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MoPNG Joint Secretary lauds ONGC for encouraging local vendors towards indigenization at webinar on Development Order Policy

In yet another step towards encouraging domestic vendors towards indigenous productions of E&P equipment and services for upstream industry, ONGC’s INDEG team organized a webinar on te new Development Order Policy on 21 December 2020. Guest speaker of the session, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) Mr Sunil Kumar lauded the Energy Maharatna’s continuing efforts to boost local manufacturing, which has been further encouraging several investors and manufacturers towards the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

ONGC has introduced the new Development Order policy on 2 December 2020, and the webinar held on 21 December aimed at apprising domestic manufacturers and service providers.

MoPNG Joint Secretary lauds ONGC for encouraging local vendors towards indigenization at webinar on Development Order Policy

Joint Secretary MoPNG Mr Sunil Kumar stressed on the aim of the webinar, which was to promote development of indigenous Exploration and Production products and bring down dependency on imports. He stated that the idea behind self-reliance is to work towards having desired quantity of products and services available at a reasonable rate through local manufacturing.

Appreciating ONGC’s initiative towards indigenization, Mr Kumar exhorted industry partners and vendors to take advantage of the opportunity and join the energy major in the mission to reduce import dependency and boost local manufacturing.

The webinar, organized in association with Oil India Limited (OIL), was attended by ONGC Director (T&FS) Mr Om Prakash Singh, Director (Onshore) Mr Anurag Sharma, dignitaries and key executives from both ONGC and OIL and over 200 representatives from partnering companies.

Speaking on the occasion, Director (T&FS) Mr O P Singh detailed on the significance of the newly-introduced Development Order Policy of ONGC. Mr Singh asserted that the new policy is linked with the existing tender policy and include zero liquidity damage and easy of business for local manufacturers. “ONGC is relentlessly working towards development of new local sources of equipment and services. Our five-year procurement plan is already available at or official portal for the reference of local vendors,” said Mr Singh.

Delivering his introductory remark, Director (Onshore) Mr Anurag Sharma congratulated team INDEG to add another Webinar in the series of webinars that have been conducted by ONGC’s various teams. He noted that the introduction of Development Order Policy by ONGC combined with the government’s policies like MSEME, GEM, etc. will help us realize the dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Represented by Mr Pradeep Goel, Chief MM Mr AP Tripathi’s executive note highlighted on how the new policy is simplified and revised to make the entire tender initiatives fast-track. Mentioning how the new policy includes specialized services to boost local manufacturing, Mr Goel urged industry partners to join ONGC in making the upstream industry self-reliant.

Chief Technical Services Mr D R Kamble spoke on the significance and aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat and ONGC’s efforts towards indigenization. He pointed out that the industry and its partners are well-equipped with domain experts to become entirely self-reliant.

The webinar also included a detailed presentation by Head INDEG Mr Rakesh Sharma. The presentation covered a wide range of issues, wherein Mr Sharma apprised all on various aspects of the new policy like the facility inspection, rates, payments and delivery schedule, product inspection, restriction in the development order policy, key makers of the policy, process of products/services development, etc.