Army finalises mega reform plan, to implement it with sense of urgency

NEW DELHI: In a major move, top commanders of the Army have approved a mega plan to usher in transformative reforms in the 1.3 million-strong force which will include restructuring its officer cadre, bringing down age of key commands, arresting rising revenue expenditure and “right-sizing” the force.

The decision to go ahead with the long-pending reforms initiative and make the force operationally versatile was taken at the ongoing Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC), an apex level biannual conclave which deliberates on key policy initiatives and operational matters, officials said.

Army sources said the reform measures will be implemented in a “phased manner and with a sense of urgency”. (AGENCIES)