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Exercise NCC Yogdan

Exercise NCC Yogdan

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has offered help to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19 by extending services of cadets under the ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’. It has issued the guidelines for temporary employment of cadets to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies that are involved in battling the pandemic.

Key Points:

  • The tasks envisaged for the NCC cadets include, manning of helpline/call centres; distribution of relief materials/medicines/ food/essential commodities; community assistance; data management and queue & traffic management. 
  • According to the guidelines, cadets should not be employed in handling law and order situations or for active military duties or at hot spots.  
  • Only Senior Division volunteer cadets who are above 18 years of age will be employed. They should be employed in small cohesive groups of 8 to 20 under the supervision of Permanent Instructor Staff or/and an Associate NCC Officer.
  • The NCC operates under the Ministry of Defence.
  • It is the largest uniformed youth organisation of the country and has been engaged in conducting various social service and community development activities.
  • The cadets have been contributing to the national cause during natural calamities like floods, cyclones, etc since its inception.

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