Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh took over as the 34th Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC) on September 27, 2021.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens. It is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India.
The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. They are given preference in military service over normal candidates during selections.
Background: It came into existence in 1948 under the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948.
Related Ministries: Defence Ministry deals with NCC at the National level. Education Ministry deals with NCC in all States.
Directorate General NCC: It is the national level HQ located at New Delhi. It is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General.