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  • Public Private Partnership: A Model for Army’s Base Workshops

    The PPP model helps in improving the productivity and exploiting the full potential of asset-based services that base workshops provide. This is particularly relevant when there exists a competitive market and a benchmark for the army between an in-house and an external solution.

    April 18, 2020

    A Case for Deferring Promulgation of DPP 2020

    Considering the impending financial crunch due to the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty about allocations in the coming years, it is unlikely that the MoD will be able to launch many new procurement programmes under the new DPP any time soon.

    April 17, 2020

    Draft DPP 2020 – Keep it Simple

    Draft DPP 2020 needs to cut out obfuscation, repetitions, and bring out core issues for the consideration of the decision-makers in a concise and clear manner.

    April 17, 2020

    Should the Legacy of Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) Be Perpetuated in Draft DPP 2020?

    Draft DPP 2020 provisions that continue to enable Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) must be revisited.

    April 10, 2020

    Refining Draft DPP 2020: Some Suggestions

    Draft DPP-2020 marks a paradigm shift from the past in many respects. It contains several new features intended to hasten the procurement process and provide a further fillip to the Make in India initiative in defence.

    April 08, 2020

    Prabhjit Oberoi asked: How can coordination between DRDO and the Services be increased?

    Abhay Kumar Singh, D.P.K. Pillay and Kishore Kumar Khera reply: A robust indigenous defence industry is unarguably vital for India given its complex security environment and strategic challenges.

    Anil Sood asked: What are the rules regarding multiple bids for the same OEM in defence procurement?

    Amit Cowshish replies: The query is not very clear, but to answer it in broad terms, three specific paragraphs in the Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 have a bearing on the issue of multiple bidding.

    Vivek Singh asked: How is the future of Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA)? Is there a possibility of it being merged with some other department?

    Kishore Kumar Khera replies:: The Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) under Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the regulatory authority for Quality Assurance (QA) and final acceptance of military aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aero engines, airborne systems, avionics, armaments, consumables, allied ground systems and missiles during design & development, production, repair, modification and overhaul at various defence public sector undert

    Prakash Singh Bhandari asked: What is the difference between DPP 2016 and draft DPP 2018?

    Amit Cowshish replies: The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016, or DPP 2016 for short, is the currently-in-force handbook containing policies and procedure for acquisition of capital items – equipment, platforms and other military capabilities – for the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard. It has been amended many times since its release on March 28, 2016.

    Make-II: Need to Prevent Duplication of Efforts and Backdoor Entry of Import

    The government’s decision to allow the private sector to undertake the development of complex defence equipment is a step in the right direction. It will help forge a larger innovation system to meet the diverse requirements of national security. However, caution may be required to avoid duplication of efforts and prevent indirect import.

    October 23, 2019

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