Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of 3-member committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar (retired) to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre. Two other members of the committee are R. Chandrashekhar, a retired AFHQ cadre officer, and AN Das from the MoD finance wing. The committee will enable the Defence Ministry to optimise the civil as well as military administrative appointments in the service headquarters.
The 3-member committee will conduct a study and find out such appointments in Service HQs and Inter-Service Organisations (ISO) that may fall under the domains of AFHQ CS officers as recognised in the report by the committee of experts due to their longer tenures and expertise. It will also interact with various branches, directorates of service headquarters as well as ISOs for the study. The committee is expected to submit its report by November.