History

A Detachment of DSC (Pune) was placed at Mumbai in August 2000. After being fully set up under Cdr B Manjunath, the Detachment was formally inaugurated by Cmde (Dr) A S Jolly on 12 Apr 2002. The Detachment has since been functioning under the administrative control of DSC (Pune). It acts as an interface between the Directorate of Standardisation and the variuos AsHSP/Feeder Organisations in and around Mumbai. Its present OIC is Maj PS Kang.

Introduction

Standardisation is the process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards. A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical specifications, criteria, methods, processes, or practices. Standardisation is an essential tool of Logistics Management for the Armed Forces. The main aim of Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the existing inventory without affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence Forces.

Codification is the process of standardizing and developing a norm for a language.

The Directorate of Standardisation was established on 26 Jun 1962 under DRDO with the objective of controlling items proliferation within the Defence Services. The organisation was transferred under control of Department of Defence Production & Supplies (DP&S) in 1965. Directorate of Standardisation has 09 Standardisation Cells located at Ichapur, Kanpur, Bangalore, Pune, Jabalpur, Chennai, Dehradun, New Delhi and Hyderabad and three Detachments located at Mumbai, Vishakapatnam & Kochi. Dte also has two Training Institutes at Pune and Delhi co-located with the Standardisation Cells at respective locations.

Standardisation is an essential tool of Logistics Management for the Armed Forces. The lesser number of items procured, stocked, maintained, transported and used by troops in the field, the better it is for efficient management. The main aim of Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the existing inventory without affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence Forces. To accomplish this goal, the Directorate of Standardisation has created a strong database of Defence Inventory.

Role & Function

Function

  1. Processing of Codification Data being received from AsHSP/Feeder Organisation and forward to DCA at C&C.
  2. Monitoring of yearly target of codification/updation promulgated every year.
  3. Provide necessary assistance and information to AsHSP and Feeder Organisation in the field of Standardisation and Codification.

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