New Delhi. 28 December, 2015. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM, Director General Indian Coast Guard released IRS-CG Rules 2015 which will facilitate design, construction and trials of ICG ships meeting International Standards. The IRS has been involved with construction of a majority of Coast Guard ships. The services of IRS are also being utilized by Coast Guard during refit of ships.
The IRS-CG Rules were initially formulated and released in 2008. The rules have been revised based on the experience gained in ship building by Indian Coast Guard and IRS. With emphasis on Make in India by GoI, these rules will help in supporting indigenous ship building in India, with prominence on excellence in design and quality construction of ICG ships.
The rules release function was attended by senior officials of Indian Coast Guard and IRS including Additional Director General Rajendra Singh, PTM, TM, Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General SK Goyal, PTM, TM Deputy Director General (Material & Maintenance), Arun Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, IRS and Vice Admiral (IN Retd) BS Randhawa, Principal Advisor Navy, IRS were also present.