Defence Minister approves increase in number of awards given to NCC cadets

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the increase in the number of awards given to the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) from the existing 143 to 243 and cash incentives in various categories.

NCC cadets are now entitled to receive two Raksha Mantri Padaks carrying cash incentive of 30,000 rupees as against one Padak of 20,000 rupees earlier.

NCC cadets will also get four Raksha Mantri Commendations of 20,000 rupees each in place three Commendations of 15,000 rupees each earlier. Defence Minister has also approved a substantial increase in DG’s commendations from the existing 102 to 200.

Mr Singh has also approved 9 new Best Cadet Awards for NCC cadets in various categories taking the total number of such awards to 27 and the cash incentive for each award has also been hiked substantially.

These awards are granted during Republic Day Camp in New Delhi. The proposal to increase the number and incentives of awards has been cleared to enhance the value associated with these awards in the light of changed economic scenario and increase in the strength of cadets from 11,31,083 in the year 2014 to 13,29,202 in 2018. (AIR NEWS)

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