National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, India. It is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India 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. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
Govt. Degree College, Khumulwng is presently under the unit of 13th Tripura Bn NCC, Agartala with its Group Headquarter at Silchar and Directorate at NER Shillong. It was raised in 2018 with 20 Senior Division (SD) Cadets. Presently, total 50 Senior Division (SD) cadets are enrolled in the college and Lieutenant Daniel Debbarma, Associate NCC Officer (ANO), Assistant Professor, Department of Education is the lead in charge in the overall smooth conduct of NCC in the college.
AIMS OF NCC
1. To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
2. To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation.
3. To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
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 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.
DG's FOUR CARDINAL PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLINE
- Obey with a smile
- Be punctual
- Work hard without fuss
- Make no excuses and tell no lies.
The NCC is headed by a Director General with the rank of lieutenant-general. He is assisted by two Additional Director Generals (A and B) of two star rank (major-general, rear-admiral or air vice-marshal). Five Brigadier level officers and other civil officials also assist him. The Headquarters is located in Delhi. The organisational structure continues as follows:
DIRECTORATE – There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of a Major General from the three Services.
GROUP – Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organisation in the state. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander.
BATTALION- Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5-7 units (Bns) commanded by Colonel/ Lt.Col or equivalent.
COMPANY – Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer(ANO) of the rank of lieutenant to major.
In all there are 97 Group Headquarters in the country who exercise control over a network of 667 Army Wing Units (including technical and girls unit), 60 Naval Wing Units and 61 Air Squadrons. There are two training establishments namely Officers Training School, Kamptee (Nagpur, Maharashtra) and Women Officers Training School, Gwalior.
ACTIVITIES OF NCC
1. Institutional training
2. Community development training
3. Training during annual training camps at Bn. level
4. Training during Centrally organized camps at various levels.
5. Training during adventure activities camps (D G level)
6. Training during attachment camps with regular army.
7. Training during National level camps (RDC, TSC, IDC, YEP, NIC etc)
8. Training during various competitions (NCC sports, Rifle shooting, Obstacles, Map reading etc.)
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.