NEW DELHI: The newly-created department of military affairs, which is headed by chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, will have two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 22 under secretaries, government sources said.
"Under the newly-created department of military affairs headed by chief of defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat, there will be two joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries and 22 under secretaries," the sources said.
Thus, the department will have a total of 37 secretaries.
As per a gazette notification issued by the government in last December, a new department of military affairs or 'Sainya Karta Vibhag' will be headed by General Rawat.
The new department is an addition to the four existing verticals in the union defence ministry –the departments of defence, defence research, defence production and development and ex-service welfare.
The notification said that the new department would handle the armed forces, integrated headquarters of the ministry of defence, the territorial army, procurement exclusive to services except capital acquisitions and jointness in procurement, training and staffing for the services through joint planning and inRead More – Source