National Cadet Corps (NCC)

Motto of NCC

Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)

The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"; "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline". The final decision for selection of "Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.

Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan) The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"; "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline". The final decision for selection of "Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.

The NCC is a responsive and continuously evolving organization. Its activities are guided by certain core values that we endeavor to instill among all ranks of the NCC.

These include the following:

    1. A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development 2. Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, lifestyle and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion 3. Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution 4. Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority 5. Ability to participate in community development and other social program 6. A healthy lifestyle free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices 7. Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens 8. Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness 9. Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work 10. Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas

Aims of NCC

  1. To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens
  2. 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

Oath

"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Corps. Further, under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly."

Pledge

"We, the cadets of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizens of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings."


NCC History

The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace times

A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.

During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.


NCC Organisation

A Director General heads the National Cadet Corps, an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General, who is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at Delhi. At the State Level, the country has been divided into 17 Directorates covering all States and Union Territories. Each of the State National Cadet Corps Directorate Headquarters controls two to fourteen Group Headquarters. While Directorates are commanded by Brigadiers or their equivalents, the Groups are commanded by Colonels or their equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy and NCC Units are commanded by Majors / Lieutenant Colonels or their equivalents.

NCC Flag



The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The first flag was of the same pattern, color and size as used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the center. Later on it was felt that the flag should be designed in keeping the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing Tri-color flag was introduced. The three colors in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colorful look and a distinct identity.


NCC SONG

Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain
Apni Manzil Ek Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai,
Ho, Ho, Ho, Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.


Kashmir Ki Dharti Rani Hai,
Sartaj Himalaya Hai,
Saadiyon Se Humne Isko Apne Khoon Se Pala Hai
Desh Ki Raksha Ki Khatir Hum Shamshir Utha Lenge,
Hum Shamshir Utha Lenge.


Bikhre Bikhre Taare Hain Hum Lekin Jhilmil Ek Hai,
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ek Hai
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hai.


Mandir Gurudwaare Bhi Hain Yahan
Aur Masjid Bhi Hai Yahan
Girija Ka Hai Ghariyaal Kahin
Mullah ki Kahin Hai Ajaan


Ek Hee Apna Ram Hain, Ek hi Allah Taala Hai,
Ek Hee Allah Taala Hain, Raang Birange Deepak Hain Hum,
lekin Jagmag Ek Hai, Ha Ha Ha Ek Hai, Ho Ho Ho Ek Hai.
Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain, Hum Sab Bharatiya Hain.



Ranks in Senior Division NCC

All others who joined NCC are commonly called as Cadets.


Equivalent Ranks in Senior Division NCC

Army wing Naval Wing Air wing
Senior Under Officer Senior Cadet Caption Senior Under Officer
Cadet Under Officer Junior Cadet Caption Cadet Under Officer
Company Quarter Master Sergeant Petty Officer Sergeant Major Warrant Officer
Sergeant Leader Cadet Sergeant
Corporal Cadet Class I Corporal
Lance Corporal Cadet Class II Leading Flight Cadet
Cadet Cadet Cadet

CADET ACTIVITIES

CAMPS

Centrally Organized Camps
1. Leadership Camp
2. Rock Climbing Camp
3. Trekking camp
4. National Integration Camp (NIC)
5. Thal Sainik Camp (TSC)
6. Army Attachment Camp (AAC)
7. Republic Day Camp (RDC)
8. Annual training Camp(ATC)

Training

The Cadets are trained and tested in General Knowledge, Drill, Cross-country events, First Aid, Health and Hygiene, Map Reading, Obstacles, Firing, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, Front Line Area, Flag Area and Cultures. Cadets also participate in inter-group and inter-collegiate competitions. The training is broadly divided into four distinct categories namely, Institutional Training, Community Development, Youth Exchange Program and Adventure Activities.

Institutional Training:

Cadets must be made to understand the aim and purpose of teaching drill, so that they are suitably motivated and do not take it as "fatigue". Emphasis will be laid on correct bearing, marching, saluting and arms drill. Cadets generally take keen interest in weapon training and firing. All cadets get an opportunity to fire their authorized ammunition.

Physical Fitness, First Aid, Camp Training which forms the most vital part of the NCC Training. In camps, young cadets get the thrill and joy of outdoor and community living. Besides, All India Camps such as National Integration, Leadership, Army Attachment, Republic Day and Independence Day Camps in which cadets from all parts of the country work together and contribute greatly towards promoting national integration. These camps widen the horizon of the young cadets and provide them an opportunity to forge bonds of national brotherhood. These camps help abridge cultural gaps, break regional and language barriers and bring the youth from different parts of the country closer to each other.

Community Development:

These activities aim at making our young people conscious and sensitive to the needs and problems of their fellow countrymen, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to enrich community life. The NCC has been in the forefront in rendering assistance to the needy. Some of the major areas of activities include blood donation, adult literacy, anti-dowry, anti-leprosy, anti-drug, tree plantation, eye donation and construction of roads. NCC has also laid great stress on ecology and conservation of plant life.

Cadets must be made to understand the aim and purpose of teaching drill so that they are suitably motivated and do not take it as a tiresome activity. Emphasis will be laid on correct bearing, marching, saluting and arms drill. Cadets generally take keen interest in weapon training and firing. All cadets get an opportunity to fire their authorized ammunition, and get trained in Physical Fitness, First Aid and Camp Training, which form a vital part of the NCC Training. In camps, young cadets get the thrill and joy of outdoors and community living. Besides, All India Camps such as National Integration, Leadership, Army Attachment, Republic Day and Independence Day Camps in which cadets from all parts of the country work together and contribute greatly towards promoting national integration. These camps widen the horizon of the young cadets and provide them an opportunity to forge bonds of national brotherhood. These camps help to bridge cultural gaps, break regional and language barriers and bring youth from different parts of the country close to each other

Youth Exchange Program (YEP):

This is a very important activity. It is done to increase international understanding and bolster awareness. These exchanges are done with NCC community of 10 countries namely Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, UK, Russia and Vietnam at international level. This exchange program includes mutual visits up to 24 cadets for a period of two weeks. Cadets carry out community development work, study history, culture and socio-economic conditions of YEP countries.

Adventure Training:

Adventure activities are organized to develop special qualities of courage, leadership, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship, spirit of comradeship, teamwork and self-confidence amongst the cadets. Some of the activities are Trekking, Rock-climbing, Mountaineering, Para Jumping, Scuba Diving, Water-Skiing, Sailing, Kayaking, Yachting, Parasailing, Glider and Micro light Flying, Slithering and Cycle/Motorcycle expeditions.

Certification Programme

General

The eligibility conditions and the general procedure to conduct the Certificate Examination for Cadets of Senior and Junior Division/Wings NCC (All wings) will be issued by NCC HQ from time to time. The aim of this directive is to consolidate all such instructions and revise them, where necessary.

Type of Examination

The type of Certificate Examination and the unit in which these are held are given below

Type of Certificate NCC Unit
Certificate 'A' Junior Division/Wing NCC
Certificate 'B'& 'C' Senior Division/Wing NCC

Eligibilities for Certificate Examination

For "B" Certificate Examination(Senior Division)

1.The Cadet must be in second year of SD/SW NCC Training.
2. Must have attended one Annual Training Camp/NIC/Attachment training with regular Army, Navy, Air Force Units.
3. Cadets possessing 'A' Certificate will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
4. The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of total training period laid down in the syllabus for the first and second years for Senior Division Wing NCC (All Wings). Break in the NCC service of the cadet SD/SE prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his service for Certificate 'B' Examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months, the following procedure will be adopted. "If he had been on the unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had attended 75% of the total periods during his NCC service he will need another 45 periods of training to become eligible for Certificate 'B' Examination. In all other cases where the above conditions are not fulfilled, the cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the first and second years of training."
5. An Air Wing Cadet must do a minimum of 10 Glide launches.
For "C" Certificate Examination (Senior Division)
1. The Cadet must have passed 'B' certificate.
2. The Cadet must be in second/third year of SD/SW NCC Training.
3. The Cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3rd year syllabus during the academic session.
4. Break in the NCC Service of the SD/SW Cadet prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his previous service for Certificate 'C' examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months, the following procedure will be adopted "If he had been on the Unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had attended 75% of the total period during his NCC service, he will need another 45 periods of training to become eligible for Certificate 'C' examination. In all other cases where the above conditions are not fulfilled, the Cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the first and second year of training."
5. Must have attended two Camps.

Permission to Appear in Certificate Examinations after Discharge

Cadets who ceased to be on rolls of NCC may be permitted to appear for certificate 'A' Examination for Junior Division/Wing and 'B' & "C" for Senior Division/Wing NCC at their own expense within a period of 12 months of their discharge from the NCC, provided they were otherwise eligible at the time of their discharge. The ex-cadet so eligible can appear for the examination at any place in India by applying for the same, alongside with discharge certificate, to Local Unit Commander. The Group Commander is empowered to accept such requests from the ex-cadets.

Re-Test for Improvement of Grading: 'C' Certificate

With a view to give Cadets a chance to apply for the NCC Special Entry Scheme, in case their grading improves, ITKL has rules that: 1. Cadets who have obtained a 'C' grading in NCC 'C' Certificate Exam and who wish to improve their grading will be allowed to appear for a retest. Only one retest will be allowed. 2. Cadets will have to re-appear for a complete examination. 3. Retest will be held along with fresh cases in the subsequent year. During the period, these Cadets may attend at least two weeks' Special Parade/Coaching classes to be organized by units after the academic session. Those Cadets who do not attend the Special Parade/Classes will also be eligible to appear in the re-test. No refreshment or other allowance will be admissible for these classes/parades/retests.

For "C" Certificate Examination(Senior Division)

1. Cadet must have passsed 'B' certificate.
2. The Cadet must be in second/third year of SD/SW NCC Training
3. The Cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3rd year syllabus during the academic session.
4. Break in the NCC Service of the SD/SW Cadet prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his previous service for Certificate 'C' examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months, the following procedure will be adopted "If he had been on the Unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had attended 75% of the total period during his NCC service, he will need another 45 periods of training to become eligible for Certificate 'C' examination. In all other cases where above conditions are not fulfilled, the Cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the first and second year of training."
5. Must have attended two Camp.

Permission to Appear in Certificate Examination after Discharge

Cadets who ceased to be on rolls of NCC may be permitted to appear for certificate 'A' Examination for Junior Division/Wing and 'B' & "C" for Senior Division/Wing NCC at their own expenses within a period of 12 months of their discharge from the NCC, provided they were otherwise eligible at the time of their discharge. The ex-cadet so eligible can appear for the examination at any place in India by applying for the same, alongside with discharge certificate, to Local Unit Commander. The Group Commander is empowered to accept such requests from the ex-cadets.

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