the link Join Indian Coast Guard, which is designed and developed and also will be maintained by C-DAC, Pune, with administrative management from a central management centre positioned at ICG recruitment directorate at Noida.

The web site was launched by DG Krishnaswamy Natarajan, Director Normal, Indian Coast Guard, through videoconference with Dr. Hemant Darbari, Director Normal, C-DAC.

"The migration of ICG recruitment course of to a digital system is a quantum leap in compliance with GOI imaginative and prescient of Digital India," the Coast Guard assertion stated.

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