THE Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) has created an integrated setup to facilitate contractors and other visitors entering the Dockyard. The modern setup, christened as “Dockyard Visitor Support Centre” (DVSC), was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command on 25 January 2017.

The facility was the outcome of detailed study undertaken of the footfall at the entry point of the muster gate. It was observed that the present layout and process was not designed to handle present day volumes of the outsourced workers. The issue was also aggravated due to the common entry point for sailors, dockyard workers and contractor workforce at the entry point.

Rear Admiral Sanjeev Kale, the Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard said that the all new Dockyard Visitor Support Centre (DVSC) has the mechanism for swift clearance without compromising on any of the security checks instituted. The revised process also does away with the paper requisitions and would be a step towards paperless functioning.

The DVSC complex also has provision of two Conference Halls which can be used by all units to conduct discussions with companies dealing the Indian Navy and other financial activities at the gate itself. The integrated complex also houses Retired Personnel’s Cell christened as “Veteran Information and Transaction Annex” (VITA). This addresses another long standing concern of expeditious resolution of the post retirement issues of superannuated personnel at the gate itself. The complete infrastructure is under CCTV coverage and would be monitored at the central surveillance room.

With inauguration of this facility the waiting period is expected to be reduced. Considering 2000 subcontracted workers entering the yard, this would enhance productivity by 4000 man-hours on a daily basis thereby increasing the productivity and throughput of the Yard.

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