ORGANISATION OF THE NCC
The NCC functions under the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. The head of the Organisation at All India level is the Director-General NCC who is an officer from the Indian Army in the rank of Lieutenant General. He is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at
The NCC is administered directly by the Ministry of Defence. The Director General has a staff which is drawn from the three services - Army, Navy and Air Force.
The NCC is divided into 17 Directorates, similar to Brigades, in which each State or group of States forms a Directorate. The smaller states and union territories are attached with Directorates of the bigger states. Each Directorate is under the command of an officer equivalent to the rank of Commodore, designated as the Deputy Director General(DDG) NCC for that Directorate. The DDG is the Head of the Department in respect of the NCC Directorates. The DDsG for Orissa and Tamil Nadu, Andaman Nicobar & Pondicherry are naval officers. The DDsG for Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka & Goa are Air Force officers. All other DDsG are Army officer.
The 17 Directorates are further sub-divided into 95 Groups, with each Directorate HQ controlling two to fourteen Group Headquarters, the number of which varies according to the size of the state. Each Group is under the command of an Officer equivalent to the rank of Colonel. Other than the Commanding Officer, known as the Group Commander, each Group HQ has an Administrative Officer and a Training Officer with ranks of either a Lieutenant Colonel or a Major. 85 Groups are headed by Army officers, 4 Groups by naval officers and 6 Groups by Air Force officers.
The 95 NCC groups are composed of 775 Units. Each Group consists of NCC Battalions, NCC Air Force Squadrons and NCC Naval Units. These NCC Units are commanded by Lieutenant Colonel or their equivalents. 5 to 10 function under each Group, the number of which varies according to the size of the Group.
The cadets in these units are drawn from about 200 Universities, 4800 Colleges and 8000 Schools. The exact figure varies as institutions are dropped from or added to various NCC units every year.
Officers & Staff. Officers and Permanent Instructional Staff (PI Staff) are drawn from Army, Navy and Air Force including Central Govt Civilian Staff. Apart from these, Officers, Staff and Associate NCC Officers are drawn from State Govt/Union Territories.
Defence Services Officers. Regular officers of the rank of Col(TS)/
Whole Time Lady Officers. Whole Time Lady Officers have been commissioned in the NCC since 24 May 1980. There are 110 posts of WTLOs in the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Major and