30 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Prelims and Mains focus: About the Chief of Defence Staff; its mandate, role and significance
News: The Central government on Saturday notified the retirement age for the newly created post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as 65 years, which will be three years more than the retirement age of the three service chiefs.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)
The creation of the post of CDS is a long-awaited higher defence reform and giving the incumbent a stable tenure is a healthy move. The role and charter of the CDS has also been defined with a view to spur further defence reforms.
Source: Indian Express
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