Defence Acquisition Procedures (2020) unveiled
New Delhi, Sept 29 (KNN) To provide impetus to the growing domestic industry and achieve enhanced self-reliance in defence manufacturing, the defence minister, Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) – 2020 in New Delhi.
The first Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was promulgated in the year 2002 and has since been revised periodically.
The defence the minister had approved the constitution of Main Review Committee under Chairmanship of DG (Acquisition) Apurva Chandra in Aug 2019 for preparation of DAP-2020. DAP 2020 will be applicable with effect from 01 October 2020. Formulation of DAP 2020 has been done over more than one year, incorporating comments/suggestions from a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
DAP 2020 has been aligned with the vision of the Government of Atmanirbhar Bharat and empowering Indian domestic industry through Make in India initiative with the ultimate aim of turning India into a global manufacturing hub.
With the new Foreign Direct Investment policy announced DAP 2020 has adequately included provisions to encourage FDI to establish manufacturing hubs both for import substitution and exports while protecting the interests of the Indian domestic industry.
Ease of Doing Business is one of the key focus areas of the review was to implement ‘Ease of Doing Business’ with emphasis on simplification, delegation and making the process industry-friendly with certain specific provisions.