INDIA. Mumbai: On Tuesday, the Maharashtra NCC Directorate conducted its annual meeting, nearly two years in the making, in Mantralaya, the state government’s headquarters in Mumbai, when several crucial decisions were made.
Minister of State for Sports Aditi Tatkare, Principal Secretary Finance Om Prakash, Principal Secretary School Education & Sports Vikas Chandra Rastogi, and Defence officers were among those who attended the conference, which was headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
“Various core issues about NCC in Maharashtra were discussed and several landmark decisions were taken by Pawar, which will have a positive impact on the functioning of NCC in the state including various infrastructure projects,” an official statement said.
Major General YP Khanduri, Additional Director General, Maharashtra Directorate, outlined the new training year’s goals and objectives and praised the Group Commanders, Commanding Officers, Staff, and NCC Cadets for their outstanding performance in the training year 2021-22.
The NCC, according to the ADG, is doing an excellent job of shaping the future of the kids and inspiring them to contribute to the nation’s development.
Based on guidelines released by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Maharashtra is in the process of adopting NCC as a General Elective Credit Course under the Choice Based Credit System” in degree colleges in the coming academic years.
NCC as a Credit Course is designed with an intent to transform NCC training into a curricular activity from an extracurricular activity, thereby providing academic credits to students undergoing NCC Training.
The course would help students opting for it, and better their prospects of joining the armed and paramilitary forces. This will enable 66 colleges in Maharashtra to adopt NCC as an elective subject.
ADG Maj Gen Khanduri and other officials already had discussions with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Suhas Pednekar to discuss modalities of implementing ‘NCC studies’ as an optional subject facilitating credits to NCC cadets in degree college.
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