Dhaka – The government approved a separate directorate for Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) to oversee their functions, official said on Monday.
The weekly meeting of the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the formation of the directorate under Bangladesh National Cadet Corps Act 2016.
The new directorate will act as the volunteer organization under Defense Ministry, said cabinet secretary Md Shafiul Alam.
There was no legal framework for BNNC till now and it was operating with one circular till now. He said adding a framework is formed by imposing the new law.
He said the student from eligible university, school, and college can be the member of BNCC.
The government is making an office for BNCC in Dhaka and a director general will be in the charge for the directorate, according to the new rules.
A 17-member advisory committee headed by defense secretary will be the there. The members of the committee will be drawn from the ministries of defense, finance, education, home affairs, the Armed Forces Division, Army, Navy and Air Force headquarters, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, University Grant Commission, National University, Dhaka University, Open University and the technical education board.
BNCC, a voluntary organization launched in 1927 from Dhaka University, has been providing training on moral development and leadership to students in the colleges and universities.