Approval to restructuring of officers' cadre in Army

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The Government has ''in principle'' approved a proposal for restructuring of the officers' cadre in the Army, which would involve changes in the recruitment process, Defence Minister A K Antony informed the Lok Sabha today.

The restructuring proposal, from the Army Headquarters, primarily involves reduction in the intake of permanent commissioned officers, increase in the intake of short service commissioned officers, introduction of a non-technical entry scheme for short service commission and increasing the in-service entry, Mr Antony said in a written reply.

The common aspect of the proposal will be applicable to the Navy and the Air Force as well, to the extent possible.

As the detailed modalities for the revised structure of officers' cadre of the Army are not yet worked out, no time frame can be given at this stage for implementation of the proposal, he said.

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