New Delhi. In a move to ensure seamless flow from asset acquisition to life support cycle, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 to revise and align the procedures and has been given six months time to submit its report.
This would strengthen the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government. Apart from DG (Acquisition), eleven other members, not below the rank of Joint Secretary or Major General equivalent, are part of this high-level committee.
The terms of reference of the Committee include simplifying policy and procedures to facilitate greater participation of Indian Industry and develop robust Defence Industrial base, examine and incorporate new concepts, such as life cycle costing, life cycle support, performance based logistics, ICT, lease contracting, codification and standardisation.
It also includes provisions to promote Indian start-ups and research and development and any other aspect which will contribute towards refining the acquisition process and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative.