Itanagar, Aug 31: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to get an NCC battalion and academy soon. This was stated by NCC Commander of Group HQ 4 Corps Tezpur, Brig M S Jodha during a meeting with state Education Minister Honchun Ngandam here yesterday, an official release informed here today.
The NCC Battalion would be raised shortly at Tawang while an NCC Academy is proposed at the state capital, Brig Jodha informed. He informed about necessary infrastructures such as office space, living accommodation for the new Battalion headquarters as well requirement of manpower in the new establishment.
For the NCC Academy 20 acres of land is required, he said while adding that there is shortage of manpower at 22 (I) Coy Pasighat, 26th Assam (I) Coy Digboi and 73 Assam Girls (I) Coy NCC Tezpur.
The Minister assured that state government would provide the required infrastructure and manpower for the new battalion at Tawang, the release said. For the proposed NCC Academy, the state government will provide the land in Itanagar or if not available in the state capital, will propose an alternative site, Ngandam said adding, the government would also provide the staff to meet up the shortage of manpower in various locations of NCC establishment.
The Brigadier was accompanied by Commanding Officer (NCC), 1st APBN, Naharlagun Col Jaswal and Deputy Commandant Lt Col N K Bishnoi, the release added.