Covid-19: NCC cadets to assist in relief works
Dimapur, April 6 (EMN): In the fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the civil and police administration has started requisitioning senior division of National Cadet Corps (NCC) for services from April 6.
According to a press release issued by PIB defence wing, the ministry of defence has allowed temporary employment of NCC cadets last week under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ and guidelines have been issued in this regard. The cadets would assist the state and municipal authorities to augment relief efforts, it said.
The types of tasks envisaged for cadets include manning of helpline/call centres, distribution of relief materials, medicines, food/essential commodities; community assistance, data management, queue and traffic management and manning of CCTV control rooms.
Union Territory of Ladakh has requisitioned for employment of eight cadets in supply chain management. Superintendent of Police, Neemuch has requested Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh directorate for services of 245 cadets in supply chain and traffic management. A total 64 senior division cadets including seven women have already been employed, informed the update.
Collector of Bilaspur has also requested for service of NCC cadets for training in Covid-19 preventive measures, adding that the cadets are being imparted training for the job ahead, the release stated.
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh directorates have received requisition through the deputy commissioner of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh for services of 86 cadets till April 14; to assist police in ensuring social distancing in the city localities.
District Police of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu has also approached district nodal officer on Covid-19 for services of NCC cadets. Altogether, 57 cadets including two women have assembled and are being employed, according to the update. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman Nicobar directorates gave provided services of 75 cadets in Tamil Nadu and 57 in Puducherry.
Balrampur district administration in Uttar Pradesh has also asked for services of volunteer cadets from NCC group headquarters Gorakhpur. The press release went on to state that a total of 80 cadets in East Khasi hills district would be assisting the Meghalaya Police in monitoring ration distribution and sensitisation which began from Monday and would continue till April 8.
Assam Rifles reaches out to widows, veer naris
To express solidarity with the ‘widows and veer naris’, the Assam Rifles unit deployed in Kohima under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) distributed basic essential goods to ease their hardship amid the lockdown.
The beneficiaries were also advised to abide by the advisories issued by the state government on Covid-19, stated a defence release. This gesture is a reaffirmation of the commitment of
The paramilitary force towards the well-being of the families of its martyred and deceased soldiers, it added.
Forest fire contained
The Phek battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) assisted in averting a possible major forest fire in Avangkhu village of Phek district on April 5. On receiving information about a fire incident in the village, the battalion mobilised a quick response team comprising 22 personnel from Avangkhu Company Operating Base (COB), an update informed on Monday.
The timely response from the troops and the relentless effort of the public averted any eventuality and the forest from burning further.