JMI VC Prof. Najma Akhtar appointed as a member of the High-Level Committee to review NCC
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar has been appointed as a member of the High-Level Expert Committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India 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.
Besides running Jamia as its VC, she has been given a new responsibility.
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.
“The Terms of Reference of the Committee, inter-alia, broadly provide for suggesting measures which can empower NCC cadets to contribute more effectively towards nation building and national developmental efforts in various sectors; propose measures for gainful engagement of its Alumni for betterment of the organisation as a whole and to study/recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in the NCC curriculum,” the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
The NCC is the largest uniformed organisation which aims at developing character, discipline, a secular outlook and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens of the country.