The NCC in India was formed as a consequence the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC had never come up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be envisaged, which could train more young men in a far better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a National level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy perpetrator. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing leadership qualities and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
The National Cadet Corpos is headed by a Director General, an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutanant General, who is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at Delhi. At the State Level, the country has been divided into 17 Directorates encompassing all States and Union Territories.
Each of the State National Cadet Corps Directorate Headquarters controls two to fourteen Group Headquarters. While Directorates are commanded by Brigadiers or their equivalents, the Groups are commanded by Colonels or equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy, NCC Units are commanded by Lieutenant Colonels / Colonels or their equivalents. Every unit has two divisions namely Senior and Junior.
After successful completion of the training offered by the NCC, a cadet is entitled to appear for ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations. Each cadet has to attend a minimum of one of the annual training camps in addition to 75% attendance to qualify for ‘B’, and 'C' certificate examinations held at the end of 2nd , 3rd year of NCC respectively. It however necessary mention that the upper age limit for admission to NCC is 24 years.
The scheme of NCC cadet welfare society was introduced in February 1985. The society provides financial relief up to Rs.3,00,000 to cadets in case of death or 100% permanent disability during organized NCC high risk activities and Rs.2.5 lakh for normal activities. Reimbursement is made up to Rs.1.75 lakh for specialized treatment, 20% additional relief for the cadet with 100% disability, if recommended constant medical attendance. Reimbursement up to Rs.1,50,000 is made towards specialized treatment in case of injury which is totally cured.
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARATIYA HAI
APNI MANZIL EK HAI,
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HAI,
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
KASHMIR KI DHARTI RANI HAI, SARTAJ HIMALAY HAI
SADIYON SE HAMNE ISKO APNE KHOON SE PALA HAI
DESH KI RAKSHA KI KHATIR, HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
BHIKRE BHIKRE TARE HAI HUM LEKIN JILMIL EK HAI
HA HA HA HA EK HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
MANDIR GURDWARE BHI HAI YAHAN, AUR MASZID BHI HAI YAHAN
GIRJA KA GHADIYAL KAHIN MULLA KI KANKHI HAI AJHA
EK HI APNA RAM HAI, EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
RANG BIRANGE DEEPAK HAI HUM, LEKIN MAHAFIL EK HAI
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HA
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
An Official Song of the NCC titled "Kadam Mila Ke Chal" was adopted in 1963. This was, however, changed to the current NCC Song titled "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain" in Oct 1982. "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain"Sudarshan Faakir