Design Infrastructure Planning and Management Society is a Govt registered NGO with the Niti Aayog at its platform “Darpan” and is not for profit organization. It is an apex body of “Defence Infrastructure Planning and Management Council of India”, also known as DIPM Council of India.
The executive plan of DIPM Council of India is to bring all stake holders at one platform in advisory role to the Govt of India especially Ministry of defence on all aspects of Defence infrastructure , except strategic needs of the country, with the aim of sustainability, innovations , economy and efficient Project delivery. DIPM council of India shall bring together all stakeholders, technologists, Govt officers on one platform to ensure economy, efficient Project delivery and use of most advanced technology in the field of Infrastructure in the country.
“DIPM Council of India to become a key stake holder in the country in all aspects of Infrastructure development through group of specialists on voluntary basis, become a partner in Make In India and be a voluntary organization/ advisory body to Govt. of India.”
“To ensure all round sustainable development and promote innovations in Infrastructure Technology and Management”.
The Hon’able member of Niti Aayog Dr V K Saraswat, PADMASHRI , PADMABHUSHAN, Chancellor JNU Dehi, is the Chief Patron and mentor of DIPM Society and Council on Defence Infrastructure i.e. “ Defence Infrastructure Planning and Management Council of India”.
Dr. V K Saraswat, India’s most gifted scientist and an accomplished researcher with more than
four decades of experience spanning over several fields and areas in both basic and applied
sciences of defense research.Apart from being a scientist, he is a rare combination of an
innovator, technologist and visionary. Dr. Saraswat is the recipient of many national and
international awards including PADMASHRI (1998) & PADMABHUSHAN (2013).
The DIPM Society is in to Innovation of Technology in Nation building and into Infrastructure implementation. It is envisioned to be the technical advisory body of professionals to Govt of India on honorary basis. It is a registered society, not for profit organisation working in the field of Infrastructure technology innovations, development, Project Management, Contract Management, project delivery, skilling India in the field of Infrastructure in general and Defence Infrastructure in particular in the Govt Sector.
The professionals involved in Innovations in Infrastructure planning and management shall be the key stake holders in the council in their personal capacity on honorary basis purely in academic interest, besides members from academic institutions, infrastructure companies, consultants, technical bodies, PSUs, autonomous bodies, private individuals, Govt. officers , on voluntary basis. There shall be membership fee to join as Individual, as corporate, as group of people etc. The council will hold periodic seminars, technical discussions as well as publish technical journal to keep pace with technology development and innovations. The council will generate fund through membership fee as well as voluntary contributions from donors, companies, sponsor of events etc , Membership is open to all on nominal membership fee. DIPM Council shall consists of various sub committees on all aspects of infrastructure planning, innovation, sustainable development, project delivery etc with the aim of becoming a key technical advisory body on all aspects of Infrastructure technology, sustainable development to Govt of India in general and to Ministry of Defence in particular, consisting of professionals from academic institutions, corporate, Serving officers in Armed Forces, IDSE cadre, professionals in defence services etc.
The state of Infrastructure availability is a prominent and dominant factor in the journey of a nation to become a developed country. India is poised to become a developed country and the Govt effort is to develop Infrastructure in the country at desired pace in every segment of economy. The defence infrastructure is key to nation security as well as a participant in the growth of GDP and economy in the country.
The cost of Infrastructure development is very high and may become prohibitive, unless innovative and sustainable technologies are used in Infrastructure development, there are several adverse consequences of the development as has been learned over the years in developing as well as developed countries. The innovations in technology bring sustainability, economy as well as efficient use of scarce resources.
It is experienced that world over and as well as in India , there have been several initiatives by various organisations, individuals towards use of sustainable and innovations in technology, however there is need to bring all stakeholders together at one platform , use their expertise and implement at national level to bring in desired changes.
Hence there is need to form a technical body, in an advisory capacity, to bring all technocrats, professionals , manufacturers, consultants, Govt functionaries etc at one place and use their cumulative experience and capacity towards betterment of life and economy of the country. This body is envisioned to be advisory consultative body for informal advise to various organizations of Govt. of India in general and Ministry of Defence in particular, this advise is supposed to be free of conflict of interest, rendered by group of specialists, technocrats, administrators who are well versed with Govt as well as corporate functioning drawn from various walks of life.
Organization Structure of DIPM Society
The DIPM Society is governed by its Governing Council at its apex , consisting of Founder members as well as elected members. The Governing Council members are elected from its life members, individual as well as Corporate / Institutional members, through its AGM , held yearly as applicable to any democratic organization and as per Govt rules.
The DIPM Society has its National Executive Council, in the name of “Defence Infrastructure Planning and Management Council of India” headed by its Chairman, who is ex Officio “ Director General of DIPM Society and office bearers elected by the AGM as well as prominent professionals and dignitaries, nominated by the Council.
Prominent Governing Council Members ….
The National Executive Council, namely “DIPM Council of India” has several verticals, called National Committees, working in different infrastructure sectors. At present DIPM Society have following National Committees chaired by eminent professionals.
Chairman:Sh A K Arora, IDSE ( Retd) EX Director General , Military Engineer Services and presently advisor to Ministry of Defence , and several public sector undertakings as IM.
Brig( Retd) C B L Sahel, Ex Chief Engineer in Military Engineer Services and Corps of Engineers, Indian Army
Lt Gen (Retd) Vinod Bhatia, Ex DGMO , presently Director CENJOWS
Rail and Metro Infrastructure
Sh Keshav Chandra , Ex Member Railway Board, CMD RITES and Advisor to several countries railway and metro organizations.
Sh A K Goel, Ex Director General ( Stores) , Indian Railways
Sh Kundan Choudhary, Ex Chief Administrative Officer, Indian Railways.