NCC (National Cadet Corps) All you need to know
In this post, we will understand the importance of the NCC which is an esteem organisation of the county.
National Cadet Corps started in 1948 is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India.
The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course.
Motto – “Unity and discipline..”
The headquarter of NCC is in New Delhi with over thirteen lakh volunteering cadets.
Aim of NCC
NCC aims at developing discipline, character, brotherhood, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens.
It also aims to enlighten leadership qualities among the youth who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose.
It also motivates the young to choose a career in armed forces
Structure of NCC
The NCC is headed by a Director General with the rank of lieutenant general. The structure is as follows
Directorate – There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the position of a Maj Gen from the three Services.
The directorate is further divided into units of the tri-service i.ie army, navy, air force.
Group – Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organisation in the state. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander.
Battalion- Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5-7 units(BNS) commanded by Colonel/Lt. Col or equivalent.
Company – Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer(ANO) of the rank of lieutenant to major.
Rank structure of National cadet corps (NCC)
Senior Under Officer (S.U/O)
Senior Cadet Captain
Senior Under Officer
Under Officer (U/O)
Junior Cadet Captain
Company Sergeant major (CSM)
Company Q/M Sergeant (CQMS)
Petty Officer SM
Cadet Class I
Lance Corporal (LCPL)
Cadet Class II
Leading Flight Cadet
Training at NCC
The total training period for SD and SW is 3 years with an extension of 1 year permissible & training period for JD & JW is of 2 years.
Cadet of the Senior or Junior Division has to undergo service training for at least 4 hours per week during the training year.
Every cadet of the Senior and Junior Division has undergone service training for a minimum period of 75% of total hours during the annual college and school session.
Cadet attends an annual training camp of 9–10 days, also known as National Combined Annual Training Camp. For SD/SW the duration is usually for up to 30 days.
At the end of the camp training, the cadets receive a certificate of successful completion.
Certificates for NCC
There are Three Certificates in NCC. Below describes it from lower value to higher value:-
Certificate – A: It can be written by JD/ JW cadets of NCC, cadets of class 8 & 9. After passing those classes, it can't be obtained.
Eligibility – The candidate must have attended a minimum 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first & second years of JD/JW NCC(All Wings). The candidate must have attended one Annual Training Camp.
Certificate – B: It can be written by SD / SW cadets of NCC, cadets after class 10 & those studying for +2, +3 (degree).
Eligibility- In the second year of training, they can appear for the same. The candidate must have attended a minimum 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first & second years of SD/SW NCC (All Wings).
He/she must have attended one Annual Training Camp/NIC. Cadets possessing 'A' certificate will be awarded ten bonuses marks. An air wing cadet must do a minimum of 10 Glide launches.
Certificate – C: It is the Most crucial certificate for NCC cadet. Now it can be written in the 3 rd year of training, in the 3rd year of degree course / those having B certificate can write it in the first year after his +2 and in the 1st year of a degree by SD / SW cadets only.
Eligibility- The candidate must be possessing a 'B' certificate. Must have attended two ATCs or one ATC and in addition to it RD Camp Delhi, Centrally Organised Camp, Para Training Camp, Attachment Training with service units, National Integration Camp, Youth Exchange Programme, Foreign Cruise(Navy).
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