Length of service for various promotions in naval ranks

  • J. N. Nanda Naval Headquarters, New Delhi
Keywords: Promotion, Naval rank


"Naval seamen are at present signed up initially for 10 years and then for every 5 years and then for every 2 years. The present relative strength is OD & AB Rates are getting promotion after total service of 11 years or so. It was sought to plan for steady state when Navy has expanded fully. First objective is to make signing up periods longer and under a probable basis of relative strength, the automatic promotion points turn out to be 14, 19 and 23 years. This will make this career rather unpopular. The relative strengths should be slightly modified and promotion points can be brought down provided only selected few get promoted. It has been shown that roughly 33% should be promoted at any competition for promotion to Leading or to Petty Officer's level. There should be 4 chances for first promotion after 10, 11, 12 and 13 years of service and 3 chances for second promotion after total 15, 16, or 17 years of service. AB Rates who fail to get promotion, should not be signed up after 20 years of service and 75% of eligible Petty Officers can be promoted. The calculation is based on the premise that there is 2% wastage each year upto 10 years of service and subsequently 1.5% overall wastage per annum. Also overall loss is 30% at second signing up after 15 years of service and 10% at 3rd signing up of 20 years of service. These discrete losses will be relatively less for higher grades. "

Author Biography

J. N. Nanda, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi
Office of Scientific Research & Development, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi
How to Cite
Nanda, J. (2014). Length of service for various promotions in naval ranks. Defence Science Journal, 9(2), 185-189. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.9.7624
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