NCC strength to grow by 3.5 lakh cadets

Published: 20th September 2013 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2013 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

The Centre has decided to add 3.5 lakh more cadets to the NCC, taking the strength of the country’s lone military youth movement to 18.5 lakh from the existing 15 lakh.

The decision was taken at the Central Advisory Committee meeting of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) chaired by Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh here recently.

“The meeting focused on issues which would galvanise the NCC further and reduce the waiting list of educational institutions, which as on date stands at 4,613 schools and 2,764 colleges within the country.

“Some of these institutions have applied for the NCC units nearly 25 years ago and their aspirations are yet to be met,” said an NCC release on Thursday. 

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