The following decisions have been taken in respect of seven
firms/companies/suppliers/vendors, supplying defence equipment to the armed
forces during the last 2 years and the current year i.e. M/s Israeli Military
Industries, Israel; M/s Singapore Technology, Singapore; M/s HYT Engg; M/s TS Kishan and Co. Pvt Ltd., New Delhi; M/s RK Machine Tools; M/s BBT, Poland; M/s Media Architects Pte,
Where contracts have been concluded
and also executed, action should be taken against the companies, as per the
provisions of the contract, on completion of the CBI investigation.
In regard to the tender cases of procurement/execution,
where the tender process has already been started and where the companies
mentioned in the FIR are figuring, each case should be dealt as per the tender
conditions, keeping in view of the FIR in question. No tender should be awarded
to the companies mentioned in the FIR unless the CBI investigation clears them totally.
The tender cases of procurement/execution,
where the tender process has not yet started, there should be no dealing with
the companies mentioned in the FIR, till the finalization of investigation.
Contracts that have been entered into
and are being executed or pending execution, shall
remain on hold. In these cases, further action will be taken as per the contractual
provisions on receipt of the investigation report of the CBI. Some restrictions on procurement
cases in respect of M/s IAI or M/s Rafael have also been placed.
Government has laid down elaborate
procedures for procurement of defence equipments, weapons and stores. The procedures prescribed include “Defence Procurement Procedure” for
capital acquisition and “Defence Procurement Manual” for revenue purchases.
These procedures are also reviewed periodically.
This information was given by Defence
Minister Shri AK Antony
in a written reply to Shri Naveen Jindal in Lok Sabha today.
Samir / RAJ
(Release ID :54382)