The officials of all branches, including GD branch experience Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala in Kerala for 22 weeks. On useful culmination, the GD officials are deputed for above water preparing for 24 weeks which is trailed by about four months of the stage.
The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organization which conducts real-life operations on the sea all year round. It has a wide variety of job abilities both for surface and air operations, although it is comparatively small. The agency is led by the Director-General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG), who is conducting his total power and supervision from the Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) located in New Delhi.
The officers of all branches including GD branch, undergo Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala in Kerala for 22 weeks. On successful completion, the GD officers are deputed for afloat training for 24 weeks which is followed by 16 weeks of phase II afloat training on CG ships at various locations. After this, the officers undergo Seamanship Board exam to assess their nautical skills. Those who qualify the board are deputed for technical courses at various training establishments for 43 weeks. After that for watchkeeping certificate, the officers are posted onboard CG ships for 06 months.
The training of GD(P/N) branch officers is akin to GD officers until the award of Watchkeeping Certificate. After award of Watchkeeping certificate the Pilot Branch officers are called for Aviation Medicals at Delhi and deputed for flying training to Air Force Academy/Civil Flying Academy for 06 months of phase I. After this phase, the Pilots are bifurcated into fixed or rotary wing branches and accordingly deputed to Coast Guard Flying Training Squadron, Daman/Helicopter Training School (HTS), Rajali respectively. On successful completion, the officers are awarded with “Wings”.
The Technical Branch Officers on completion of Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala are deputed to INS Shivaji or INS Valsura for Engineering/Electrical branches specialization course. The duration varies from 105-110 weeks of training & includes 24 weeks of Watch Keeping/Competency certificate training onboard a Coast Guard ship. On completion of this phase they are deputed for staff appointment. Selected technical officers are also deputed for Aviation Technical Courses as super-specialization after 04 Years of Service.
The short servicewomen officers on completion of Naval Orientation Course at INA Ezhimala are deputed for various Technical courses at CG/Naval training establishments including 03 phases of on job training spread over a period of 70 weeks.
The short service officers who are CPL holders on completion of Naval Orientation course at INA, Ezihmala are deputed for CG technical courses at CG Training establishment. Stream distribution is carried out at this stage and officers are deputed to CG Flying Training Squadron, Daman/Helicopter Training School (HTS), Rajali for Dornier/Helicopter training respectively for approximately 06 months duration.
Yantriks (Diploma Holders) are trained at INS Chilka for 9 weeks. Yantriks thereafter are deputed to CG ships for afloat training for 03 months followed by Technical training at INS Shivaji/INS Valsura/NIAT (Naval Institute of Aviation Technology)/Ship Wright School spanning 90-100 weeks depending upon the branch.
Navik (GD) (12th qualified) are trained at INS Chilka for 24 weeks. The GD Naviks post branch allocation at INS Chilka are deputed for afloat training for 03 months following by Cadre training. This training depends upon the cadre and varies from 4-6 months.
The Naviks (DB) undergo 15 weeks training at INS Chilka followed by 03 months afloat training and approximately 06 months branch training at INS Hamla at Mumbai.