SAMAR Assessment Certificates

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Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over SAMAR assessment certificates to nine Industry Partners.

About SAMAR Assessment Certificates

  • System for Advance Manufacturing Assessment and Rating (SAMAR) certificate is a benchmark to measure the competency of defence manufacturing enterprises.
  • It is an outcome of the collaboration between DRDO and Quality Council of India (QCI) to strengthen the defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country with an objective to further the vision of making India self- reliant in defence manufacturing. 
  • Objective:
    • Provide an objective assessment of manufacturing capability of Defence Manufacturing Enterprises
    • Enable enterprises to benchmark their performance across a range of business capabilities to enhance quality, reliability and competitiveness
    • Create a credible database of Defence manufacturers for ease in vendor selection and development
    • Strengthen the Defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country with an objective to realize the vision of making India self-reliant in Defence manufacturing
  • Eligibility: All defence manufacturing enterprises, both MSME and Large enterprises, are eligible to apply for this certification.
  • Validity: It is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance of certificate.
  • The certification is based on a maturity assessment model developed by QCI and is applicable to all defence manufacturing enterprises i.e., micro, small, medium and large enterprises.

 Q1) What is the Quality Council of India?

It was established in 1997 jointly by the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and the Indian industry. It is registered as a non-profit organizationunder the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

Source: DRDO hands over 23 Licensing Agreements for Transfer of Technology to industries during Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo 2024