Revised draft defence procurement norms to be ready by November end

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The Defence Ministry intends to put out revised drafts of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) by November end, Apurva Chandra, Director General Acquisition in the Defence Ministry said.

“We have constituted 13 subcommittees for the revision. We have also invited representatives from the industry associations. Chairpersons of the subcommittees are mostly from the Services, those who are the practitioners…. Our target is that by November 30 we should put out a draft on the Defence Ministry website for discussion,” he said, speaking at a recent seminar on ‘Make in India’.

In August, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh appointed a 11-member committee headed by the DG Acquisition to revise the DPP 2016 and DPM 2009 and set a a six-month time frame for submitting recommendations.

Mr. Chandra outlined major changes in the DPP and DPM, which are the guiding documents for defence procurements. Read more

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