The national capital territory of Delhi with an area of 1,483 sq. km is situated between the Himalayas and the Aravalis range in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is located in the northern part of India between latitude of 28.38°N and longitude 77.12°E. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh in the east and Haryana to the west, north and south. Delhi is a gateway to the North Indian states of Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Haryana. It is connected to all the major cities of the world by regular flights.
Being the national capital, Delhi is accessible by road, rail and air from every major city and most of the states of India. It is well connected to all the major states by highways.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is the third largest city in the country. The sprawling city is divided into Old and New Delhi. Delhi on a whole, gives a feel of the old and the new, with its ancient historical monuments intersperse with soaring skyscrapers, embassies and bustling commercial complexes.
Key Initiatives / Information
The downgrading of Indian sovereign rating by Standard's & Poor's and Fitch may be premature as India still enjoys high savings and investment ratios, strong human resources, and robust domestic consumption. However, a clutch of reforms is required to restore investor confidence.
Lessons leant from the many past family disputes, is leading to many family businesses structure their personal and business assets in a manner which helps in better succession planning minimizing future disputes whilst creating enough opportunities to grow, raise money and create value. Questions are many, should the businesses be held through a trust, company, partnership firm, LLPS. Where should these entities be registered, where should the group IPs and brands be housed- in operating companies or separate companies, what should be the ideal structure - should we have holding companies, trading companies or IPR companies, should these companies be bucketed together or separately and many more strategic issues. Further, the recently introduced LLP provisions and the recent amendment to the FDI norms permitting foreign investment in LLPS provides a opportunity worth exploring for doing businesses through LLPS ring fencing liability whilst better planning taxes. Without doubt, setting up a completely new set up for family businesses or LLPS is relatively easy, transitioning an existing structure into a desired structure/ LLPs has a plethora of tax, commercial and regulatory consideration. This session will explore the possible structuring opportunities and the key challenges to be addressed in this exciting area.
76th CII Northern Region Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly study conducted to gauge the sentiment in the economy. Earlier, the survey was conducted bi-annually, but from the 74th Survey onwards the study is conducted on a quarterly basis in order to get a more frequent indicator of business sentiment. The current survey gives an outlook on business sentiments for the first quarter of 2011-12 as compared to the last quarter of 2010-11.
National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) has been established by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in partnership with CII, ICSI, ICAI, ICWAI and NSE to function as the National Apex platform for promotion of good Corporate Governance (CG) practices in India.
India’s ICTE hardware manufacturing sector has immense potential driven by the
explosive growth in electronics and IT consumption. Having identified these as thrust
areas, Government of India has undertaken various initiatives, with R&D promotion
being one of them. Various departments of the Government have been individually
pioneering initiatives aimed at improving indigenous manufacturing through promotion
of R&D. Department of Information Technology (DIT), being the nodal Government
body for the ICTE sector, has been initiating programs aimed at improving the R&D
ecosystem and fostering innovation in the country. It has recently initiated a scheme
called the “Multiplier Grants Scheme” (MGS) with the aim to encourage collaborative
R&D between industry and academic/R&D institutions for development of products and
Presentations done during Dairy Summit 2010.
The report notes various development taking place in India towards the development of energy markets in general and energy derivatives market in particular. It discusses several existing barriers that have been impeding further growth of energy markets in the country. In light of the existing barriers, the report proposes way forward for the development of robust markets in the energy industries.
Climate change is at the centre stage of global discussions. The warming of the climate
system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. Climate change is undoubtedly one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats, our planet faces today. It impacts all countries, but is particularly severe for developing countries like India, given their vulnerabilities, inadequate means and limited capacities to adapt to its effects.
‘Producer gas’ is produced through the process of gasification - an efficient method of extracting heat from biomass. Natural gas, diesel or furnace oil can be replaced by producer gas for making steam in order to generate electricity and heat for industries.
The growing importance of wind energy sector in an era of rapidly depleting fossil fuels cannot be overemphasized. Europe, unequivocally, is the world leader in research, development and deployment of wind energy resources. Amongst developing countries, India is the frontrunner in the exploitation of wind energy. The Indian wind energy programme has successfully implemented strategies most of which had European assistance in some form. However, challenges to the larger exploitation of wind energy resources in India and the opportunities that exist between Europe and India for further co-operation in the wind energy sector are not over
The need of co-operation in the hydroelectric sector between Nepal and India has been emphasized by various stakeholders for the last almost five decades. However, there is very little progress to show on ground so far. Lack of co-ordination between government agencies on both sides, lack of pace and direction in the co-operation dialogue, complexities arising due to power-water nexus, absence of private participation in the process and non-availability of physical infrastructure have been some of the conspicuous factors for the tardy progress, which is a matter of serious concern.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a session with Mr Timothy Geithner, US Treasury Secretary and Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, on 6th April in New Delhi, followed by an exclusive dinner. The session was moderated by Mr Tarun Das, former Chief Mentor, CII.
CII along with the representatives of 19 prominent MSME Associations met the Prime Minister on 26 August 2009 to highlight their concerns and issues regarding MSMEs. The Prime Minister announced the setting up of a Task Force to reflect on the issues raised by the associations and formulate an agenda for action within a period of three months after discussions with all stakeholders. Accordingly, a Task Force under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister was constituted to address the issues of the MSME sector. The report of the Task Force on MSME provides a roadmap for the development and promotion of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)and was presented to the Prime Minister by its Chairman, Mr T.K.A.Nair.
Investment inflow influences the economic development of the region in particular and the country in general. Higher FDI inflow brings in new technology, enhances the quality of human capital and creates a strong competitive base for its overall development
CII News Update
The “Sahcharya” Quality Circle from Bhilai Steel, Plant, Bhilai was adjudged the winner and was awarded the "Winners Trophy" in 25th Quality Circle National Final Competition 2012-2013 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry at New Delhi today. The first Runner up Trophy'' was won by ''Iventi.....
Good Governance emerged as a vital link for economic growth, sustainability and social inclusivity. Mr Hooda added that Haryana has done exceedingly well on the 4 key development indicators ie Per Capita Investment, Per Capita Income, Per Capita expenditures and resource mobilization.
Regional Committee on MSMEs, CII Northern Region organized an interactive session for its members with Mr Rajiv Mishra, Director, Development Commissioner’s Office, Ministry of MSME, Government of India on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. The interaction
dwelled on various issues and challenges being face.....
Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region) along with Knowledge Partner BMGI organized the annual lean Six Sigma summit on 14 March 2013 at New Delhi.
CII organized an International Conference on Cost Effective Manufacturing on 16th February 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Conference was inaugurated by Mr Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC). .....
Individuals from NGO’s , civil society, industries specially - MSME , women’s organizations, farmer’s associations, research institutions and youth organizations participated in the Workshop.
Yi Delhi Chapter had organized a Panel Discussion on “Waking up to our Collective Responsibilities-A Clear and Present Danger” on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at Conference Hall, CII Headquarters, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-3.
Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII’s) CSR organized a Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship development. The seminar was an effort towards bringing exemplary SEs (Social Entrepreneurs) who have already created a niche for their work in the society and the Companies who want to support SEs for mee.....
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the 2nd Session of “CII DSO Banking and Finance Knowledge Roundtable Series” on 20th Dec 2012. The session focused on “Restructuring of Corporate Debt”......
The CII business delegation from Jammu and Kashmir, led by Mr.Waseem Trumboo, Director Trumboo Industries Pvt Ltd, visited the popular ski destination of Aspen, Colorado on their third day in the United States.
The former Mayor of Aspen (2001-2007), Hon. Helen Kalin Klanderud, welcomed the .....
CII Awards & Recognitions
The workskills competition is conducted at the Regional level first, followed by the National Competitions, to encourage workers in the industry by recognising excellence in skill through organised competitions in select trades.
The QC Circle Competition, an annual feature since 1986, is the culmination of the State, Regional and National conventions that take place throughout the year as part of CII’s continuous efforts to strengthen the Quality movement in India.
SIX SIGMA has proven across the world and over the wide spectrum of Industries, the power of changing “Business of Quality” to “Quality of Business” by integrating business and quality strategies.
WHO’s 1st Global Conference on Health Promotion in Ottawa 1986, 2nd Conference in Adelaide 1988 and later 6th Conference in Bangkok 2005, mentioned the need to improve and implement workplace health Promotion programs.
This resulted in the Luxemburg declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in Europe 2007, WHO’s Workers Health Global Plan of action 2008 While the WHO document deals with the entire spectrum of occupational Health (Safety,Enviroment and Health (attached ),the Luxemburg declaration deals exclusively with Workplace Health promotion (attached)
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII Workskills was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah. 205 workers from the Indian Industry participated in this event. In view of the overwhelming response received in the first Workskills, CII has institutionalised this competition as a major event for the industrial work force, held every year at the Regional and National levels.
The competition is being held in nine trades viz. Electrician, Machinist (Miller), Welder, Fitter, Turner, Industrial Electronics, Tool & Die Maker, Instrument Mechanic and COPA (Computer Operator cum Processing Assistant) in two categories - upto 22 years of age and above 22 years of age. The objectives of the competition are - to encourage workers in the industry by providing recognition for individual merit and excellence in skills through organised competition in selected trades and to upgrade the standards and status of vocational trades and promote skills development programmes in the industry.