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MoD constitutes High-Level Expert Committee for a comprehensive review of NCC

Key Highlights:

  • Committee to suggest measures to empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation building
  • To propose ways for gainful engagement of NCC Alumni for betterment of the organisation
  • To recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in NCC curriculum
  • Former MP Shri Baijayant Panda to be the Chairperson of the Committee; Cricketer MS Dhoni, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra are among the members

Ministry of Defence has constituted a High-Level Expert Committee, under the chairmanship of former Member of Parliament Shri Baijayant Panda, for a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changing times. The Terms of Reference of the Committee, inter-alia, broadly provide for suggesting measures which can empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation-building and national developmental efforts in various sectors; propose measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for the betterment of the organization as a whole and to study/recommend best practices of similar international youth organizations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum.

The members of this Committee are as under:

 Shri Baijayant Panda, former Member of ParliamentChairperson
 Col. (retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Member of ParliamentMember
 Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of ParliamentMember
 Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra GroupMember
 Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CricketerMember
 Shri Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of FinanceMember
 Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia IslamiaMember
 Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Former VC, SNDT Women’s UniversityMember
 Shri Mukul Kanitkar, National Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan MandalMember
 Maj. Gen. Alok Raj (Retd)Member
 Shri Milind Kamble, Chairman, DICCIMember
 Shri Rituraj Sinha, MD, SIS India LimitedMember
 Ms. Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief Operating Officer, Water.orgMember
 Shri Anand Shah, CEO, DatabookMember
 Shri Mayank Tewari, JS (Trg), DoDMember Secretary

The NCC is the largest uniformed organization that aims at developing character, discipline, a secular outlook, and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. It also aims to create a pool of organized, trained, and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life.

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