The Ministry of Defense’s Inter-Services Organizations (ISOs) such as DRDO, DGQA, DGAQA, DGNCC, and others, as well as the Tri-services headquarters of the Indian Armed Forces, are supported administratively by civilian officers and staff through the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQCS), a Group A Central Civil Services with induction at Group B grade (MOD).
It employs civilian officers in management positions for the integrated defence services, including the army, navy, and air force. They are located at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters as well as in numerous inter-service groups that fall under the Ministry of Defence.
These officers’ main responsibility is to guarantee efficient administration of the integrated services at different designated headquarters. In any of the three defence services, they are not given any responsibilities in technical positions or military combat activities. They are actively involved in responsibilities including clerical support work, secretarial level work, housekeeping, and other related activities