Governing Council Meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC)

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News: The 49th Governing Council Meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC) was held through video conferencing.

Facts:

  • National Productivity Council(NPC): It is an autonomous body established in 1958 under Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • Aim: To promote innovation – led productivity in a sustained manner in all spheres of national economy.
  • President: Union Minister for Commerce and Industry is the President and Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) is its Chairman
  • Significance: It is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) of which the Government of India is a founding member.

Additional Facts:

  • APO: It is an intergovernmental organization established in 1961 to increase productivity in the Asia-Pacific region through mutual cooperation.