S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @infodeaofficial
Kolkata was the talk of the town recently, thanks to Indian Navy. Navy’s Services Selection Board (SSB) was inaugurated in the city by Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of naval staff on 14 May.
The ceremony commenced with the unveiling of unit’s plaque by Sunil Lanba in the presence of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, commander-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command. It was followed by a brief description about the unit and the exchange of mementoes.
The selection board will be one of its kind as it will be capable of handling over 200 candidates at a time and will be assessing nearly 12000 candidates in a year.
The SSB has got most advanced facilities of assessing candidates aspiring to become officers in the Indian Navy. These include latest testing technology software, software for psychological testing, fibre optics enabled LAN connectivity, selection management system and modern accommodation for the candidates.
The batches for selection will commence from 1 June this year at this SSB. Admiral Sunil Lanba appreciated the efforts of all agencies including INS Netaji Subhas who have ensured the readiness of the SSB. The block for female candidates of the SSB was inaugurated by Mrs Reena Lanba, President, Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA).