BEL is the first organization in India to receive the certificate after the Green Channel Policy was formulated during March 2017.
In what constitutes yet another feather in its cap, Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received the first ever Green Channel Status certificate from Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) of Ministry of Defence for supply of Spares for a particular Radar being manufactured by Military Radar Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of BEL’s Bangalore Complex.
BEL is the first organization in India to receive the certificate after the Green Channel Policy was formulated during March 2017. The certificate, issued by Chairman of the MoD’s Green Channel Committee, Brig Vikram Ahooja, ADGQA (R&S), was received by Ravi B S, General Manager of Military Radar SBU.
Green Channel Status is the authority given by the purchaser to the manufacturer to formally certify its products or stores on behalf of the purchaser or any other authority designated by the purchaser, after verifying the firm’s infrastructure, quality policies and practices to produce and supply goods of specified quality. The Green Channel awarded to a manufacturing firm symbolizes the purchaser’s confidence in the manufacturer’s quality assurance processes.
MoD initiated the Green Policy for promoting ease of doing business as part of its ‘Make in India’ initiatives. MoD set up a mechanism 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. Under the policy, responsibility for 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.
Set up in 1954 to meet the specialized electronic equipment requirements of the Indian Defence Services, BEL now produces a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment in fields such as Defence Communication, Radars, Naval Systems, C4I Systems, Weapon Systems, Homeland Security, Telecom & Broadcast Systems, Electronic Warfare, Tank Electronics, Electro Optics, Professional Electronic Components and Solar Photovoltaic Systems.