National Cadet Corps

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Recently, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 75th Anniversary on November 26, 2023

About National Cadet Corps

  • It is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
  • It came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
  • It 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. They are given preference in military service over normal candidates during selections.
  • Aims
    • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
    • To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces, and be always available for the service of the nation.
    • To create a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.
  • It is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutnant General.
  • Headquarter: New Delhi.

Q1) What is a NCC Directorate?

The NCC at the state level is divided into 17 Directorates, in which each state or group of states forms a Directorate. The smaller states and union territories are attached with Directorates of the bigger states. Each Directorate is under the command of an Officer equivalent to the rank of a Brigadier (being upgraded to the rank of Major General) or its equivalent from the other two Services.

Source: NCC to celebrate 75th anniversary of its raising; Defence Secretary pays homage to the fallen heroes at National War Memorial