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SERVICES OF BANGLADESH NAVY
 

Types of services - Officers  
   
1.    The following types of service are authorized for Bangladesh Navy officers:

a.    Permanent Commissioned Officers.
b.    Short Service Commissioned Officers.
c.    Naval Reserve Officers.
d.    Naval Volunteer Reserve Officer.
e.    Promoted Officers.

 

Permanent Commissioned Officers

2.    Permanent Commissioned Officers are the main stream of officers. The normal method of recruitment of these officers is through Cadet entry. To qualify for entry as a Cadet, a candidate must pass the prescribed educational examination, medical examination and test of personal qualities as may be laid down from time to time. During commission the cadets are assigned to various branches of the Navy.

3.    Officers are granted commissions in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant or in case of non-Cadet entry officers, in such higher rank as the Government may decide. Their seniority and promotion to higher ranks are regulated according to the rules.

4.    Male officers can get married at the age of 26 years or on completion of 06 years of service whichever is earlier. However there is no restriction for female officers for early marriage. But marriage of female officers is discouraged during training.

5.    Officers can retire from service on completion of age or service limits. Their service limit and age limit differs from rank to rank. However officers may also apply to resign their commissions or retire voluntarily for private reasons, but the Government will be the sole authority to accept or reject such applications. 

 
Short Service Commissioned Officers

6.    Short service commissions are granted to the direct entry officers initially for a duration of 3 to 5 years, which may be extended for a specified period at the discretion of the chief of naval staff. Direct entry officers are those officers who join the service directly as commission officers.

7.    Short service commissions are also granted at the discretion of the Government to suitable officers of the Bangladesh Naval Reserve and the Bangladesh Naval Volunteer Reserve, under the terms and conditions set forth in this regard.

8.    Short service commissioned officers are eligible for promotion like other regular officers. Their promotions are governed by the normal rules applicable to permanent commissioned officers.

9.    Short service commissioned officers are borne on the Active List, and are liable for service in any part of the world in the same way as permanent commissioned officers.

10.   Short service commissioned officers are entitled to pay and allowances, leave, traveling concessions and medical treatment to the same extent and under the same rules as are laid down for permanent commissioned officers unless provisions to the contrary exist.

11.    They wear the same uniform as permanent commissioned officers.

12.    Suitable short services commissioned officers may be considered for the grant of permanent commissions at any time during or on completion of their contracts, subject to the existence of vacancies and the rules current at the time.

Naval Reserve Officers
 

13.    Suitable candidates may join in Bangladesh Navy as Bangladesh Naval Reserve (BNR) officers. On joining they are given initial training and go to their civil life. They are granted commission. Whenever BN needs their service, BN asks them to render the service. Accordingly they join the designated ship/establishment and start rendering their service.

14.    BNR officers are eligible for promotion provided they fulfill the relevant conditions. They are borne on the Active List.

15.    During their service BNR officers are entitled to pay and allowances, leave, traveling concessions and medical treatment.




 


16.    They wear the same uniform as permanent commissioned officers.

Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers

17.    Bangladesh Naval Volunteer Reserve (BNVR) officers may join in Bangladesh Navy either as Midshipman or as Acting sub lieutenant. They are granted short service commission.

18.     BNVR officers are eligible for promotion like other regular officers. Their promotions are governed by the normal rules applicable to permanent commissioned officers.

19.    BNVR officers are borne on the Active List, and are liable for service in any part of the world in the same way as permanent commissioned officers.

20.    BNVR officers are entitled to pay and allowances, leave, traveling concessions and medical treatment to the same extent and under the same rules as are laid down for permanent commissioned officers unless provisions to the contrary exist.

21. They wear the same uniform as permanent commissioned officers.

22. Suitable BNVR officers may be considered for the grant of permanent commissions at any time during or on completion of their contracts, subject to the existence of vacancies and the rules current at the time.


Promoted Officers

23.    Personnel of the lower deck, if found suitable and qualified as per rules and regulations, are promoted to commissioned officers as Acting sub Lt by the Chief of Naval Staff. Further promotions are governed by the related rules.

24.    The terms and conditions of service of promoted Officers are the same as are applicable to permanent Commissioned officers except where provisions to the contrary exist. In addition, Promoted Officers are also subject to certain rules made and exclusively for them as laid down in Pay and Allowances Regulations for the Bangladesh Navy, Pension Regulations and any other regulations for the time being enforce.

 

 

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