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OVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1457
TO BE ANSWERED ON 2nd December, 2019

REPORT ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF

1457. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government proposes to create the post of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS);
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the reasons for such a post being created; and
(d) whether any report in this regard has been submitted and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK

(a) to (d) : The Government has approved in principal the creation of a post of CDS. An Implementation Committee was also approved and constituted to further determine and finalize the exact responsibilities, an enabling framework for this new post and all other issues involved to ensure smooth opertionalization. The said Committee has submitted its report.
A number of Committees viz. the Kargil Review Committee, Group of Ministers(GOM) Report, Task Force on National Security and Shekatkar Committee have studied and recommended creation of the post of CDS/Permanent Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.

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