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Friday, January 5, 2018
NEW HOPE :: THE RAKSHA MANTRI ACTS : CHANGING THINGS FOR BETTER NOW AND MORE BETTER IN COMING DAYS
The new RM seems to be changing things for the better. See the latest order. Of course, much is yet to be done.
But, Rome was not built in a day, either!.
(Source : Via Gp e-mail from Col NK Balakrishnan (Retd)
Ministry of Defence
Raksha Mantri Issues Orders on Matter of Equivalence with Respect to Armed Forces and AFHQ CS Officers
Posted On: 05 JAN 2018 3:25PM by PIB Delhi
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has issued the following orders with immediate effect:-
Ministry of Defence letter dated 18 October 2016 on the issue of equivalence between Armed Forces Officers and Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS)Officers is withdrawn.
The cadre restructuring of AFHQ CS as approved by the Union Cabinet shall be duly implemented. Designations to be created in consequence of the additional posts sanctioned by the Cabinet will be done in consultation with Service HQs. Local designations assigned both Service and Civilian Officers in Service Headquarters/InterService Organisations (ISOs) is hereby withdrawn. Both Service and Civilian Officers will use their respective cadre designations only.
So far as the Channel of reporting/rendition of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) is concerned, status quo ante is hereby restored, i.e., the position which existed prior to the issue of MoD letter dated 18 October 2016 shall prevail.