Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled that any key decision cannot be left to the bureaucrats, and that the forces must be involved at every stage as they have firsthand experience of what is happening on the ground. “Look at what happens in procurement of weapons or other equipment. Though the armed forces are involved in testing and checking arms and equipment, in reality the entire process is deeply influenced by bureaucrats who have virtually no experience in this field. “
Similarly, any new welfare scheme for armed or paramilitary forces gets drafted by a joint secretary or director-level officer. All that will now change, and actual operations officers from the forces will have a greater say,” a senior official said.
(Source : The Asian Age)