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Govt enhances financial powers of Armed Forces' vice-chiefs by 5 times

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The 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.

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

"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," Spokesperson Col. Aman Anand told reporters on Thursday.

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

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 18:30 IST