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Cabinet approves proposal of cadre restructuring of Military Nursing Services

By Nairita Das

New Delhi, Aug.26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to the proposal of cadre restructuring of Military Nursing Services (MNS).

The decision is intended to reduce stagnation in the various ranks of Military Nursing Service by increasing the number of select appointments.

It will also help in retaining competent and qualified nursing officers in service by providing adequate opportunities for career progression.

The proposal approved by the Cabinet includes upgradation of 74 posts of Lt Col (Time Scale) to the rank of Lt. Col (Select) and above. Now, there will be 2 Major Generals, 18 Brigadiers, 58 Colonels and 157 Colonels (Select) in MNS.

Besides, it includes revision of service criteria in the Time Scale promotion in the non Select Rank up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Time Scale) will be as follows : Captain- 3 years (from existing 5 years); Major - 8 years (from existing 12 years) and Lt.Col.(TS) - 16 years (from existing 20 years).

The proposal also includes qualifying service for Lieutenant Colonel (Select) rank by Selection Board revised from the existing 18 years to 14 years.

The last cadre review of Military Nursing Service was carried out in the year 1986. (ANI)

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