Govt tweaks rules for appointing CDS
June 07, 2022  16:11
CDS General Bipin Rawat passed away last year
CDS General Bipin Rawat passed away last year
The Ministry of Defence issues gazette notifications to amend regulations of three defence forces related to appointment of Chief of Defence Staff. For appointing CDS the government may consider officers who are serving as Lt General equivalent or General equivalent or officers who have retired in the rank of Lt Gen or Gen but have not attained the age of 62 years on the date of appointment.

The first Chief of Defence Staff was General Bipin Rawat who took office on 1 January 2020. On 15 December 2021, following the death of General Rawat, General Manoj Mukund Naravane was appointed Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, pending the appointment of a new CDS.
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