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GOCO Model and DB Shekatkar committee

Posted on : 09 Jan 2020

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  • The Army has initiated the process of identifying potential industry partners to implement the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) model for its base workshops and ordnance depots intended to improve operational efficiency.
  • The Army’s Master General of Ordnance (MGO) began evaluating the GOCO model for Army Base Workshops (ABWs) to drive “higher operational efficiencies”
  • The agenda of these interactions would be to understand from interested industry participants their views on opportunities envisaged and issues/concerns if ABW(s) were to be run under GOCO model.
  • The eight ABWs identified are located in Delhi, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Kankinara (West Bengal), Allahabad, Agra and Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Kirkee near Pune and Bengaluru.
  • The GOCO model was one of the recommendations of the Lt. Gen. DB Shekatkar (Retd.) committee to “enhance combat capability and re-balancing defence expenditure.”
  • Based on the recommendations, the government has “decided to disband two advance base workshops, one static workshop and four ordnance depots” and eight ABWs are recommended to be corporatised on GOCO model.
  • The service provider should be an Indian registered company with at least 10 years of working experience in related domains and have an average annual turnover of ₹50 crore for each of the last three financial years.

Article Related Questions

  1. DB Shekatkar committee was seen recently in news is regarding?

  2. 1.Measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces

    2.Development of Geo-spatial database based on environmental sensitivity

    3.Licensing of new Urban Co-operative banks

    4.For defining clear definitions of Foreign Institutional Investment (FII) & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

    Right Ans : Measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces

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