According to an army press release, the on-agenda topics include cyber security and improvement of communication systems. “Detailed discussions will also be carried out on Sixth Pay Commission Report, steps for mitigation of shortage of officers and improving quality of individual combat kit issued to all soldiers,” the release added.
Senior MoD bureaucrats will also sit in one some of the conference sessions, particularly the ones dealing with “improvement of welfare measures for serving soldiers and ex-servicemen, policy on conditions of service of women officers, streamlining procurement procedure, developing infrastructure in remote areas along border areas and payment of rentals for land occupied by Army in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East”.
The conference will also apparently examine the reports submitted by study groups on the merger of Regimental Centres, review of Army uniforms and review of study leave policy for officers in the Army.
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