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In a significant step towards the field of defence and security, 206 officers belonging to the Indian Army will be sent to field units from Headquarters, Vigilance Cell and Human Rights Section formed. The aim is to increase the efficiency and war-waging capabilities under the leadership of the Defence Minister of India.

Image shows of Field units from Army Headquarters

Image Shows of Field Units from Army Headquarters

Image shows of Field units from Army Headquarters

Overview

  • Three Major Generals, Eight Brigadiers, Nine Colonels and 186 Lieutenant Colonels and Majors will be shifted to field formations/units.

  • According to the govt. data till January 2019, the total strength of the Army is 50,312 along with the shortage of 7,399 officers. The total serving officers are 42,913.

  • The Multiple agencies too will be replaced by a separate Vigilance Cell being operated by the Chief of Army Staff. The representation will be from the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.

  • There will be three Colonel-level officers along with the Indian Army Chief directing the ADG (Vigilance).

  • Due to involvement of the large number of agencies, the current vigilance function in operation is not that effective.

  • With the reform, all vigilance related cases will be ensured with faster decision making.

  • The human rights issues too will be focused upon by an organization operating under the Vice Chief of Army Staff. A Special Human Rights section will be setup that is being headed by Major General Rank Officer. It will also act as the nodal agency to examine violations.

  • A police officer of Senior Superintendent of Police/Superintendent of Police rank shall be ensuring the transparencies along with the availability of best expertise.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 28, 2019

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