Department of Military Affairs
The Department of Military Affairs was established at the end of 2019 along with the departments of defence, defence production, defence research and development and ex-service welfare. Its function is to take care of military aspects of the defence ministry. It is headed by the chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat.
The DMA is urging the government to exempt the armed forces from the Right to Information Act, 2005. It is calling for the inclusion of defence services in the Second Schedule of the RTI so that they can be exempted from many of the obligations under this law.