WELCOME TO DGQA
Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) organization is under Deptt. Of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence was formally established on 27 Sep 1957, though its beginning can be traced back to 1869 when Inspectorate of Armaments established at Ammunition Factory, Kirkee in 1869. DGQA organization is responsible for Quality Assurance of Defence stores produced by Ordnance Factories, Public & Private Sector units as also procured ex-import and provide assistance, advice, documentation to facilitate optimal utilization of equipment from conceptual stage till commissioned out of service. It involves initiation of all actions necessary to ensure that the armed forces get the entire range of arms, ammunition, equipment & stores of the desired quality so as to enhance the combat efficiency and effectiveness of fighting forces.
The role is performed by carrying out multifarious functions like Quality Assurance of Defence Stores and Equipment encompassing quality audit, process audit and surveillance, Technical evaluation of equipments, Participation in Capital Acquisition process, Associating and rendering assistance in Design and Development process by DRDO and OFB, technical support to MoD, Users, Procurement agencies and Private Industry etc..
Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) is an inter service organization headed by Director General Quality Assurance, with the rank of Lieutenant General and is organized into 11 technology specific Directorates.