Committee to Review Defence Procurement

Published on August 18, 2019
Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved a Committee to review the Defence Procurement Procedure on 17th August 2019 to strengthen ‘Make in India’.
Committee to Review Defence Procurement
  • The Committee would work under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition)
  • It is set up to review the Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 and the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016
  • The committee aims to ensure a seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support by revising and aligning the procedures and strengthen the ‘Make in India’ initiative
  • It will remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition and optimise life cycle support for equipment.
  • Along with DG (Acq), 11 other members who are not below the rank of Joint Secretary/Major General equivalent are its part
  • It targets to simplify policy and procedures to develop robust Defence Industrial base and facilitate greater participation of Indian Industry
  • The committee has been given a time frame of 6 months to submit its recommendations.

Question: 

The Defence Minister has recently constituted a Committee to review Defence Procurement Procedure under the chairmanship of?
a. Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition)
b. Chief of Armed staff
c. Chief of the Naval Staff
d. chief of defence staff (CDS)

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