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Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General

Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General
Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General

Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved to create the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), to be created within the Ministry of Defence and function as its Secretary.

The following areas will be dealt by the Department of Military Affairs headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):

  • The Armed Forces of the Union, namely, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
  • Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence comprising Army Headquarters, Naval Headquarters, Air Headquarters and Defence Staff Headquarters.
  • The Territorial Army.
  • Works relating to the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
  • Procurement exclusive to the Services except capital acquisitions, as per prevalent rules and procedures.

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