Levelling up defence system, financial powers of Armed Forces’ vice chief raised by 5 times

NewsBharati    10-Nov-2018

New Delhi, November 10: Adding feathers of utmost powers to carry the legacy of security, the Defence Ministry has enhanced the financial powers of the three vice chiefs of the armed forces by five times, giving a fillip to procurement of arms and ammunition and upgrade of defence preparedness.

 

Briefing the media, Defence Ministry Spokesperson Col. Aman Anand said, "The ministry has enhanced the financial powers of the three vice chiefs from Rs 1 billion to Rs 5 billion, thus effecting a five-time increase for augmenting procurement of arms and ammunition and upgrade of defence preparedness."

A number of initiatives have been taken by the Defence Ministry in the recent past to simplify and streamline the procedures and decentralise the decision-making through delegation of powers.

In March, the vice chiefs were granted additional powers to carry out specific procurement to ensure operational preparedness.