New Delhi, June 5: Days after taking the charge of Navy Chief from Admiral Sunil Lanba, Admiral Karambir Singh has set the new rules for the premier force personnel to curb ostentatious, fawning and supercilious behaviour. Along with this, the new guidelines also directs the Navy staff on the new set to standards for meals.
Admiral Singh took over as 24th Indian Navy Chief on May 31 and the first thing that he announced was the restrictions on the lavish lifestyles of Navy officials. According to the new directives, senior officers have been advised to encourage juniors to be disciplined and respectful but not subservient in their conduct in their force. IAF AN-32 Aircraft Still Missing: Search Operation Gets Bigger, Navy craft and ISRO's Satellites Join In
Issuing the signal, Admiral Singh had stated, as reported by TOI, "As a modern fighting force, it's important to imbibe contemporary social and ceremonial practices towards optimal utilisation of manpower and resources."
Apart from the main guidelines, the Navy chief also instructed the use of 'full titles' for senior officers should be restricted to only formal occasions. On food, he stated, as the daily quotes, "Refreshments/meals should be simple an devoid of ostentation. The same standard of drinks/eats/cutlets.cockery should be there for all ranks attending the same function."
For women/spouses and children of Naval staff, Admiral Singh mentioned, "Ladies should remain seated except when the President of India or governor enters an auditorium or an event."