GOVT. EVOLVING A COMPREHENSIVE DPP 2015: PARRIKAR

GOVT. EVOLVING A COMPREHENSIVE DPP 2015: PARRIKAR

GOVT. EVOLVING A COMPREHENSIVE DPP 2015: PARRIKAR

 

No.PR-146
November 28, 2015
New Delhi
 

GOVT. EVOLVING A COMPREHENSIVE DPP 2015: PARRIKAR
 

Union Minister for Defence Mr. Manohar Parrikar on Saturday committed to industry that the government would bring out a comprehensive and perfect document on defence defence procurement procedure (DPP) 2015 to the best of the satisfaction of India Inc. in general and MSMEs in particular.
 

While addressing a session on ‘Self Reliance in Defence Production – The Game Changer’ at the 110th Annual Session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Parrikar acknowledged the role of MSMEs in India’s  economy and more so in catering to the requirements of the defence sector.
 

“All the stakeholders including Chamber of Commerce and multiple industry association are being consulted to make DPP 2015 a perfect document though perfection as such is difficult to be accomplished and urged the industry present on the occasion to be critical of the DPP so that their objective criticism can enable the government to make DPP 2015 a document of simplified procedures to make India self reliant in defence production also”, said the Minister.
 

According to him, the vision of the Prime Minister Mr. Modi is being implemented though it is taking sometime but ultimately policies and procedures would be placed in public domain that satisfy each stakeholders in the value chain of defence production and procurement.
 

In his welcoming observations, the President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Alok B. Shriram highlighted the critical importance of the defence sector and sought MSMEs participation in the area of defence production, pointing out that there are 40 million MSMEs in India. Out of these 6,000 registered, are contributing to defence.
 

“But these are not included in defence production due to existing technological gap.  The new defence policy envisages allowing foreign investor to manufacture some portion in India, appealing that the DRDO and Defence institutions should incorporate MSMEs in defence production”, said Mr. Shriram.
 

In his vote of thanks, Sr. Vice President, PHD Chamber, Dr. Mahesh Gupta reiterated that MSMEs that contribute so much in production and employment should also be given participation in defence production and manufacturing.
 

Among others who also participated at the Session comprised Vice President of the PHD Chamber Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka including Lt. General Anil Chait AVSM, VSM (Retd.) Former Chief CISC, HQ IDS; Mr. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India and Mr. Amber Dubey, Partner Aerospace & Defence, KPMG.
 

ENDS.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)