About The National Cadet Corps (NCC):
- National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
- It is a voluntary organizationwhich recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India.
- The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. They are given preference in military service over normal candidates during selections.
- Background:It came into existence in 1948 under the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948.
- Related Ministries:Defence Ministry deals with NCC at the National level. Education Ministry deals with NCC in all States.
- Directorate General NCC:It is the national level HQ located at New Delhi. It is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General.
Source : All India Radio