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Army’s GOCO Model for Improving Efficiency

  • 10 Jan 2020
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Indian Army has initiated the process of identifying potential industry partners to implement the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) model for its base workshops and ordnance depots.

  • GOCO will improve the operational efficiency of the army.

Key Points

  • The army issued a Request For Information (RFI) to shortlist service providers with experience in warehousing, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Criteria for Service Provider: It should be an Indian registered company with at least 10 years of working experience in related domains and have an average annual turnover of ₹50 crore for each of the last three financial years.

Government Owned Contractor Operated Model

  • It was one of the recommendations of the Lt. Gen. DB Shekatkar (Retd.) committee to enhance combat capability and re-balancing defence expenditure.
  • In GOCO model, the assets owned by government is operated by the private industries.
  • The private players are given full autonomy in implementing the vision set by the government, using their best practices.
  • The main advantage of the model is that it is efficient and will boost competitiveness among the private entities.

Source: TH

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