Defence products for the Armed Forces are procured ex-import and manufactured indigenously by the Ordnance Factories/PSUs as also from private industry. The Defence Sector under the ’Make in India’ initiative of the Government is being provided the requisite impetus & support for development and manufacturing of defence products.
Naval QA Dtes [DQA(N/WP)] are the main Quality Assurance (QA) Organisations entrusted with the responsibility of assuring quality & reliability of defence / Naval products, both manufactured indigenously and those procured ex-import. Commensurate to the likely increase in workload in the near future, resources available with Naval QA Dtes may need augmentation by means of outsourcing of certain QA functions to eligible Government/Private bodies.
Accordingly, a scheme for outsourcing Third Party Inspection (TPI) has been worked out by the Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence. This scheme has been worked out after detailed consultations with concerned stake holders such as MGO Branch, WE Dte, COM Navy, SIDM, ASSOCHAM and FICCI.
Guidelines on Outsourcing of Quality Assurance Functions of Defence Stores Manufactured by Private Industry to Third Party Inspection Agencies