A high-level expert committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence has appointed Jamia Millia Islamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar as a member for “a comprehensive review of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in order to make it more relevant in changing times”.
The committee will be headed by former MP Baijayant Panda. Former MP Baijayant Panda will be head of the committee. Jamia said in a statement that, “Former Team India Captain MS Dhoni, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, GoI, Vasudha Kamat, Former VC, SNDT Women’s University, Mukul Kanitkar, National Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Maj. Gen. Alok Raj (Retd), DICCI Chairman Milind Kamble, SIS India Limited MD Rituraj Sinha, Vedika Bhandarkar, COO-Water.org, Databook CEO Anand Shah and Mayank Tewari, JS (Trg), DoD are other members of the committee.”
“Suggestions are given by the Reference of the Committee, inter-alia for measures which can empower NCC cadets to provide more success towards nation-building and national developmental efforts in many sectors; suggested measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for the betterment of the organization as a whole and to study/recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum,” said the Ministry of Defence issuing a statement.