Indian Army working on new plan to further empower the military command

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Indian Army working on new plan to further empower the military command

*New Delhi:* Indian Army working on new plan to further empower the military command.

The Army is considering a new budget management plan to decentralise the control of certain heads, and financially empower its commands by letting them make the decisions, ThePrint has learnt.

Army sources said the plan, called Command Budget Management Model, is expected to be implemented by financial year 2020-21.

“Once implemented, all the command headquarters would be empowered to plan their budget estimates, allocations and expenditures as per their respective priorities,” a senior Army officer told ThePrint.

“It will incentivise savings and optimise the revenue expenditure,” said the officer, who did not wish to be named.

The model was recently tested in the central command, and now, a second phase of modalities is being worked out for its full implementation.

Sources said the proposed new model will be applicable to non-salary revenue budget heads.

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