Agnipath offers more opportunities for NCC cadets

The central government’s Agnipath scheme, which is reforming the way most soldiers will be recruited by the army, will provide new opportunities for members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), its chief executive, Lt. General Gurbirpal Singh.

Lt Gen Singh is on a two-day visit to oversee NCC training activities. He also congratulated 20 NCC cadets at a reception here today.

In a major reform, rank and file soldiers will only be inducted into the military for an initial four-year term, with only a percentage of each group offered long-term employment by the military. This is a significant and controversial change for the millions of military aspirants looking to build a long-term career in the armed forces.

Speaking to reporters today, Lieutenant General Singh said: ‘NCC cadets who wish to pursue a second career after the Defense Force can join, serve their term and follow a different career if they wish. .”

“The NCC’s objective is also to provide a condition for cadets to join the uniformed forces,” he added.

Meanwhile, after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the General Manager said that the NCC has resumed full operations and that he is satisfied with the performance of regional management in all NCC activities. .

He also visited Governor Satya Pal Malik and met with Minister of Education Lahkmen Rymbui and discussed with him the state of the NCC in Meghalaya.

Lieutenant General Singh expressed satisfaction with the level of recruitment and said that recently two NCC companies had been promoted to battalion status.

The head of the NCC also talked about other topics, such as the Puneet Sagar Abhiyan, which is becoming the world’s largest movement to clean water bodies of plastic waste, and Seema Darshan, where cadets can see what life is like for soldiers defending the country. borders.

The NCC is also a great example of national integration in practice, he said, as through its Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat camps, NCC cadets from across the country come together and learn about different cultures and traditions. of the Indian people.