Saturday, April 7, 2018


          Indian Army starts the process of closing down four Ordnance Depots(OD) - O D Shakurbasti, OD Cheoki (Allahabad), Central  Vehicle Depot Delhi and Vehicle Depot Panagarh (West Bengal) as part of reforms recommended by committee headed by Lt Gen  D B Shetkar (Retd) to rationalise Army's organisation in 2017.

          Next on chopping block are eight Army Base Workshops which are planned to be now run by private sector under Army's guidelines.

          Army's combatant personnel will be absorbed in its various units.

          However the Civilian staff of these Depots/Workshops are resisting transfer to MOD's other installations. But the ministry has instructed Army to carry on the reforms.

Source- The Economic Times newspaper dt 03 April 2018.

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