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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|