Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on August 4 passed a bill to empower commanders of inter-services organisations to exercise disciplinary or administrative control over personnel of the army, air force and navy serving under their command. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that the legislation is an important step in the direction of military reforms.
The Defence Minister moved the Inter- Services Organisations(Command, Control and Discipline) Bill, 2023 for passage in the House amid opposition protests over their demands related to Manipur debate.
Before Rajnath Singh moved the bill for passage, he urged the Chair to allow him to speak from another seat. Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, said it is not a good situation in the House that the minister has to speak from another seat.
The bill is seen as a step towards theaterisation to optimize military resources.