Defence Procurement Procedure Rules

IAS Prelims 2023

Current Affairs: The objective of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)-2013 is to ensure expeditious procurement of the approved requirements of the Armed Forces in terms of capabilities sought and time frame prescribed by optimally utilising the allocated budgetary resources.

While achieving the same, it will demonstrate the highest degree of probity and public accountability, transparency in operations, free competition and impartiality. In addition, the goal of achieving self-reliance in defence equipment will be kept it mind.

chinookThe DPP-2013 covers all Capital Acquisitions, (except medical equipment) undertaken by the Ministry of Defence, Defene Services and Indian Coast Guard both from indigenous sources and ex-import. DPP-2013 provides for review of the procurement procedure after every two years. Amendments in DPP are also made from time to time as required.

The Government appointed a Committee of Experts on 1.5.2015 for amendment to DPP-2013 including formulation of policy framework to facilitate “Make in India” in Defence Manufacturing. The Committee submitted its Report to the Government on 23.7.2015. The Report includes the views and concerns of various stakeholders. The Report has been placed in the Public Domain on the Ministry of Defence website.

DPP provides for direct dealing with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or Authorised Vendors or Government Sponsored Export Agencies (applicable in case of countries where domestic laws do not permit direct export by OEMs).

It also provides that vendor is required to give full details of any agents / technical consultants / authorised vendors that may have been appointed by them for marketing of this equipment in India. These details should include the scope of work and responsibilities that have been entrusted with the said party in India.