The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces. It is the world largest youth organisation and its headquarters is in New Delhi, India. The NCCis open to school and college students on voluntary basis as a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing. It is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, higher secondary, Colleges and Universities all over India. In NCC the Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill. The emblem of NCC consist of 3 colours; Red, Dark Blue and Light Blue. The red colours depict Indian Army, dark blue depicts Indian Navy and light blue depicts Indian air force respectively. In the NCC logo, the 17 Lotus indicates the 17 directories of India.The NCC in India was formed the Act of 1950. It can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC).
The aim was to raise the status of the UTC and make it more attractive to the youth. The UTC officers and cadets dressed like the army. It was a significant step towards the Indianisation of armed forces. It was rechristened as UOTC so the National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by British Government in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace. A committee headed by H N Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The soldier youth foundation Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1950 the soldier youth foundation came into existence.
In 1949, the Girls Division (Junior wing and senior wing) was raised in order to give equal opportunities to school and college.In 1950 when the Air Wing was added, followed by the Naval Wing in 1952. In the same year, the NCC curriculum was extended to include community development/social service activities (SSCD) as a part of the NCC.
The NCC is headed by the Director General (DG), an officer of three-star rank. The DG is assisted by two Additional Director Generals (A and B) of two-star rank (major-general, rear-admiral or air vice-marshal). Five Brigadier level officers and other civil officials also assist him.
The Headquarters is located in Delhi. The organisational structure continues as follows:
Directorate – There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of a Maj Gen from the three services.
Battalion- Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5–7 units (Bns) commanded by Colonel/Lt.Col or equivalent.
Company – Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer (ANO) of the rank of Lieutenant to Major etc.
Army Wing Ranks
Cadet Senior Under Officer
Cadet Junior Under Officer
Company Sergeant Major
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
The NCC directorates are headed by service officers of the rank of Major General and equivalent; group headquarters are headed by service officers of the rank of Brigadiers and equivalent, and units are headed by service officers of the rank of Colonel (TS)/Lieutenant Colonel/Major or equivalent. They are responsible for proper training, planning and execution of NCC activities.
Whole time lady officers:
A cadre of whole-time lady officers (WTLO) with cadre strength 110 officers has been sanctioned in 1995. They are to be commissioned partly through departmental channel and partly through UPSC in a phased manner.
Associate NCC officer (ANO):
ANO is an important link in the NCC organization between the battalion and the cadets. There are two training establishments namely Officers Training Academy (OTA), Kamptee and Officers Training Academy, Gwalior. These two institutions train the school, College or University teachers selected to head the company/troop. Courses in these institutions range from 21 days to 90 days in duration.
Associate NCC officers are given following ranks according to their seniority and their training.ANOs are commissioned in NCC and not in regular Armed forces.
• For colleges (in charge of SD & SW): (NCC Army Wing Rank)
Motto Of NCC:
The Need for having motto for the crops was Discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11th August 1978. The Mottos suggested were “DUTY AND DISCIPLINE”; “DUTY, UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”; “DUTY AND UNITY”; “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”. The final decision for selection of “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE” as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12th October 1980.
ADP COLLEGE NCC- ARMY WING:
SD & SW(SENIOR DIVISION& SENIOR WING)
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- by Harold R.McAlindon.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of parliament in 1948 to train young men in a better way, even during peace'. Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet the requirement of the Nation, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963 in schools and colleges of India as a co-curricular activity.
Keeping the aims and objectives of NCC in mind then the Vice Principal of our college (later principal) Dr. Narayan Ch. Barman was given Pre- Commission Training in NCC. In 1963 under Dr. Barman's guidance a company of NCC was formed with 200 student’s cadets under 8th Assam NCC. As the members increased and there was a need for a separate officer to head the company.The HoD of the Education department Narendra Nath Saikia was given Pre-Commission Training and appointed as Lieutenant and before the commissioned, he serviced as a Part-time NCC Officer (CTO) of the College. Thereafter, the then HoD of the English Department Rabindra Bora took charge as the NCC officerCTO) for some time. After Mr. Bora's retirement the HoD of the Geography Department Mr. Khagendra Chamdra Mahela took charge and completed PRCN(Pre-Commission) Training at Maharashtra and continued as ANO (Associate NCC Officer) in the college unit from 1981. During Major period, he had Promoted as Vice-Principal of the college in the year of 2013. In 2016 Dr. Ajit Bharali, Assistant Professor of the Assamese Department took charge as the NCC Officer and had been successfully continued up to 2018.
In 2018, November,On behalf of College authorityPrincipal Dr Surajit Kr Bhagawoti gave responsibility to Dr. Jalin Prakash chetia,Assistant Professor of Assamese Department to Accelerate the college NCC Unit. He took over the charge by Army Order as the CTO of the unit. Later he was Commissioned as ANO (Associate NCC Officer) at the Rank Lieutenant after the rigorous Training in Maharashtra Army HQ, Kamptee, OTA (Officers Training Academy).As an Commissioned NCC Officer he has been continuing the same under the 8 Assam Bn NCC, Army wing.
There are 75 nos of seat in the unit. This Vacancies areprovided by Indian Army NCC under North-East Region Directorate (NER), Shilong, Meghalaya, under the supervision of Director General (DG) of NCC. By now, quite a good number of cadets from ADP (Anandaram Dhekial Phookan) college have won laurels to the unit and institution, through their active participation in various Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC), competitions in the camps and others, and a few have placed themselves atrespectable positions, largely on account of their credentials in the NCC.
Anandaram Dhekial Phookan (ADP) College NCC Unit has a glorious history having its cadets bringing laurels to Unit and Institution as well as the District. It is an active Cadets Unit of ADP College ant for the 8 Assam Bn NCC. The Cadets actively participate inwell organised CATC (Combined Annual Training Camp), ATC (Annual Training Camp), Army Attachment Camp, National Integration Camp (NIC), Sainik Camp, Republic Day Camp (RDC), TSC (Thal Sainik Camp), Rock Climbing Camp, EBSB (Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat) etc quite regularly. At present 75 NCC Cadets allotted as per 8 Assam Bn NCC (rectified by NER Directorate) in the College. The college had introduced 33 percent reservation for the girls Cadets from 2012. Like the boys, the girl cadets too have shown excellence in different fields.
OFFICE OF THE ANO
ADP COLLEGE NCC UNIT
8 ASSAM BN NCC, ARMY WINGNAGAON::ASSAM
OFFICERS-INCHARGE OF NCC UNIT