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MoD Constitutes High Level Expert Committee for a Comprehensive Review of NCC

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Baijayant Panda Committee

Baijayant Panda Committee: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently constituted a High-Level Expert Committee, under the chairmanship of former Member of Parliament Shri Baijayant Panda.

  • This committee has been constituted for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changed times.

Key Points:

The Terms of Reference of the Committee, inter-alia, broadly provide for the following:

  1. To suggest measures which can empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation building and national developmental efforts in various sectors;
  2. To propose measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for betterment of the organization as a whole and
  3. To recommend best practices of similar international youth organizations for the inclusion in NCC curriculum.

Members of the Committee:

The Chairperson of the committee is Shri Baijayant Panda, a former Member of Parliament.

Other member includes:

  • Col. (Retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
  • Anand Mahindra
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Sanjeev Sanyal
  • Prof. Najma Akhtar
  • Prof. Vasudha Kamat
  • Mukul Kanitkar
  • Maj. Gen. Alok Raj (Retd)
  • Milind Kamble
  • Rituraj Sinha
  • Vedika Bhandarkar
  • Anand Shah
  • Mayank Tewari

About NCC:

  • It is an acronym for National Cadet Corps.
  • The NCC is the youth wing of Armed Forces of India.
  • It is the largest uniformed organization which aims at developing character, discipline, a secular outlook and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens.
  • It is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life.
  • It operates under the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
  • It is also the largest uniformed youth organization of the country.
  • It was formed on 16 April 1948.
  • Since its inception the NCC cadets have been contributing to the national cause during natural calamities like cyclone, floods etc.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • The motto of NCC is “Unity and discipline”.
  • The current Director-General of NCC is Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich.

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