|Home Minister enhances powers of DGs of CAPFs|
|The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh has enhanced the delegated financial powers to Directors General of Central Armed Police Forces under the Annual Procurement Plan as well as Modernization Plan of the Central Armed Police Forces for speeding up of the procurement process. The powers were earlier delegated in 2009 and the present enhancement amounts to about 400 percent, which is equivalent to the maximum permissible delegated financial power.
The existing delegated powers each for procurement of Arms & Ammunition and Machinery & Equipment have been increased from Rs.5.00 crore to Rs.20.00 crore.
The existing delegated powers for procurement of clothing and tentage is increased from Rs.6.00 crores to Rs.15.00 crore and for Computer and peripheral items, increased from Rs.25.00 lakh to Rs.1.00 crore.
Presently, DGs have delegated powers of Rs.50.00 lakh in each case of trial evaluation of new items and this power has been increased to Rs.1.00 crore for all the CAPFs except National Security Guard where it is increased to Rs.2.00 crore.
The CAPFs were exercising delegated financial powers regarding procurement of Arms & Ammunition, Machinery and Equipment, Clothing & Tentage, Computer and peripheral items and procurement of items for Trial & Evaluation before introduction in the force. Due to the limited financial powers, CAPFs were finding difficulty in timely procurement. The above delegation of financial powers to DGs of CAPFs is expected to speed up the procurement process and strengthen the operational capabilities of CAPFs.