MoD Chintan Shivir: Rajnath Singh Calls for Efficiency to the Ministry’s Functioning, Greater Collaboration Between DRDO and Research Bodies

Defence Industry

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence’s Chintan Shivir on July 6 was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Chintan Shivir focused on the collaboration of DRDO with other research bodies with performance audits among other key issues on national security.

Several innovative proposals emerged to enhance indigenisation content in domestic defence manufacturing during the course of the discussion at the Chintan Shivir which was held in New Delhi.

The defence minister outlined the provisions for better health and pension services and re-settlement to the ex-servicemen and called for bringing more efficiency to the functioning Ministry of Defence and the future roadmap of different organisations.

Chintan Shivir focused on the collaboration of DRDO with other research bodies with performance audits. The day-long deliberations, spread over six sessions, covered important issues pertaining to the Department of Defence (DoD), Department of Defence Production (DDP), MoD (Finance), Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

Defence Minister Rajnath was present at the Chintan Shivir and attended all the sessions.

Tweeting after the meeting, the defence minister said, “Had extensive discussions during the day-long ‘MoD Chintan Shivir’ today. Several important issues pertaining to strengthening India’s Defence capabilities and the welfare of our Ex-Servicemen were discussed. I have directed all the concerned departments to prepare a time-bound action plan and make a presentation on the Action Taken Report within 15 days.”

During the meeting, Rajnath Singh directed that a detailed action taken report on various issues be submitted to him within a fortnight to take forward these discussions.