Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received the first Green Channel Status certificate from Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) for supply of Spares for a particular Radar being manufactured by Military Radar Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of BEL’s Bangalore Complex.
The certificate was issued by Chairman of the Green Channel Committee, Brig Vikram Ahooja, ADGQA (R&S), and was received by Ravi B S, General Manager of Military Radar SBU. It is noteworthy that this is the first certificate issued to any organisation in India after the Green Channel Policy was formulated during March 2017.
The Ministry of Defence had promulgated the Green Channel Policy for promoting ease of doing business as part of its ‘Make in India’ initiatives. A mechanism was set up to award Green Channel Status to firms with pre-defined financial and quality credentials for broad categories of items having continuous requirement in the Defence Forces. Responsibility of inspection of goods is given to the firms, after their credentials are verified by the Green Channel Committee (GCC), comprising of various stakeholders from DGQA and the procurement ecosystem.