1.      NCC was started in Punjab in Oct 1948 with three Bns, one Indep Coy and one Arty Bty with a total cdt str of 1624. By 1949, the number of units increased to eight, numbers of NCC cadets to 6,628 and the number of Officers managing these units to 218. The Punjab region was designated as No 8 Circle Cadet Corps with its HQ located at Shimla and commanded by Maj SN Nigam. Later, in 1956, the Circle HQ was shifted to Chandigarh. In 1964, the Circle HQ was converted into NCC Dte Punjab commanded by a Director NCC of the rank of Brig. On 1st Jul 1964, the jurisdiction of NCC Dte Punjab was extended to the State of Himachal Pradesh (HP) and the Directorate was re- designated as NCC Directorate Punjab & HP.

2.      To cope up with the increased work load, decentralize and facilitate comd and control, the whole of unified Punjab and HP were divided into eight Gp HQ commanded by Lt Cols. These Gp HQ were and are still located at Chandigarh, Ambala, Rohtak, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Shimla. The NCC Gp Cdrs were given the responsibility to exercise control and to co-ordinate activities of NCC Units under their comd.

3.      On 01 Nov 1966, consequent to re-organisation of Punjab State into Punjab, Haryana, HP States, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the designation of this Dte was changed to NCC Dte Punjab, Haryana, HP and Chandigarh (PHHP&C Dte). The names of NCC Units located in different States were also changed, accordingly.

4.      NCC in this Dte has now grown into a large org comprising 34 NCC Bns, 12 Girl Bns, 3 R&V Sqns, 6 Naval Units, 8 Air Sqns and 4 Sainik School covering 1,50,361 sq kms in 56 districts. NCC units under the Dte are imparting trg to a total of 1,39,267 cdts, both boys and girls, in 1998 Colleges and Schools. 

5.      Despite bifurcation of the erstwhile State of Punjab into four States (including UT of Chandigarh), within the NCC, the Dte is still popularly known as the “Punjab Dte”

6.      The Directorate has won the NCC Championship Banner FIVE OUT OF LAST SEVEN TIMES.

Maj Gen K Vinod Kumar
Additional Director General

Maj General K Vinod Kumar took over as the 11th Additional Director General of NCC Directorate Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh on 01 Feb 2023. He has served in varied terrain and operational areas and holds multiple military & civil academic qualifications. In his 36 years of distinguished service, the officer has tenated prestigious command and staff assignments, including UN Mission in Somalia.

Important command appointments tenated by the General Officer includes Command of a Mtn Div Sig Regt, Armd Div Sig Regt and as Comdt HQ 1 Signal Trg Centre Jabalpur. In addition, the Gen has also held important Staff/ERE appts to include AMS in Military Sectt Branch, IHQ of MOD (Army) , Dir CAB in COAS Sectt, Chief Signals Officer at HQ 3 Corps and, HQ Northern Comd. The General Offr is Commando Dagger. He was Instructor in Indian Military Academy Dehradun and Directing Staff at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Wellington as well. The General is an Alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned into Corp of Signals on Offr on 11 Jun 1986.

NCC Dte PHHP&C comprises of eight Group HQs located in three progressive States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT of Chandigarh to coordinate various NCC activities. The footprints of the Directorate cover 56 districts imparting training of almost 1.5 lakh cadets in approx 2000 Colleges and Schools. The training focuses on the overall development of youth and moulding them into future leaders in all spheres of life.

NCC Groups

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05 Dec

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 30 Sep 2023

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 30 Sep 2023
31 Jan

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 15 Nov 2022

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 15 Nov 2022

Schedule of Training

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Puneet Sagar Abhiyan (Sukhna Lake)

Nasha Mukti Abhiyan - Patiala

Nasha Mukti Abhiyan 14 Bn Ynr


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