SAMAR Assesment Certificates

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Source-This post on SAMAR assesment Certificates has been created based on the article “DRDO hands over 23 Licensing Agreements for Transfer of Technology to industries during Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo 2024” published in “PIB” on 25th Feb 2024.

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Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over SAMAR assessment certificates to nine Industry Partners at the MSME Defence Expo 2024.

About SAMAR Assessment Certificates

SAMAR assessment Certificates
Source- DRDO and QCI
About System for Advance Manufacturing Assessment and Rating (SAMAR) certificate is a benchmark to measure the competency of defence manufacturing enterprises.
Partner organisationsIt is an outcome of the collaboration between DRDO and Quality Council of India (QCI)
Aim/Objective1. To strengthen the defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country and making India self- reliant in defence manufacturing.
2. To provide an objective assessment of manufacturing capability of Defence Manufacturing Enterprises.
3. Enable enterprises to benchmark their performance across a range of business capabilities to enhance quality, reliability and competitiveness.
4. Create a credible database of Defence manufacturers for ease in vendor selection and development.
EligibilityAll defence manufacturing enterprises, both MSME and Large enterprises, are eligible to apply for this certification. 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.
ValidityIt is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance of certificate.

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