Chief of Defence Staff
Creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was recommended by Group of Ministers in 2001. A decision in this regard was to be taken after consultation with political parties. The consultation process however could not be completed because all political parties have not responded. Subsequently, Naresh Chandra Task Force on National Security has recommended creation of the post of Permanent Chairman Chief of Staff Committee in 2012. Both the proposals are simultaneously under consideration of the Government.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Maheish Girri and others in Lok Sabha today.