Government is going to give financial powers to the military officers so that they could tackle challenges. The government has given around 200 crore financial powers to them.
It is said that the financial powers are going to be given the to 3-star officers at the service headquarters level. On the other hand for the commanders also the government has raised the financial power up to 100 crore.
The sources says that this is happening for the first time in our country that this type of power has been given to them for the betterment of the services.
It is said that in keeping mind the condition of the defence of our country and also the challenges we have faced in last 10 months that is why the centre has taken this decision.
The Union Cabinet approved enhanced delegation of financial powers under capital procurement to levels below vice-chief of armed forces for the first time.
The Ministry of Defence has said as per the approval, under Other Capital Procurement Procedure (OCPP) of Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020, financial powers up to Rs 100 crore has been delegated to General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) at Services Command and Regional Commanders, Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
Powers of up to Rs 200 crore have been delegated to Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Strategy, (a new post created recently), MGS (Master General Sustenance), COM (Chief of Material), AOM (Air Officer Maintenance), DCIDS (Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff) and ADG ICG (Additional Director General Indian Coast Guard).