Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services, 2021 Rules

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  • September 10, 2021
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Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services, 2021 Rules

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II –  Policies and interventions 

Context Recently, the Ministry of Defence has released the Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS), 2021 rules.

  • The primary focus is to overcome procedural delays, bring about greater decentralisation and operational efficiency.

Key Highlights of DFPDS 2021

  • Financial Powers Devolved to Field Formations:
    • Enhanced the delegation of revenue procurement powers for the Army, Navy and Air Force.
    • 10% increase in Delegated Financial Powers of Vice Chiefs of Services.
  • Focus on Operational Preparedness:
    • Critical equipment can be hired for short periods 
    • Field Commanders and below can procure equipment in a speedy manner for urgent operational necessities and meeting essential sustenance requirements.
  • Promoting Ease of Doing Business:
    • Up to three times increase in funding related to Indigenisation/R&D to achieve ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

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