Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals
A CENTRAL PURCHASE & QUALITY ASSURANCE ORGANISATION of Govt. of India, Department of Supply, Ministry of Commerce. In the year 1860, the British Govt. evolved a concept of CENTRAL BUYING & set up INDIA STORES DEPARTMENT in LONDON for meeting procurement needs of Govt. of India.
Established in 1951 in its present form for rendering procurement services to Central & State Govt. by placing Rate Contracts for common user items & contracts against their ad-hoc demands.