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Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti: Defence Ministry signs MoU with IPFC and NRDC

Date: 12 July 2019 Tags: Defence & Security

Union Defence Ministry (Department of Defence Production,) has inked MoU with Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology. This partnership will give major boost to Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti and is expected to bridge capacity shortfall and promote culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Indian Defence industry.

About Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti  (MRGS)

  • It was launched by Department of Defence Production with the aim to inculcate IP culture in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem.
  • It is also aimed at providing boost to IPR culture in indigenous defence industry as part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance self-reliance in defence.
  • Under it, Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) has been established under aegis of Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA). So far it has trained more than 12,000 personnel on IPR and facilitating filing of more than 1000 new IPR applications.

Action Plan 2019-20 of MRGS

It has been approved by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. It includes training of additional 20,000 personnel from public and private sector industry and armed forces on relevance of IP Culture to Indian Defence manufacturing industry and instituting framework for enabling full utilization of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in defence sector.