AIM OF NCC
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.
·The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
·To create a human resource of organised trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the armed forces and be always available for the nation.
MOTTO OF NCC
‘‘UNITY AND DISCIPLINE’’
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. A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
b. Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instills a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
c. Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
d. Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
e. Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
f. A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
g. Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
h. Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
i. Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
j. Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.
CERTIFICATES AND EXAMINATIONS IN NCC
·Certificate – BEE
It can be taken by SD/SW cadets of the NCC, after class year 10 and those studying for a degree. The candidate must have attended a minimum 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first and second years of SD/SW NCC (All Wings). The cadet must have attended one Annual Training Camp/NIC. Cadets who possess Certificate – A will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
Certificate – CEE
It is the highest level certificate for NCC cadets. It can be taken in the 3rd year of training, in the 3rd year of degree course. Those who possess a Certificate – B can take it in the first year after their +2, and in the 1st year of their degree. The cadet must have attended two Annual Training Camps or one Annual Training Camp and one of the following: RD Camp Delhi, Centrally Organised Camp, Para Training Camp, Attachment Training with service units, National Integration Camp, Youth Exchange Programme, or Foreign Cruise (Navy Wing only).
Academic Benefits of NCC
The holders of NCC - A, B and C Certificates shall be given weightage in Higher education as under:
A Certificate: 1% of obtained marks
B Certificate: 2% of obtained marks
C Certificate: 3% of obtained marks
Benefits of NCC
Scholarships are awarded to cadets who pass class 10th and 12th examination at Rs 6000/- and Rs 12,000/- respectively as one-time payment. Not a lot, but it surely helps to complement the pocket money given by your parents. 66 cadets doing professional courses are also awarded Rs 30,000/- each for one year and is common for Boys and Girls cadets all over India.
2. Reservation in Education
Many competitive exams have reservation for certificate holders in terms of awarding ranks.
3. Security Agencies
There are some security agencies both private and government who prefer recruiting NCC certificate holders thereby giving them an edge over other candidates with a handsome pay.
4. Defence Benefits
For the candidates who aspire to join the defence forces, NCC "C" certificate is a golden opportunity for them to go to SSB directly. These candidates are exempted from giving the common entrance exam and are called directly for SSB.
i. CDSE (Men)
If a candidate clears his CDSE and subsequent SSB, he will have the following reservation in various academies. A separate merit list is prepared for NCC cadets with "C" certificate.
- IMA - 3-15 vacancies reserved for "C" Certificate (Army Wing) holders
- INA - 05-08 vacancies reserved for "C" Certificate (Naval Wing) holders
ii. Special Entry (Men and Women)
-OTA Chennai "-50 vacancies for "C" certificate holders for NCC Special. Entry (non tech)
- AFA Hyderabad - 10% vacancies reserved for "C" certificate Air Wing holders in all courses.
iii. Recruitment as Jawan
If a cadets wants to join the defence forces as as Soldier GD/clk/skt/tech/tdn cat, he will be eligible for the award of following benefits:
- "A" Certificate: 05 marks (GD) 05 marks (clk/skt/tech) 05 marks (tdn)
- "B" Certificate: 10 marks (GD) 10 marks (clk/skt/tech) 10 marks (tdn)
- "C" Certificate: Holders of C certificate and who have participated in Republic day parade will be exempted from CEE for rect sol clk /skt, sol tech and sol NA cat and will be awarded 100% marks in lieu of CEE.
5. Other Benefits of "C" Certificate
- For ORs, Sailors, Airmen: 5 to 10 percent bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
- Para Military Forces: 2 to 10 bonus marks awarded for recruitment
- Department of telecommunication: Bonus marks awarded for recruitment
- CRPF: NCC cadets holding 3rd division degree eligible for recruitment to gazetted posts.
- NCC: Civilian Gliding instructors/Girl Cadet Instructors/ Whole Time Lady Officers.
- State Govts: Preference for State Services in certain States.
- Industry: Some industries give preference to NCC C certificate holders for various jobs related with the field of security.
- NCC Games: Cash awards to teams and individuals for excellence.
6. Non-Tangible Benefits while serving in NCC
- Annual Training Camps: You will make a lot of friends from various schools and colleges of the city.
- Republic Day Camp at Delhi (RDC): How can anyone else get a chance to march at Rajpath while still studying?
- Para Training Camp (PTC): Selected cadet get to undergo Para jumping at PTS, Agra along with Indian commandos and get to wear the coveted Para Wings.
- National Integration Camp (NIC): You will make a lot of friends from various schools and colleges from all over India.
- All India Trekking Expedition: Trekking in various hill stations and other places of interest.
- All India Mountaineering Expedition: Basic and Advanced Mountaineering course for selected cadets.
- Attachments with Army Unit, Air Force Stations, Naval Base/ Establishment/ Ship/ Sea Training, Service Hospital.
- Adventure Courses: Mountaineering Basic Course, Mountaineering Advance Course, Water Skiing/Snow Skiing Courses, Snow & Ice (Condensed) Course, Sailing expedition, NRAI Matches, Scuba Diving Course
- International Outreach: Youth Exchange Programme, Foreign cruise (Navy or Coast Guard).
- Air Wing Cadets get to fly Micro light aircraft as part of their training.