The Union Cabinet on 16 August approved the creation of seven posts of principal director and 36 posts of director in the Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) Civil Service, Ministry of Defence as part of a restructuring initiative.
Creation of regular posts will alleviate cadre stagnation and facilitate better management and efficiency of the service. This would be an innovative measure entailing no additional cost but would bring benefits from the perspective of cadre management and enable its better utilisation.
Creation of regular posts in the place of "in situ" promotions will ensure more transparency in cadre management.
Assigning of higher responsibilities on regular posts will result in greater productivity and accountability with respect to AFHQ CS officers.