The Report of the Group of Ministers on National Security had six chapters. The Ministry of Defence had been nominated as the nodal Ministry for Chapter VI, on `Management of Defence`. The Chapter contains 75 recommendations, of which 63 recommendation have been implemented. Action on four recommendations is in progress. Eight recommendations relating to the establishment of Chief of Defence Staff are under consideration.
A decision on the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff will be taken by Government after completion of ongoing consultations with political parties.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri ManganiLalMandal and others in Lok Sabha today.
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