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Ministry of Defence approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Service

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal to abolish the 9,304 posts in military engineering services

May 8, 2020 09:40 IST
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Defence Ministry approves abolition ofposts in Military Engineering Service
Defence Ministry approves abolition ofposts in Military Engineering Service

In latest developments, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal to abolish the 9,304 posts in military engineering services in the basic and industrial workforce. 
The recommendation was aimed at making MES an effective organization with a leaner workforce, well equipped to handle complex issues in the emerging scenario in an efficient and cost effective manner.
It has been said that the move is based in line with the recommendations made by the Committee, based on the proposal of E-in-C, MES, the proposal of abolition of 9,304 posts in MES out of the total 13,157 vacancies of the Basic and Industrial staff has been approved.

The exercise is to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the Armed Forces.
It is noted that the Committee of Experts, headed by Lt General Shekatkar had recommended measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the Armed Forces.

Out of many recommendations made by the Committee, the major one was to restructure the civilian workforce in a manner that the work of MES could be partly done by departmentally employed staff and other works could be outsourced.

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The recommendation was aimed at making MES an effective organization with a leaner workforce, well equipped to handle complex issues in the emerging scenario in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Needless to say, Military Engineer Services is one of the major construction agencies for Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army. It works basically for the engineering support to the Armed Forces in its need.

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