Cabinet approves defence restructuring

May 22nd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , May 22, (ANI): To promote better cadre management, the Union Cabinet today gave its approval for restructuring of 117 posts in selected ranks in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and Army Medical Corps (Non-Technical) {AMC(NT)}.

The Cabinet also gave its approval for changing the ratio between Permanent Commission and Short Service Commissioned Officers in the AMC, ADC and AMC (NT) to 60:40. A total of 100 posts out of 117 posts will be upgraded in AMC. These include three at Lt Gen and equivalent rank, 15 of Major General and equivalent rank, 82 of Brigadier and equivalent rank. 16 posts in ADC will be upgraded. These include three at Major General and equivalent, nine of Brigadier and equivalent and four for Col and equivalent rank. One post of AMC (NT) will be upgraded to Brigadier and equivalent rank. The decision comes in the wake of significant changes in the role and functioning of the AFMS on account of increase in the total clientele, rapid modernisation of medical technology, growth of a large number of super specialty disciplines, automation and extensive use of information technology, preparedness for Nuclear Biological and Chemical disasters, deployment to foreign countries, UN missions etc.

The decision will also help to improve promotional avenues of the highly qualified professionals and to retain trained hands in the organization. It will also enable better cadre management and provide best available medical officers in lower ranks without creating undue pressure for promotion to higher ranks. (ANI)

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