MoD Rajnath Singh approves relocation of 206 Indian Army officer to field formation

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on 21 August 2019 gave nod to various proposals aimed at restructuring and reorganizing the Indian Army Headquarters in New Delhi to make the functioning of the service more efficient. Indian Army is set to undertake a series of reforms to improve their efficiency and war-waging capabilities by relocation of 206 Army officers currently with the Army Headquarters to field formations and units. 
The rank-wise breakup of officers to be shifted to field formations/ units is as follows - three Major Generals, eight Brigadiers, nine Colonels, 186 Lieutenant Colonels and Majors.
According to the data that is available with government till January 2019, the Army has an authorized strength of 50,312 officers but it still faces a shortage of 7,399 officers as there are only 42,913 officers in service. This decision to send officers currently with the Army Headquarters to field units will help in bridging the shortfall.

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