NCC DIRECTORATE BIHAR & JHARKHAND
TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS: 2017-18
References: – (a) HQ DG NCC letter No 4145/Sy/DGNCC/Training’A’ dated Jan 2013: NCC Institutional Training Syllabus 2013.
(b) HQ DG NCC letter No 17812/Trek-2013/ DGNCC/ Training (E) dated 24 Jun 2013: Safety Instructions.
(c) HQ DG NCC letter No 4406/102/DGNCC/1080 dated 21 Oct 2013. Standard Operating Procedure for Selection of Officers, WTLOs and Cadets for Participating in Youth Exchange Programmes.
(d) Detailed Checklist for Conduct of Camps issued vide HQ DGNCC letter No 4180/COC/S&S/DGNCC/Training A dated 11 Sep 2014.
(E) HQ DGNCC Annual Training Directive 2017-18.
Appendices: – A Important Training Events 2017-18.
B Vacancies for ANO courses at OTA Kamptee & OTA Gwalior: 2017-18.
C Vacancies for PIOC at OTA Kamptee: 2017-18
D Vacancies for ALC: 2017-18.
E Vacancies for SSB Course: 2017-18.
F Vacancies for COCs: 2017-18.
G Vacancies for NICs: 2017-18.
H Vacancies for SNICs: 2017-18.
J Vacancies for Treks: 2017-18.
K Vacancies for Mountaineering Course: 2017-18.
L Vacancies for RCTC: 2017-18.
M Vacancies for Para Basic Course: 2017-18.
N List of Training Reports and Returns
- The NCC over the years has grown from strength to strength and carved a niche for itself amongst the youth of the country. It has made a substantial contribution in nation building by creating disciplined, trained and motivated citizens in all walks of life. As a vibrant and dynamic force comprising of 13 lakh cadets, which is being increased to 15 lakhs over a period of next five years, has contributed towards ‘unity amongst diversity’ by integrating youth of all regions who follow and enjoy different cultures, religions, social strata and educational background.
- Hence, building of the character of cadets is prima facie the most important facet of our training. A nation of youth with strong character is bound to find itself amongst the elite in the community of nations. The need for character building has also been repeatedly emphasised by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
- The training must therefore be made interesting to attract best youth; be realistic, cater for safety of each cadet; and be visible to motivate and inspire youth of the nation. There is also a need to simultaneously train the trainer and motivate them towards common goal.
- The Training Instruction has been laid down in following parts: –
(a) Part I. Review of Training year 2016-17.
(b) Part II. Training Philosophy for the Training Year 2017-18.
(c) Part III. Conduct of Training in the Training year 2017-18.
(d) Part IV. Miscellaneous Aspects.
PART I – REVIEW OF TRAINING YEAR 2016-17
- The last training year has been significant on more than one account as NCC training, adventure activities and social activities were provided equal impetus and showcased our effort towards youth empowerment.
- I compliment each member of Bihar and Jharkhand NCC fraternity for their hard work during the last training year. While performance of our cadets in fields such as Shooting, TSC(Boys), Part-III of RDC Competitions and Social Service Activities, has been commendable, we are yet to improve our performance in numerous other fields. None-the-less a dispassionate introspection brings forth the following: –
(i) NCC enjoys a special status and due recognition in the society in the states of Bihar & Jharkhand.
(a) Proficient and dedicated training staff.
(b) Inquisitive, enthusiastic and motivated cadets.
(c) Good firing standards of the cadets owing to good selection of cadets and meaningful training at unit
(d) Flair for games like Football and Hockey in the cadets.
- Visibility of NCC in Social Activities in the States.
- Inadequacy of infrastructure for conduct of camps.
- Poor enrolment percentage of cadets especially girl cadets.
- Lack of trained ANOs to meet the current objectives.
(i) Proper planning and maintenance of records to improve our performance in Part-I of the RDC Competition.
(ii) Enormous potential of cadets of Bihar & Jharkhand needs to be exploited through planned and synergised training towards improving our performance in all the Inter Directorate Competitions.
(iii) Seizing all opportunities for contribution towards developing States of Bihar & Jharkhand through meaningful social activities by cadets thus enhancing the image of NCC and attract more youth to join our fraternity.
(iv) Sustained and dedicated training effort by all towards achieving better results during Certificate examinations, thus facilitating induction of NCC cadets in the Armed Forces.
(i) In the absence of quantifiable achievements, NCC may loose its sheen and relevance.
(ii) A decline in people of prominence amongst NCC alumni.
- The performance of the Directorate in the training year 2014-15 has been encouraging. Therefore, it is incumbent on each one of us to identify the weaknesses and initiate corrective measures so as to improve our performance.
PART II – TRAINING PHILOSPHY
- The rapidly changing milieu has had its effects on all sections of society. Under such circumstances, the youth of the country remains most affected and needs intimate support and guidance. It is understandable that due to increasing academic, societal and peer pressure, the cadet is constrained to find time for NCC training. Our approach, therefore, should be cadet friendly, eliciting spontaneous and conscientious response from them towards all NCC activities. NCC training must be made more interesting, meaningful and rewarding for real value addition.
- A balanced emphasis is to be laid on Institutional Training, Camp Training, Specialized Training, Social Service Activities, Adventure/Sports Activities, Training of Trainers and Administration.
- The issues highlighted during the last training year still hold good and would further be pursued alongside other essentials. Special emphasis will be laid on the following: –
(a) Enrolled Strength. Efforts will be made to ensure 100% enrolment of cadets by end Sep and end July for SD/SW and JD/JW cadets respectively. A large number of institutions in the last years were put on suspended animation. The follow up action will be initiated forthwith. In future I would like all units to propose re-allotment of NCC units to institutions in waiting list immediately, on occurrence in all such cases. Unit will also update waiting list of their institutions every year. Our target of 30% enrolment of girl cadets must be achieved. All unit commanders will be physically present during the enrolment process in institutions to personally ensure transparency in procedures and quality of cadets. A detailed time schedule for enrolment process will be made and intimated to all affected institutions so that the presence of Commanding Officers/Officers Commanding can be effectively ensured in each institution.
(b) Training the Trainers. Our training staff is the bedrock of our training resources. The desired objectives of training can be achieved only with motivated and trained instructors. Orientation and Refresher Cadres for PI Staff, ANOs and GCIs will be held at each Group HQ and/or unit level before 31 May 2017. Specific lesson plan for each lecture being conducted shall be carried by the PI Staff/ANO conducting the training.
(c) Multitasking. PI Staff in units must be suitably trained and be capable of undertaking multiple tasks. Each Unit will maintain a roster indicating proficiency of each PI in specific task. Driving of MT will however be allowed only to those in possession of valid military and/or civil driving license and cleared by a board of Officers appointed by the respective Group HQ.
(d) Career Counseling. NCC as an organisation should act as a beacon for guidance to the youth in their adolescence. This guidance and advice should be professional and thorough as it affects the future of the cadets directly. Where-ever possible, professionals should be hired to counsel cadets.
(e) Striving for Excellence. We need to nurture available talent and bring out the best in them. In doing so, professional assistance and state of the art equipment may be procured if need be, so that our cadets can excel in national and international sports and adventure activities. Concentrate on our strength to achieve visible results instead of achieving moderate success in many events.
(e) Social/Community Development. Organised and motivated manpower resource is our biggest strength. I would like NCC as an organisation to use this abundance of motivated resource fruitfully for Social Welfare/Community development projects. They should be low cost and high visibility projects which have direct impact on the community or lives of the common man. Assistance of the State Government or NGOs may be taken for implementation of these developmental projects.
(f) Environmental Issues. A detailed plan has already been made by each Group with targets identified in four major areas. i.e water conservation, afforestation, waste management and energy conservation. I would like each Group to implement the plan so as to derive maximum advantage out of it.
(g) Computer Exposure. Promote IT culture at all levels to generate greater output vis-à-vis input.
(h) Cultural Activities. Cultural activities exhibiting rich customs, traditions, heritage and culture of different parts of Bihar and Jharkhand should be undertaken. However, undue emphasis on the same during camps should be avoided.
Key Result Areas (KRAs)
- Key result areas (KRAs) of the Directorate will be as follows: –
- Achievement of enrolment targets (with special attention to
enrolment of Girl cadets).
- Each unit commander must endeavour to get a minimum of one
cadet commissioned into Armed Forces every year.
- Effective Institutional and Camp Training.
- Maximum attendance during all training activities.
- Added impetus on adventure activities Keeping in view the safety
- Training of trainers through regular orientation/refresher
programmes at respective Groups and OTAs.
- Ensure safety and security of cadets during training activities in a
fool proof manner.
- Every Cadet to carry out 100 hours of Shramdaan as part of
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and also participate in International Day of Yoga on 21 Jun 2017.
PART III: CONDUCT OF TRAINING: 2017-18
The Conduct of Training
- The conduct of training during last training year was immensely satisfying and has set the pace for covering greater distance in the fields of institutional training, adventure and sports during the new training year. The schedule of important training events for the training year 2017-18 is attached at Appendix’A’
Training of Officers
- All Officers should be fully conversant with all orders and instructions concerning NCC. The standard of training is directly proportional to the effort put in by officers. Therefore, I expect all officers to measure up to this sacred responsibility. Some aspects which need attention are as follows:-
- Be thoroughly conversant with all aspects related to organisation,
planning and conduct of training.
- Delegate responsibilities wherever essential.
- Stick to laid down schedule and provide timely feedback/reports.
- Ensure all trainers are adequately trained. No training activity to
be carried out without a proper lesson plan and training aid.
- Visit every institution at least once a quarter.
- Communicate with the head of institution and cadets. Be
approachable, amenable and available to address basic issues in Institutional Trg.
- Training of ANOs. The ANOs are vital link between the regular army personnel and the cadets. It is through the ANOs that institutional training can be carried out effectively. ANOs/Caretakers must therefore be fully incorporated in the planning and conduct of training every single course vacancy allotted to the Directorate will be fully utilised. All Group Commanders and Officers commanding should ensure that the deficiencies of ANO are filled up at the earliest. ANOs should be held accountable for functioning of their sub units.
Group Commanders/Officers Commanding must ensure that all ANOs attend at least one camp in two years. Records will be maintained at the units and Group HQs to keep track of the ANOs due for refresher/Promotion courses at the OTAs. Allotment of vacancies for PRCN/Refresher Courses for ANOs at OTA Kamptee & OTA Gwalior are attached as Appendix ‘B’.
- PI Staff. Units and Groups must not accept any JCO/NCO who does not meet the required criteria for being posted to NCC. Group Commander should ensure that all newly posted PI staffs are put through orientation courses at the OTA. Short cadres at Group level should also be conducted to keep the PI staff abreast with the latest. PI Staff will be screened on arrival and their behavior should be monitored for 90 days.
- PI Staff Orientation Course (PIOC). All newly posted PI Staff will report to units. This Directorate will allot vacancies to Groups based on Pro-Rata vacancies. Group will detail JCOs/NCOs and forward nominal roll to OTA Kamptee, with copy to this Directorate, one month in advance for each course. Units and Groups will ensure that all vacancies allotted are fully utilised. A Newly posted PI Staff will undergo PIOC within three months of posting in. Vacancies for PIOC for PI staff at OTA Kamptee is attached as Appendix ‘C’.
Training of Cadets
- Revised Syllabus. Institutional Trg Syllabus – 2013 and cadet hand book received from HQ DGNCC have been forwarded to all Group HQ. All Officers, ANOs and PI Staff must study the training material in detail and plan the training based on it.
- Certificate Exam. All unit Commanders should plan to provide extra coaching facilities/extra classes to the cadets so that they perform well in certificate exams. However, due attention should be given to ensure that only eligible cadets are permitted to appear in the certificate exam. Directive for conduct of Certificate Examination (SNCCO 1/S/15) has already been fwd to Gp HQs. All certificate examinations will be conducted in laid down SNCCO 1/S/15.
- Institutional Training Institutional training is the backbone of training of cadets in NCC. There is a definite need to make this training more interactive and effective so as to attract good students to NCC. In most places, institutions are scattered over a large area hampering close monitoring and supervision. To overcome this problem, nodal concept of training be adopted and closely monitored by respective Group HQ. Certain points that need emphasis are: –
- Meticulous planning and proper conduct of training.
- Head of Institution will be addressed for all matters NCC with copy
- Training programme of all units duly consolidated will be fwd by the
Group HQ to this Directorate every quarter.
- Lessons plans and training aids to be used to the optimum level.
- Interactive session be held with ANO & Cdts by CO/AOs to get
(f) Special emphasis to be laid to impart training on disaster management.
- Each unit to provide a marching contingent of cadets in ceremonial
dress for march past during local Republic Day, Independence Day and other occasions where required.
- Each unit to provide a ceremonial guard for guard mounting during
visit by a VIP to the unit.
(j) Each unit to conduct minimum of one social service/community
development activity during a month.
(k) A record of Offrs visiting Institutions to supervise institutional trg and interact with Head of the Institutions will be maint. Details of visits during the month be incl in Monthly DO to ADG.
- Common Subjects. The syllabus has been simplified and erstwhile specialized training being carried out of Artillery, Engineers etc have been removed. The Girls’s Wing Syllabus has been made the same as that for the Boys Wing. Similarly, different syllabi for Naval and AF units have been deleted and the curriculum commonalised. Common syllabi of all three wings comprise 70 percent of the syllabus. Subjects, relevant to younger generation have been introduced/increased. These have assumed significance with Universities/ Colleges/Schools adopting NCC as optional/elective subjects and hence need to be conducted properly.
- Specialised Subjects. Specialised syllabus forms 30% of the cadets syllabus. This has been formalised and different curricula for special arms and services have been done away with. The specialised syllabus for Naval Units and other Tech Units is the same; this being the case for Flying and Technical Squadrons of the Air Wing.
- The PI staff must be able to conduct these classes. The two Training Academies will ensure that the syllabus is conducted during the Orientation Course for the newly posted PI Staff. Any PI Staff found unable to conduct these classes must be returned to Unit.
- Service subjects are the main attraction of NCC training, besides providing an insight into the service culture and ethos. Aspects like firing, drill, map reading, flying, pulling, sailing etc expose them to newer vistas thereby affording them a special status in the society.
- Camp Training. Given the constraints being faced in conduct of institutional training, camps offer the best platform for central monitoring of training. The training schedule during the camps should afford intra personal learning, promoting ingenuity and creative thinking amongst cadets. Besides reinforcement of institutional training during ATC/CATC, due emphasis be laid on the following aspects also:-
- Exposure to regimented life must be given and value of
punctuality and leader work must be drilled into.
- Communication skills (Lecturette, Group Discussion, Debates)
incl spoken english.
- Knowledge enhancement to include current affairs and service
subjects in order to prepare them for day to day life as well as certificate exams.
- Identification of cadets for various competitions. Cadets for Best
Cadet Competition, Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) and those likely to be inducted into Armed Forces should be identified from the initial stages and groomed.
- Conduct of competitions like Point to Point march, treasure Hunt
To hone map reading skills, weapon training, drill, field craft and battle craft.
- Conduct of firing for all cadets to improve their small arms firing
- Screening of motivational movies.
- ATCs/CATCs. ATCs/CATCs will form the main component of camp training. Group Commanders and Officers Commanding Units must ensure that cadets attend their mandatory camps well in time to enable them to appear in their Certificate exams. The mandatory attendance for camps has been laid down in the relevant SNCCO. They are follows:-
- (a) JD/JW cadets will attend one ATC/CATC in their second year of
- SD/SW cadets will attend one Camp (may be an ATC) in their
second year, prior to appearing in ‘B’ Certificate exam.
(c) SD/SW cadets will attend one more camp which may be an ATC/ CATC or any other COCs camp as per the approved list prior to appearing for `C’ Certificate Exam.
- Basic Leadership Camp. All Groups will conduct Basic Leadership Camp (BLC) as part of CATC during Jul 2017. Strength for BLC will be 100xSD & 50xSW Cadets out of total auth str of the CATCs. Cadets selected for this camp must be selected with potential and interested in choosing the Armed Forces as a career. Each Group will maintain a list of at least 25xSD & 15xSW cadets at the end of BLC be detailed for ALCs as per the vacancies allotted to Groups. Vacancies allotted to Groups for ALC are given at Appendix’D’. Cadets attended ALCs be detailed for SSB course. Vacancies allotted to Groups for SSB Courses are given at Appendix ‘E’.
- Centrally Organised Camps (COCs).
(a) Within the State. Responsibilities are as follows: –
(i) B&J NIC-I (07 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017). This will be conducted at Patna under the aegis of Patna Group.
(ii) B&J NIC-II (04 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2017). This will be conducted at Dhanbad under the aegis of Hazaribag Group.
(iii) B&J Trek-I (19 Nov 2017 to 28 Nov 2017). This will be conducted at Gaya under the aegis of Gaya Group.
- B&J Trek-II (01 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017). This will be
conducted at Patratu under the aegis of Ranchi Group.
(iv) Feedback to be forwarded by Group Commanders within 10 days of termination of camp for onward submission to HQ DGNCC.
(b) Outside the State. For most of the NCC cadets it could be the first opportunity to visit places outside the Dte. The following aspects need special emphasis by the Group Commanders: –
- Judicious selection of cadets depending on the type of
- Timely forwarding of ETA to the conducting Directorate.
- Timely booking of tickets and dissemination of travel details
to all concerned.
- Proper kitting of cadets as specified in the Administrative
Instructions issued by the conducting Directorate.
- Proper documentation as per the general instructions.
- Interview of cadets before dispatch.
- Feedback to be submitted to the Group HQ within 10 days of
termination of camp. The feedback should include a formal report by the Group Commander accompanied by write-ups/articles/ newspaper reports/photographs in duplicate.
(c) Allotment of vacancies and the responsibility for launch of cadets for various COCs, NICs and SNICs for the training year 2015-16 are given at appendices as noted against each:-
(i) COCs – Appendix ‘F’
(ii) NICs – Appendix ‘G’
(iii) SNICs – Appendix ‘H’
28 Conduct of Camps. A high degree of commitment and standard to be shown by officers, PI Staff and ANOs in the conduct of camps. The following aspects need to ensured:-
- Proper planning and budgeting minimum 45 days prior to the camp
so that the same reaches the Directorate, at least 30 days in advance. No camp will be sited in the vicinity of a water body. A minimum distance of One Km form any water body/river will be ensured.
- Good arrangement for training and living accommodation. 1/3rd of
cadets should be accommodated in tentage.
- Clean and nutritious messing arrangements.
- Security of weapons, control stores and cadets.
- Facilities for firing.
- Hygienic toilets and bathing areas.
- Adequate medical facilities. Requisition for a doctor from local
authorities to be ensured besides presence of nursing assistance posted in the Directorate.
- Living and dining arrangements for boys and girls should be
- Transparent system for purchase of stores and accounting.
- All items purchased to be taken on charge under expendable/non
expendable stores ledger on day to day basis.
- Completion of audit of Camp accounts and fwd of Camp report
within 10 days of culmination of camp.
- All camp appointments including Camp Commandant will stay
in camp location for entire duration of camp. No dilution in this regard is acceptable. A minimum of two officers will be present in the camp at all the times during the entire duration of the camp.
- Group Commander will visit the camp minimum two to three
times. Training Officer will visit each camp at least once.
- Pn to ADG on the camp conducted at Dte.
- Attendance. Only Second year JD/JW cadets and second/third year SD/SW will attend camps including COCs. (Auth:-DGNCC letter No 4145/Syl/DGNCC/Training ‘A’ dated 09 May 2013).
- Inter Directorate Competition ( TSC, NSC, VSC & RDC).
The schedule of TSC, VSC, NSC and RDC at Delhi has been issued to the Groups earlier and also included as appendices to these instructions. Needless to mention that the contingents sent for these camps must be the best in the State and be fully prepared to compete at the national level. Selections and preparation of cadets is a continuous process throughout the year and hence Offrs, ANOs and PI Staff should make suitable effort to identify talent in various fields. The schedule of camps and the responsibilities thereof are given at appendix ‘A’. Specific aspects to be focused are as under: –
- All officers should be conversant with the format for competitions
and the weightage given to various subjects.
- Our Directorate’s performance in Part – I of RDC, which involves
aspects like Report and Returns, utilisation of camp vacancies, scholarships etc has not been very encouraging. Particular attention must be paid at all levels, towards Part – I, right from the commencement of the training year.
- Good cadets may not be forthcoming to attend too many camps
and hence they should be motivated to do so.
- The training team will be primarily responsible for preparing cadets for competitions. However, Group HQ and units should continue to monitor the progress of their cadets selected to represent the Directorate Contingent and provide necessary support and motivation.
- Kitting and administrative arrangements including rail reservation
and detailment of transport should be done well in time by the Groups responsible so that more time and effort can be spent on actual training of cadets.
- Thal Sainik Camp. NCC Group HQ Muzaffarpur will be responsible for the conduct of Inter Group TSC(Boys & Girls) competitions and selection of Dte teams. Muzaffarpur Group will also be responsible for conduct of Trg Camp-I & Launch cum Kitting Camp for both TSC (Boy & Girls) teams.The following should be given due importance in order to improve our performance in the competition:-
- Selection of cadets for TSC Inter Group Competitions should be
done by the Unit Officers Commanding well in time before the inter Group competitions.
(b) The officers and staff detailed for training the Directorate teams should be well versed with the latest rules and format of the competition and org the resources in the best possible manner.
(c) The officers and staff detailed for training the Directorate teams should be well versed with the latest rules and format of the competition and org the resources in the best possible manner.
(d) Shooting skills and physical fitness should be main criteria for
selection of cadets.
(e) Unit Officers commanding should ensure that selected cadets are
available for entire duration of the training .
(f) Proper record should be maintained on day to day basis to monitor
the progress of each cadet as regards their performance in each event.
- Inter Directorate Naval Wing Competition. 1 Bihar Naval Unit NCC, Patna under the aegis of Patna Group HQ will be responsible for selection and training of NSC Contingent. The following points need emphasis and should be strictly monitored by Group HQ, Patna: –
(a) Selection of cadets to be carried out by 20 Aug 2017.
(b) Maximum emphasis to be given on Boat Pulling, Service Exam,
Semaphore, Shooting and Drill.
(c) Carry out stock check of stores required for Line Area competition
and forward demand of maintenance and purchase of stores if any, to this Directorate.
(d) Ship modeling is our forte and we should continue to perform with
the same zeal and expertise. Proper attention should be paid towards selection of cadets for Sailing Regatta (Chilka).
(e) The Sailing Expedition should be meticulously planned and executed with utmost professionalism. Due publicity should be given through print and electronic media.
- Vayu Sainik Camp. 1 Bihar Air Squadron NCC, Ranchi under the aegis of Ranchi Group HQ will be responsible for selection and training of Vayu Sainik Contingent. The following aspects need to be ensured:-
- Both 1 Bihar Air Squadron and 2 Jharkhand Air Squadron will identify and train cadets well in advance for selection during Pre VSC-I
- Maximum emphasis should be laid on Drill, Skeet Shooting
and Control line competitions.
- Selection of cadets for Inter Directorate Best Pilot Competition
should be carried out based on merit.
- RDC Competition. Patna Group alongwith training team will be responsible for the selection, preparation and training of RDC contingent. The following aspects will be taken care of:-
(a) Cadets for Drill competition should be selected based on good bearing and proficiency in drill.
(b) Flag Area Theme for RDC-2018 will be intimated to Gps on receipt from HQ DGNCC.
(c) More emphasis to be laid on good instrument players and singers
for cultural events.
(d) Selection for Best cadets should start in all earnestness in the
new training year, so that there is sufficient time to groom them.
- Aeromodelling and Shipmodelling plans to be ready by Jun 2017.
- A minimum of 15 SD and 10 SW cadets from both Naval and Air
wing will take part in IGGBC drill Competition.
Adventure Training and Sports.
- Adventure Activities. The following adventure activities have been planned for this training year by the DGNCC. Greater representation from cadets especially JD and JW Cadets shall be ensured for various adventure activities during the training year. Endeavour should be made to nominate cadets from rural areas with a view to give them exposure. The schedule of various adventure activities is given in the appendices as noted against each:-
(a) All India Trekking Expedition. – Appendix ‘J’
(b) Mountaineering courses – Appendix ‘K’
(c) Rock climbing Courses – Appendix ‘L’
(d) Para Basic Course – Appendix ‘M’
NCC National Games. NCC National Games will be conducted by DGNCC in the month of Oct 2017 at New Delhi. NCC Group HQ Ranchi will be responsible to conduct Inter Gp competitions for all the events of National Games, select the Dte teams for all the events, conduct training & Kitting and launch NCC Dte contingent comprising of 114 Cdts for National Games from Ranchi. The details of various events to be conducted during NCC National Games at New Delhi and the responsibility of various NCC Group HQs for conducting Inter Group Competition and selection of Dte teams is given at Appendix ‘A’
- Social Service and Community Development Activities.
NCC Directorate Bihar & Jharkhand with authorised strength of 95,148 uniformed and disciplined cadets is ideally placed to undertake meaningful and sustainable Community Development Programme and Social Service Activities which could have a lasting affect on the society. Cadets must be imbibed with the spirit to contribute to the welfare of the lesser privileged and the environment. Groups/Units must work on relevant and contemporary issues which drive home these lessons to cadets as given out in the Action Plan for Social Service Activities being undertaken by NCC. Shramdaan will be carried out by NCC cadets as a volunteer activity during the Social Service and Community Development Programme. I would like the Groups/Units to address the following aspects:-
- Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Under this programme, each
cadet will voluntarily undertake activities mentioned below for two hours per week in a trg year thereby contributing 100 hours per cadet per training year for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Unit Commanders must ensure that each cadet participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and attends a minimum of two such activities during the year. Activities that can be undertaken are as under:-
(i) Cleaning of the area in and around the schools/colleges.
(ii) Removal of Parthenium (Gaajar Ghas) and Lantana.
(iii) Collection of disposed polythene bags and plastics.
(iv) Plantation of trees.
(v) Cleanliness drives in village streets and common places.
(vi) Maintenance of school/community toilets, etc.
- Adoption of Village. Each unit will adopt a village so as to carry
out concerted Social Service Activities. Units in urban areas and cities may identify a poorer locality for similar activity. Concentrate on issues like adult/primary education, hygiene and sanitation, anti malaria, pulse polio drives, child labour, drug abuse etc.
- Social Issues like gender sensitisation and equality, Promotion of a
healthy lifestyle free from substance abuse, obedience of laws of the land, care for the needy and empowerment of the lesser privileged and Blood and organ donation.
- Environmental Issues. Cadets must comprehend their role and
responsibilities to nature and ecological conservation. The UN International Day of National Disaster Reduction, which is on 13 Oct and Earth Day on 22 April will be observed. The following will be addressed:-
- (a) Afforestation. Group HQ must aim for planting one tree per cadet.
Care must be taken to ensure its survival. Cadets must learn the need for enhancing our green cover. World Forestry Day will be observed on 21 Mar.
(b) Conservation of Water Bodies. Group HQ must identify at least one water body, ravaged by neglect, to adopt and restore. The cadets must contribute in its restoration and maintenance. This must be within our means and must provide tangible benefits to the local population, so as to ensure media attention and provide the cadets with a sense of achievement. Care must be taken to ensure the safety and security of cadets and at no point of time must this effort degenerate into cleaning fatigues. The local populace must be taken on board, in the effort.
(c) Waste Management. Units must take up causes of unnecessary waste and prevention. Efforts to educate people on the need to reduce and recycle waste must be taken up. Cadets must not be used as labour. Any cleaning which may be required will be done by locals, to whom the cadets may provide a helping hand in terms of guidance and other assistance such as coordination etc.
(d) Energy Conservation and Use of Alternate Energy. Cadets must learn land understand the need for energy conservation. Each unit must plan a campaign to educate people to curb wasteful expenditure and encourage use of environment friendly alternate sources of energy.
- Youth Exchange Programme Participating in YEP is the ultimate dream of every cadet. Despite its popularity, it is disconcerting to note that our Directorate is unable to fulfill vacancies allotted to us. Respective Group Commanders must take personal interest to ensure that bright cadets are selected and coached to ensure good results. Care must be taken to ensure that regions of the Directorate are represented.
- Report and Returns. In order to enable proper coordination, the Group HQs must ensure timely submission of Training Reports and Returns. It is pertinent to mention that it contributes significantly towards Part-I of RD Banner competition. The details of Training Reports and Returns are given at Appendix ‘N’.
PART IV : MISCELLANEOUS
- Safety During Training Camps. All Camp Commandant to ensure that there are no incidents of spreading of contagious diseases, fire, drowning or serious injury to a cadet during camps. Safety & Securing Instructions – 2013 issued by DGNCC will be adhered to strictly.
- Security of Arms and Ammunition. This is of paramount importance. All Group Commanders will ensure that the arms and ammunition are kept in proper armories with Police Guard and that all precautions and safety measures are ensured while the weapons and ammunition are in the Kote, during transit and during training. No laxity on this part will be accepted.
- Discipline. Discipline is the back-bone of life in the services and is also enshrined in the NCC Motto. We as officers and men in uniform have to conduct ourselves in the most befitting manner and set the right example, for the cadets to emulate. I will not accept acts of indiscipline under any circumstances.
- Media Coverage.
(a) In order to improve visibility of NCC, during the conduct of camps and NCC activities media coverage must be ensured.
(b) During conduct of NCC Events, Civil dignitaries viz, Governor, Chief Minister, Chief Secy, DGP, VCs & other local Civil Officials i.e Commissioner, DIGs, DMs, SSPs be invited as Chief Guest. Proper media coverage of the event to be ensured.
- The youth is the backbone of our Country. NCC plays a major role towards nation building and onus of training these youth is our responsibility. I expect all officers and instructional staff of our Dte to take stock of their performance. We have an important role to play in moulding the nation’s youth into good citizens. We should lay special stress on Institutional Training and make it more interactive, purposeful and effective.
- I once again emphasise that safety of cadets, ANOs, GCIs and PI staff especially during journeys, camps and expeditions, will not be compromised at any cost. I would like Group/Unit Commanders to ensure these instructions.
- I expect Group/Unit Commanders to plan and execute all training activities in a creative manner. Personal attention and close supervision are essential in all spheres of training to get desired results. With your zeal, dedication and commitment, I am confident that we will attain higher standards in the current training year.
‘UNITY & DISCIPLINE’
Station : Patna (Sammi Sabharwal)
Additional Director General
1801/Training Instruction/2017/Training Apr 2017