21st Defence Acquisition Management Course (DAMC)
The aerospace and defence sector has been designated as one of the 25 key sectors under the Make in India initiative of Government of India, which is aimed at increasing the contribution of manufacturing to 25% of GDP. The Ministry of Defence has taken several policy and procedure reforms during the last four years to galvanise indigenous defence production in the sector.
To enable greater participation of Indian Industry in defence manufacturing and to familiarize on several aspects of the procurement process of Defence sector, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) in collaboration with Confederation of Indian the Industry (CII) organized the 21st Defence Acquisition Management Course (DAMC) on 7-8th March 2019, Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
- In addition to the understanding of the defence procurement procedures, the course covered policies related to Defence Industrial License, Defence Exports and FDI, Outsourcing / Vendor development guidelines for DPSUs, OFBs, accessing test facilities of DRDO / DPSUs / DGQA / Army and facilitated discussions on how to respond to RFIs, RFPs and submitting Bids.
- 45 Participants from various large scale, MSMEs companies, DPSUs, foreign industry & embassies attended the course. DAMC got positive review and appreciation from all participants and invited speakers. Certificate was issued to all participant who successfully completed the course by SIDM/CII.
The course was conducted by Rear Admiral Pritam Lal (Retd.), a well-regarded domain expert. Other speakers included Shri Sanjay Jaju, Joint Secretary (DIP) , Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Maj Gen H S Shanbhag, Technical Manager (Land Systems), Ministry of Defence, Dr Hemant Kumar Gupta, Scientist G, Director FTM & TDF, DRDO, Maj Gen AK Channan, SM, Additional Director General, Perspective Planning, Indian Army, Cdr PK Bhattacharya (IN), Officer on Special Duty, Defence Offsets Management Wing (DOMW), Ministry of Defence, Capt S Parthibhan, Directorate of Indigenisation, Indian Navy, Gp Capt Mukesh Sharma, Directorate of Acquisition, Indian Air Force, Cdr SJ Singh, Directorate of Submarine Acquisition, Indian Navy, Mr KC Jha, Additional CEO, Government e-Marketplace (GeM).