DEFENSE MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH GRANTS EMERGENCY FINANCIAL POWERS TO TROOPS USING SPECIAL PROVISIONS
To enable the Armed Forces to deal with the Corona situation more efficiently , Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, using special provisions , granted them emergency financial powers today, April 30 , 2021 . These rights will help formation commanders to start segregation facilities / hospitals as well as purchase or repair various materials. In addition , adequate provision can be made for the various services and activities currently underway to combat this epidemic.
This authority gives full powers to all the concurrent officers of the three Armed Forces, from the Deputy Chief of Army Staff , Chief of Integrated Defense Staff , to the Chairman of the Staff Committee ( CISC) and the General Officer Commanding in Chief. The Core Commander / Area Commander has been given up to Rs 50 lakh per case , while the Division Commander / Sub Area Commander and Concurrent Officers have been given up to Rs 20 lakh per case . Initially May 1 to July 31 , 2021These rights have been granted for these three months. These rights will continue in addition to the emergency powers granted to medical officers in the military last week.
Emergency powers were also given to the military last year when the Covid- 19 was launched. This helped the military to deal with the situation quickly and effectively.