Kajalgaon, July 2: Additional Director General of NCC of North Eastern Region Bhaskar Kalita today informed that a NCC battalion will be set up in Kokrajhar district soon.
Addressing Reporters at a pressmeet at Kokrajhar DC’s conference hall today, the army Major General said at present there are 400 NCC cadets in four institutions of Kokrajhar which will be upgraded to 500 cadets soon. Kalita had he had discussed the issues with BTR CEM Pramod Boro.
“There are currently more than 400 NCC cadres in various schools and colleges in Kokrajhar district. B Butas discussed recently with BTR Chief Executive Member Pramod Boro, efforts would be made to include 100 cadres by camping in Kokrajhar district to fill up the vacant space on their behalf, he said.
On the Agnipath scheme taken by the Central Government, the senior army officer said Angipath scheme will be an advantage to the Indian army and the youths will be benefited by it.
Highlighting the positive aspects of the new scheme, he said by engaging the youths through Agnipath scheme, Indian army will have a youthful profile.
“If the scheme is implemented, the average age of the Army would come down from 32 to 26 – check and that would be convenient for many reasons for the youths”, he said.
He also said once these jawans come back they will be absorbed or engaged in other jobs including in private sectors, Central Armed Police Forces on priority basis. He also stated that the Assam chief minister has already announced that these jawans would get scope in the Assam Police in future.
He called upon everyone to support the Agnipath scheme of the Central Government for the welfare and development of the country.
Earlier, the Additional Director General of NCC of North Eastern Region Bhaskar Kalita held a meeting with Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Varnali Deka and discuss on various aspects of the district.
He was accompanied by Dhubri’s NCC Commandant Col Neeraj Trivedi.