The River Navigation Department, Government of Goa, is instrumental in providing transport service to the commuters across the rivers especially for the islanders in the state of Goa where there are no road accesses. It is responsible for providing round the clock ferry service to the public and for transporting vehicles and goods. This service reduces the traffic load on roads and helps in saving fuel energy by utilizing the untapped water ways.

River Navigation Department (RND) with the objective of serving local people has been declared as \'essential public utility services\' for providing 24 hours ferry transport to the commuters at 20 ferry routes all over Goa with fleet of 39 ferry boats. Everyday about 2.5 lakhs commuters and 18000 vehicals use the ferry service. The River navigation Department was established during preliberation time and still an important mode of transport for the Goans. It is a fact that vast spread inland water ways of Goa have been underutilized.

With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important tourism destination in every tourist\'s itinerary. Tourism is so prominent in the State of Goa that the number of tourists almost equals the state population. Over the recent years the number of local and foreign visitors visiting Goa has been continuously increasing. The pressure on infrastructural facilities in the State has increased significantly. Similarly Goa has widely spread network of inland water ways with two main rivers Zuari and Mandovi and other small rivers such as Terekhol, Chapora, Mapusa, Sal etc. having sufficient draft for navigation. Hence, there is need to develop inland water transport in Goa.

RND wishes to focus on public transport which is core to its service mission, while identifying non-core activities such as fast ferry service across the important towns/cities for public, vehicles and good. Ferry service from Panaji to Vasco has been identified as one of the viable development options for development of water ways and supplementing our vision of developing nate mode of transport in Goa.



    Applications are invited by the Captain of Ports, River Navigation Department, Betim-Goa upto 5/6/2015 for filling up the following posts as detailed below

    Sr. No

    Name of the post

    Scale of pay




    Gr. ‘C’  

    5200-20200 1900

    Gen – 1 post

    Essential : 

    1. Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Should be Computer literate
    3. Knowledge of Konkani.

    Desirable :  1.  Knowledge of Marathi


    Gr. ‘C’

    5200-20200 1900

    Gen – 8 posts
    SC – 2 posts

    Essential :

    1. VII Std. Pass
    2. Maritime School New Entrants Course in either Deck or Engine Department.      
    3. Proficient in swimming.
    4. Strong physic with good eye sight and sense of hearing.
    5. Knowledge of Konkani

    Desirable :  

    1. Six months experience as Sailor on board on inland vessel. 
    2. Knowledge of Marathi.


    Gr. ‘C’

    5200-20200 1900

    Gen – 4 posts


    1. SSC or equivalent
    2. Knowledge of Konkani

    Desirable : 1. Knowledge of Marathi


    Gr ‘C’

    5200-20200 1900

    Gen – 1 post


    1.  ITI Certificate in the trade of Fitter with 3 years experience in the trade.
    2. Knowledge of Konkani.

    Desirable  : 1.  Knowledge of Marathi

    1. Selection to the above posts will be done as and when vacancies arise within validity period.
    2. If no suitable candidates are found for SC posts, the same will be filled by OBC candidates.
    3. The application should indicate name, address in full, nationality, date of birth, qualifications, experience, etc and enclosing therein birth certificate, residence certificate for 15 years, Valid Employment Exchange Registration Card, all certificates duly self attested.
    4. Age limit :- 18 years and above and not exceeding 40 years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Government).
    5. Incomplete applications in any manner and beyond the prescribed date are liable to be rejected summarily by the Competent Authority.
    6. Application form :
          Application format
      1. Name (in block letters)  …… Affix self passport size photograph
      2. Father’s/Husband’s name ……….
      3. Date of Birth ………..
      4. Educational qualifications ……….
      5. Experience ………
      6. Address for correspondence  ……….
      7. Phone No. ………..
      8. Enclosures ………..

    Signature of the candidate.


    The vacancy notice is also d on the Departmental website at www.rnd.goa.gov.in


    ( Capt. James Braganza )
    Captain of Ports