Monday, February 1, 2016

Short fuze for progress reports on implementation of Indian reform proposals

India's Minister of Defence has directed that concerned entities submit progress reports by February 15 on the recently recommended changes to the nation's military personnel and military justice systems. Details here. Excerpt:
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed all wings of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to submit an Action Taken Report (ATR) by February 15 on the steps or initiatives taken by them on the recommendations of a committee of experts constituted to help improve service conditions of armed forces personnel. 
The directions were issued a few days ago, sources in the MoD said. The 5-member committee had presented its report to Parrikar on November 24 last. 
The 509-page report contains as many as 75 recommendations that touch upon various aspects of pension and service matters, discipline and vigilance, promotion issues, military justice reform, issues concerning civil employees and areas of potential disputes and litigation.

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