Allocation of Work and Staff between Dept of Defence and newly created Dept of Military Affairs
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
Dated the 09th January, 2020.
Sub: Allocation of Work and Staff between Department of Defence and newly created Department of Military Affairs.
Cabinet Secretariat vide its notification No.1/21/17/2019-Cab dated 30.12.2019 has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 to create a new Department viz. Department of Military Affairs (DMA) in the Ministry of Defence. The Second Schedule to the said Rules has also been amended allocating the subjects between the Department of Defence and Department of Military Affairs.
2. Accordingly, with immediate effect, the work as mentioned in the Annexure to this Order stands transferred to Department of Military Affairs from the Department of Defence. Two posts of Joint Secretary, 13 posts of DS/Director, 25 posts of Under Secretary and 22 Section Officers along with supporting staff stands transferred to the Department of Military Affairs.
3, Further, the Secretariat for Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) presently under the DCIDS (PPRFD) vertical of HQIDS will be shifted to the DG, Acquisition Wing of DOD.
4, Notwithstanding the above distribution, any matter which has an import on the Defence Policy has to be dealt by DOD.
5. This issues with the approval of Defence Secretary.