National Cadet Corps

Nov. 29, 2023

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

About the National Cadet Corps:

  • It is a Tri-Services organisation, 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 organisation that 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 organised, 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 Lieutenant General.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.