EMERGENCY FINANCIAL POWERS TO ARMED POWERS
News: Defence Minister has invoked the emergency financial powers for armed forces to help fight the current situation in the country due to widespread pandemic.
Significance of the Powers:
It will help formation commanders to establish and operate quarantine facilities, hospitals and undertake procurement, repair of equipment, items, material and stores, besides provisioning of various services and works required to support the ongoing effort against the pandemic.
Under these powers, the armed force officials have been delegated financial assets to deal with COVID-19.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is big size oxygen cylinders in order to meet the urgent requirement of oxygen in various parts of the country. They can store 10,000 litres of oxygen..