Indian Army and Navy gives you selective opportunities to become a Commissioned Officer from PBOR (Personnel Below Officer Rank). Indian Air Force has no such option for the PBORs to get permanent commission. The Commission Worthy Scheme Entry is one such option for Indian Navy sailors to get promotion to the rank of Acting Sub-Lieutenant in all branches. CW Scheme is also known as the Upper Yardmen Scheme.
Currently, Commission Worthy Scheme has become a full-fledged entry for the sailors of Indian Navy to earn officer level rank. Indian Navy conducts CW Scheme twice every year.
Eligibility Criteria For CW Scheme Entry
Age: Non-Artificer sailors shall be under 22½ years of age and Artificers under 24 years of age as on 01 January.
- One year age relaxation is granted in following conditions:
- If the applicant has applied for commission under the scheme whilst within the above prescribed age limit.
- Relaxation of age limit under the power of the Chief of the Naval Staff will be considered after a candidate has qualified through the SSB/NSB.
The application for age relaxation should be forwarded to IHQ of MoD(Navy)/DOP through the Administrative Authority and Bureau of Sailors.
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- The applicant must be 10+2 pass with Physics and Maths. However, sailors without 10+2 qualification are required to submit the original educational certificate with the application form or submit directly to Preliminary Screening Board (PSB).
- A Non-Artificer sailor should have completed his induction training before appearing for the written examination.
- An Artificer sailor should hold the rank of Artificer 5th class or higher.
- Both unmarried and married sailors are eligible to apply for Commission Worthy Scheme.
- Married sailors are not allowed to live with their families during the training period.
- Unmarried sailors are not allowed to marry till they become Sub Lieutenants.
How to Apply for CW Scheme Entry?
Eligible sailors who wants to get commission can apply on the proforma placed at Appendix ‘A’. The Commanding Officer forward all the applications to the Bureau of Sailors so as to reach by 30 Apr / 31 Oct each year.
Commanding Officers can give review in the remarks column of an application. The power of expression, personal habits and moral conduct of the sailor is collectively considered for the remark.
All applications are forwarded to CABS with appropriate remarks. If a sailor fails to qualify at any stage, a fresh application form is to be submitted for each subsequent attempt.
CW Entry Selection Procedure
All candidates are required to undergo Preliminary Screening Board (PSB) for selection. Depending on the number of candidates, Preliminary Screening of candidates is conducted during the month of Jun / Dec.
NOTE: In case of a sailor’s transfer to another unit, the Commanding Officer of the new unit deputes the sailor for interview by the Board in his Command, under intimation to Bureau of Sailors.
Number of Attempts in CW Entry
A candidate is allowed to appear for the written exam and PSB only thrice. The Board stamps the number of chances availed on the first page of the Service Document [IN 271(Rev)].
The Board declare results to candidates and forward the consolidated results to the Bureau of Sailors by Jun/Dec end.
The results includes separate lists of successful, unsuccessful and absentee candidates. Bureau of Sailors is to promulgate the list of candidates eligible to appear in the written examination by early Jul/Jan.
Training Under CW Entry
All recommended sailors under Commission Worthy Scheme (CW Entry) undergo 4-years B-Tech course at INA, Ezhimala. Any trainee who fails to make adequate progress during the course may be withdrawn from training with the approval of IHQ of MoD(Navy)/(DNT/DOP).
If a trainee is withdrawn while under training as a cadet, he will be reverted to his original rank and Branch as a sailor without loss of seniority for all purposes.
A candidate is permitted to resign while undergoing training. However, if he fails to complete the training for reasons within his control, he is liable to refund the amount incurred by the Govt on his training, messing, accommodation and allied services.