1. New post of Secretary created to manage Defence Finance

New post of Secretary created to manage Defence Finance

A new Secretary-level post has been created in Defence Ministry to help in better management of its accounts and its huge budget of over Rs two lakh crore.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 18, 2016 3:30 PM
Defence Ministry, new secretary post, defence finance, defence finance management, SS Mohanty Traditionally, there have been four secretaries working in the Ministry of Defence. (PTI)

A new Secretary-level post has been created in Defence Ministry to help in better management of its accounts and its huge budget of over Rs two lakh crore.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shobhana Joshi, an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer of 1979 batch, as Secretary (Defence Finance) with effect from June 1, 2016, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

She is presently working as Controller General of Defence Accounts.

S S Mohanty, who retires on May 31, was working as Financial Adviser (Defence Services). This post has been upgraded to Secretary-level post, officials said.

Traditionally, there have been four secretaries working in the Ministry of Defence. The Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Department of Ex Serviceman Welfare, and Defence Research and Development Organisation are each headed by a Secretary.

About Rs 2.58 lakh crore have been earmarked for defence to meet its expenses during ongoing fiscal.

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    Rakesh Singh
    Jul 2, 2017 at 2:33 am
    Thanks Mam, In the beginning I was also surprised to see this news. But when I read your comment,improved my knowledge. Regards
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      Abhineet
      May 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm
      A newspaper of such repute should post news after complete enquiry and information, especially matters pertaining to governance and administration should not be misreported. This post always existed and is encadred post for the IDAS .The post is called secretary defence (finance) if the inbent is empaneled as secretary to GOI else is referred to as Financial Advisor ( Defense services) if the official is not empaneled as secy. Nevertheless this post has always been manned by the IDAS cadre and Ms Vijaylakshmi gupta,IDAS 1974 batch Has also been secy defence finance. Kindly bring out the anomaly in your next edition. Regards, Your reader (from the IDAS cadre)
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