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Navy Service Selection Board inaugurated in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief Tuesday inaugurated the Navy's first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) at the near Kolkata, officials said.

SSB (Kolkata) is located around 55-km away from central Kolkata and is based on a land that was previously occupied by a Naval Coastal Battery.

This is the fifth SSB of the and caters for selection of both permanent and short service commission officers, the said in a statement.

The other boards are located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, and

Spread over an area of 27 acres on the banks of the Hooghly river, SSB (Kolkata) has the capacity to screen around 5000 officer-candidates annually.

"The board can accommodate approximately 160 candidates at a time and has separate facilities and accommodation for men and women candidates," the statement said.

The SSB at Diamond Harbour, Kolkata will boost the induction of officers, both men and women, into the Its location will reduce the and effort for candidates from northern and northeastern parts of the country.

Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Karambir Singh, was also present on the occasion.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 22:21 IST
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