Departments Get PMO Stick For Made In India Hurdles

The Prime Minister’s Office has admonished departments, ministries and public sector units for not being supportive enough of the ‘Make in India’ programme by imposing bid conditions regarded as discriminatory toward domestic manufacturers.

Companies such as Larsen & Toubro and state-owned BEML are among those that objected to such terms.

“It is very disturbing that the broad message has not been appreciated by various departments,” the PMO said in aletter after the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion raised the issue.

ET has seen a copy of the letter. Following the PMO’s instructions, DIPP issued a directive to secretaries of all departments to “ensure the tender conditions are strictly in sync with the public procurement order… Any tender which is not sensitive to ‘Make in India’ message deserves Read More…


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