B2 Wing, III Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi


1.Appointment of Dy CIDS in Medical branch of HQ IDS was approved vide Govt order dt 17 Jun 2008. Lt Gen Naresh Kumar, AVSM, VSM was appointed the first Dy CIDS (Medical) on 27 May 2009. Medical branch was formalised by COSC on 12 Sep 2012.





(a)       He shall function as the Principal Med Advisor to the CIDS / Chairman COSC in all matters pertaining to med planning and Ops, health of troops, all med aspects of NBC Warfare techniques and disaster relief.

(b)       To function as an interface between the O/o the DGAFMS and HQ IDS on all matters pertaining to med manpower, induction, training, development of med tactical doctrines, med eqpt and stores as well as providing technical and professional inputs for all publications / guidelines / books and pamphlets pertaining to med matters to be published under the aegis of the IDS.

(c)        In his capacity as Med Advisor, process all med / health related issues needing approval of the HQ IDS and COSC.

(d)       Routine adm of the med branch at HQ IDS, implementation of relevant policies, instructions and orders.

(e)       Conduct departmental inspections, tech supervision of all Fmns/Est/Units under the comd and control of HQ IDS.

(f)        Sub allot trg vacancies for AFMS officers for undergoing various tri-services courses of instructions as assigned by HQ IDS from time to time including JSSO NBC, DSSC course etc.

(g)       Function as a special invitee to MSAC and AFMRC.

(h)       DCIDS (Med) to be invited to following committees when matters  pertaining to AFMS are on agenda :-

            (i)         Joint Operations Committee.

            (ii)        Def Crisis Mgt Gp.

            (iii)       Joint Planning Committee.

(j)         Information Technology.                Undertake perspective planning for IT development in AFMS and Standardise software for integrating health and hosp info system in coordination with the DGsMS. Once the concept is accepted in principle, the implementation will be done by respective DGsMS.

(k)        Pay Panel.    DCIDS (Med) to be chairman of AFMS Pay panel.

(l)         Medical Committees.           To be the member of Armed Forces Medical Academic Committee (AFMAC), Governing Council of Medical Journal Armed Forces India and AFMS (O) General Committee.

(m)      Training.        Coordinate and ensure uniform standards of inter-service trg of JCOs/OR (& eqvt).

(n)       The development of Sports Medicine Infrastructure in the AFMS under the Med Br of HQ IDS.

(o)       Being tri-service in nature, the technical aspects of ECHS be brought under the ambit of HQ IDS.

            (p)       Pre-assessing agency of AFMS hospitals for accreditation by NABH.

            (q)       DCIDS (Med) to be the Chairman of the evaluation committee for selection of the best & second best Command Hospitals / eqvt of AFMS for award of the RM Trophy, every alternate year.  In the year when DCIDS (Med) is not the Chairman, the Secretary of the evaluation committee will be from HQ IDS (Med).

            (r)        Will visit service hospitals to render advice relating to state of Disaster / CBRN preparedness and IT development, with due concurrence of respective DGsMS and approval of DGAFMS.




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