Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

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Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS) . Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

Committee Set up to Synergize NCC and NSS

Terms of Reference of New Anil Swarup Committee

  • Committee will deal w/issues like expansion, strengthening training infrastructure, rationalizing resources, reducing manpower deficiency affecting NCC & NSS.
  • Committee will submit recommend for building synergies b/w 2 institutions viz. NCC & NSS & further strengthen them for empowering youth.

National Service Scheme (NSS)

  • NSS is Centrally Sector Scheme.
  • Scheme was launched in year 1969 w/primary objective of developing personality & character of student youth thru voluntary community service.
  • Ideological orientation of NSS is inspired by ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU” .

Programme Structure

  • NSS is being implemented in Senior Secondary Schools, Colleges & Universities.
  • Design of NSS envisages that each educational institution covered under Scheme has at least one NSS unit comprising of normally 100 student volunteers, led by teacher designated as Programme Officer (PO) .

Nature of Activities under NSS

  • NSS volunteers work on issues of social relevance, which keep evolving in response to needs of community, thru regular & special camping activities.
  • Such issues include:
    • literacy & education
    • health, family welfare & nutrition
    • environment conservation
    • social service programmes
    • programmes for empowerment of women
    • programmes connected w/economic development activities
    • rescue & relief during calamities, etc.

National Cadet Corps

  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) is youth development movement.
  • It came into existence under National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948.
  • It is Tri-Services Organization, comprising Army, Navy & Air Force, engaged in grooming youth of country into disciplined & patriotic citizens.
  • It has enormous potential for nation building.
  • NCC provides opportunities to youth of country for their all-round development w/sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline & Moral Values so that they become able leaders & useful citizens.
  • NCC provides exposure to cadets in wide range of activities. , w/distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline & Adventure Training.
  • NCC is open to all regular students of schools & colleges on voluntary basis.
  • Students have no liability for active military service.

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