EX NCC YOGDAN; 3RD APRIL 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

EX NCC YOGDAN

Context: National Cadet Corps (NCC) has offered a helping hand to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19 by extending the services of cadets under ‘Ex NCC Yogdan’.

ELIGIBILITY AND TASKS OFFERED UNDER EX NCC YOGDAN

TASKS: The tasks envisaged for NCC cadets include, manning of helpline/call centres; distribution of relief materials/medicines/ food/essential commodities; community assistance; data management and queue & traffic management. 

ELIGIBLITY: According to the guidelines, cadets should not be employed in handling of law and order situation or for active military duties or at hot spots.   

Only Senior Division volunteer cadets above 18 years of age will be employed.

They should be employed in small cohesive groups of eight to 20 under the supervision of Permanent Instructor Staff or/and an Associate NCC Officer. 

For employment of volunteer cadets, State governments /district administration has to send the requisition through State NCC Directorates.

Before the cadets are deployed for the duty, ground conditions and laid down requirements are to be ensured.

ABOUT NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)

The NCC, which operates under Ministry of Defence, is the largest uniformed youth organisation of the country and has been engaged in conducting various social service and community development activities.

It was formed in India by the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948.

The NCC cadets have been contributing to the national cause during natural calamities like floods, cyclone, etc since its inception.

HEADQUARTER:  New Delhi, Delhi, India.

MOTTO: Unity and discipline

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