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.
Camps:-Centrally Organized Camps
1. Leadership Camp
2. Vayu Sainik Camp
3. Nau Sainik Camp
4. Rock Climbing Camp
5. Trekking camp
6. National Integration Camp (NIC)
7. Thal Sainik Camp (TSC)
8. Army Attachment Camp (AAC)
9. Airforce Attachment Camp (AAC)
10. Republic Day Camp (RDC)
11. Annual training Camp(ATC)
12. Combined Annual Training Camp(CATC)
Training:-Drill, shooting, Physical fitness, map reading, First aid, Gliding/Flying, boat pulling, sailing and camp training covering basic of military training in Army, Navy and Air Force.
This training is mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of service, basic knowledge of that service is imparted to the cadets e.g gliding , powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling, sailing for Naval Wing cadets form part of institutional training. These activities comprise approximately 50% of the entire syllabus.
This is the most imp aspect of NCC Training and hence great emphasis on institutional training to be given. State DDG's to issue comprehensive instructions on organising the Institutional Training at Group / Unit level.
Following actions will be taken to improve the standard of Training.
1.Optimum utilization of PI Staff for Training.
2.Greater involvement of Offrs, WTLO's and ANO's.
3.Deficiencies in Training aids will be made up expeditiously.
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. Inter-squad competitions may be organized to create interest.
Cadets generally take keen interest in Training and firing. Units must liaise with nearby Service and Para-Military Units to ensure that all cadets get an opportunity to fire their authorized ammunition. Use of firing simulators may be made to optimize Training efforts where possible.
Adventure activities have been incorporated in NCC training with the aim of inculcating and strengthening leadership traits amongst the cadets. These activities in NCC can be broadly divided into the following. 1.Land based - Mountaineering,Rock Climbing,Trekking.
2.Water based - Sailing Expedition,White Water Rafting,Scuba Diving,River Crossing.
3.Air based - Para sailing
Youth exchange programme
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.
All OC Units are keeping a check of Institutional Training regularly to ensure proper attendance. Attendance registers are marked before the commencement of the parade.
All DDG's are putting an effective monitoring mechanism which is in place to check attendance and conduct of this Training.
Other 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 is envisaged through programmes involving
Anti Dowry Rally
Anti Female Infanticide Pledge
Anti Leposy Drive
AIDS Awareness Rally
Visit to Old Age Homes
Disaster Management & Relief
Village upliftment and various other social schemes.