Revamp of DPSUs and OFs

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  1. mayankkrishna

    mayankkrishna Regular Member

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    Up Gradation and Modernization of Ordnance Factories

    Up gradation and modernization of Ordnance Factories are carried out on a regular basis. Allocation of funds is done on an annual basis. The allocation towards modernization and the expenditure incurred in the first three years of the 12th Plan are as follows:-

    Year Allocation
    (Rs. in Crore) Expenditure
    (Rs. in Crore)

    2012-13 828.57 771.49
    2013-14 1157.92 1156.15
    2014-15 1661.71 207.17
    (till June 2014)




    The following safety measures are in place for the safety of employees of Ordnance Factories:

    (i) Issue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to individual employees engaged in hazardous operations.

    (ii) Implementation of Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety guidelines in storage and transportation of explosives in Ammunition filling and Explosive factories.

    (iii) Regular training of employees on various aspects of safety.

    (iv) Participative Management in promoting safety.

    (v) Regular monitoring of implementation of safety measures through Safety Audit.

    A few cases of defects in defence equipment manufactured indigenously by Ordnance Factories have been reported by the User. These include operational difficulty in use of equipment and accidents while using the ammunition / weapon. The defects reported are addressed through a structured mechanism and corrective steps are taken to avoid such problems in future.

    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Baijayant Jay Panda and others in Lok Sabha today.

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  3. mayankkrishna

    mayankkrishna Regular Member

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    Revamp of DRDO and Defence PSUs

    A Committee headed by Dr. P. Rama Rao was constituted by the Government for reviewing the functioning of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    The Organisation has implemented the following recommendations of the Committee within its powers:

    • Nomination of Nodal Officers for structured interaction between DRDO and Services.

    • Introduction of Integrated Financial Advice (IFA) Scheme for financial decentralization.

    • Appointment of a dedicated Chief Controller for Human Resources (HR).

    • Creation of Seven Technology Domain based Clusters headed by Director’s General, Restructuring of DRDO HQrs, Creation of Directorate of Systems Analysis and Modelling (SAM) and Directorate of Quality, Reliability and Safety (QR&S).

    • Efforts have also been made to increase budget for Extramural Research as recommended by the Committee.

    Note has been initiated by DRDO for approval of the Cabinet for:

    • Creation of empowered Defence Technology Commission (DTC).

    • Creation of a Commercial Arm of DRDO.

    • Renaming of Director General, DRDO as Chairman, DRDO.

    • Creation of 5 Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) posts alongwith 162 other posts for full scale implementation of IFA Scheme.

    At present, there is no proposal to revamp the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) to make them capable for developing advance weapons systems. The DPSUs have a strategy for strengthening their capabilities for producing and supplying various Weapon Systems and Platforms required by Defence Forces within the agreed timeframe. Some of the DPSUs have also collaborated with DRDO and other R&D institutions in this regard. With the objective of achieving self-reliance in defence production, the Ordnance Factories and DPSUs have been continuously modernizing and upgrading their capabilities and widening their product range.

    Adequate resources have been made available by the government to DRDO for carrying out research and development works. Government continuously monitors the capacity utilization of DPSUs and emphasis is given for augmentation and modernization of their capacities to meet the growing demand of the Armed Forces.

    This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri Baijayant Jay Panda in Lok Sabha today.

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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    The single largest problem in DRDO is that they are not professional in their approach .They rely on government doleouts and that is what makes them a regressive defence agency compared to rustic, Chinese and American firms who work like businesses and don't forget to produce results.
     
  5. mayankkrishna

    mayankkrishna Regular Member

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    Atleast the ball has started rolling in the MOD. As increased FDI starts effecting larger participation in manufacturing from Pvt Indian and Foreign players, lets hope DRDO will set a good example of reforms in their professionalism.
     

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