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Defence Acquisition Procedure

  Oct 05, 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure

Q. Why is this in news?

A. Recently, a new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) (erstwhile Defence Procurement Procedure or DPP), 2020 was released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Q. What is this ?

A. The DAP contains policies and procedures for procurement and acquisition from the capital budget of the MoD in order to modernise the Armed Forces including the Coast Guard.

Q. Is there earlier procurement procedure ?

A. Yes, The first Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was promulgated in 2002.

committee under the chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) was constituted to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016.

DPP 2016 was released replacing the DPP 2013 based on the recommendations of Dhirendra Singh committee.

It focussed on indigenously designed, developed and manufactured weapon systems.

It was facing several issues like lack of transparency (leading to Rafale Scam), inconvenient offset regulations etc.

Q. What is its objective?

Q. What are its salient features?

Q. What is offset clause?