Fifth Service Selection Board of Indian Navy Inaugurated

Fifth Service Selection Board of Indian Navy Inaugurated



The Indian Navy's first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) was inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at Diamond Harbour near Kolkata on 14th May 2019.

The SSB (Kolkata) is located at a place that was previously occupied by a Naval Coastal Battery.

Apart from other boards located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore. This is the fifth SSB of the Indian Navy and will cater for selection of both permanent and short service commission (SSC) officers. Spread over 27 acres on the banks of Hooghly, the SSB (Kolkata) has the capacity to screen 5,000 officer-candidates annually.

The board can accommodate 160 candidates at a time and has separate facilities and accommodation for men and women candidates. Facilities available at the board include a GTO ground, testing hall, conference room, accommodation for staff and a medical inspection room.

This SSB will boost the induction of officers, both men and women, into the Indian Navy. Its location will reduce the travel time and effort for candidates from northern and northeastern parts of the country, the statement added.

  

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