Lt Gen Bipin Puri, PVSM, VSM, PHS
DGAFMS and Senior Colonel Commandant of AMC
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 organisations.

Boards, Councils, Committees.

-Chairman (DGAFMS)

-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 Panel
-Psychological Research Panel of DRDO

Member (DGAFMS)

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

Accountability. DGAFMS.

Supervision. COSC, Min of Def.

Information. Information as available on the website; on telephone.

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, 3B&C, MA(Pensions).

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 entitlement.

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.