The National Cadet Corps came into existence on 16
July 1948, under
the 31st NCC Act of 1948, based on the recommendation of Pundit H
Kunzru Committee. NCC was started with strength of 38,500 Boys Cadets. Girls
Cadets were added in the Army Wing in 1949, Air Wing in 1950 and Naval Wing in
1952. In the initial stages, NCC was confined mainly to the urban areas. Today
NCC has spread to every corner of the country, having more than 13 lakhs Cadets.
The National Cadet Corps, which has both Boys and Girls as cadets, has the
basic aim of developing the character qualities in the youth to make them good
citizens of the society and worthy leaders of the future in every walk of life.
The National Cadet
Corps is the only organization of its kind, which imparts Leadership,
Discipline, Integration, Adventure, Military, Physical and Community
Development training to over 13 lakhs youth of the country. The Youth of the
country are the future of India. NCC is the organisation to install the
values of "Unity and Discipline"- the Motto of the National Cadet Corps.
The NCC has a
total of 765 units in India which encompasses 586 districts in the
country, covering 6985 schools and 5159 colleges.
The NCC is staffed
by 1697 Armed Forces Officers, 11093 junior and non-commissioned Officers of
the Defence Forces, 34 Whole Time Lady Officers and 10351 Associate NCC
Officers ie college professors and school teachers. In all, NCC has 92 Group
Headquarters, 647 Army Wing Units, 58 Naval Wing Units and 58 Air Wing Units.
For training of the staff, it has an OfficersTrainingAcademy at Kamptee and WomenOfficersTrainingAcademy at Gwalior. NCC is funded by the Central Govt. and
the respective State Govts. The Central Advisory Committee is headed by Defence
Minister and the State Advisory Committee give impetus to the activities in
Categories in NCC
There are two
divison/wing in NCC- Junior Division/Junior Wing at school level & Senior
Division/Junior Wing at both school & college level. NCC cadet must be a
student of either a school or college. 'A','B' &'C' certificates are given
to cadets after qualifying for these exams.
NCC cadets are granted with some
incentives in the form of scholarship. These incentives are as follows:-
Incentives provided by NCC Headquarters
to JD/JW and 100 scholarships to SD/SW of Rs. 2000/-each awarded annually to
meritorious NCC Cadets who have undergone two years training with minimum 60%
*JD/JW- 10th pass with minimum 70% marks in aggregate.
*SD/SW- 10+2 or Pre-Degree/Pre-University/Diploma in Polytechnic,
with 70% in aggregate of science stream & 60% of art/commerce stream.
Note: Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST. Bonus 10% marks on
securing minimum percentage as above to SC/ST/OBC.
Financial help is given to the cadets & their families if they
are injured during the training.
-1.25 lakhs (Due
to high risk NCC activities).
-1 lakh (During
other NCC activities)
*Injury Reimbursement of upto Rs. 1 lakh for specialized treatment
in case of permanent disability and upto Rs. 50,000/- for normal treatment.
Financial Support to NCC
Funding of the NCC is the dual responsibility of central and the
State Governments. Financial support from both these govt. is therefore a
mandatory requirement to ensure functional efficiency of the organization. The
State Govt. bears the liability for the following expenditure.
*Pay and Allowance of State Government Employees in NCC
*Office Accommodation, Furniture, POL etc. in respect of Gp HQ and
*Refreshment, Washing and Polishing Allowances for NCC Cadets.
*Outfit and Outfit Maintenance, and Honorarium for ANOs.
*Pre-Commission and Refresher Training for ANOs.
25% of NCC Camp expenditure is bear by the State Government. The
other 75% is reimbursed by the Central Govt.
Bonus marks are given in following vacancies:-
At the time of recruitment in the ranks in the
Defence Forces, Cadets get bonus marks .
Soldier GD Category-In this category bonus
marks are based on total marks secured in physical and written examination.
*NCC 'A' Certificate-5%
Soldier Tech/Clk/SKT/Nursing.Asstt:Bonus marks will be
based on total marks obtained in written examination.
*NCC 'A' Certificate-5%
*Navy: Under mentioned marks are added for
recruitment in Navy Direct entry Sailor and Artificer Apprentices
*Air Force: Under mentioned marks are added to selection
test marks of certificate holders:
*Military Nursing Service:
One seat is reserved for
B.Sc (Nursing) Course and 24 Probationer Nursing Course for NCC trained girls,
possessing G-2 Certificate in order of merit.
Many incentives provided by the NCC cadets by
Para Military Forces are as follows:-
BSF (Border Security Force)
CISF (Central Industrial Security Force): Preferential marks to
NCC certificate holders for recruitment in CISF
Coast Guard: Weightage of 15 marks to NCC 'C' Certificate
holders for recruitment in officer cadre or ranks depending on education
ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police): Preference to
NCC 'C' Certificate holders for recruitment in officer cadre of ranks,
depending on educational qualification.
commission of cadetsin Armed Forces as officers
NCC 'C' Certificate
holders in age group 19-25 years are required to compete in UPSC examination
for commission though IMA (Indian Military Academy) or OTA (Officers Training
32 Vacancies are
reserved in regular course of IMA for 'C' Certificate holders] irrespective of
position in merit, subject of passing UPSC examination and clearing SSB
NCC Special Entry Scheme
for SD Wings graduates in OTA in group 19-25 years with 50% marks, through DDG
of states for direct interview (SSB) every year. The Cadets are exempted from
CDS examination conducted by UPSC. The Cadets should have 'A' or 'B' grade in
'C' certificate examination.
Upto nine vacancies per
course for commission in Navy are reserved for NCC 'C" certificate pass
graduate cadets with B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE in the age group of 19 to
24 years and passed by SSB exempted from CDS examination of UPSC.
Pilots Course:- 10% vacancies reserved in each
branch for NCC 'C" Certificate holders. Not processed through UPSC examination.
Girl cadets also can get different jobs. Girl cadets may choose
career as Army Officers, Whole Time Lady Officers and Girls Cadet Instructors
NCC cadets can get a good job more easily
as compared to others. Private and Public Sectors give preference to the holders
of 'A','B' &'C' certificates. Many reputed companies like Reliance Group,
Ambuja Group, Tata, Birla, Infosys and other MNC prefer NCC Cadets for
different jobs. In this way NCC improves the status of the cadets in job market
and helps them in achieving the aim of their life.
can easily identify the NCC cadets in a job because an NCC cadet looks
confident, disciplined, helpful and easily accepts the additional