Lt Gen MK Unni, AVSM, VSM, PHS
DGAFMS & Senior Colonel Commandant
Ministry of Defence
Director General Armed Forces Medical Services
The Directorate General Armed Forces
Medical Services is an apex organization under Min of Defence,
headed by a Lt Gen/equivalent officer of Navy or Air Force, the
Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS),
coordinates the medical services of the Army, Navy and Air Force. He
is the cadre controlling authority of all officers of the medical
services of Army, Navy and Air Force and the civilians employed in
various Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) units. He is advisor to
MoD on matters pertaining to health of the Armed Forces.
Role. Detailed functions
of the DGAFMS are enumerated in the Regulations for the Medical
Services of the Armed Forces (RMSAF):2010(Revised Version).
Procurement. Procurement of medical stores for the
AFMS units, Veterinary, Coast Guard, ECHS and Border Roads
Boards, Councils, Committees.
-Medical Services Advisory Committee
-Armed Forces Medical Research Committee
-Medical Stores Procurement Committee
-Joint Consultative Machinery, HQ DGAFMS Council
-Armed Forces Medical Academic Committee
-Armed Forces Medical College Management Committee
-Armed Forces Medical (Officers) Fund Committee
-Medical Journal Armed Forces India(MJAFI) Governing Council
-Life Sciences Research Board(LSRB) meeting of DRDO
-High Altitude Medical Research Centre(HAMRC) Research Advisory
-Psychological Research Panel of DRDO
Governing body of National Board of Examination (NBE)
Governing Body of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Member Secretary, Special Promotion Board
Promotion Board No 1 & 2
Min of Def.
Information. Information as available on the website;
Budget. Allocation controlled by the DG 2 Group under
Additional DGAFMS (E&S).
Rules. As per Regulation for the Armed Forces Medical
Services 2010 (Revised).
Sections. DG-1C, 1A, 1B(i) & (ii), 1X, 1D, 2 Gp, 3A&D,
Public Interaction. Officers are available on
telephone as per Tele Directory attached. Personal interaction may
also be provided after prior appointment on telephone.
Directory of Personnel. Attached.
Monthly remunerations. As per central Govt scales of
Subsidy programmes. As per directions of the Govt/MOD.
Particulars of recipient of concessions, permits,
authorisation granted. As per directions of the Govt/MOD.
Details of information held converted to electronic form.
As available on this website.
Facilities available to citizen for obtaining information -
including working hours of library or reading room meant for public.
On website, on telephone, personal interaction on appointment,
through RTI Act 2005 applications.