India: PMO asks government departments to stick to policy on procurement

22 Dec, 2017: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has stepped in to ensure all government departments stick to official policy on procurement of locally produced steel for key infra projects. The move follows objection by domestic steel producers against Railways decision to buy rails through a global tender on December 18 for the first time. This move led to the rail and steel ministries locking horns over the issue. The latter felt decision to float a global tender went against the "Make in India" policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.