The revision of procedure for Defence Capital Acquisitions as given in DPP-2016 was undertaken to incorporate comments/suggestions of a wide spectrum of stakeholders and accordingly, Ministry of Defence promulgated the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020) with effect from 01st October, 2020.
To bring transparency & speed in defence acquisitions, following steps have been taken:
- For cutting down time frames:
- Single-stage grant of AoN,
- Delegation of approvals/financial powers,
- Simplification of trials process, and
- Integrated and joint approach in D&D cases.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Prakash Javadekar in Rajya Sabha on March 14, 2022.
- To promote probity, public accountability and transparency in defence capital procurements:
- Pre Contract Integrity Pact (PCIP) for all cases above Rs 20 crore,
- Time bound disposal of complaints,
- Ascertaining vigilance status of L1 vendor before seeking approval of the Competent Financial Authority (CFA),
- Notification of guidelines for Penalties in Business Dealings with suspect Entities,
- Capacity Assessment guidelines for Shipbuilding Entities.