August 18, 2022

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Approval accorded for procurement of navy {hardware} value Rs 1.83 lakh crore since 2020-21: Govt

The Central authorities on Friday mentioned it has accorded in-principle approval for procurement of navy gear value Rs 1,83,778 crore since 2020-21. The approval termed Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) is step one towards procurement of any navy gear and {hardware} beneath India’s defence acquisition norm.

Tendering and contracting course of is undertaken solely after the grant of AoN.

“Within the interval 2020-21 to 2022-23 (until June 30), 59 AoNs amounting to Rs 1,83,778.34 crore have been accorded and 91 contracts amounting to Rs 1,19,045.3 crore have been concluded,” Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt mentioned within the Lok Sabha, whereas replying to a query.

“Capital acquisition of defence gear is carried out as per provisions of Defence Acquisition Process (DAP). The DAP-2020 lays down the timelines for completion of acquisition actions,” Bhatt mentioned.

“Additional, the actions are repeatedly monitored in order to make sure finalisation of proposals and conclusion of contracts expeditiously,” he added.

On a query on girls recruitment within the Indian Navy , Bhatt mentioned they’ve been recruited as officers since 1992.

“Consequent to Division of Navy Affairs’ notification No. RP/3312/Ladies dated twenty third June 2022, girls are additionally eligible for appointment as sailors within the Indian Navy,” he mentioned.

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