GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION AND SUPPLIES
Ministry of Defence:
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 464
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.07.2009
Laying of Kelkar Committee Report on The Table of Houses of Parliament .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that the Vijay Kelkar Committee submitted its report in two parts, inter-alia making recommendation on the funding of the Ordnance Factory Board;
(b) whether it is a fact that after consideration of the Report, Government has accepted 26 out of 36 of its recommendations, but the Report has not been laid in Parliament; and
(c) if so, whether Government proposed to lay the same in Parliament; if not, why?
(SHRI M.M. PALLAM RAJU)
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) to (c): The Report of the Kelkar Committee was submitted to the Government of India in two parts. Part-I deals with strengthening self reliance in defence preparedness. This part contains 40 recommendations, out of which 30 have been implemented. Of the balance, 1 has been dropped and 9 are presently under examination. Part-II deals with revitalizing defence public sector undertakings and ordnance factories. Out of the total 19 recommendations in this part, 5 have been implemented, while in the case of 11 recommendations no further action is envisaged. Of the balance, 2 are under examination, while 1 has been dropped. The Report of the Kelkar Committee is not being laid in Parliament as it deals with details on matters which are of a sensitive nature and have a bearing on national security.