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Career as a NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD



WHAT IS NSG?

The National Security Guard (NSG) is an elite counter-terrorism unit under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It was founded on 15 October 1984, following Operation Blue Star, Golden Temple attack and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, "for combating terrorist activities and protect states against internal disturbances.NSG is under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs and is categorized under the uniform nomenclature of Central Armed Police Forces.[6][7][8] It has a special forces mandate, and its core operational capability is provided by the Special Action Group (SAG) which is drawn from the Indian Army. The Special Rangers Group (SRG), the police component of NSG, is composed of personnel on deputation from other Central Armed Police Forces and State Police Forces

WHAT DOES an NSG COMMANDO DO?

National Security Guard (NSG) is a specialist force to tackle terror activities in any part of the country. It's world-Class “Zero Error Force”. The NSG is served by the officers/personnel from the Central Armed Police Forces, Indian Army and State Police Forces. The important functions are

1. Counter hijacking tasks on land, sea, and air

2. Bomb disposal (search, detection and neutralization of IEDs)

3. Post Blast Investigation (PBI)

4. Hostage Rescue missions like in Taj Hotel during 26/11 Mumbai attack

5. VIP security (like security to Cabinet Ministers and others eminent persons)

TYPES OF NSG

  • SRG(Special Ranger Group)-For Protection of VIP's.

  • It is reserved for Central Armed Police Forces(CRPF,BSF,SSB,CISF,ITBP)

  • SAG (Special Action Group)-For Operations like Terrorism, Hijacking, Bomb Disposal.

  • It is mainly Reserved for Indian Armed Forces(Army,Navy,Air force)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

A candidate cannot enter directly to National Security Guard force. Since NSG is a deputation force, there is no direct recruitment. The recruitment for NSG Commandos is generally done from existing defense forces. So, in order to be eligible to become a National Security Guard, one has to be a soldier or a member/ trainee of a military or Para-military force. Only those with excellent performances are considered for NSG. Besides, they should not have any red-ink entry, no criminal record and have no punishment record in the last three years of service. Ranks in the NSG range from junior commissioned officer to team commander. Aspirants for Entry-level positions are required to be less than 30 years old and should have a minimum of 2 years in the defense service. There are also several physical and psychological tests to assess suitability in NSG,to join NSG one must do graduation. NSG require highly motivated individual.To join NSG a person should be a firstly in a defense, police,CRPF,BSF means in paramilitary. One whose performance is good in service can apply for this with help of their commanding officer.


SKILLS

  • Written and Verbal Communication

  • Following Complex Instructions

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Knowledge of Security Operations and Procedure

  • Manage Multiple Tasks

  • Knowledge of Basic Security and Fire Inspection Procedures

  • Lifting

  • Surveillance Skills

  • Judgment

  • Objectivity

  • Dependability

  • Emotional Control

  • Integrity

  • Safety Management

  • Professionalism

  • Reporting Skills

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and Strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the Protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

PERSONALITIES

Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.


Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.


Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.


Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.


Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.


Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.


Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.


Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.


Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.


Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.


Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.


Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.


Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.


Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Before undergoing the 14 months of crucial training you need to attain some of the following technical and professional skills:

  • You should have a clear vision why you are in the post selection training and then engage yourself accordingly.

  • You should have the knowledge of how to use different weapons and equipment used in the training.

  • You should have a never give up sort of attitude towards any task.

  • You should be focused and more aligned towards the ultimate goal of the mission you have been assigned to.

  • You should be disciplined and punctual.

  • Most importantly, when it comes to assist the team in any mission you should always keep in mind the safety of the citizens and the teammates and then take actions accordingly.


JOB OUTLOOK

The salary depends on your rank in the institution. Also, there is some extra pay given to the NSG Commando. Apart from the salary there are other benefits as well that are given to the National Security Guards and their family, like health and medical insurance, discounts on the regular usable, compensation in case of death or injury on duty. Positions or ranks in the NSG are deployed according to your duration of service and your successful operations. The various positions in the Army and Central Police organization from where various NSG’s are selected are:

  • Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO)

  • Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

  • Other Ranks (OR)

  • Certificate Education (CE*)

  • Annual Confidential Report (ACR*)

  • Central Police Organization (CPO)

  • Subordinate Officer(SO)

  • Under Officer (UO)

  • Inspector (Insp)

  • Sub Inspector (Sub Insp)

  • Constable (Const)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I join NSG?

1. Decide what rank or function you want to achieve in the NSG. ...

2. Check if you meet all the application criteria, such as age, service experience, education and physical and health standards. ...

3. Submit to a complete medical exam, which will include a physical and psychological evaluation.

Is NSG part of Indian Army?

NSG[1] is under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. However, it is not categorized under the uniform nomenclature of Central Armed Police Forces. It has a Special Forces mandate, and its core operational capability is provided by the Special Action Group (SAG) which is drawn from the Indian Army.

What is the full form of NSG?

The National Security Guard (NSG) is a counter terrorism unit under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It was raised in 1984, following Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, "for combating terrorist activities with a view to protect states against internal disturbances".

Who is the present Chief of National Security Guard in India?

Anup Kumar Singh

Incumbent. Anup Kumar Singh

D.G. Director General (DG) is the head of the Indian National Security Guard (NSG), the federal contingency deployment force that was created to deal with terrorism in India.


What is Black Cat commando?

NEW DELHI: 'Black Cat' commandos of the elite counter-terror force NSG are set to be deployed soon in Jammu and Kashmir to help security forces in dealing with encounters and hostage-like situations, officials said today. They are trained to deal with terrorists and hostage-like situations.

Why was the National Security Guard formed?

Established in 1984, following Operation Blue Star, the National Security Guard is a special unit of the Indian Special Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The primary reason for its conception was to combat terrorist activities with a view to protect states against internal disturbances.

What is salary of NSG commando?

The NSG Commando salary ranges from (NCP) 21000 to (JCO) 40000 per month.


What is the qualification of NSG?

Aspirants for Entry-level positions are required to be less than 30 years old and should have a minimum of 2 years in the defense service. There are also several physical and psychological tests to assess suitability in NSG.

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