Saturday, July 9, 2016

'Inform me about the pain points in Defence Purchase' tells @manoharparrikar at @ELCINA_INDIA #SES2016

Speaking at the 7th Strategic Electronics Summit in Bengaluru recently Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar had emphasized on enhanced transparency and flexibility in the purchasing policy and procedures and changing the mindset of suspicion which had crept into the Defence Ministry and bureaucracy hindering  the progress of the industry.

Going into details, he mentioned that scams had resulted in extreme rigidity in the procedures and even minor changes in request for proposals were blocked due to the same.  Mr. Parrikar advised ELCINA to inform him about the pain points still adversely impacting the industry and he would definitely resolve this on priority.
He reiterated his support for the Defence Electronics Testing Lab proposed jointly by ELCINA Members and BEL and advised that the contours of this project be finalized within next two months.  He would like to see the Lab up and running by the time the next SES was organized in 2017.