National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth – ‘The Leaders of Tomorrow’ – into disciplined and patriotic citizens. As a voluntary organization, NCC is administered through the Ministry of Defence. The Defence Secretary is overall in charge, who is responsible to the Govt of India for efficient functioning of the NCC and other matters.
The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces. The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country.
A NCC cadet by the very fact of being an active cadet must shoulder extra responsibilities unlike fellow classmates who are not members of NCC. The responsibilities of cadets are nowhere written but are obligatory as an outcome of the training. A cadet fulfils the main aims of NCC i.e., becoming potential leader with character qualities and responsible citizen. A NCC Cadet has separate responsibilities towards NCC unit, organisation, institution, society and towards the county, which includes active participation in social awareness initiatives, environmental issues, disaster relief, adventure and sports activities and other nation building efforts.
Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla has a dedicated army wing of NCC functioning under the 7 HP(I) Coy NCC, Shimla. Our cadets have brought laurels to the college by active and successful participation at the National level camps like Republic Day Camp, Thal Sainik Camp, NCC National Games and so on. The NCC Unit of RG Govt. Degree College, Chaura Maidan, Shimla provides an conducive environment to motivate cadets to take up the career in Armed Forces.
The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain Core Values that we endeavour to instill among all ranks of the NCC.
These include the following:
A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.
WE THE CADETS OF THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS,
DO SOLOEMNLY 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.
हम राष्ट्रीय कैडेट कोर के कैडेट
हम शपथ लेते हैं कि भारत की एकता को हमेशा बनाए रखेंगे।
हम संकल्प लेते हैं कि हम अपने राष्ट्र के अनुशासित तथा जिम्मेदार नागरिक बनेंगे।
हम वचन देते हैं कि निस्वार्थ भाव से सामुदायिक सेवा करेंगे तथा साथियों के प्रति लगाव बनाए रखेंगे।
The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre. Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps. In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity.
NCC Song Lyrics
हम सब भारतीय हैं, हम सब भारतीय हैं.
अपनी मंज़िल एक है, हा हा हा एक है, हो हो हो एक है.
हम सब भारतीय हैं.
कश्मीर की धरती रानी है, सरताज हिमालय है,
सदियों से हमने इस को अपने खून से पाला है.
देश की रक्षा की खातिर हम शमशीर उठा लेंगे,
हम शमशीर उठा लेंगे.
बिखरे-बिखरे तारे हैं हम, लेकिन झिलमिल एक है,
हा हा हा एक है, हो हो हो एक है,
हम सब भारतीय है.
मंदिर, गुरूद्वारे भी हैं यहाँ, और मस्जिद भी है यहाँ,
गिरिजा का है घड़ियाल कहीं मुल्ला की कहीं है अजां
एक ही अपना राम हैं, एक ही अल्लाह ताला है,
एक ही अल्लाह ताला हैं.
रंग बिरंगे दीपक हैं हम, लेकिन जगमग एक है,
हा हा हा एक है, हो हो हो एक है.
हम सब भारतीय हैं, हम सब भारतीय हैं
Basic Facts About Enrolment of Students as NCC Cadets (Generalised) Eligibility Conditions 1. Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal. 2. Bearing good moral character. 3. Enrolled in an educational institution. 4. Meets the prescribed medical standards. 5. Age
Junior Division/Wing (Boys/Girls) – 12 years to 18½ years
Senior Division/Wing (Boys/Girls) – Upto 26 years
6. Enrolment Period
Junior Division/Wing (Boys/Girls) – 2 years
Senior Division/Wing (Boys/Girls) – 3 years
Application for Enrolment
1. A student desirous of being enrolled in the Senior Division shall apply to the Officer Commanding of the nearest NCC Unit; while a student desirous of being enrolled in the Junior Division should apply to the Headmaster/Principal of the school in the prescribed form. 2. There is provision for students desirous of enrolling in NCC even from educational institutions that are not enlisted as NCC sub-units. In this provision of ‘Open Category’, the student needs to approach the Commanding Officer of the nearest NCC Unit for further guidance. The students can thus avail NCC training from institutions that are already NCC sub-units, subject to following conditions:-
i. The educational institution in which the student is studying should not be having NCC.
ii. The educational institution in which the student is desirous of undergoing NCC training should be placed under an NCC unit that has been declared an “Open Unit” by the Competent Authority.
This scheme assists in extending Senior Division/Senior Wing coverage to those 10+2 schools which have only Junior Division functioning in those schools and Senior Division unit cannot be allotted due to some reason or the other. Further, it lends an opportunity to those certificate holders, who wish to obtain ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates and do not have NCC in their colleges.
Application for Enrolment:-
A student desirous of being enrolled in the Senior Division shall apply to the Officer commanding the unit.
A student desirous of being enrolled in the Junior Division shall apply to the Headmaster of the school providing the unit or part thereof.
The Officer to whom an application under sub-rule (1) has been made, shall cause the applicant to fill up and sign in his presence a statement in Form I.
The Headmaster to whom an application under sub-rule (2) has been made shall cause the applicant to fill up and sign in his presence a statement in Form II.
When an application is made to a Commanding Officer or a Headmaster under rule 7, he shall satisfy himself that the application is in proper form and that the applicant fulfils the conditions of enrolment specified in rule 5 or 6, as the case may be. The Commanding Officer or the Headmaster may make such further enquiry regarding the suitability of the applicant for enrolment in the unit or part thereof in which he desires to be enrolled, as may be prescribed in this behalf, by the State Government.
If the Commanding Officer or the Headmaster is satisfied that the application is in order, and that the applicant fulfils the conditions of enrolment and that he is suitable for enrolment in the unit or part thereof in which he desires to be enrolled, he shall cause the applicant to be medically examined.
If the Commanding Officer or the Headmaster is not satisfied that the application is in order or that the applicant fulfils the conditions of enrolment or that he is suitable to be enrolled in the unit or part thereof or the applicant is reported to be medically unfit for service in the National Cadet Corps, the Commanding Officer or the Headmaster shall reject the application and shall inform the applicant accordingly.
Method of Enrolment-
If the Commanding Officer does not reject the application, the applicant shall be accepted for enrolment in the Senior Division/Wing, and shall be required to sign a declaration in Form I. If the applicant is a minor, his father or guardian shall also be required to sign a declaration provided in the form.
If the Headmaster does not reject the application, the applicant shall be accepted for enrolment in the Junior Division. The applicant shall be required to sign a declaration in Form II and his father or guardian shall also be required to sign a declaration in the Form.
If the Commanding Officer or the Headmaster is satisfied that the applicant, or his father or guardian in the case of a minor applicant, understand the questions put to the applicant and consent to the conditions of service, he shall sign a certificate to that effect on the said Form, and the applicant shall thereupon be deemed to have been enrolled.
The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first and second years for Senior Division/Wing NCC (All Wings).
Break in the NCC Training Tenure of the cadet SD/ SW prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time after his discharge to count his tenure for Certificate B Examination.
In case the break exceeds 18 months the following procedure will be adopted :-
If he had been on the unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had attended 75% of
the total periods during his NCC Tenure he will need another 36 periods of training to become eligible to
appear for Certificate B Examination.
In all other cases where above conditions are not fulfilled the cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods
of the first & second years of training.
Must have attended one Annual Training Camp /NIC /COC / RDC / Attachment with Regular Army/Navy/Air Force.
Cadets possessing Certificate A will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
The cadet must be in possession of Certificate B.
The cadet must be in third year of Senior Division/Senior Wing NCC Training.
The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3rdyear syllabus during the academic session.
Break in the NCC Training Tenure of the cadet SD/SW prior to appearing in the Exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time after his discharge to count his previous tenure for Certificate C examination.
In case the break exceeds 18 months the following procedure will be adopted:-
1. If he had been on the unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and attended 75% of the
total period during his NCC Tenure he will need another 30 periods of training to become eligible for
Certificate C examination.
2. In other cases where above conditions are not fulfilled, the cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods
of the third year of training.
Must have attended one ATC and in addition one of the following in a three year tenure:-
Annual Training Camp (This is in addition to one mentioned above).
Republic Day Camp at Delhi (RDC).
Centrally Organized Camp (COC). Ordered by HQ DGNCC Para Training Camp (PTC).
Para Training Camp (PTC).
National Integration Camp (NIC) (When applicable for SD/ SW Cadets).
All India Trekking Expedition (HQ DGNCC Organized).
All India Mountaineering Expedition (HQ DGNCC Organized).
Attachment Training with any one of the following:-
1. Army Unit.
Air Force Station.
Naval Base/ Establishment/ Ship/ Sea Training.
Any one of the following Adventure Courses:-
Mountaineering Basic Course.
Mountaineering Advance Course.
Water Skiing/Snow Skiing Courses.
Snow & Ice (Condensed) Course.
Sailing expedition with actual sailing exceeding 10 days, duly approved by HQ DGNCC.
Participated in NRAI matches as part of HQ DGNCC/Directorate team.
Scuba Diving Course.
Youth Exchange Programme.
Foreign cruise (Navy or Coast Guard).
Cadets will be allowed to appear for Certificate C examination only after one year of passing Certificate B examination.
Air Wing Cadets should have flown minimum four Sorties in Micro light air craft.