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Indian Navy online admissions for Permanent Commissioned Officer NAI course June 2017

Looking for career opportunities as a Permanent Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy? This article provides information on the Indian Navy Naval Armament Inspection (NAI course 2017. Details of the eligibility criteria, training schedule, etc as well as the application process are provided in this article.

The India Navy is inviting applications from unmarried Indian male citizens for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) in Naval Armament Inspection (NAI) entry for the course which will begin in June 2017 at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, Kerala.

Eligibility requirements for 2017 NIA entry scheme


You should be 19 ½ to 25 years, born between 2nd July, 1992 and 1st January 1998, both dates inclusive.

Educational Qualifications

You should have passed B.E./B.Tech. degree with minimum 60% agreegate marks till Vth Semester or be in the final year of engineering course in any one of the following streams:
(i) Mechanical
(ii) Electronics
(iii) Electrical
(iv) Production
(v) Instrumentation
(vi) IT
(vii) Chemical Metallurgy
(viii) Aerospace Engineering

Physical Standards

  • Height: Minimum 157cms.

  • Weight: Co-related weight as per height

  • Eye Sight: Distant vision should be 6/60, 6/60 correctable to 6/6, 6/12 with glasses. You should not be colour blind/night blind.

  • Tattoos: A permanent body tattoo is allowed only on the inner surface of the forearms and tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable. However, permanent body tattoos on any part of the body are permissible for candidates who belong to a tribal community as declared by the Govt. of India

Benefits of joining the Indian Navy

You can get promoted from Sub Lieutenant to Commander on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis, subject to fulfilment of the requisite service conditions.

The Payscale and promotion criteria (will be reviewed as per 7th CPC) are:
  1. Sub Lieutenant rank: PB-3/15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400 – MSP: 6000

  2. Lieutenant: PB-3/15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6100 – MSP: 6000

  3. Lieutenant CDR: PB-3/15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600 – MSP: 6000

  4. Commander: PB-4A/37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8000 – MSP:6000

Allowances for Officers

The rates of allowances applicable to officers are:
  1. Instructional: Granted to all officers posted as Instructor – 2700/pm

  2. Diving: Granted to those appointed as Ships Diver – 600/1200/pm

  3. Uniform: Granted to all Officers – 24000 (Initial grant) & 7500 (every 3 years)

  4. Hard Area: Granted to all officers posted in Hard Area as declared by the Govt. – 25% of basic pay(Pay Band+GP+MSP

  5. House Rent Accommodation: Granted to officers not provided Govt. accommodation – 10-30% of basic

  6. Transport: Granted to all officers – 1600-3200 (+DA thereon)

Cost to Company

The Cost to Company (CTC) for a Sub Lieutenant would be approximately Rs.87,000/- to Rs.90,000/-. This includes basic pay, DA, grade pay, military service pay, flying allowance, house rent allowance and transport allowance. These rates are subject to change.

Other Privileges

The Indian Navy also provides additional privileges other than CTC such as free medical facilities for self and dependents, canteen facilities, entitled ration, mess/clubs/sports facilities, car/housing loan at subsidised rates, etc

Group Insurance and Gratuity: Insurance cover of Rs.75 lakhs (on contribution) and gratuity will be granted to the officer.

Leave Entitlements: On commission, officers are entitled to 60 days annual leave and 20 days casual leave each year, subject to service exigencies. As an officer, you will also be entitled to 40% rail concession to any place & free travel for self and family (as per the rules). Encashment of leaves up to 300 days is offered, with leave during the training period being given as per the training policy in force at that time.

Sports Facilities: The Navy will provide facilities to pursue any sport you wish & you also get the opportunity to participate in river rafting, hand gliding, mountaineering and other adventure sports.

Brief work profile

As an NAI Officer, your responsibility will be to inspect the armament supplied to the Indian Navy and ensure the quality and safety of the Naval Armament & Stores procured by the Navy. Your additional responsibilities will include in-house research and development.

Selection Procedure

You will be called for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview based on your performance in academics (educational qualifications). The interview will be scheduled from 16th December 2016 to 17th March 2017 at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Vishakapatnam. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the SSB interivew via email / SMS.

Probation and Training

Selected candidates will be on probation for 2 years or till completion of initial training, whichever is earlier.

The training is likely to begin in June 2017 at NIA, Ezhimala. Full pay and allowances will be given while you are under training. In case you voluntarily withdraw or resign from initial training, you will be required to refund the cost of training in whole or part as determined by the Govt.

The Naval Orientation Course at NIA, Ezhimala will be followed by professional training at various Naval training establishments/units/ships.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the online application (e-application) from 19th November 2016 by clicking on 'Apply Online Officer' on the home page http://joinindiannavy.gov.in/. The registration will close on 9th December 2016.

  2. Print 2 copies of the Application Form having the system generated number and paste a recent passport size phot at the space provided & self-attest the same.

  3. You have to sign and mail (postal mail) one copy to: Post Box No.02, Sarojini Nagar PO, New Delhi-110023 along with the following documents: Self-attested photo, attested photo copies of 10th and 12th class certificates along with mark sheets, other educational certificates and mark sheets of all semesters / years. In case of CGPA, you need to attach certificate issued by the university for conversion of CGPA into percentage

Important instructions

  1. The application should be sent only by ordinary post. Applications sent by speed post /courier/ registered post will not be accepted.

  2. Suberscribe the envelope "ONLINE APPLICATION NO._________APPLICATION for Pilot/NAIC JUN 2017 COURSE Qualification_________ Percentage________%. NCC 'C' Yes/No".

Best of luck!

Note: The information provided in this article is sourced from Hindustan Times advt. (Mumbai), dt. 19th November 2016, page 13). Please check the official website of the Indian Navy for confirmation of the information before applying for the course.

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