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Shekatkar Committee

  Sep 02, 2017

Shekatkar Committee

The Ministry of Defence had constituted a Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Lt Gen (Retd) (Dr.) DB Shekatkar with a mandate to recommend measures for enhancing of Combat Capability & Rebalancing Defence Expenditure of the Armed Forces with an aim to increase "teeth to tail  ratio".

The Committee of experts had submitted its report to the Ministry in December, 2016. The report was considered by the Ministry of Defence and 99 recommendations were sent to the Armed Forces for making an implementation plan. It is the first ever exercise after Independence. It was done by the Ministry of Defence in consultation with the Indian Army to reform the Indian Army in a planned manner.
Major reforms concerning the following have been approved:
These reforms will be completed in all respects by 31 December 2019. Restructuring by the Indian Army is aimed at improving operational preparedness and civilians will be redeployed in different wings of the Armed Forces for improving efficiency.