India Defence Integrity Pacts

Independent External Monitor (IEM) Appointed

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India Defence Integrity Pacts

India's Ministry of Defence amended its Defence Procurement Procedures in 2006 to mandate the use of Integrity Pacts and appointment of Independent External Monitors (IEM) to oversee defence-related procurement in India for capital procurement schemes above USD 15 million. The Ministry of Defence confirmed the mandatory use of IPs for defence procurement in 2008. The use of IPs in defence procurement has been credited with improving transparency and corruption-prevention in defence procurement in India, though some corruption concerns remain regarding procurement in this sector.

Additional information

  • Procurement authority: Ministry of Defence
  • Monitor: Independent External Monitor (IEM) Appointed
  • Language: English
  • Start year: 2006
  • End year: Ongoing

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