MoD Constitutes High-Level Expert Committee for Comprehensive Review of NCC: Cricketer MS Dhoni, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra Among Members

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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 National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changed times.

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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 betterment of the organisation as a whole and to study/recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum.

The Members of this Committee are As Under:

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Shri Baijayant Panda, former Member of Parliament

Chairperson

Col. (Retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Member of Parliament

Member

Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Member of Parliament

Member

Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group

Member

Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cricketer

Member

Shri Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance

Member

Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia

Member

Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Former VC, SNDT Women’s University

Member

Shri Mukul Kanitkar, National Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal

Member

Maj. Gen. Alok Raj (Retd)

Member

Shri Milind Kamble, Chairman, DICCI

Member

Shri Rituraj Sinha, MD, SIS India Limited

Member

Ms. Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief Operating Officer, Water.org

Member

Shri Anand Shah, CEO, Databook

Member

Shri Mayank Tewari, JS (Trg), DoD

Member Secretary

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

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

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