For this the army has signed a contract with Tata Advanced Materials Limited for obtaining the jackets under “emergency” provision.
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There is huge shortage of bullet-proof jackets in the 1.18-million strong Army and because of convoluted procurement procedures, a lot of delay happen in getting these vital security items.
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The current deal for bullet-proof jackets is according to the older GSQR, and the rules were relaxed as “one-time exception” for fast-tracking their purchase.