The Inter-Services Organisation (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill – 2023 has been passed by the Parliament on 8 August 2023. Inter-Services Organizations are formed to enhance integrated functioning among the three services. The purpose of the bill is to strengthen discipline in the armed forces and boost morale.
- The bill empowers the Officer-in-Command of Inter-services Organisations to exercise disciplinary and administrative control over service personnel under their command, regardless of their service.
- The bill applies to regular Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel, as well as individuals from other forces attached to Inter-Services Organisations as notified by the Central Government.
- The Central Government can establish Inter-services Organisations comprising personnel from at least two of the three services.
- Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh emphasized the need for better coordination among the Army, Navy, and Air Force to address new challenges.
- Timely disciplinary and administrative actions are advocated without discrimination of service within Inter-Services Organisations.
- The bill grants enhanced disciplinary and administrative powers to the heads of Inter-Services Organisations to ensure effective Command, Control, and Discipline.
Q.: What is the primary focus of the Inter-Services Organisation (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill – 2023?
a) Enhancing inter-service competition
b) Strengthening discipline in the armed forces
c) Expanding military personnel recruitment
d) Promoting international cooperation
Ans : b) Strengthening discipline in the armed forces