Committee of Expert by Ministry of Defence

Committee of Expert by Ministry of Defence

Question: Which of the following committee of experts was constituted by Ministry of Defence to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces?
(a) Bezbaruah Committee
(b) Shekatkar Committee
(c) Nanawati Committee
(d) Jaiprakash Committee
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • The Committee of Experts (CoE) constituted by the Ministry of Defence under the chairmanship of Lt. Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar to recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces, submitted its report in December 2016.
  • A total of 99 recommendations were forwarded for implementation to concerned agencies / stake holders.

Recommendations:

  • Optimization of Signals Establishments to include Radio Monitoring Companies, Corps Air Support Signal Regiments, Air Formation Signal Regiments, Composite Signal Regiments and merger of Corps Operating and Engineering Signal Regiments.
  • Restructuring of repair echelons in the Army to include Base Workshops, Advance Base Workshops and Static / Station Workshops in the field Army.
  • Redeployment of Ordnance echelons to include Vehicle Depots, Ordnance Depots and Central Ordnance Depots apart from streamlining inventory control mechanisms.
  • Better utilization of Supply and Transportation echelons and Animal Transport units.
  • Closure of Military Farms and Army Postal Establishments in peace locations.
  • Enhancement in standards for recruitment of clerical staff and drivers in the Army.
  • Improving the efficiency of the National Cadet Corps.

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