In enlargement mode, NCC seems to be at paramilitary for coaching services

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 24

With the enlargement of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) underway, the organisation has approached the Ministry of Home Affairs for utilising coaching services obtainable with the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

In a letter written to the Union Home Ministry a couple of days in the past, the Directorate General, NCC, has sought particulars of the CAPF coaching areas that may be made obtainable to the organisation for the conduct of its annual camps and proposed that the Ministry’s permission be accorded for a similar.

While the NCC features beneath the operational, administrative and monetary management of the Ministry of Defence and attracts its officers and educational workers type the armed forces, the CAPF just like the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Border Security Force or the Central Reserve Police Force, come beneath the purview of the Home Ministry.

NCC cadets are entitled to extra weightage in marks for recruitment within the CAPF in the event that they maintain A, B, or C certificates.

According to sources, a presentation was made by the NCC Directorate General earlier than Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lately on the organisation’s enlargement and creation of 40 coaching areas.

The Defence Minister had requested the NCC to discover the feasibility of utilising coaching areas obtainable with the CAPF in areas the place the NCC or navy infrastructure was not obtainable with an intent to rationalise obtainable authorities services and minimise enlargement prices.

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced the enlargement of the NCC in his Independence Day deal with on August 15, the proposal was accepted by the Defence Minister.

A complete of 1 lakh cadets from 173 border and coastal districts might be inducted within the NCC. One-third of the cadets can be ladies.

More than 1,000 colleges and faculties have been recognized within the border and coastal districts the place the NCC might be launched.

As a part of the enlargement, 83 NCC items might be upgraded to impart coaching to the cadets in these areas. These embrace 53 Army items, 20 Naval items and 10 Air items.

The NCC, the most important youth volunteer organisation on this planet, imparts coaching to high school and faculty college students in fundamental navy expertise, management qualities and journey actions.

It conducts about 1,500 camps yearly, every with a energy of 400-600 cadets together with 4-5 officers and about 20 educational workers.

Earlier, camps was once carried out in open areas with the workers and cadets residing in tents, however now camps are held the place everlasting built-up lodging like barracks or hostels can be found.

Many of the CAPF institutions have requisite services like everlasting lodging, lecture rooms, impediment programs, firing ranges, auditorium, leisure and sports activities services.


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