What : The Website Namely ‘www.makeinindiadefence.com’ Launched By The Union Defence Ministry
Why : To Interface With Industry and Transparency.
When :21st December 2015
The website namely ‘www.makeinindiadefence.com’ launched by the Union Defence Ministry on 21st December 2015 with the aim to interface with industry and transparency.
The website has been launched by the Union Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi, with an aim to make defence acquisition process simpler and to provide a transparent interface with the industry.
“The last 10 years have seen that the procedure has become more important than the target. The target is to provide modern equipment to the armed forces in a timely manner,” said Manohar Parrikar.
Titled as ‘Make In India Defence Production’, the website has been launched in line with Union Governmentâ??s ambitious goal of creating a level playing field with more transparency in defence sector procurement.
The new website provides information related to all the procedural and policy issues relevant for defence manufacturing industry in the country. The website also provides the latest news and notification regarding various aspects of the defence production involved with the Make in India campaign.
Besides, the website aims to provide information related to various programmes and policies of the governments of various states and union territories across India. Making such information available to everyone, the website makes the defence acquisition process simpler and transparent.
As per the reports, the portal also gives an opportunity to an individual company to seek clarifications or ask questions that would be answered within three working days. Also, the revised Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) will be declared by January 2016, as announced by the Union Ministry of Defence. The new DPP aims to have 40 percent of defence procurement under Make in India initiative from the current 30 percent, raising it to 70 percent indigenisation in the next five years.