NCC is the Military cadet corps of India that provides basic military training in all three forces that is the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force to the students of schools and colleges. The full form of NCC refers to “National Cadet Corps”. It has it’s headquarter located in New Delhi. Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra is the Director-General (as of 2019) of National Cadet Corps.
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The NCC aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth imbibing leadership qualities, good character, comradeship, the spirit of adventure, amongst young citizens.
In the year 1946, the Cadet Corps Committee was formed with Pt HN Kunzru as chairman. The Cadet Corps Committee carried out a detailed study of the problem of youth in India. The bill drafted to the Constituent Assembly was passed on 1948 regarding the formation of a Cadet Corps, named as “National Cadet Corps”, as recommended by the Kunzuru Committee.NCC was inaugurated on 15 July. 1948.
NCC works in the alignment of its motto- ‘Unity and Discipline” by developing a secular outlook, discipline, ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens.
The activity of NCC is guided by certain core values that can be witnessed among all ranks of the NCC. These include-
A feeling of nationalism for contribution to national development.
Respect for knowledge, wisdom, and the power of ideas, diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, lifestyle and habitat along with maintaining National Unity.
- Abide by the norms and values in the Indian Constitution.
- Ability to discharge a just and impartial exercise of authority.
- Participate actively in community development and social welfare programs.
- Sympathy for the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
- Understanding the values of honesty, self-sacrifice, perseverance and a healthy lifestyle free from unhealthy practices.
In 1951, the NCC flag was introduced. In 1954, the flag was redesigned with three colors in it depicting the three services of the Corps- red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC in gold in the middle encircled by a wreath of lotus adds to the distinctive identity of the flag.
The official song of NCC is titled as ‘Hum Sab Bhartiya Hain’. This song is sung on all crucial occasions of the NCC.
How to Join NCC
A student can join either the upper wing or the lower wing of NCC. Below are the requirements for enrollment-
- Age– Twelve years to Eighteen and a half years
- Duration– 2 years
Concerned department for Application for enrollment– Headmaster/Principal of the school in the prescribed form.
- Age– Up to 26 years
- Duration-3 years
Concerned department for Application for enrollment -Officer Commanding of the nearest NCC Unit
Fitness is the topmost criteria to be able to join NCC
An applicant must be medically fit to join NCC.
Activities in NCC are categorized as under:-
- Institutional Training
- Camp Training
- Attachment Training (Service Unit)
- Airwing Training
- Naval wing Training
- Social Service and Community Development Activities.
- Youth Exchange Program
- Conduct of Republic Day Camp
- Remount & Veterinary Unit Training
- Conduct of Adventure Activities
- Conduct of Certificate Examinations
- Apart from being groomed and trained under tri-service organization, certification by NCC also holds significant significance in the life of a cadet.
NCC offers three types of certificate-
- Attendance – a minimum of 75% of total training periods (Junior wing)
- Must have attended one Annual Training Camp.
NCC certificate gives you a glance of the Indian army, and it clears your way to get the certificate ‘B’.
- Attendance -a minimum of 75% of total training periods for the first and second years (Senior Wing).
- Attendance in one Annual Training Camp.
It allows enrolling for the ‘C’ certificate of NCC which is very useful. Trainees also get bonus marks in the department of telecommunication and few other public sectors.
- Must possess Certificate B.
- Must be in the third year of Senior Wing.
- Attendance -a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3 years
- Must have attended one ATC and any one of the prescribed activities.
- Reservation in up to 32 seats in every regular course of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and up to 9 vacancies in Navy.
- Certified with Grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ allows exemption from CDS examination conducted by UPSC.
- Advantages from Public Sector Undertakings.
- Bonus marks in recruitment by the paramilitary forces, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy for the post of sailor and Artificer Apprentices.