Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves proposal to increase NCC

Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 15 

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday authorised a proposal of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for a significant growth scheme to fulfill the aspirations of youth in all of the border and coastal districts of the nation.

The proposals of the scheme had been introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day deal with on August 15.

A complete of 1 lakh cadets from 173 border and coastal districts might be inducted into the NCC. One-third of the cadets could be ladies. More than 1,000 colleges and faculties have been recognized in border and coastal districts the place NCC might be launched.          

As a part of the growth plan, a complete of 83 NCC models might be upgraded to impart NCC coaching to the cadets in these areas. These embody 53 Army models, 20 Navl models and 10 Air models.

Army will present coaching and administrative assist to the NCC models situated within the border areas, Navy shall present assist to NCC models within the coastal areas and equally Air Force will present assist to the NCC models situated near the Air Force stations.

This is not going to solely present publicity to the youth of the border and coastal areas to navy coaching and disciplined lifestyle however can even inspire them to hitch the armed forces.

The growth plan might be carried out in partnership with the states, an official assertion issued right this moment mentioned.

The NCC is a tri-service organisation and the Ministry of Defence that imparts coaching to the youth in fundamental navy abilities, management qualities and journey actions. With a gift power of about 13 lakh cadets drawn from colleges and faculties throughout the nation, it’s the largest youth volunteer organisation on the planet. Cadets, after passing NCC B-certificate and C- certificates exams are entitled to varied advantages, together with reservation in some authorities jobs.


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