Revamp of Army Headquarters to get under way by the end of July

  1. The Defence Ministry has approved the proposal to restructure the Army Headquarters.
  2. The aim of the restructuring of army headquarters is (a)to enhance the operational and functional efficiency (b)optimise budget expenditure (c)facilitate force modernisation and (d)address aspirations.
  3. The army has decided to create a new Deputy Chief (Sustenance) who is going to look after all procurements.The Master-General Ordnance will report to the Deputy Chief to bring all ammunition under one head.
  4. Currently, the Army has two Deputy Chiefs,one for information systems and training and the other for planning and systems.These functions are being brought under one authority to avoid overlapping.
  5. A new post of Additional Director-General (ADG),Vigilance is being created who will report directly to the Army chief.There will be a new position of ADG(Human Resources) who shall take proactive action on HR violations.
  6. The entire training function will move under the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) which will be shifted from Shimla to Meerut. 
  7. Further,the Director-General,Rashtriya Rifles (RR) now based in Delhi, will be moved to Udhampur under an Additional Director-General where the Northern Command is located.