Union Commerce and Industry Minister Sh. Piyush Goyal today took an online review meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC), an autonomous organization of DPIIT. Shri Som Parkash, Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other Senior Officials of DPIIT were present in the meeting.
Shri Goyal acknowledged that National Productivity Council, an organization set up in 1958, has been rendering expert services in the areas of Consultancy and Capacity Building in the domains of Energy, Environment, Business process and Productivity improvement. He said that it can further leverage its strength and work more closely with Industry, SMEs and other organizations in the Government, Public as well as the Private Sector.
The Minister said that successful experience of NPC in implementing Lean Manufacturing in MSME sectors needs to be leveraged for expanding schemes to benefit more MSMEs. Similarly, the recent estimation study of plastic litter into riverine and marine eco-system needs to be expanded to other cities, with the objective of making India plastic-free. It was also decided that the current scheme of “Training and certification of competent persons for Boiler Certification” needs to be reviewed with an objective of bringing in more efficiency. The CIM called for enhancing NPC’s revenue to the tune of Rs. 300 Crores by 2024 through the expansion of its Advisory & Capacity Building services to public and private sectors.
“Hon’ble Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and Hon’ble MoS Shri Som Prakash reviewed the workings of National Productivity Council and directed that NPC capability and expertise must be leveraged for the betterment of productivity in the economy. In the post-COVID 2019 the role of NPC is more required for advising the industries as to how to increase productivity while demand is low. NPC has the capability and expertise of enhancing the productivity of MEN/Women Machine and ORGANISATIONS by implementing ORGANISATIONAL RE-ENGINEERING 5S LEAN MANUFACTURING and new concept of GREEN LEAN. NPC is going to engage with 200 industries by involving students and academia for the betterment of employment prospects of students as well and enhancing the productivity of industries,” commented Shri Arun Kumar Jha, Director General of National Productivity Council on this major development.
In order to bring in more synergy among the offices of Commerce & Industry Ministry, it was recommended that all these offices should be co-located in the same city. The Minister further desired that NPC should try to replicate the Delhi Police Model of Automated Transfer & Posting System, developed by NPC, for other Government Organizations, including Railways. He also emphasized that NPC could render its services to Indian Railways which is largest government employer in the country.