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Category Archives: Proc Policy

Changes in the Offset Policy Seem Restrictive

The recently revised defence offsets policy reflects structural continuity with the past but aspires for better results than those achieved since its inception in 2005.  However the  ambiguities and uncertainties in some of the provisions neither makes things easier for future...

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Leasing Holds Promise for Vendors and Services

Leasing can undoubtedly be a cost-effective tool for augmenting military capabilities but may not be suitable in all cases. Leasing as a mode of procurement only aims at striking a balance between the operational requirement of the Services...

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Defence Reforms and Impact on Atmanirbharta

India would spend US $130 billion on modernising the military over the next 7-8 years. India was producing only 30 per cent of its arms requirements in 1992-93, now it is about   40-45 per cent as of now. The...

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Defence Acquisition Procedure – 2020

The first Defence Procurement Procedures (DPP) were promulgated in the year 2002 and has since been revised periodically to provide impetus to the growing domestic industry and achieve enhanced self-reliance in defence manufacturing. Recently the defence ministry released the...

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Defence Offset Guidelines Continue to Confound

Despite revisions of the Offset guidelines the Textual ambiguities and inadequately defined controls on the process are among several factors, which impair smooth discharge of the offset obligation by the vendors. The author highlights some of them.........

The defence offset guidelines, promulgated...

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Public Procurement Through GeM

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an end-to-end procurement system providing the tools for e-Bidding, Reverse e-Auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government end-users to achieve the best value for their money. A classic initiative by the Government to promote 'Maximum Governance Minimum Government',...

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Defence Agenda for Modi Government 2.0

With the Modi Government returning to power, expectations of deeper and far-reaching reforms are high across various ministries and departments. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), which has already undertaken a plethora of reforms during the last five years, is expected to walk along the...

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Strategic Partnership and DPSU

The “Strategic Partnership Model” was meant for creating capacity in the private sector over and above the capacity and infrastructure that exists in the DPSUs. However subsequent tweaking of the SP provisions made gateway for DPSU entry, despite their overloaded order books and poor...

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