Defense Ministry Sets Up Apex Committee To Carry Out Performance & Efficiency Audit Rajnath Singh Statement Latest News Update
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The Defense Ministry has constituted an Apex Committee to conduct a ‘Performance and Efficiency’ audit of capital procurement, logistics, stock and asset maintenance involving the Armed Forces. The committee, headed by the Defense Secretary, will advise Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on measures for overall improvement in strengthening the internal oversight and risk management framework in various aspects of the functioning of the Ministry.
The committee includes deputy chiefs of the three wings of the army, secretary defense (finance), chief of the Integrated Staff Committee, Controller General of Defense Accounts and Director General (Procurement) and other senior officials of the ministry, representatives of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The committee’s formation comes amid efforts to streamline military procurement procedures and focus on enhancing the country’s overall war preparedness.
The Ministry of Defense has set up an institutional mechanism of an Apex Committee under the Chairmanship of Defense Secretary to conduct performance and efficiency audits in various aspects of its activities, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry said, such audit is expected to provide valuable inputs to the top management of the ministry if there are any gaps in the execution of projects and also suggestions regarding systemic improvements in internal controls, soundness of financial procedures, identification of risk factors. Will meet.
India is extending all possible help to Sri Lanka in times of unprecedented crisis: Rajnath
At the same time, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that India is giving all possible help to Sri Lanka, which is facing an unprecedented crisis. He also said that India also has good and strong relations with Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives and Bangladesh. India has made several efforts to keep its bilateral relations strong.
Rajnath said, despite being affected by the Kovid-19 and Ukraine crisis, India is trying to do everything possible to help friend Sri Lanka. The Defense Minister on Friday commissioned the P17A warship ‘Dunagiri’ built by ‘PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers’ in the Hooghly river here. The P17A ships are guided-missile frigates. In his address before the launch of the warship, Singh said that the ship’s commissioning by the Indian shipyard in this way is a symbol of increasing self-reliance of the country.