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1. The origin of the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) can be traced back to 1869, when the first Inspectorate was set up at Ammunition Factory, Kirkee. Up till the end of World War-I, the requirements of Army for Armament, General Stores, Clothing, Electronic Stores, Instruments, Vehicles and Engineering Stores were met mostly by imports from UK. Some facilities were, however set up in the country for production of Armaments Stores. It was realized even in those days that in the field of Defence Armament, Stores and Equipments, adequate inspection units must cover manufacturing establishments. The under mentioned establishments were set up accordingly :
No.
Inception Years
Inspection Units
1
1869/1911

Inspectorate at Ammunition Factory, Kirkee.

2
1904

Inspectorate of Gun carriage Factory, Jabalpur.

3
1908

CIME, Kirkee.

4
1911

Inspectorate at Rifle Factory, Ichapur.

5
1912

Inspectorate at Harness and Saddlery Factory, Kanpur.

6
1929

Inspectorate at G & S Factory at Cossipore.

7
1929/1940

Chief Inspectorate at Mechanical Transport, Chakilika,
Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan).

8
1934

Inspectorate of General Stores, Kanpur.

9
1939

Inspectorate of Scientific Stores, Rawalpindi (Now in Pakistan).

10
1940

Inspectorate of Metals and Steel, Ichapur.

11
1941

Chief Inspectorate of Engineering, Kolkatta.

12
1946

Redesignated as TDE (I&E), Dehradun.

13
1947

Redesignated to TDE (Vehicle), Ahmednagar.

 

 

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