New Delhi: Nikhil Saxena, IDSE (2004) has been selected for appointment as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Saxena has been selected for the appointment under the Central Staffing Scheme, for a period of fours years with effect from the date of taking over the charge of the post or until the further orders, whichever is earlier. Nikhil Saxena is an Indian Defence Service of Engineers (IDSE) officer of 2004-batch. He was recommended for the Central deputation by the Ministry of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces. The President is the ceremonial commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the country. The Ministry of Defence provides policy framework and resources to the armed forces to discharge their responsibility in the context of the defence of the country. The Indian Armed Forces including Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defences, are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of the nation.
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