Life started limping back to normal in the Jammu region on Saturday after the authorities eased restrictions in five more districts imposed early this month as a precautionary measure following scraping of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir,
New Delhi, Aug 17: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to the AIIMS Intensive Care Unit last week, has been put on life support system, a PTI report said while quoting sources. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is supervising
Several politicians including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union minister Piyush Goyal, and Congress leaders Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia visited AIIMS here on Saturday to enquire about the health condition of former finance
I am the mother of two beautiful children. When I had my first, 17 years ago, I was blissfully ignorant about climate change. Now, not a day goes by that I don’t think about how it will impact my kids’ future . And that is why, despite the profound
Rajnath Singh approves a committee to review defence procurement procedure to strengthen ‘Make in India’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009. The Committee will
'Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009. The Committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support. The DPP 2016 and DPM 2009 have been due for revision. Aligning the procedures will ensure seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support and strengthen the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government. Apart from DG (Acq) 11 other members, not below the rank of Joint Secretary/Major General equivalent, are part of this high-level committee. Terms of reference of the Committee include to: Revise the procedures as given in DPP 2016 and DPM 2009, so as to remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition. Align and standardise the provisions in the DPP 2016 and DPM 2009, wherever applicable, to optimise life cycle support for equipment. Simplify policy and procedures to facilitate greater participation of Indian Industry and develop robust Defence Industrial base. Wherever applicable, examine and incorporate new concepts, such as life cycle costing, life cycle support, performance-based logistics, ICT, lease contracting, codification & standardisation. Include provisions to promote Indian start-ups and research & development. Any other aspect which will contribute towards refining the acquisition process and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Committee has been given six months to submit its recommendations.'