Vice Admiral DK Dewan, PVSM, AVSM who retired on 31 Aug 11 as Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) after 38 years of glorious service is appointed new UPSC member by the Union government.
Vice Admiral DK Dewan, an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune was
commissioned in the Indian Navy on 1st Jul 1973. During his career VAdm Dewan held numerous key appointments including the Chief of Personnel from Jul 2007 to Jul 2009 and the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from 31 Aug 2009 to 31 Aug 2011.
His tenure as the VCNS is marked with some special achievements viz. he ensured 100% utilisation of naval budget in the last two fiscal years with over 80% increase in capital expenditure. He was instrumental in the promulgation of the 15 year Maritime Capability Perspective Plan 2012-2027.
Qualified as a Gunnery Officer in 1978, V Adm DK Dewan had distinguished
himself in various courses in India and abroad. He had done an advanced missile course in Russia, was a graduate of the Joint Staff Course, Paris and the Naval Higher Command Course at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London.
With his appointment UPSC now has eight members still two short of commissioned ten member posts.