NCO Code and Naval Trade Certificate

3 Dec

Dear Veterans,

Applications related to implementation of NCO Code and the acceptance of Naval Trade Certificate by various employers are received very frequently.  This issue was also discussed in the 6th AGM of VSF. It was decided to take up the issue of NCO Code with the Government through the DGR and examine the aspects of Naval Trade Certificate.

Towards this end, we would like to hear suggestions, comments, observations, and proposed solutions from veterans who have faced these issues. Please make sure that your comments/suggestions/observations are made as specific as possible, so that we can arrive at the correct conclusion.

Your comments / suggestions/observations may please be forwarded to


19 Responses to “NCO Code and Naval Trade Certificate”

  1. Prashant Gorde March 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM #

    Regulating branch sailors are carrying out equivalant duties to Vigilance Officer / Security Officer / HR Officer / Police sub-Inspector/Inspector in civil world. Generally this officer word in civil world does not carry that much weightage which is given to Commissioned officers in defence. One should think that trade certificate is being concidered by comparing with civil world designations. Most of the organisation in civil, lowest designation is Officer / Executive. (i.e. of Fresher cadidate) And after so much of experience, we are issued with the certificate of the level below the fresher candidates, then it is very painful. I am not talking about only Regulating. Our Seaman/Aviation non -Tech sailors have already been performed same job as Facility Manager in civil world(i.e. in Facility Management Firms / Companies). So accordingly suggestions can be considered. It is suggested with my personal / practical experiece in civil / corporate world. Thanx n Regards to all.


  2. Prashant Gorde March 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM #

    Presently Indian navy is issuing the Graduate equivalancy certificate to retiring Non-technical etc. sailors. But my suggestion is, ESM should be issued with at least “Bacholer of Arts” Digree from University like IGNOU.


  3. Kultar Guleria February 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    Kultar Guleria , Ex. Master Chief S.W.A. 1st Class, _ As per my experience, there is no proper logical Equivalence of Indian Navy Examinations and courses , as mentioned below.
    H E T. Equal to high school ?
    04 years courses for apprentices , after all India Competitive Examination with so much stringent requirements , finally what do they get equated as ????


    • DESANAVY March 17, 2015 at 9:13 AM #

      As of now, all the courses and examinations do not have an equivalent in the civil. However, we are in the process of getting necessary recognition and certification for the various course and examinations from civil universities.


  4. P. George Steephen, Ex. CPOR(Spl), 163328-APuducherry January 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM #

    “NCO Code and Naval Trade Certificate” issued to the individual while retiring was not at all considered by any of the State Government. Kindly make an order to implement / accept by the State Government to give appointment, otherwise the NCO code certificate issued is just a paper. So, make arrangements to be accepted by State Government.


    • DESANAVY February 4, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

      Your apprehension is understood. Efforts are being put in by concerned agencies so that the NCO Code is better accepted along with the trade certificate issued by Services.


  5. Bhalekar Padmakar January 5, 2015 at 6:11 AM #

    Respected Sir,

    I qualified Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
    examination for the post of Assistant Motor vehicle Inspector (AMVI) class c
    for the year 2013. However, I am not yet appointed to the AMVI post by
    Maharashtra transport Department because the post require a work
    experience for one year in repair and maintenance of automobile accessories where in my NCO certificate it is only written that foreman petrol and diesel engine,motor mechanic as 15 years we are working on boat engine,shaft,gearbox and more sophisticated engine than what civil authority is expecting . As there is no detail description pl suggest CABS to intimate/clarify to Maharashtra transport suggest or guide me for further action now after few days they will surrender this job to civilians.Many sailors are facing this problem.


    Padmakar Bhalekar


  6. kailash chander Ex. POA(ACMD) December 9, 2014 at 8:47 AM #

    Respected Sir, I kailash Chander Ex. POA (ACMD) retired from service on 31 Jan 2014 and not received my NCO code certificate till date. After telephonic conversation from CABS they told that your ACMD branch does not have any certificate because this branch was formed in 2010. Please do the needfull.


    • DESANAVY December 10, 2014 at 3:59 AM #

      Can you please send us the details by letter or scanned copy by email? We will take up the case


      • DESANAVY December 10, 2014 at 4:02 AM #

        Sir, the effort of the govt is to ensure that the identity details are subscribed by all pensioners. Therefore all are required to obtain adhar card. We will revert with clarification on the issues of those who are settled abroad and whether the existing scheme of personal appearance would continue.


      • kailash chander December 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM #

        Sir I despatch a letter to cabs as well as DGR on 12 Dec with my course certificates but no reply. I will send a scanned copy of the same to you also.


      • DESANAVY December 29, 2014 at 7:31 AM #

        Please send the details. Will initiate necessary action. Also, please remember that Naval Pension Office (NAVPEN) is the correct agency to deal wit this.


  7. PR VINOD, 149010 K, EX CHA(PH), 1/83 Batch December 4, 2014 at 6:11 PM #


    I have done my Photo Fitter course (PF-10) at E & ITI, Air Force Station Jalahally, Bangalore in 1989 and was told that the diploma certificate will get on retirement. I have been retired on 31 Jan 2011 and I did not receive any certificate from Air Force/Navy. Please advice how can I get it and whom to be approached for that?


    • DESANAVY December 5, 2014 at 3:22 AM #

      We would suggest you to write to us with the details of any previous correspondence and other related documents. In the meantime, we would find out who is the correct agency and revert back to you


  8. Issac Shaik December 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM #

    Good Day Sir,

    It is not of one individual trade, it is the same with all the ex-servcemen, it is very sad to see whenever we retire and apply for a job in any civil organization, we are first offered is a job related to security and if it is not available they would say we have nothing for you. It is therefore, requested that all the branches / trades be equally recognized and certified as important profile with comparison to any civil qualification.

    Issac Shaik


    • DESANAVY December 5, 2014 at 3:23 AM #

      That is exactly what the NCO Code and the Naval Trade Certificate tried to achieve. Now, we are looking for suggestions that would make these schemes more effective.


  9. Satish Kumar Singh December 3, 2014 at 2:56 PM #

    Helo & Good Day Sir,

    The Indian Naval Rank equivalent trade certificate does not mean anything.If possible you can please to authenticate our experience & qualification in terms of Civil Education like equivalent to “Certificates in Electrical/Diploma in Electrical/Degree in Electrical”

    Satish Kumar Singh


    • DESANAVY December 4, 2014 at 2:54 AM #

      Thanks. That is a good suggestion.


      • Satish Kumar Singh December 5, 2014 at 5:08 AM #

        good Day Sir,

        It will be highly Appreciable you can give us an equivalent qualification certificate rather than equivalent trade certificate that will help us a lot in getting Good Job with reputation.

        Best Regards

        Satish Kumar Singh


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