Associate NCC Officer

Associate NCC Officer (ANO)

ANO means Associate Ncc Officer. This article is very useful if you want to know how to become an Associate NCC Officer (ANO). We will discuss all Ncc ANO training in this article.

Here are the points on which we are going to discuss about ANO training & it’s all aspects:

Associate NCC Officer

Associate NCC Officer

Volunteer & willing Professors and Teachers are appointed as part-time NCC Officer. These NCC officers are called Associate Ncc Officers (ANOs). Mostly, the functioning of the NCC in institutions depends on the motivated ANO. However, the Associate NCC Officer (ANO) creates the most vital link between the educational institute & Ncc Battalion. Basically, the Associate NCC Officer has to undergo training in a 3-month rigorous Pre-commission Course.

In case, there is the absent of ANO, a Care Taker will to look after Ncc Unit. While the appointment of Caretaker is done in school or institute level.

(Read more about Care Taker)

Eligibility of Associate NCC Officer (ANO)

According to Rule 13 of NCC Acts & Rules 1949, regular teaching staff of colleges & schools can become an ANO. However, there are the following criteria of being an ANO:


  • Should be a permanent teaching staff of the educational institute. In the case of the temporary teacher, the principal has to give an undertaking that he/she will serve for three years in the institute.
  • Should have a good character.
  • Has to satisfy the physical fitness standers specified by the Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India.
  • Should be a citizen of India or Nepal subject. He/she should not be a part or member of any communal or political organization.
  • Should not be dismissed from the girl’s division.
  • If a suitable male ANO is not available in the boy’s Battalion/mixed battalion in school, a lady ANO can be appointed.
  • For the appointment of ANO, PTI, PET, DPE, sports officer and demonstrators are eligible.
  • Even the headmistresses are also eligible for the ANO.

Enrolment & Retirement Age

  • Eligible candidates should be a minimum of over 21 years old.
  • He/she should be under 42 years of age. In fact, the age is extendable up to 45 years.
  • The retirement age is 56 years.
  • This age is extendable up to 60 years in two spells of two years each.

(Also Read- How to Start Ncc in School)


Selection & Recommendation

At the school/college level, the principal or HOD gives the recommendation. Then, the recommended candidate is interviewed by the selection committee of directorates.

Pre-Commission Course (3-Month Training)

After the selection of candidates, the candidates have to undergo a 3-month course. This 3-month PRCN (Pre-commission) course is conducted to:

  • OTA (Officer Training Academy) Kamptee, Maharashtra (For Male)
  • OTA (Officer Training Academy) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (For Female)

After completing training, the trained ANO assumes the duty of Company Commander (Troop Commander in Junior wing).

Ranks for Associate NCC Officer

For Colleges & Universities (In-charges of SD & SW)
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
For Schools (In-charges of JD & JW)
  • Chief Officer
  • 1st Officer
  • 2nd Officer
  • 3rd Officer


For the ANO in Colleges & Universities (In-charges of SD & SW)

  • Major                   3000/- Per Month
  • Captain                2500/- Per Month
  • Lieutenant           2000/- Per Month

For the ANO in Schools (In-charges of JD & JW)

  • Chief Officer        2500/- per Month
  • 1st Officer             2200/- per Month
  • 2nd Officer            2000/- per Month
  • 3rd Officer            1800/- per Month

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    1. May be not. I am not sure about this. But ek baat confirm hai ki ANO ke liye teaching staff ko perfer kiya jata hai. Librarian post ko non teaching mante huye ek baar unko reject kiya ja chuka hai mere school me.

  3. सर मेरे स्नातक हो गयी है आगे 24 वर्ष हु
    मुझे NCC जॉइन करनी ह प्लीज हेल्प

      1. टिळे ए. आर.

        मविप नाशिक येथून मी ncc ano साठी ईच्छूक आहे, मी ncc c cert पुर्ण केलेले आहे, वय वर्ष ४० पुर्ण आहे. मार्गदर्शन मिळावे.

  4. I’m B. Balasaravanan
    Assistant professor
    Department of English
    My Age is 34 I’m Eligible for this ANO Training kindly response immediately.

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