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This column by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII in the Hindustan Times 23 January 2013 issue entitled 'Revive the Growth Momentum' observes that the Budget 2013-14 should identify the critical ingredients of growth and address them through appropriate policy interventions.
This is to inform members that the Department of Commerce, Government of India has decided to grant Green Channel facility providing deemed registration status and waiver of pre-dispatch inspection. It has also been decided to simplify registration process and acceptance of the stores against DGS&D Rate Contract. The detailed guidelines in this regard are contained in Correction Slip No. 36 and 38 respectively both dated 18-12-2012 to DGS&D Manual, which are available on DGS&D website www.dgsnd.gov.in (under heading DGS&D Manual).
Presentations Of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry 26th November 2012, Hotel Lalit, New Delhi.
The Indian capital goods sector, the core of the manufacturing sector, requires attention to technology, SME support, skill development, and import substitution to meet the targets of the National Manufacturing Policy. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII appeared in The Financial Express on 13 November 2012.
The business environment, global and Indian economic issues and the regulatory environment are undergoing considerable changes. CFOs, working closely with the CEOs, are the ones who need to understand the impact of these changes on the company. These issues need to be discussed in a forum of CFOs to understand their impact on the industrial front. These deliberations may result in formulating the additional competencies that need to be developed by an organisation. It may also result in developing strategies for a collective intervention with the appropriate authorities.
In its pre-Budget recommendations, CII has stressed that to revive growth momentum, new avenues must be devised to augment investment. Private investments need to be incentivised in critical areas of the economy. A reforms oriented budget is needed to instill confidence among investors.
As we have reported in the past, GSP extension was approved by the U.S. Congress last week. It is effective from 1st January, 2011 to 31st July, 2013. It will come into effect 15 days after the U.S. President signs it into law. We understand that the President is expected to sign the GSP extension later this week.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
CII News Update
CII meet on CSR issues & challenges of PSEs, under the aegis of CII Council on Public Sector Enterprises, today brought together policy makers, CMDs & CSR Heads of PSEs to discuss and arrive at solutions to the various constraints faced by PSEs towards CSR implementation. This meet provided a platf.....
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a “Navaratna PSU”, is one of the Asia''''s largest aerospace companies has signed a Technology Cooperation Initiative to enhance Quality and Competitiveness for HAL of its Products and Services. This is the first ever cooperation initiative signed between the l.....
Government set to resolve long standing issues including amendment of IBR
Mr. T.S.G. Narayannen, Secretary, Central Boiler Board, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion while speaking at the “Seminar on Boiler Industry: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities” organized by Confedera.....
Mr Praful Patel, Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has pitched for incentivizing capital goods, particularly for exports to strengthen the manufacturing base in the country.
The minister was responding to a point raised by Mr Ajay S Shriram, Vice President, Confe.....
Speaking at the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry in New Delhi today, Mr P.K.Agrawal. Chief Administrative Officer, COFMOW. Central Organisation For Modernisation of Workshops Ministry of Railways said that the Railways are annually sourcing over Rs 50.....
CII Uttarakhand organized an Interaction with the Hon’ble Members of Parliament from Uttarakhand at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 4 May 2012. The deliberations of the meeting were to discuss issues of mutual concern for the development of the state. CII has been actively engaged with the state.....
For Maharatnas & Navaratnas to enhance their efficiency, it is important for them to remain autonomous, stated Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII. CII urges the Government to take appropriate action to ensure that the board constitution is in alignment with this objective. These views were also share.....
Speaking at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi, Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban Development, congratulated CII, SIAM and ACMA on successfully organizing the exhibition. He said he was delighted to see the increasing vitality in every expo and changing profile of visitors since.....
With the slackening of demand in the auto sector over the past two quarters, the exceptionally high level of response in terms of visitors levels perhaps is the first sign that good days lie ahead for the Indian auto industry.
"Just as the Kumbh Mela is the King of all melas in the Country, the .....
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Six Sigma approach is being widely used all over the world for reduction in process variation and waste elimination.
Total Productive Maintenance, shortly termed as TPM, is the concept originated and developed by Japan Institute of plant Maintenance (JIPM) Tokyo, since late sixties. JIPM-TPM is the key for the operational excellence for many Japanese companies.
Legal metrological requirements, relevant to the manufacturing sector, as laid down by way of standards under the Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Packaged Commodity Rules, 1977 have assumed critical importance in modern production lines.
CII and Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India jointly established the Award for Business Excellence in 1994 with the aim to enhance the ''Competitiveness of India Inc.'' The Award is based on the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Model for Excellence.
It was more than two decades ago when CII pioneered the quality movement in India. Over this period the country has witnessed a tremendous improvement in the quality of its products and services and made Indian companies highly competitive in the global market. This has largely been achieved through
The key to ensure sustainable Quality up gradation and continuous improvement in an Organization is the willingness of its employees to adapt to changing paradigms.
Increased global competition has forced companies to think aggressively about effective Cost Management. A low cost high quality product has become an object of desire, to gain a competitive edge. It is essential that cost management addresses not just individual activities or cost centres but the e
Energy efficiency & conservation is a high priority area for industries. Our study & experience show that there is around 10-30% energy saving potential in industries and commercial buildings. The Centre offers consultancy services on energy audits & conducts audit with most accurate estimate of sav