National Security Guards in India

By Ranjan K Baruah

I have come across several times where students ask me about NSG and how to join this prestigious organisation. Well, let us understand about NSG and its formation. National Security Guard is the Federal Contingency World Class Zero Error Force to deal with anti-terrorist activities in all its manifestation. The NSG force is a force specially equipped and trained to deal with specific situations and is therefore, to be used only in exceptional circumstances to thwart serious acts of terrorism. We have seen many incidents where personnel from NSG have shown exemplary roles and made all of us proud. Many officers have sacrificed for all of us and for our better tomorrow. Aspirants may join defence forces like Indian Army or CAPF and later join NSG through deputation if they are selected.
The Union Cabinet in 1984 took a decision to create a Federal Contingency Force comprising of personnel who are highly motivated, specially equipped and well trained to tackle the various manifestations of terrorism. The NSG was modeled on the pattern of the SAS of the UK and CSG-9 of Germany. It is a task oriented Force and has two complementary elements in the form of the Special Action Group (SAG) comprising Army personnel and the Special Ranger Groups (SRG) comprising personnel drawn from the Central Armed Police Forces / State Police Forces. Sri R S Mooshahary, IPS, Kerala Cadre was former Director General of NSG who hails from Assam and was also former Governor of Meghalaya. Sri Mooshahary was DG of NSG from 13/02/2002 to 07/02/2005. Details about NSG can be read from the official website.

Exam Update
A Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for additions in the Select Lists for the Section Officers’ Grade and Stenographers’ Grade ‘B’/ Grade I will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing on the 11th December. The selection test would be held in two parts which includes a written examination and also a short hand in Hindi or English. The topics for the objective type examination include General Studies & General Knowledge of Constitution of India and Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedures in Parliament and Knowledge of RTI Act, 2005.
Procedure and Practice in the Govt. of India Secretariat and attached offices and General Financial and Service Rules duly taking into account the requirement of relevant categories of services while subjective includes noting and drafting, precise writing, etc.

Scholarships / Fellowships Updates
q Legrand Scholarship program is to encourage meritorious girl students to pursue a career in Engineering and Architecture. Aspirants must have passed Class 12 in 2021 and should have scored minimum 75% marks in Class 10 and Class 12 board exams and must have a total family income of less than INR 5 Lakh from all sources. Aspirants may apply before 30th September.

q Kotak Kanya Scholarship 2021 is open for girl students across India and meritorious girl students who have secured admission to first year graduation programme from institutes of repute (NAAC/NBA/UGC accredited) for professional academic pursuits such as professional graduate courses like Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Designing, Specialised Commerce, Finance and Computer courses or professional courses pursued alongside graduation like CA, CS, CFA, CWA, LLB. Applicant’s annual family income must be Rs 3 lakh (Rupees Three lakh) or less. Interested girls may apply before 30th September.

(The author is a career mentor and skill trainer and can be reached at [email protected] or 8473943734 for any further query)

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