The newly-created Department of Military Affairs (DMA) in the Defence Ministry has got cracking on delivering “tangible outcomes” within 100 days as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions, even before it has had time to be established and settled.
The instructions to the DMA, which is headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, were passed on by Modi during sectoral briefings by selected secretaries earlier this week. The briefing for all ministries dealing with national and internal security was done by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.
“The DMA has got to hit the ground running after the PM expressed his desire to show tangible outcomes from this major reform he has undertaken, and he has given a deadline of 100 days. It has meant that they have had little time to settle down and establish themselves,” a senior government official told The Indian Express.
As per a government order, the CDS has been given a time-bound task to be done within three years — to bring about jointness in operations, logistics, transport, training, support services