National Cadet Corps
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. 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.
Motto of NCC
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
DG's four Cardinal Principals of Discipline
- Obey with a smile
- Be Punctual
- Work hard and without fuss
- Make no excuses and tell no lies
Aims of NCC
- 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 citizen.
- 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.
"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 Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly".
We the cadet of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.
The following acts namely will be the breaches on the part of discipline apart from the regular command from superiors in rank, according to NCC Act and Rules, during service or before getting officially discharged through discharge certificate.
- When on parade, engaged on any service duty, or wearing uniform, when not discharged officially from NCC (a) Strikes, or uses or offers violence to, or uses threatening or insubordinate language to, or behaves with contempt towards his superior officer; or (b) Disobeys any standing order of, or lawful command given by, his superior officer; or (c) Neglect to obey a general or unit order, made specially applicable to the National Cadet Corps, by the Officer Commanding the unit to which he belongs ; or (d) Is in a state of intoxication; or
- Fails to appear at the place time fixed or to attend at any place in his capacity as a Cadet Corps, when duly required so to attend or when on parade without sufficient cause quits the ranks;
- Fails to perform any part of the training which by or under the Act he is required to perform;
- Strikes, or uses of offers violence to any person whether subject to any law relating to the Armed Forces or not in whose custody he is placed, and whether such person is or is not his superior officer ;
- Resists an escort whose duty it is to arrest him or detain him in custody;
- Being under arrest or detention or otherwise in lawful custody escapes or attempts to escape;
- When in charge of any property belonging to any Government of any law relating to the Armed Forces or not in whose custody whether such person is or is not his superior officer ;
- When in charge of any property belonging to any Government of India or to a unit or part thereof of the National Cadet Corps, makes away with, or is concerned in making away with any such property ;
- Willfully injuries, or by culpable neglect loses or causes injuries to any such property as is specified in clause or to property belonging to an Armed Forces unit, institute or mess ;
- knowingly furnishes a false return or report of the number or state of men/women under his/her command or charge, or of any money arms or ammunition, clothing, equipment, stores or other property in his charge ;
- Through design or culpable neglect omits to make or send any return of any matter mentioned in clause which it is his/her duty to make or send ;
- When it is his/her official duty to make a declaration respecting any matter, makes a declaration respecting such matter which he/she either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true ;
- Knowingly makes against any person subject to any law relating to the Armed Forces or to the Act, and accusation which he/she either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true;
- Falsely personates any other person at any parade or on any occasion when such other person is required by or under the Act to do any act or attend at any place, or abets any such act of personating.
- A cadet enrolled has no liability to render active service in any of the Armed Forces of the Country.
- A cadet shall obey and carry out the order and direction of any person who is placed in command over him/her.
Issue and return of Clothing and Equipment
- A full set of clothing and equipment is issued to each cadet and the cadets are responsible for their up keep and maintenance. They are required to return all such items of issue at the end of the training.
- The CQHM in the presence of CUO and JUO will issue the required uniforms to the cadets informing the official date of issue and retrieval of the uniforms. The afore mentioned ranks will be responsible to retrieve the uniforms and surrender the same to the Coy commander at the end of the training session.
- The above ranks will officially issue the discharge certificate to the cadets after the cadet’s return the items mentioned above.
- It is compulsory for the cadets to produce the copy of the discharge certificate attested by the Coy Commander to receive the TC, CC Bonafide Certificate etc., and other certificates from the College office.
- The certificate issuing authority (Ranks mentioned above) will be liable for the non return of the NCC items by the cadets.
- The clearance will be produced in the format enclosed herewith signed by the issuing authority CQHM, CUO and JUO only then the cadet will apply for the discharge certificate.
- The copy of Clearance Certificate and Discharge certificate duly attested by the Coy Commander will be produced to the Principal Office who will authorize the issue of the TC, CC, Bonafide Certificate etc.,
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 defense. They organized 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 Defense 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 defense, 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.
The National Cadet Corps is headed by a Director General, 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 equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy, NCC Units are commanded by Major/Lieutenant Colonel or their equivalents.
NCC Flag Contains NCC Crest in gold in the middle, with the letters "NCC" encircled by a wreath of seventeen lotus with a background in Red, Blue and Light blue. Red depicts the Army, Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force. The seventeen lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates. "Unity of Discipline" (Ekta aur Anushasan) is written at the bottom of the NCC Flag.
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARATIYA HAI APNI MANZIL EK HAI, HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
KASHMIR KI DHARTI RANI HAI, SARTAJ HIMALAY HAI SADIYON SE HAMNE ISKO APNE KHOON SE PALA HAI DESH KI RAKSHA KI KHATIR, HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
BHIKRE BHIKRE TARE HAI HUM LEKIN JILMIL EK HAI HA HA HA HA EK HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI MANDIR GURDWARE BHI HAI YAHAN, AUR MASZID BHI HAI YAHAN GIRJA KA GHADIYAL KAHIN MULLA KI KANKHI HAI AJHA EK HI APNA RAM HAI, EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
RANG BIRANGE DEEPAK HAI HUM, LEKIN MAHAFIL EK HAI HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HA
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
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|
|Corporal||Cadet Class I||Corporal|
|Lance Corporal||Cadet Class II||Leading Flight Cadet|
Centrally Organized Camps
- Leadership Camp,
- Vayu Sainik Camp,
- Nav Sainik Camp,
- Rock Climbing Camp,
- Trekking camp,
- National Integration Camp (NIC),
- Thal Sainik Camp (TSC),
- Army Attachment Camp (AAC),
- Airforce Attachment Camp (AAC),
- Republic Day Camp (RDC),
- Annual training Camp(ATC)
NCC Social Service Activities
NCC has adopted community development activities with the aim of imbibing amongst cadets selfless service to the community, dignity of labour importance of self help, need to protect the environment and to assist weaker sections of the society in their upliftment. This was envisaged through programmes involving
- Tree plantation
- Blood donation
- Anti Dowry Rally
- Anti Female Infanticide Pledge
- Anti Leprosy Drive
- AIDS Awareness Rally
- Visit to Old Age Homes
- Slum clearance
- Disaster Management & Relief
- Village upliftment and various other social schemes.