India unveils second draft of Defence Procurement Procedure

New Delhi: The Ministry of  Defence has unveiled the second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020, a key protocol for the promotion of the indigenous defence industry.

Dubbed the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, it was uploaded on the MoD website for suggestions and comments from stakeholders and the general public.

According to the Ministry, the first draft received over 10,000 pages of suggestions from stakeholders and industry, following which specific interactions were carried out with the stakeholders, both in person and via web conferences, in order to understand their precise concerns.

In a statement, the Ministry said, “The amended second draft has since been finalised by the review committee driven by tenets of defence reforms announced as part of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and has been placed in the public domain.”

According to the new draft policy, procurement of goods and services—dubbed Capital Acquisition schemes—which will be broadly classified as ‘Buy’, ‘Buy and Make’, Leasing, ‘Make’, ‘Design and Development (D & D) and Strategic Partnership Model (SPM).

“A Simplified Capital Expenditure Procedure (SCEP) may also be followed for replenishment or repairs or refits of recurring nature of ‘In Service’ equipment/systems, which entail high cost and longer service life. Under the ‘Buy’ scheme procurements are categorised as ‘Buy (Indian – IDDM)’, ‘Buy (Indian)’, Buy (Global – Manufacture in India) and ‘Buy (Global)’. Under the ‘Buy and Make’ scheme, the procurements are categorised as ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ and ‘Buy and Make’,” the new DAP said.


NT Bureau