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New Delhi : Ministry of Defence ( MoD) has constituted a High Level Expert Committee, under the chairmanship of former Member of Parliament Baijayant Panda, for a comprehensive review of National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changed times.

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, according to a PIB release.

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.

The members of this Committee are :

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