Indian Navy Service Steward,Cook, Topaz
Selection for Permanent Commission through 10 + 2 NDA/Indian Naval Academy cadet entry and CDSE (Graduate) entry is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by an interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB). For all other Permanent Commission entries and Short Service Commission entries there is no written examination.
These applications are short listed as per the criteria laid down by the Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment. Selection is based on merit alone.
Women candidates are granted Short Service Commission (SSC) in Naval Architect, Law, Logistics, ATC, Aviation (Observer) and Education Branches. The government has also given approval for Permanent Commission (PC) in Education, Law and Naval Architect branch on completion of SSC tenure depending upon merit and vacancy.
The Indian Navy, as one of the three wings of Indian Armed Forces has kept pace with ever changing advanced technologies and operates and maintains highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft. The propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors and equipment on board these weapon platforms are operated and maintained by sailors, who are imparted with requisite training at various intervals during their service.
The initial basic training is given at INS Chilka, District-Khurda, Orissa. This is followed by further training at various Naval establishments all over the country. Prior to release from service sailors are also given pre-release courses to enable them to settle down in civil life. Sailors in the Navy are liable to serve anywhere in India, on board ships and Submarines or abroad as deemed necessary by the service.
The branch and trade structure which are allotted to the Sailors are-
• Executive Branch
• Aviation Branch
• Submarine Branch
• Electrical Branch