Army Carries Out Officer Cadre Review After 14 Years

The army is carrying out an overarching review of its officer cadre aimed at striking a balance between career progression and functional requirements of the force, the first such exercise in 14 years said two people familiar with the development, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The scope of the review covers an assessment of future needs, downsizing, deficiency of officers in units, career management of non-empanelled officers, provisions related to leaving service and improving the efficiency and morale of officers, said one of the two people, both of whom requested anonymity.

An 11-member panel, headed by the military secretary, is carrying out the review and is expected to submit its report to army chief General Bipin Rawat by November-end. Read more

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