Army Commander's Conference to review Army uniform, ruminate over 6PC

Boy, does the Army top brass have a lot to discuss! The financial year's first Army Commander's Conference takes place from April 28 till May 2, and there's going to be a lot on everyone's plate. For starters, it's going to be interesting to see Lt Gen HS Panag coming in from the Central Command. Remember, at the last Commander's Conference, he was the one who stood up and vociferously talked about how not enough institutional support existed for eliminating corruption. Shortly after, he was shunted off from the Northern Command under a blitz of media attention.

According to an army press release, the on-agenda topics include cyber security and improvement of communication systems. "Detailed discussions will also be carried out on Sixth Pay Commission Report, steps for mitigation of shortage of officers and improving quality of individual combat kit issued to all soldiers," the release added.

Senior MoD bureaucrats will also sit in one some of the conference sessions, particularly the ones dealing with "improvement of welfare measures for serving soldiers and ex-servicemen, policy on conditions of service of women officers, streamlining procurement procedure, developing infrastructure in remote areas along border areas and payment of rentals for land occupied by Army in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East".

The conference will also apparently examine the reports submitted by study groups on the merger of Regimental Centres, review of Army uniforms and review of study leave policy for officers in the Army.

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