New rules for CDS: The central government has made major changes to the rules for appointment to the post of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS). Enhancing eligibility for the post of CDS, the Ministry of Defense has issued new guidelines under which lieutenant generals or their equivalent officers serving in the Navy and Air Force can now become CDS in addition to the Army. can. Thus, the new rules have paved the way for CDS to become the second best active rank officer in all three services. This means that these officers can now become CDS through ‘superseded’ senior officers such as Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Force and Chief of Navy. Another important change in the eligibility criteria is that the recently retired Chief of Army Staff and Vice Chief will also be eligible for the post, even though the age limit for it is only 62 years.
Let me tell you that after retiring from the post of Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the country. But the CDS post has been vacant since the death of General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in December last year. Several senior army officers, including General Bipin Rawat’s wife, lost their lives in the helicopter crash. Now the government is trying to make a new appointment to this post, so these changes have been made.
The three Army Chiefs will also hold a joint press conference at the National Media Center on Thursday afternoon. This press conference will be about the important policies of the government and their changes. It is expected that the three army chiefs will announce the tour duty, under which 40,000 to 50,000 troops will be recruited. Their employment will be about three and a half to four years. After four years of service, 75% of the people will quit their jobs while 25% will be able to continue working in the army. Let me tell you that there has been no recruitment of soldiers in the army for almost two and a half years due to the Corona epidemic. Due to which the government has also faced the wrath of the opposition and the youth.