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INFORMATION RELATED TO INDIAN COAST GUARD FOR UPSC CDS, AFCAT & CAPF EXANM BY ABHISHEK PANDEY
Important Points .The Indian Coast Guard organisation is headed by the Director General (DG ICG) who is located at Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHO), New Delhi. At CGHQ, he is assisted by four Deputy Director-General's of the rank of Inspector-General, and other senior officers heading various staff divisions. The current Director-General is Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM .The Indian Coast Guard has recently got its first three-star rank officer DG Rajendra Singh Director general, PTM, TM, who has the distinction of being the first regular direct entry officer of the Indian Coast Guard to be promoted to the rank of DG on 11 January 2013. Director-General of Indian Coast Guard is equivalent to Vice Admiral of Indian Navy.
Important Points .The Indian Coast Guard operates five regions. Each region is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector-General. Each of the regions is further divided into multiple districts, typically covering a coastal state or a union territory.
Regions Eastern Region: Chennai Western Region: Mumbai North Eastern Region: Kolkata Andaman & Nicobar Region: Port Blair North West Region: Gandhi Nagar .By the end of 2012, The Indian Coast Guard is on track to operate: 42 Coast Guard Stations, 5 Coast Guard Air Stations & 10 Coast Guard Air Enclaves
Current Role Safety and protection of artificial islands, offshore terminals and other installations . Protection and assistance to fishermen and mariners at sea . Preservation and protection of marine ecology and environment including pollution control Assistance to the Department of Customs and other authorities in anti-smuggling operations . Law enforcement in territorial as well as international waters Scientific data collection and support National defence during hostilities (under the operational control of the Indian Navy)