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DGQA Reorganization by Defence Department

Published on March 29, 2024
Current Context: The Department of Defence Production under the Ministry of Defence has issued a notification for the re-organization of the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) on March 28, 2024.
Notification issued for the reorganization of the DGQA by the Department of Defence Production
  • This re-organisation is aimed at speeding up Quality Assurance processes and trials and reducing layers of decision-making.
  • This major reform is towards ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and to achieve Aatmnirbharta in Defence.
  • The re-organisation also factors change in the Quality Assurance methodology and revised role of DGQA post corporatization of Ordnance Factory Board.
  • With the corporatisation of Ordnance Factories into new DPSUs, increased participation of private defence industry and impetus by the Government towards indigenisation, a need was felt to re-organise DGQA for effective and efficient support to emerging defence manufacturing industry.
  • The new structure under implementation will enable single point technical support for complete equipment/ weapon platform at all levels and also ensure uniformity in product-based QA.
  • The new structure also provides for a separate Directorate of Defence Testing and Evaluation Promotion to facilitate transparent allocation of Proof Ranges and testing facilities.


Q.1 What is the main aim of the re-organization of the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA)?
a. To speed up Quality Assurance processes and trials and reduce layers of

b. To increase layers of decision-making
c. To slow down Quality Assurance processes and trials
d. None of the above
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