Kolkata: Come June and Bengal will get India’s 5th and eastern India’s first recruitment facility for officers in the Indian Navy.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, will inaugurate a new Service Selection Board (SSB) of the Navy at Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas district on 14 May. It will start functioning on 1 June.
The Navy has built a sprawling state-of-the-art campus for the Board by a river bank at Diamond Harbour.
Services Selection Board acts as the gateway for the selection of potential officers for the Navy. Aspiring candidates undergo multiple tests at such a facility, including psychological test, group task test, and interview spanning over five days.
During the period, candidates are lodged in the SSB campus and face the gruelling procedure.
As of now, the Navy has four SSBs located in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Coimbatore and Vishakhapatnam.
Due to this, candidates from eastern and northeast India are required to travel all the way to any of these places.
With the commissioning of the SSB at Diamond Harbour, it will be easier for aspirants from these two regions to accomplish their ambition of joining the Navy as officers.
The campus at Diamond Harbour has separate accommodation facilities for men and women and is equipped with all modern amenities and infrastructure.
It will start functioning from 1 June and conduct tests for batches throughout the year for twelve types of entries in the Navy.