The Nepali Army (NA) began implementing its newly designed and approved command organizational structure concept on Friday.
With the new structure in place, eight previous Divisions Headquarters — one in Kathmandu Valley and seven in the provinces — will be decommissioned beginning Friday, the start of the new fiscal year of 2021/22.
According to Brigadier General and spokesperson for the Nepali Army Headquarters Shantosh Ballave Poudyal, three central commands based on the Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali River basins, as well as one for the Kathmandu Valley, will be implemented from now on.
The army refers to it as a three-pronged central command.
The army has also stated that the new structure will not increase the existing budget or number of posts.
With the new structure, NA now has Eastern Command (the area east of the Koshi), Central Command (the area between the Koshi and the Gandaki), Valley Command (the Kathmandu Valley), and Western Command (Karnali and Far West).
Despite the fact that the Cabinet approved the new structure in March, it is only effective today due to budget constraints, according to Poudyal.