8 Jul 2012

Central Advisory Committee Meeting on NCC

The 46th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on NCC was held today at South Block, New Delhi. The Minister of State for Defence Dr MM PallamRaju chaired the meeting. In his address Dr. Rajucomplimented the NCC on the excellent performance of its cadets in various activities pertaining to training, sports, adventure, social service and community development. Describing the NCC cadets asthe “Leaders of Tomorrow”, he said since they are the key instruments of social change, economic growth and technological innovations,there is an urgent need to channelize their energy in proper direction with care. 

On this occasion,DGNCC Lt Gen PS Bhalla presented a detailed update on NCC activities in the past two years to the members of the CAC. The important issues discussed during the CAC meeting included introduction of a new syllabus based on the refined training philosophy to make it contemporary and meet the aspirations of the youth of the country. In addition an increase in authorized strength of cadets to be enrolled in NCC, raising of additional NCC units and enhanced role of NCC cadets in social and community development programme were also discussed during the meeting. 

CAC is the apex body that advises the Government of India on policies regarding the constitution and administration of NCC. The CAC is headed by the Minister of State for Defence and consists of nominated MP’s, the Service Chiefs, eminent educationists and the Director General of NCC.

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