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Defence Acquisition Council UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The acquisition projects worth ₹84,560 crore also include new-generation anti-tank mines, radars, medium-range maritime reconnaissance and multi-mission maritime aircraft for Navy, Coast Guard.

  • The proposals include some long-pending deals — such as for heavy weight torpedoes (HWT) for the Navy’s Scorpene-class submarines and flight refueller aircraft (FRA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) — beginning afresh.

  • Other major deals include medium range maritime reconnaissance and multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy and the Coast Guard, new generation anti-tank mines, air defence tactical control radar, and software-defined radios.

Composition of DAC

  • The DAC is headed by the Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) and its members include:

  • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

  • Chief of Army Staff (COAS)

  • Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)

  • Chief of Air Staff (CAS)

  • Defence Secretary

  • Secretary (Department of Defence Production & Supplies)

  • Secretary (Defence Research & Development)

  • Secretary (Defence Finance)

  • Vice Chief of Defence Staff (when appointed)/CISC

  • Special Secretary (Acquisition)

  • Member Secretary: Dy. Chief of Defence Staff (PP&FD)

Functions of DAC

  • The DAC is the highest decision-making body for the procurement of defence equipment and has the following functions:

  • To give 'in principle' approval to capital acquisitions in the Long Term Perspective Plan (LTPP) covering a 15-year time span at the beginning of a Five Year Plan period.

  • To give 'in principle' acceptance of necessity to each capital acquisition project for incorporation in the Service Qualitative Requirements (SQRs).

  • To accord approval for issue of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement of defence equipment.

  • To consider and decide on the recommendations of the Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC) and the Contract Finalization Committee (CFC).

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for procurement of defence equipment on a fast track basis.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for follow-on procurements of defence equipment.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for procurement of defence equipment from foreign sources through the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) route.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for procurement of defence equipment from Indian sources through the 'Make' category.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking procurement of defence equipment from foreign sources through the 'Buy and Make' category.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking procurement of defence equipment from foreign sources through the 'Buy Global' category.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking procurement of defence equipment through the 'Lease' category.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking procurement of defence equipment through the 'Hybrid' category.

  • To consider and decide on proposals for seeking procurement of defence equipment through the 'Government to Government' (G2G) route.

  • To consider and decide on any other matter relating to the procurement of defence equipment as may be referred to it by the Raksha Mantri.


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