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The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh addressing the gathering after releasing order on Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS) 2021, in New Delhi on September 07, 2021. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, the Defence Secretary, Dr. Ajay Kumar and the Financial Advisor (Defence Services), Shri Sanjiv Mittal are also seen.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves Delegation of Financial powers to Armed Forces for Revenue Procurement

Key Highlights of DFPDS 2021:

  • Financial powers devolved to field formations; focus on operational preparedness; promote ease of doing business & jointness among Services
  • Two times general enhancement for Competent Financial Authorities; Up to 5-10 times at field formations in certain Schedules
  • 10% increase in Delegated Financial Powers of Vice Chiefs of Services
  • Up to three times increase in Schedules related to Indigenisation/R&D to achieve ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’
  • Enabling provision of Emergency Financial Powers to Field formations below Command level for Defence Services incorporated in Emergency Powers Schedule for ops immediate military necessities

Newdelhi:7/9/21:Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh released in New Delhi on September 07, 2021 order on Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS) 2021, providing enhanced delegation of Revenue Procurement powers to the Armed Forces. The DFPDS 2021 aims to empower field formations; focus on operational preparedness; promote ease of doing business and enhance jointness among the Services.

The enhanced delegation of Financial Powers to functionaries in Service Headquarters and lower formations would result in quicker decision making at all levels leading to better planning and operational preparedness of the Services in a quicker time frame and optimum utilisation of resources.

The primary focus of the enhanced delegation of financial powers is to empower Field Commanders and below to procure equipment/war-like stores in a speedy manner for urgent operational necessities and meeting essential sustenance requirements. The last such enhancement at all levels for the Defence Services was done in 2016.

Speaking on the occasion, the Raksha Mantri described DFPDS 2021 as another big step in the series of defence reforms being undertaken by the Government to strengthen the security infrastructure of the country. He stressed the need to revise the policies to cater to the needs of the Armed Forces, exuding confidence DFPDS 2021 will not only overcome procedural delays but also bring about greater decentralisation and operational efficiency. The Raksha Mantri reiterated the Government’s resolve to make the security system of the country strong and ‘Aatmanirbhar’ in every way. Calling for optimum use of resources, he exhorted all the stakeholders to cooperate in realising the vision of the Government. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and other senior civil & military officials of the Ministry of Defence were present on the occasion.

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