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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
11-February-2019 18:15 IST
Expansion of NCC Activities to Schools and Colleges

Details of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in the country is as below:

Institutions

Government

Private

Total

Schools

9340

3205

12545

Colleges

3906

923

4829

Total:

13246

4128

17374

 

        There has been a significant increase in the spectrum of activities undertaken by NCC especially in the field of social service and community development.  NCC is actively participating in Swachhta Abhiyan, AIDS Awareness, Digital Literacy, Immunization, Tree Plantation, Anti-Drug Campaign, Water Conservation measures, etc.

The expansion of NCC has been planned from 13 lakh to 15 lakh cadets in                  a phased manner from 2014-15 to 2020-21 period.  Full NCC coverage of all the Government schools and colleges will require substantial commitment in terms of manpower, finance, infrastructure, etc.  There is therefore no proposal to make NCC compulsory for the students of schools and colleges in the country.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sambhaji Chhatrapati in Rajya Sabha today.

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