The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) DAC approves capital acquisitions over Rs 15000 crore chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the proposals of the defence services. DAC is Defence Ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement.
These included the procurement of Light Machine Guns for the three services through the Fast Track Procedure at an estimated cost of over Rs 1819 crore.
- DAC or Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is Defence Ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement.The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved capital acquisition proposals of the defence services, valued at Rs 15,935 crore.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) was chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
- The DAC has also approved the procurement of 5719 sniper rifles for the army and the air force at an estimated cost of Rs 982 crore. These high precision weapons will be bought with ‘Buy Global‘ categorization, their ammunition will be initially procured and subsequently manufactured in India.
- DAC approval includes: 7.4 lakh assault rifles which will be procured for three Services, 17,000 light machine guns which will be procured for three Services through fast-track procedure at over Rs. 1,819 crore, 5,719 sniper rifles: It will procured for Indian Army and Air Force for about Rs. 982 crore. It will be bought in Buy Global category. Its ammunition will be initially procured and subsequently manufactured in India.
- Mareech advanced torpedo decoy systems which will be procured for Indian Navy to enhance the anti-submarine warfare capabilities of Naval Ships. It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and has successfully completed extensive trial evaluations.essential quantity of LMGs will be procured for the armed forces through the Fast Track Procedure.
- The assault rifles will be of 7.62mm calibre and carbines of 5.56mm calibre which will replace the indigenous INSAS rifles.Seven lakh forty thousand assault rifles will be made by the Ordnance Factory Board and the private industry.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between sports bodies.This will be for first time the Sports Ministry will have system by which sports federations will be ranked or rated according to set parameters.These rankings will be based on the federations’ administrative capability, transparency, talent-spotting ability, and medal count of athletes. If the proposal gets a green light, this will be the first time when the ministry will put such a system in place.
the committee will take into consideration implementation of the sports code — which, among other things, bars officials over 70 years old.
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is planning a ranking system for National Sports Federations (NSFs) with an aim to encourage healthy competition between the sports competitors.
- The sports ministry will set up committee for this purpose and the committee will comprise sports administrators, sportspersons and professionals from other fields, including chartered accountants and management experts.
- The committee which will be tasked with ranking the various sports federations will submit its findings. After that, an opportunity will be given to the sports federations to give their comments and state whether they think the rating is fair or not. After receiving the NSFs’ feedback, the rankings will be published.
- The NSFs or National Sports Federations will be ranked for the financial year 2017-18,the committee will also ask NSFs to submit audited accounts, give details of how professional management practices have been implemented, and how effectively they have addressed players’ grievances.
- The ranking system is needed as an incentive for national sports federations to improve their internal systems of management, governance and talent promotion.This move will hopefully spur healthy competition between federations and will, in turn, help the athletes and encourage sportsmanship.