Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved an array of decisions regarding the re-organisation of Army Headquarters, based on the detailed study.
From a separate vigilance cell to an umbrella organisation to focus on Human Rights issues, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gave a number of transformations brought about in the Army headquarters.
Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh has approved number of decisions regarding re-organisation of Army Headquarters.— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) August 21, 2019
The approval has been given based on a detailed internal study conducted by the Army Headquarters. The details will follow in a short while from now. @adgpi
Back in March 2019, then Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had approved the first batch of reforms in the Army, which included the relocation of 229 officers from the Army headquarters, creation of a new post of deputy chief for military operations and strategic planning, and setting up new wings for vigilance and human rights issue.
Finalised after 12 independent studies, the transformative reforms in the Army are being implemented to make the 1.3 million-strong force leaner and meaner as well as to enhance its combat capabilities.
They had said the PM Modi-led first NDA government has approved merging of the separate verticals of the DCOAS (planning and strategy) and the Master General Ordnance (MGO) into one office of the DCOAS (Capability Development and Sustenance).
"Towards the Army's capability based modernisation needs, this would synergise and coalesce all revenue and capital spending under one organisation and effectively prioritise competing requirements with an operational focus to get better value for funds allocated by the government," said a senior Army official.
(With PTI inputs)