Get list of Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2016-2017 along with other details like no. of vacancies, eligibility to apply for Indian Coast Guard Jobs 2016-2017. The Indian Coast Guard defends India’s maritime interests and implements maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, comprising its adjoining zone and exclusive economic zone. The ICG was officially founded on 18th August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India as an autonomous armed force of India. It functions under the Ministry of Defence.
The Coast Guard works in close cooperation with the Department of Fisheries, the Indian Navy, the Department of Revenue (Customs) and the Central and State police forces.
The founding of the ICG was first proposed by the Indian Navy to provide non-military maritime services to the nation. In 1960s, sea-borne smuggling of goods was intimidating India’s domestic economy. The Indian Customs Department often called upon the Indian Navy for help with patrol and interception in the anti-smuggling effort.