Defence Procurement Procedure to Be Reviewed by a New Committee (Download PDF)


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To strengthen ‘Make in India’ initiative, a new committee has been approved by the Union Minister of Defence. This new committee shall review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 as both the procurements have been withstanding for review from a long time.

The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 aimed towards ensuring timely procurement of defence (military) equipment, systems, and platforms required by the armed forces through optimum utilization of allocate.

The Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 aimed towards Procurement of goods and services for which expenditure is met from revenue heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

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Overview and the Terms of Reference

  • Under Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition), a 12 member committee will be set up. The other 11 other members apart from DG (Acquisition) who part of this high-level committee should not be below rank of Joint Secretary or Major General equivalent.

  • With an aim to ensure seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support the Committee will revise and

  • Aligning procedures will not only ensure seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support but also strengthen Make in India initiative of Government of India.

  • 6 months have been provided to submit the recommendations.

  • Aligning and standardizing DPP 2016 and DPM 2009 for optimizing life cycle support for equipment.

  • Developing robust Defence Industrial Base and facilitating greater participation of Indian Industry thereby simplifying policies and procedures.

  • Incorporation of new concepts such as costing, performance based logistics, life cycle support, codification & standardisation, lease contracting along with Information and Communication Technology wherever it is applicable.

  • Inclusion of provisions to promote Indian start-ups and research & development (R&D). d

- Published/Last Modified on: September 15, 2019

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