Ministry of Defence
Review of Working of MES
Recommendation No.20 which is one of the 58 recommendations made by the Jafa Committee in respect of Military Engineering Services (MES) states that except the posts of Engineer-in-Chief, Deputy E-in-C, DGW, DG(Pers) and ADG (Systems & Training), all senior posts may be interchangeable between Service Officers and Civilian Officers. These recommendations broadly relate to review of MES establishment & manpower, capital projects and maintenance, quality control and cadre reviews, manning policy, training and development, discipline, motivation and morale etc. of MES. Most of these recommendations involve policy issues of recruitment, cadre structuring etc. involving consultation and concurrence from other agencies like DoPT, UPSC etc. and are under examination in consultation with Service Hqrs.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shrimati Deepa Dasmunsiand others in Lok Sabha today.