As many as 40 bureaucrats will file to the newly-appointed first-ever Chief of Defence Staff(CDS) General Bipin Rawat. The officers will work in the newly-created Department of Military Affairs (DMA), headed through the CDS.
two The department in the Ministry of Defence will make sure synergy amongst three offerings in terms of procurements and operations.
The bureaucrats now deputed in the DMA include two Joint Secretaries, thirteen Deputy Secretaries and 25 Under Secretaries. two The department got here into being in closing week of December after the cabinet gave it’s approval to have a CDS.
Rawat took over as the first CDS on January one and the government issued a notification setting up the DMA ahead of his appointment. two The notification issued with the aid of the Cabinet Secretariat dated December 30, 2019 states that the CDS will head the DMA and function as a Secretary to the Government.
As per the pointers authorised by using the government, the CDS will be a four megastar General and will additionally feature as the Principal Military Adviser to the Defence Minister and as the Permanent Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).
The armed forces will be delivered underneath the ambit of the DMA headed via the CDS who will deal with problems bearing on to the three Services and procurement special to the Services barring capital acquisitions, as per accepted guidelines and procedures. The wide mandate of the CDS consists of bringing about jointness in “operations, logistics, transport, training, aid services, communications, repairs and upkeep of the three Services, within three years of the first CDS assuming office.”
The mandate of the DMA consists of promotion jointness in procurement, coaching and staffing for the Services through joint planning and integration of their requirements; facilitation of restructuring of Military Commands for most suitable utilisation of resources by using bringing about jointness in operations, consisting of thru institution of joint/theatre commands and promotion use of indigenous tools by using the Services.