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NCC to introduce special package for J&K, N-E

Under the special package, the Central government would bear all the expenses for camps organised in the Northeastern states and J&K.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 17:49 IST

The National Cadet Corps would soon introduce a special package to attract students in Jammu and Kashmir and the seven Northeastern states and wean them away from the extremist groups.

Under the special package, the Central government would bear all the expenses for camps organised in the Northeastern states and Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of NCC Lt Gen NC Bhandari said in Tiruchirappalli on Thursday.

NCC also plans to increase its women cadet strength from the present 18 to 20 per cent to 33 per cent before 2010.

The strength of the women cadets was expected to increase to 50 per cent by 2015.

A new directorate would be established at Uttaranchal. The annual budget of the NCC was Rs 402 crore which included states' contribution of Rs 269 crore, he said.

He said NCC had good relationship with several corporate houses. It had helped the Reliance to recruit security personnel for their company from among the NCC cadets. The Sahara group was giving Rs 1 crore every year.