Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee


  • The three services are taking steps to improve ‘jointmanship’ and have agreed on the appointment of a Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Chief of the Naval Staff said.

Details about the committee:

  • The three services have finally agreed to a PCCoSC, what his roles and responsibilities will be.
  • The PCCoSC is envisaged as a single-point military adviser to the government.
  • The permanent chairman, CoSC will be a four-star officer, who will be equivalent to chiefs of Army, Airforce, and Navy.

Roles of PC COSC

  • He would look into joint issues of the services like training of troops, acquisition of weapon systems and joint operations of the services.
  • The officer would also be in charge of the tri-services command at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the strategic command of nuclear weapons along with the upcoming cyber and space command.

Related Information

  • A GoM in its report, submitted to the government in February 2001, recommended the creation of such an institution.
  • The Naresh Chandra Task Force, formed in May 2011 to review the national security management system, recommended the creation of the permanent post of chairman, chiefs of staff committee (CoSC).


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