NCC cadets practise target shooting at Ujjain firing range
NCC cadets practise target shooting at Ujjain firing range

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): With unemployment on rise, a large number of youths are seeking a career in Indian army. Though it has been a struggle to register, the number of aspirants seeking registrations with National Cadet Corps has also multiplied.

Sharing these details, Brigadier HR Desai heading the NCC unit in Madhya Pradesh, said registration of cadets is on and last date will be extended as needed, since it is tough for cadets to register due to coronavirus pandemic.

“The extension has been allowed for registration of Junior Division Cadets on a wholly self-financing basis (Self Finance Scheme) subjected to certain conditions,” Desai said.

“This is part of NCC expansion plan under which the government has given approval for additional one lakh vacancies for out-of- turn allotment to NCC cadets in junior division/junior wing of private/quasi- government schools on fully self-finance basis,” Brigadier Desai said.

Under the scheme, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh NCC Directorate can register 5,600 additional cadets from the upcoming training session under self-finance scheme. Keeping in view the benefits of health, leadership, discipline and fitness that NCC helps to develop, many institutes are seeking to register NCC cadets. Following conditions have been laid for this.

Conditions for additional NCC cadet registration

· There should be at least 500 students enrolled in the institute.

· One or two Junior Division / Junior Wing (JD / JW) units will be allotted to the institutions included in the waiting list for NCC.

· The institute will have to bear all the expenses like infrastructure, training, uniforms of NCC officers, male cadets and female cadets, self-employed.

· A maximum of three schools may appoint only one ex-serviceman as a staff to train cadets, provided the distance between these institutions does not exceed 5 kilometres. If this is not possible, then former NCC cadet holding C certificate (who have passed C certificate examination with at least B grade) may be contacted.

· The Commanding Officer Training of the battalion will be responsible for inspection of the camp training. He will also be able to observe the infrastructure of the institute and the training given to the cadets.

· Group commanders will be authorised to allocate / start NCC unit in institutions under the said scheme.

· This scheme will be implemented in the training session 2021 -22 and will be reviewed in the next session - 2022-23.

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