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Defence Procurement Organisation – Defence Production Board

Published Sep 27, 2018
Updated Jul 08, 2020

The Defence Production Board is constituted as follows:-

Chairman : Secretary DP&S
Members : Defence Secretary Secretary, Defence Research and Development Secretary Defence Finance Vice Chief of Defence Staff (VCDS) / CISC till VCDS is appointed. Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) Chairman, Ordnance Factories Board CMD of Defence Public Sector Undertaking (as required)
Member Secretary: Director (P&C) in the Deptt. of Def. Prod. & Supplies (DDP&S) DCOAS (P&S), ACNS (P & P) and ACAS (P) and other PSOs/APSOs will be co-opted, when required.FUNCTIONS

The Defence Production Board will oversee all activities related to indigenous manufacture, under the Department of Defence Production, flowing from the ‘Buy & Make’ and ‘Make’ decisions of the DAC concerning import and Transfer of Technology (ToT).
Price Negotiations for all ‘Buy and Make’ projects will be led by the Acquisition Wing supported by DDP&S

The Production Board will monitor progress of all ‘Make’ projects and will revert to the DAC with recommendations relating to alterations of the original decision where so warranted.

The Defence Production Board will provide requisite details to the Defence Acquisitions Council in the latter’s deliberations on Licensed Production, Transfer of Technology, and ab-initio production/development, as required.