GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1477
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 29TH NOVEMBER, 2016
Discrepancy in Rank Equation Between Defence and Civil Services Officers

1477. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a)  Whether Government in its letter No. A/24577/CAO/CP Cell dated 18 October, 2016 has disturbed the rank equation between Armed Forces Officers and Civil Services Officers;

(b)  If so, whether Government will consider correcting discrepancies that have arisen as a result of this disturbance of rank equations; and

(c)   If so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor ?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a)  The Government has only reiterated the existing functional equivalence being followed at Service Headquarters for matters of assigning duties and responsibilities with respect to Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHQ CS) officers posted at Service Headquarters.

(b)  & (c): Do not arise.