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ROLE AND FUNCTIONS - DPIIT

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) was established in the year 1995 and was reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier, separate Ministries of Small Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries (SSI &ARI) and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October, 1999. The department was earlier called Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion; and was renamed as DPIIT in January, 2019.

1.1.2 In 2018, matters related to e-commerce were transferred to the Department and in 2019, the Department has been given charge for matters related to Internal Trade, welfare of traders and their employees and Startups. The role of DPIIT is to promote/accelerate industrial Development of the Country by facilitating investment in new and upcoming technology, foreign direct investment and support balanced development of industries.

1.2 Allocation of Business to the Department

1.2.1 According to the Allocation of Business (AOB) Rules, as updated, the Department is responsible for determining the Industrial Policy at Central Government level, including the following matters:

  1. Productivity in Indian industry
  2. Industrial Management
  3. Matters related to e-Commerce and start-ups
  4. Facilitating Ease of Doing Business (EoDB)
  5. Promotion of internal trade including retail trade, welfare of traders and their employees, and
  6. Administration of Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951, grant of Industrial Licenses (IL) and acknowledging Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM).

1.2.2 The Department handles matters related to Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and administers six Acts related to IPRs. The Department also handles matters related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and undertakes promotion of investment for industrial development of the country. There are five territorial divisions for international cooperation and industrial promotion handling matters emanating from Americas, Europe, CIS countries, Africa and Middle East, and Asia and Oceania.

1.2.3 The Department is responsible for promotion and development of sectors related to cables, Light Engineering Industries, Light Industries, Light Electrical Engineering Industries, Paper and Newsprint, Tyres and Tubes, Salt, Cement, Ceramics, Tiles and Glass, Leather Goods Soaps and detergents and Industries not covered by other Ministries/Departments

1.2.4 The following legislations are administered by the Department:

  1. The Industries (Development and Regulation ) Act, 1951
  2. The Explosives Act, 1884
  3. The Inflammable Substances Act, 1952
  4. The Boilers Act, 1923
  5. The Copyright Act, 1957
  6. The Patents Act, 1970
  7. The Design Act, 2000
  8. The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999;
  9. The Trade Marks Act, 1999
  10. The National Institute of Design Act, 2014.

1.3 Organization of DPIIT

1.3.1 The Organization chart of the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) is at Appendix-I, while a list of the attached and subordinate offices and other organizations under the Department is at Appendix-II.

1.4 Make in India (MII)

1.4.1 Make in India' was launched on September 25, 2014, to facilitate investment, foster innovation, building best in class infrastructure, and making India a hub for manufacturing, design, and innovation. The development of a robust manufacturing sector continues to be a key priority of the Indian Government. It was one of the first Vocal for Local' initiatives that exposed India's manufacturing domain to the world. Since its launch, Make in India has made significant achievements and is now focusing on 27 sectors under Make in India 2.0. DPIIT is coordinating Action Plans for 15 manufacturing sectors, while the Department of Commerce is coordinating for 12 service sectors. Now DPIIT is working closely with 24 sub-sectors which have been chosen keeping in mind the Indian industries strengths and competitive edge, need for import substitution, potential for export and increased employability. These 24 subsectors are - furniture, air-conditioners, leather and footwear, ready to eat, fisheries, agri-produce, auto components, aluminum, electronics, agrochemicals, steel, textiles, EV components and integrated circuits, ethanol, ceramics, set top boxes, robotics, televisions, close circuit cameras, toys, drones, medical devices, sporting goods, gym equipment.

1.4.2 Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Project Development Cells (PDCs): In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to support, facilitate and provide investor friendly ecosystem to investors investing in India, the Union Cabinet approved constitution of an Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), and also Project Development Cells (PDC5) in Ministries/Departments to fast-track investments in coordination between the Central Government and State Governments and thereby grow the pipeline of investible projects in India to increase domestic investments and FDI inflow.

1.4.3 PDCs have now been established in 29 Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, headed by respective Joint Secretary-level nodal officers. All PDCs have assumed a smooth functioning, executing clearly defined investor engagement strategies, which includes identification of prospective investors; multi-level engagements with investors that have shown interest; active engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to resolve existing investors' issues, to develop new projects/proposals and to promote existing investment opportunities.

1.4.4 PDCs have conducted multiple stakeholder interactions, (with State Governments, industry associations, investors, embassies etc.) in the form of roundtables/webinars, digital road shows, and one-on-one meeting on virtual format. These interactions are focused on understanding & resolving industry wide issues, identifying policies that will unlock investment potential in sectors, pitching existing opportunities, exploring new projects/proposals etc.

1.4.5 Investment Clearance Cell: Following the Hon'ble FM's budget announcement, an Investment Clearance Cell (ICC) to provide facilitation and support to businesses through a one-stop digital platform - the central Single Window System (SWS) is being set up and the platform is planned for launch with select states by 15 April 2021. This national portal will integrate the existing clearance systems of the various Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India and State Governments without disruption to the existing IT portals of Ministries. Several meetings and workshops have been held to acquaint States with the best practices of developing/upgrading State Single Window Systems through cross-learning, demonstrating select features and briefing on the proposed Investment Clearance Cell. Technology vendor has been on-boarded and they, along with Invest India, have been working on technical parameters. Consequently, detailed system design and architecture including web designs have been prepared and consultations are being held with more than 36 Ministries/Departments and States to facilitate technology integration. The progress of the work being done on the development of ICC is closely monitored by Cabinet Secretary and PMO.

1.4.6 One District One Product (ODOP): The Hon'ble PM's clarion call of 'Atmanirbhar' to the nation in his address on the 74thlndependence Day - August 15, 2020 explicitly emphasized that we as a nation must move on the path of value addition to our natural as well as human resources. DPIIT is working on the initiative of One District One Product to take this vision forward. OODP has been envisaged to be a transformational step forward realizing the true potential of a district, fuel economic growth and generate employment and rural entrepreneurship. ODOP has already been implemented in some of the States (for example, UP). By scaling it up as a national movement, we can look at creating a pool of 739 products from 739 districts in India that can be regulated.

1.4.7 To begin with, 103 districts have been identified with specific products having manufacturing / export potential. 68 products out of the 106 products are available on big ecommerce platforms. With a view to promote manufacturing and exports, an analysis of specific interventions such as marketing, technology, design, etc is underway along with identification of the agency responsible for the same. Hon'ble CIM has also recently approved the merger of the two initiatives "ODOP" and "District as Export Hub" as a common initiative to be led by Department of Commerce and supported by DPIIT.

1.5 Project Monitoring Group (PMG)

1.5.1 Project Monitoring Group (PMG), was set up in Cabinet Secretariat in 2013 and has recently been merged with DPIIT w.e.f. 14.02.2019, with Invest India providing implementation support in its functioning. It is an institutional mechanism for resolving of issues and bottlenecks and fast tracking the setting up and commissioning of large infrastructure projects in Public and Private sectors.

1.5.2 Any investor facing delays or bottlenecks in the execution of a project with an estimated value of Rs. 500 crore and above can raise them on the PMG portal, which in turn takes them up with the concerned authorities in the Central or State Governments, until the issues are decided.

1.5.3 A new PMG portal (https://pmg.dipp.gov.in) has been developed with an agile and user-friendly interface to strengthen project monitoring framework. All the relevant stakeholders including project proponents, central ministries, and state departments have been onboarded on the portal for regular updation of issue resolution status. (Update)

1.5.4 As of 15th December 2020, 1108 Infrastructure projects worth ~INR 43.2 Lakh Crore are enlisted on PMG portal for issue resolution. Out of 1108 projects, 248 projects worth ~ INR 11.5 Lakh Crore are PRAGATI projects which are reviewed by Hon’ble Prime Minister.

1.6 Invest India

1.6.1 Invest India has been set up as a Joint Venture (Not for Profit) Company between Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), CII, NASSCOM and various State Governments. Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India and acts as the first point of reference for investors in India. Invest India is transforming the country’s investment climate by simplifying the business environment for investors. Its experts, specializing across different countries, Indian states and sectors, handhold investors through their investment lifecycle – from pre-investment to after-care. Invest India provides multiple forms of support such as market entry strategies, deep dive industry analysis, partner search and location assessment policy advocacy with decision makers.

1.7 Public Procurement

1.7.1 The Public procurement (Preference to Make in India ) order 2017 (PPP-MII Order) was issued on 15th June, 2017 pursuant to Rule 153(iii) of the General Financial Rules, 2017, and subsequently amended on 28.05.2018, 29.05.2019, 04.06.2020 and 16.09.2020, as an enabling provision to promote domestic value addition in public procurement.

1.7.2 This Order is applicable for procurement of goods, services and works (including turnkey works ) by Central Government Ministry/Department, their attached/subordinate offices, autonomous bodies controlled by the Government of India and Government companies as defined in the Companies Act.

1.7.3 Under the PPP-MII Order, a Standing Committee, headed by Secretary, DPIIT has been constituted to review the implementation on the order. A Public procurement Cell has been created in the Department to monitor the grievances received for violation of PPP-MII Order. 19 Nodal Departments have been designated for notifying the items with sufficient local capacity and competition, higher minimum local content requirement etc. of concerned products/items under PPP-MII Order.

1.8 Ease of Doing Business (EODB)

1.8.1 In order to improve the business environment in the country, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade DPIIT has taken up a series of measures to simplify and rationalize the regulatory processes (registration and inspection processes) and introduction ‘information technology’ as enabler to make governance more efficient.

1.8.2 India ranks 63rdin the World Bank’s annual Doing Business Report (DBR), 2020 as against 77th rank in the DBR 2019 registering a jump of 14 ranks. The DBR ranks countries on the basis of Distance to Frontier, an absolute score that measures the gap between India and the global best practice on 10 specified indicators. India’s absolute score improved from 67.32 in DBR 2019 to 71.00 in DBR 2020. The Ease of Doing business index is meant to measure regulations directly affecting business and a Nation’s rank is based on the average of 10 indicators viz. Starting a business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Getting Electricity, Registering Property, Getting Credit, Protecting Minority Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Border, Enforcing Contracts and Resolving Insolvency.

1.8.3 The Department spearheaded a dynamic reform exercise that commenced in 2014 to rank all the States/UTs in the country based on implementation of designated reform parameters. The aim of this exercise is to create a conducive business environment by streamlining regulatory structures and creating an investor-friendly business climate. DPIIT launched an online portal to track implementation of reforms on a real-time basis. The same is available on www.eodb.dipp.gov.in
https://eodb.dipp.gov.in/.

1.8.4 The assessment of under state reform Action Plans have been successfully completed for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017-2018. The ranking can be accessed on www.eodb.dipp.gov.in. The assignment of states and UTs under state reform action plan 2019 is underway. https://eodb.dipp.gov.in/. The assignment of states and UTs under state reform action plan 2019 is underway.

1.8.5 DPIIT has also prepared a 218 point District Reforms Plan and shared with States and UTs 2508.2020 for implementation of reforms by all the districts. The Action Plan covers 43 NOCs/Permissions / Registrations/ Certificates which will ease doing business in sectors like retail, education, health, food and beverages, real estate, gems and jewelry, mining and entertainment.

1.8.6 DPIIT has been directed by Cabinet Secretary act as the nodal department for coordinating the exercise of minimizing regulatory compliance burden for citizens and businesses. A systematic exercise across Central Ministries/Departments and States/UTs is being undertaken by DPIIT to eliminate or reduce compliances which have an adverse impact on time and cost of businesses. Making Government to Business and Government to Citizen interfaces online, transparent and time bound are among the key priorities of this exercise.

1.8.7 A Regulatory Compliance Portal https://eodbrcp.dipp.gov.in has been launched by the DPIIT on 1st January 2021. The objective this portal is to act as on online repository of all Central and State-level compliances and to minimize Regulatory Compliance burden. This will give a comprehensive view of all Acts/Rules/Regulations across Ministries and States/UTs applicable to businesses and citizens. The Dashboard of the RC Portal shall be accessible to Cabinet Secretary, Secretaries and Chief Secretaries to monitor the progress.

1.9 Start-up India

1.9.1 Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to catalyze startup culture and build a strong and inclusive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. The Startup India Action Plan was launched on 16th January, 2016 with the objective of supporting entrepreneurs, building up a robust startup ecosystem and transforming India into a country of job creators instead of job seekers. Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) acts as the nodal Department for coordinating the efforts of all Central Government Departments and State Governments for carrying this plan forward.

1.10 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

1.10.1 The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is the Nodal Department for formulation of policy of the Government on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is also responsible for maintenance and management of data on inward FDI into India, based upon the remittances reported by the Reserve Bank of India. With a view to attract higher levels of FDI, Government has put in place a liberal policy on FDI, under which FDI, up to 100%, is permitted, under the automatic route, in most sectors/activities. Significant changes have been made in the FDI policy regime in recent times to ensure that India remains an increasingly attractive investment destination. The Department plays an active role in the liberalization and rationalization of the FDI policy. Towards this end, it has been constructively engaged in the extensive stakeholder consultations on various aspects of the FDI Policy.

1.10.2 Further, after abolition of the erstwhile foreign investment Promotion Board (FIPB), process for granting FDI approvals has been simplified wherein the work relating to processing of applications for FDI and approval of the Government thereon under the extant FDI Policy and FEMA, is now handled by the concerned Ministries/Departments. However, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is a single point interface of the Government to facilitate investors for Foreign Direct Investment through approval route. In this regard a new portal (http://www.fifp.gov.in ) has been created, which is administered by this Department and the portal will continue to facilitate the single window clearance of applications which are through approval route. DPIIT is the Competent Authority for grant of Approvals/Rejection of foreign investment proposals requiring Government approval in case of Trading (Single, Multi brand and Food Product Retail Trading).

1.11 National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy

1.11.1 The National IPR Policy, approved on 12th May, 2016 lays the roadmap for intellectual property in India. The Policy recognizes the abundance of creative and innovative energies that flow in India, and the need to tap into and channelize these energies towards a better and brighter future for all. The National IPR Policy is a vision document that aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes and agencies. It sets in place an institutional mechanism for implementation, monitoring and review. It aims to incorporate and adapt global best practices to the Indian scenario. This policy shall weave in the strengths of the Government, research and development organizations, educational institutions, corporate entities including MSMEs, start-ups and other stakeholders in creation of an innovation-conducive environment, which stimulates creativity and innovation across sectors, as also facilitates a stable, transparent and service-oriented IPR administration in the country.

1.11.2 The policy recognizes that India has a well-established TRIPS- compliant legislative administrative and judicial framework to safeguard IPRs, which meets its international obligations while utilizing the flexibilities provided in the international regime to address its developmental concerns. It reiterates India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS agreement.

1.11.3 The Policy lays down the following objectives:

  1. IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion - To create public awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs among all sections of society
  2. Generation of IPRs: To stimulate the generation of IPRs.
  3. Legal and Legislative Framework: To have strong and effective IPR laws, which balance the interests of rights owners with larger public interest.
  4. Administration and Management: To modernize and strengthen service-oriented IPR administration.
  5. Commercialization of IPRs: Get value for IPRs through commercialization.
  6. (vi) Enforcement and Adjudication: To strengthen the enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IPR infringements.
  7. Human Capital Development: To strengthen and expand human resources, institutions and capacities for teaching, training, research and skill building in IPRs.s

1.11.4 These objectives are sought to be achieved through detailed action points. The action by different Ministries/Departments is to be monitored by DPIIT, which is the nodal Department to coordinate, guide and oversee implementation and future development of IPRs in India.

1.12 National Design Policy

1.12.1 The National Design Policy was approved by the Government on 8th February, 2007, which inter-alia, includes:

  1. Promotion of Indian design through a well-defined and managed regulatory, promotional and institutional framework.
  2. Setting up of specialized Design Centres of “Innovation Hubs” for sectors such as automobiles and transportation, jewellery, leather, soft goods, digital products, toys and games, which will provide common facilities and enabling tools like rapid product development, high performance visualization, etc. along with enterprise incubation as well as financial support through mechanisms like venture funding, loans and market development assistance for start-up design-led ventures and young designers’ design firms/houses.
  3. Formulation of schemes for setting up Design Centres/Innovation Hubs in selected locations/industrial clusters/backward states, particularly in the North east;.
  4. Laying special focus on up gradation of existing design institutes and faculty resources to international standards, particularly the National Institute of Design (NID) and its new campuses/centres with a view to spreading quality education in design to all regions of India.
  5. Encouraging establishment of Departments of design in all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and all the National Institutes of Technologies (NITs) as well as in prestigious private sector colleges of Engineering and Architectures.
  6. Preparation of a mechanism for recognizing and awarding industry achievers in creating a brand image for India design through award of India Design Mark on designs which satisfy key design criteria like originality, innovation, ergonomic features, safety and Eco-friendliness.s.
  7. Facilitating the establishment of a Chartered Society for designers (on the lines of institutions of engineers, the institution of Architects., the Medical Council, the Bar Council, etc.), to govern the registration of Design Professionals and various matters relating to standards setting in the profession.
  8. Setting up an Indian Design Council (IDC) with eminent personalities drawn from different walks of life.

1.12.2 The Design Clinic Scheme project being implemented by NID across the country is intended to improve the manufacturing competency of the MSMEs through design intervention to their products and services and to provide them design edge in the global market and hence supports the Make in India programme of the Government of India.

1.13 Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS)

1.13.1 To further enrich the IIS system, DPIIT has developed Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS). The Industrial Park Rating System is expected to evolve to deliver the following objectives: (i) provide information to prospective tenants and compare parks on various choice of identified parameters (ii) enhance competitiveness of industrial parks and help identify areas of intervention (iii) recognize best practices and promote competitive sprit among park developers and operators (iv) identify requisite policy support to be delivered by state/central government for driving competitiveness of the ecosystem. (Update)

1.13.2 Department released a pilot phase report on Industrial Park Rating System: enhancing industrial competitiveness at a National Workshop held on 19th November, 2018 in New Delhi. A total number of 177 industrial parks were assessed across 34 parameters under four pillars contributing to the development of industrial ecosystem viz., (i) Internal Infrastructure and Utilities; (ii) External Infrastructure and Connectivity; (iii) Business Support Services & Facilities; and (iv) Environment & Safety Management.

1.13.3 The objective of this exercise was to analyse and rate the Industrial Parks with a view on quality and adequacy of industrial infrastructure. The assessment of the responses indicate that the nominated parks perform better on internal and external infrastructure, and utilities, but need to improve on business services and environment safety and sustainability. Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided the technical support to release the pilot phase report on IPRS.

1.13.4 Going forward, under Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) 2.0, the assessment of IPs including private industrial parks with introduction of qualitative indicators for assessing these parks will be undertaken this year. States have been conveyed that the process of next phase of IPRS will be undertaken with revision of parameters to enhance qualitative measurement and analysis of data across the industrial infrastructure-encompassing private parks and tenant feedback.

1.13.6 The State Owned Parks and Private Parks to be included in this exercise will be encouraged to map the primary sector category (even if it is a mixed category park) for optimal allocation of resources within the park and helping the policy makers to devise progressive frameworks for industrialization. The exercise of assessment of the Industrial Park with the technical support of ADB and releasing of report on Industrial Park Rating System 2.0 is likely to be completed by March, 2021.

1.13 Intellectual Property Rights Administration

1.14.1 Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is the nodal department for administration of various laws related to Intellectual Property Rights in the country such as Patents, Trade Marks, Industrial Designs, Geographical Indications of Goods, Copyrights, and Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Designs. Being nodal Department for IPR related matters, DPIIT vets MoUs/MoCs/MoAs/Cabinet Notes/NDAs etc. entered into by various Ministries/ Departments of Government of India from IPR angle. The negotiations on IPR Chapter under various International Trade Agreements are also done by DPIIT. Besides, DPIIT is also the nodal department formatters related to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

1.14.2 The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and trademarks (CGPDTM), a subordinate Office under DPIIT, carries out statutory functions related to grant of Patents and registration of Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications. The registration of copyrights is administered by the Registrar of Copyright Office, working under the CGPDTM. It functions out of offices situated in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmadabad, while the Central IP Training Academy is at Nagpur.

1.14.3 The CGPDTM supervises the functioning of the following IP offices:

  1. The Patent Offices (including the Design Wing) at Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.
  2. The Patent Information System (PIS) and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) at Nagpur.
  3. The Trade marks Registry at Ahmadabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.
  4. The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) at Chennai.
  5. The Copyright Office at Delhi.
  6. The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry at Delhi.

1.14.4 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB): Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has been established in the year 2003, under Section 84 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The Board hears appeals against the decision of Controller of Patents (under the Patents Act, 1970), Registrar of Trade Marks (under the Trade Marks Act, 1999) and Geographical Indication cases (under the Geographical Indication & Protection Act, 1999). The Copyright Board and Plant Varieties Protection Appellate Tribunal function under the ambit of IPAB in accordance with their respective Acts and Rules.

1.14.5 Presently, IPAB has its Headquarters at Chennai and conducts its Circuit Bench sittings periodically at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

1.15 Cell for IPR Promotion And Management (CIPAM)

1.15. In pursuance of the National IPR Policy 2016, a specialized professional body/Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), was created under the aegis of DPIIT, which has been instrumental in taking forward the objectives and visions of the Policy. Since the adoption of the Policy, CIPAM has worked towards changing the IP landscape of the country, which inter-alia includes:

  1. Around 100 capacity building programs for better enforceability of IPRs have been conducted for police, customs and judiciary. Through a unique initiative, capacity building programs have also been conducted for judicial academies of Kerala and Uttarakhand.
  2. IPR Awareness programs have been continuously organised for reaching out to schools, colleges and industries. Approximately 3000 academic institutions have been covered and 270 programs been conducted for industries till date.
  3. In one of the enforcement initiatives, CIPAM in collaboration with NIXI and Maharashtra Cyber and Digital Crime Unit (MCDCU) facilitated suspension of over 380 infringing websites having 186 million hits per month.
  4. CIPAM has been playing an important role in establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC), a WIPO initiative. Till now, CIPAM has been successful in establishing 9 Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) has been established across India. These Centre are at PIC Chandigarh; Anna University, Chennai; NRDC-IPFC Visakhapatnam; PIC Kerala; GUJCOST, Gujarat; KSCST, Karnataka; CTTC Bhubaneshwar, Odisha; ICRISAT, Hyderabad and RAJCOST, Rajasthan.
  5. Content on IPRs has been included in the NCERT curriculum of commerce stream. Recently, a chapter on IPR has also been included in the NCERT Handbook for Entrepreneurship for North-Eastern Region. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has incorporated IPR as a topic in the curriculum for Legal Studies. Content on IPR will soon be a part of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) curriculum for Entrepreneurship at senior secondary level.

16 Productivity and Quality

1.16.1 DPIIT is the nodal department for the promotion of productivity and quality in the industrial sector. The National Productivity Council (NPC) represents India in the Tokyo based Asian Productivity Organization (APO), of which the Government of India is a founder member and implements APO programmes/activities relating to India. NPC undertakes productivity augmentation through domain specific consultancy, training, workshops, seminars and conferences for Government, Public and Private sectors, Productivity related research, Monitoring & Evaluation of various government schemes & projects and information dissemination through collaboration with APO.

1.16.2 The Quality Council of India (QCI), another important organization under this Department, Which was set up as an autonomous body to establish an accreditation structure in the country, to create a mechanism for independent third-party assessment of products, services and processes and to spread quality movement in India by undertaking a National Quality Campaign.

1.16.3 QCI functions through the Governing Body and other executive bodies (Boards/Committees) for implementing the strategy, policy and operational guidelines as set out by its Governing Council. QCI operates its quality assurance activities in areas related to industry, education environment, health care, sports etc. Through its constituent boards [namely: National Accreditation Boards for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL); National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH); National Accreditation Board for Education & Training (NABET); National Accreditation Board for and Division [namely: Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED), Project Analysis and Documentation Division (PADD) & Project Planning and Implementation Division (PPID)]. Every Board is functionally independent and works within it s area of expertise.

1.17 United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Activities

1.17.1 DPIIT is the nodal Department for all matters related to UNIDO operations in India. UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations for industrial activities within the United Nation’s system. India has been an active member of the organization since its inception. UNIDO has established its presence in India by means of following centres/offices with different mandates viz. :

  1. UNIDO Regional Office (URO) which is headed by UNIDO Representative (UR to India and Asian region and
  2. International Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (IC-ISID), New Delhi

1.17.2 The URO, set up in New Delhi or 1st January 2000, covers seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan and acts as a focal point to mobilize knowledge, information and technology for the region.

1.17.3 UNIDO and DPIIT have worked on the preparation of the UNIDO Country Programming Framework 2018-2022. It is foreseen to continue and expand the ongoing work in regards to competitive and resilient MSMEs and climate, environment and resource solutions, complemented with new results areas in regard to inclusive value chains and responsible business and strategy for industrial transformation. These areas support the aims and objectives of the 2017 Industry Policy discussion paper of DPIIT and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework, agreed upon for 2018- 2022 between the United Nations in India and the Government of India, through NITI Aayog.

1.17.4 DPIIT has established a new centre, IC-ISID (International Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development) in collaboration with UNIDO after successful completion of UCSSIC and ICAMT. The centre started its operation from 1stMay 2015. The IC-ISID echoes the theme of UNIDO's post- 2015 development agenda i.e. Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development which aims to bring the best practices and new & improved manufacturing technology to Indian Industry and share India's experience in cluster based development within the framework of South- South Cooperation. The five year tenure of IC-ISID ended on 30.09.2020. The proposal for its extension is under consideration.

1.17.5 DPIIT undertook 4 core projects under IC-ISID related to Leather, Pulp & Paper, Cement and Bicycle Sector. Out of these the Cement, Leather, Paper Phase-1 and Bicycle projects have been completed. The Pulp & Paper Phase-11 project, which started w.e.f. 01.08.2019, is ongoing and likely to be completed by 31.07.2022.

1.18 Industrial Development of North Eastern Region (NER)

1.18.1 To promote industrialization in North Eastern Region, the Government of India has notified North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) - 2017 for the states of North East Region including Sikkim effective from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2022. The incentives under the scheme include- (i) Central Capital Investment Incentive for Access to credit (CCIIAC) (ii) Central Interest Subsidy (CII) (iii) Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (CCII) (iv)Goods and Services Tax (GST) Reimbursement (v) Income Tax (IT) Reimbursement (vi) Transport Incentive (TI) AND (vii) Employment Incentive (El).

1.18.2 Under the erstwhile scheme, North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007, which ended on 31st March, 2017, 48017 industrial units, were set up. These generated employment for 3,97,272 people and attracted an investment of Rs.26,514.68 crore in NER states up to 31.03.2020. Since inception of the scheme, a total or Rs. 3053.17 crore has been released to the states of NER.

1.18.3 The Transport Subsidy Scheme (TSS)/Freight Subsidy Scheme, (FSS), effective from 22nd January, 2013, is also applicable to the NER States including Sikkim for a period of 5 years. The Scheme has been discontinued, with effect from 22.11.2016. However, Industrial units registered under the scheme prior to discontinuation would be eligible for the benefits of the scheme. Since inception of the scheme, a total of Rs. 5500.21 crore (approx.) has been released to the State/UTs.

1.19 Industrial Development of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Island

1.19.1 A new scheme, namely: Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Island Industrial Development Scheme (LANIDS), 2018, has been notified for the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and will remain effective from 01.04.2018 to 31.3.2021.with committed liabilities accrued provided under the scheme are (i) Central Capital Investment Incentive for Access to Credit (CCIIAC) (ii) Central Interest Subsidy (CII) (iii) Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (CCII) (iv) Goods and Services Tax(GST) reimbursement (v) Income Tax (IT) reimbursement (vi) Transport Incentive (TI) and (vii) Employment Incentive(EI).

1.19.2 This Scheme is being administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

1.20 Programmes for Industrial Infrastructure Development- Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-gradation Scheme (MIIUS)

1.20.1 Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS) was launched in 2003 with the objective of enhancing industrial competitiveness of domestic industry by providing quality infrastructure through public private partnership in selected functional clusters/locations, which have the potential to become globally competitive. 37 projects have been approved in the 10thand 11thFive Year Plan under IIUS, out of these 31 projects have been completed and 6 projects are under implementation and these projects have been provided central assistance of Rs. 1430.18 crore (up to 21.12.2020) out of sanctioned central grant of Rs. 1455.64 crore.

1.20.2 The scheme was continued after being renamed as MIIUS (Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-Gradation Scheme) with effect from July, 2013. Under MIIUS, projects have been undertaken to upgrade infrastructure in existing Industrial Parks/ Estates/ Areas. Greenfield projects have also been undertaken in backward areas and North Eastern Region (NER). Projects are being implemented by the State Implementing Agency (SIA) of the State Government. Central Grant up to 50% of the project cost with a ceiling of Rs.50 crore is provided with at least 25% contributions of State Implementing Agency (SIA) and in case of North Eastern States, the central grant and minimum contribution of the SIA are up to 80% and 10% respectively. At Present, 21 projects have been sanctioned under MIIUS, of which 12 projects have been completed and remaining 09 are under implementation. These projects have been provided central assistance of Rs. 353.31 crore (up to 21.12.2020), out of sanctioned central grant or Rs. 388.11 crore. Further, the scheme has not been continued beyond 31.03.2017 for taking up new projects.

1.21 Industrial Corridors

1.21.1 Government of India is developing various Industrial Corridor Projects as part of National Industrial Corridor programme which is aimed at development of futuristic industrial cities in India which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world. The program is aimed at providing multi modal connectivity with complete "plug and play" infrastructure till the plot level along with building resilient and sustainable future ready cities.

1.21.2 Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor is the first Industrial Corridor project which is being implemented in the country wherein substantial progress has been made. For coordinated and unified development of industrial corridor projects, Government of India on 7th December 2016, approved expansion of the scope of existing DMIC Project Implementation Trust Fund (PITF) and re-designated it as National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).

1.21.3 Presently, as part of National Industrial Corridor Programme, following 11 Industrial Corridors are being taken up for development with 32 Projects to be developed in 04 phases forming part of National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP):

  1. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC);
  2. Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC);
  3. Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC);
  4. East Coast Industrial Corridor (ECIC) with Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) as Phase 1;
  5. Bengaluru Mumbai Industrial Corridor (BMIC);
  6. Extension of CBIC to Kochi via Coimbatore;
  7. Hyderabad Nagpur Industrial Corridor (HNIC);
  8. Hyderabad Warangal Industrial Corridor (HWIC);
  9. Hyderabad Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (HBIC);
  10. Odisha Economic Corridor (OEC) and
  11. Delhi Nagpur Industrial Corridor (DNIC).

1.21.4 Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC):

1.21.4.1 This project was launched with the cooperation of Government of Japan. The project is being developed on either side, along the alignment of the 1,504 km long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) between Dadri (UP) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Navi Mumbai, broadly aimed to develop futuristic industrial cities in India which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world and converging next generation technologies across different sectors thereby creating employment opportunities and economic growth leading to overall socioeconomic development. The project covers six States namely Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

1.21.4.2 National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC) [erstwhile Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC)] was incorporated in January, 2008 for development, coordination and implementation of the project. The company has an equity stake of 26% by Government of Japan and remaining by Government of India and public financial institutions like HUDCO, IIFCL, and LIC. The project has been planned for implementation in phases. Perspective planning for the entire DMIC corridor has been completed. Subsequently master planning and preliminary engineering of the nodes/ cities identified as part of phase-I in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh has also been completed.

1.21.4.3 The Delhi Mumbal Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project has made considerable progress wherein construction activities are nearing completion in the States of Gujarat and Maharashtra and have been completed in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The details of these projects are as under:

  1. Dholera Special Investment Region in Gujarat (22.5 sq. kms Phase-I).
  2. Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Area in Maharashtra (18.55 sq. kms Phase-1).
  3. Integrated Industrial Township Project at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh (747.5 acres).
  4. Integrated Industrial Township Project 'Vikram Udyogpuri' near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh (1100 acres).

1.21.4.4 Hon'ble Prime Minister dedicated Shendra Industrial Area including AURIC Hall to the Nation in September, 2019. Total of 84 plots covering an area of 544 acres have been allotted so far with a committed investment of around Rs. 16,100 Crore in above highlighted 4 cities. Some of the prominent investors include HAIER, HYOSUNG, AMUL and TATA Chemicals. 9 companies have started production in Shendra Industrial Area. Total developed land available which is ready for allotment to industries is 3620 acres and 3000 acres for other than industries.

1.21.4.5 Apart from the above city/node level projects, following standalone projects are also being implemented as part of phase-1 development of DMIC Project:

  1. Multi Modal Logistic Hubs at Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, Nangal Chaudhary, Distt.-Mahendragarh, Haryana and Sanand, Gujarat
  2. Multi Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Boraki in Greater Noida.
  3. Bhimnath Dholera Rail Link Project in Gujarat and MRTS Project from Manesar to Bawal in Haryana and Ahmedabad to Dholera in Gujarat.
  4. Greenfield International Airport Project at Dholera in Gujarat and Bhiwadi in Rajasthan.

1.21.5 Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC):

1.21.5.1 The Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor proposes to address infrastructure bottlenecks through a holistic approach while benefiting from the inherent strengths and competitiveness of each of the CBIC states. The perspective plan has been completed for the overall CBIC region and three priority nodes have been identified for further development.

1.21.5.2 Accordingly, high impact/ market driven nodes at strategic locations are being developed Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Tumakuru (Karnataka) and Ponneri (Tamil Nadu) within the corridor to provide transparent and investment friendly facility.

1.21.5.3 These regions are proposed to be self- sustained nodes with world-class infrastructure, road and rail connectivity for freight movement to and from ports and logistics hubs, served by reliable power, quality social infrastructure, and provide a globally competitive environment conducive for setting up businesses.

1.21.5.4 For Krishnapatnam and Tumakuru, project development activities have been completed and approval is being sought from Govt. of India to initiate the implementation related activities. For Ponneri, project development activities have been initiated.

1.21.5.5 Further, CBIC is being extended to Kochi via Coimbatore which is aimed at integrating Kerala and Western Tamil Nadu with the network of economic and industrial corridors of the country with focus on increasing the share of manufacturing, facilitating existing and upcoming manufacturing units through world class service industries, promoting balanced regional growth and developing Southern India. Project development activities have been initiated for Palakkad in Kerala and Dharmapuri Salem in Tamil Nadu.

1.21.6 Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC):

1.21.6.1 AKIC is being developed along the alignment of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) traversing a route length of 1839 km in six States. Objectives of AKIC to optimise the present economic and employment potential of the region, stimulate investments particularly in the manufacturing, agro-processing, services and export-oriented units and promote overall economic development of the area through creation of high standard infrastructure and an enabling pro-business environment. AKIC will have an influence area across seven States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal with one node in each State for development of Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC).

1.21.6.2 The Perspective Plan for the overall AKIC region has been completed and seven Integrated Manufacturing Clusters (lMCs) sites, one in each AKIC State(s) is proposed to be developed.

1.21.6.3 For West Bengal, Raghunathpur has been identified by the State Govt. and detailed master planning and preliminary engineering has been completed. For Punjab (Rajpura Patiala), Haryana (Hisar) and Uttarakhand (Prag Khurpia), the project development activities are being initiated.

1.21.7 East Coast Industrial Corridor (ECIC) with Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) Project as part of phase-I:

1.21.7.1 East Coast Industrial Corridor linking Kolkata- Chennai - Tuticorin has been envisaged with VCIC as phase-1 of the project. VCIC region encompasses one of the largest concentrations of industrial, mineral and urban nodes supplemented by strong local factor advantages which inter alia include good connection with its hinterland and major ports in the proximity of East Asian economies (around 80% of Andhra Pradesh).

1.21.7.2 For VCIC, Conceptual Development Plan (CDP) has been prepared by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Kopparthy and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh have been identified to be developed and project development activities have been initiated. Also, for Vizag node, State Govt. has initiated the project development activities.

1.21.8 Odisha Economic Corridor (OEC):

It has been planned wherein two nodes i.e. Gopalpur-Bhubaneshwar-Kalinganagar (GBK) and Paradip-Kendrapada-Dhamra-Subarnarekha (PKDS) have been identified for development and project development activities are being initiated.

1.21.9 Bengaluru Mumbai Industrial Corridor (BMIC) Project:

The Bengaluru Mumbai Industrial Corridor (BMIC) is envisioned to facilitate development of a well-planned and resource-efficient industrial base to the two states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Perspective Plan for the overall corridor has been prepared and Dharwad (Karnataka) and Satara (Maharashtra) has been identified as the priority nodes.

1.21.10 Hyderabad Warangal and Hyderabad Nagpur Industrial Corridor:

The Government of India has considered Hyderabad Warangal and Hyderabad Nagpur Industrial Corridors, which would have an Influence Area spread across the states of Telangana and Maharashtra. A strong connectivity through road, rail and airways shall serve as a critical factor in boosting industrial growth, making it a potential hub for attracting investors and industries from across the globe. Zaheerabad as part of Hyderabad Nagpur Corridor and Hyderabad as part of Hyderabad Warangal Corridor has been identified for development.

1.21.11 Hyderabad Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (HBIC):

Government of India has recently approved the development of Hyderabad Bengaluru Industrial Corridor, which will have an Influence Area spread across the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, connecting the central parts of the country with southern parts. Under HBIC, Orvakal node in Andhra has been identified for development in initial phase and project development activities are being initiated.

1.21.12 Delhi Nagpur Industrial Corridor (DNIC):

1.21.12.1 Ministry of Railways is developing the Dedicated Freight Corridors to bring in a modal shift in the transportation of various goods from road to rail thereby bringing in efficiency in the overall logistics chain. Currently, the construction of two Dedicated Freight Corridors, namely, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (Ludhiana to Dankuni) and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (JNPT/Mumbai to Dadri) are in advance stages of completion. Further, to cater to the projected traffic growth on other high-density routes, DPRs have been sanctioned for about 4000 kms of future DFCs, i.e. East Coast Corridor, East-West Corridor, North - South Sub-Corridor.

leverage not only on the DFC but also on the existing NH network. The project development activities will be initiated and further deliberations with the respective State Govt.(s) will be undertaken

1.22 Indian International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC), Dwarka

1.22.1 The Government of India has approved development of India International Convention and Expo Centre (11CC) in Sector-25, Dwarka, New Delhi & allied infrastructure in PPP and non-PPP Mode (including Exhibition & Convention spaces, arena, trunk-infrastructure, Metro/NHAI connectivity, hotels, office and retails spaces etc.) at an estimated cost of Rs.25,703 crore by the year 2025. The Government has further approved incorporation of a new Government company as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation and development of IICC, Dwarka project with 100% equity from Government through DPIIT. A Special Purpose Vehicle for development of the project i.e. India International Convention and Exhibition Centre Limited (11CC Ltd), a 100 % owned and controlled Company by Government of India represented through DPIIT has been incorporated on 19.12.2017.

1.22.2 Phase-1 of the project comprising trunk infrastructure along with Exhibition-cum Convention Centre is under development and is expected to be completed by July 2021 based on the schedule submitted by the EPC Contractor. These will be implemented as non-PPP component. EPC Contractor for Phase-I development and Operator for Exhibition and Convention Centre have been appointed. Phase-2 of the Project comprising of the remaining Exhibition Area will be implemented by 2025. The PPP components comprising hotels, retail and offices will be implemented by the PPP developers. Hon'ble Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of this project on September 20, 2018. The operator for Exhibition and Convention Centre has been appointed. .

1.22.3 A MoU has been signed with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for extension of Airport Express line to 11CC Project. The construction work of metro connectivity by DMRC is in progress and Tunnelling works under Exhibition Hall - 3 was completed by DMRC and handed over to L&T for further construction works. Physical progress for construction works of DMRC metro station and metro tunnel under 11CC complex is 89% and 88% respectively and metro services are expected to be commissioned by 31st March 2022.

1.22.4 IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Limited has been appointed as Financial Advisor to assist 11CC in raising loan for the project. LoA has been issued to SBI on 31st January 2019 for providing a term loan amounting to Rs. 2150.16 crore with the approval of Board of 11CC. National Council for Cement & Building Material (NCCBM) has been appointed as Third-Party Quality Assurance Agency (TPQA).

1.23 Special Package for Industrial Development in Himalayan States - 2017 (IDS-2017)

1.23.1 Earlier Schemes (Special Packages-I&II): Industrial policy and other concessions for the erstwhile state of J&K and for the States of Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand under Special Package I remained in force during 14.06.2002 to 14.06.2012 and 07.01.2003 to 06.01.2013 respectively providing Central Capital Investment Subsidy, Central Interest Subsidy & Central comprehensive Insurance Subsidy for J&K and Central Capital Investment Subsidy for Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand.

1.23.2 Special Package was further extended during 15.06.2012 to 14.06.2017 and 07.01.2013 to 31.03.2017 for the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and for the states of Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand respectively.

Progress Made:

  1. In Financial Year 2019-20 budget allocation was Rs. 133.00 crore for special package schemes of State of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh and total of Rs. 133.00 crore has been fully utilized during the year.
  2. b) During the current FY 2020-21, Rs. 175.00 crore. Budget has been allocated under BE 2020-21 for special package schemes of State of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, UT of J&K and UT of Laddakh out of this an amount Rs. 40.04 crore, got released (up to November, 2020).
  3. Total funds released since inception of the scheme (i.e.2002-3):

State Amount of central assistance released (Rs. In crore) No. of Industrial Units benefited
Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Laddakh 474.80 1001
Himachal Pradesh 377.42 2365
Uttarakhand 350.42 1876
Total 1203.98 5242

1.23.3 Current Scheme: Industrial Development Scheme-2017 (IDS-2017) for the States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Laddakh:

To boost up industrialization in the Himalayan States, DPIIT have launched New Industrial Development Schemes (IDS for UT of J&K and UT of Laddakh w.e.f. 15.06.2017 up to 31.03.2020 further extended up to 31.03.2021 and IDS for the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand w.e.f. 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2022. These schemes have the following incentives:-

  1. Central Capital Investment for Access to Credit (CCIIAC)- Incentive of 30% of Plant and Machinery cost with a limit of Rs. 5 crore.
  2. Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (CCII)- Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium for 5 Years.

Following additional incentive are only for UT of J&K and UT of Laddakh:-

  1. Central Interest Incentive (CII)- Reimbursement of 3% on working capital credit for first 5 Years from date of commencement of commercial production.
  2. Income Tax Reimbursement of centre’s share of first 5 years.
  3. GST reimbursement – Central Govt.’s share of CGST & IGST for 5 years.
  4. Employment Incentive – 3.67% of the employer’s contribution to EPF in addition to 8.33% EPS contribution of employer in PMRPY.
  5. Transport Incentive for 5 year from the date of commencement of commercial production/operation – On finished goods movement by Railways (20% cost of transportation), by Inland Waterways Authority (20% of cost of transportation) & by air (33% of cost of transportation of air freight) from the station/port/airport nearest to unit to the station/port/airport nearest to the destination point.

In case of UT of J&K and UT of Laddakh, a single unit can avail overall benefits up to Rs. 200 crore. Under these schemes, Empowered Committee has granted registration to total 777 units ( UT of J&K-169, UT of Ladakh-7 Himachal Pradesh – 398 and Uttrakhand-203) till November 2020.

1.24 Scheme of Budgetary Support to the eligible units located in the UT of J&K, UT of Laddakh, States of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim under GST Regime

1.24.1 Pursuant to the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs to pay a budgetary support to the industrial units that are already availing excise duty exemptions, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has notified ‘The Scheme of Budgetary Support under Goods and Services Tax Regime to the eligible units located in States of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, North East including Sikkim, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Laddakh’ on 05.10.2017. It will remain in force from 01.07.2017 till 30.06.2027.

1.24.2 The Scheme is offered as a measure of goodwill to continue committed liability for the residual period out of a total of 10 years. Under this new Scheme, budgetary support to the extent of Central Government's share in the CGST collected from the industrial units is to be provided. Under the Scheme 2191 units have so far applied for registration. The Revised Estimate for F.Y. 2020-21 for the scheme is Rs. 2716/- crore. In the F.Y. 2020-21, DPIIT authorized CBIC Rs. 1148.91/- crore to refund to the industrial units. Till 07.01.2020, a sum of Rs. 824.29 crore has been disbursed by CBIC to eligible registered units under the Scheme.

1.24.3 As per Scheme guidelines, one time inspection of units is to be conducted. To carry out this huge task, 103 teams have been formed by DPIIT comprising of representatives from sectoral Ministries, CGST authorities and State authorities.

1.25 National Plan for Manufacturing Clusters (NPMCs)

1.25.1 The Group of Secretaries on Commerce and Industry formed by the Government in September 2016 recommended that NITI Aayog may coordinate and develop a comprehensive National Plan for Manufacturing Clusters in collaboration with the respective Ministries and States.

1.25.2 The objective of the National Plan is to bring about convergence in the multiple models of development of industrial clusters by the Central Government and State Governments so as to affect better cost efficiency and optimal utilization of resources.

1.25.3 In accordance with the recommendations of the GoS (C&I), the DPIIT has developed Industrial Information System (IlS) (URL: https://iis.ncog.gov.in/parks/Ioginl) Information on the said portal has been entered and is periodically updated by Central Government and State Governments. IIS provides GIS enabled database of industrial areas including clusters, parks, nodes, zones etc. across the country to help investors identify their preferred location for investment. Industrial Information System (IIS) is being strengthened with information on more than 3500 industrial clusters, covering 5.00 lakh hectares approx from 31 states/ U.Ts are available on the portal along with net land area availability./p>

1.25.4 Further, a National level Land Bank has been developed by integrating IIS with State industrial GIS systems. 16 States have such systems in place which provide plot level information, including information of allotted and vacant industrial plots. However, GIS system of each state is at a different level of sophistication. In order to align with the common framework, a standard set of guidelines are sent to all states and the states have to modify their existing GIS systems to comply with these guidelines.

1.25.5 The GIS enabled Land Bank on the IIS Portal was launched on 27th August 2020 by Hon'ble Commerce & Industry Minister for 6 States [Gujarat, Telangana, Haryana, Goa, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh] and now 13 States have been on boarded on the Land Bank so far including Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Uttarakhand with plot level information on line of activity, allotted and vacant plots, contact details and available land for allotment. Integration of more States/UTs on the portal is under way. The Beta version of the IIS mobile application on both Android and IIS platforms is also in public domain.

1.25.6 Over the period, the IIS web portal has evolved and presently, nearly 3355 parks/clusters covering about 4.75 lakh hectare land have been mapped on the system. A series of video conferences were conducted in this regard for stakeholder consultations. Workshops and hands-on training sessions were organized by DIPP in the respective States to facilitate smooth data entry and transfer of knowledge.

1.25.7 IIS is an open web portal that can benefit multiple stakeholders including various government stakeholders, industrial park developers, industries and investors by providing updated information regarding the land available in different industrial parks, their potential, their occupancy, incentives available therein. In other words, there will be complete transparency, accountability and system to put an end to the problem of information asymmetry.

1.26 Specific Industries Administered by DPIIT

1.26.1 The Department monitors industrial growth and production in general and in select industrial sectors such as leather, cement, paper and pulp, tyre and rubber, light electrical industries, consumer goods, consumer durables, light machine tools, light industrial machinery, light engineering industries etc. as indicated in the allocation of Business Rules, 1961.

1.26.2 Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme (IFLADP) a Central Sector Scheme approved for implementation during 2017-18 to 2019-20 for infrastructure development, addressing environment concerns, facilitate additional investments and increase in production specific to leather and footwear sector. The implementation of IFLADF scheme has been extended till 31.03.2021. A new scheme in lieu of IFLADP scheme is under formulation for development Council for Footwear sector. A Development Council namely Development Council for footwear and Leather Industry (DCFLI) has been established for footwear and leather industry vide Notification dated 11.09.2020. (Update).

1.27 Investment Promotion and International Cooperation

1.27.1 The Department plays an active role in investment promotion and facilitation through dissemination of information on the investment climate and opportunities in India and by advising prospective investors about investment policies and procedures and opportunities. International Co-operation for industrial partnerships is solicited through both bilateral and multilateral arrangements. It also coordinates with apex industry associations like Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Confederation of Indian Industry (ClI), the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), etc; in their activities relating to promotion of industrial cooperation, both through bilateral and multilateral initiatives intended to stimulate the inflow of foreign direct investment into India.

1.28 Monitoring of Industrial Activity, Production and Prices

1.28.1 DPIIT monitors the performance of the industrial sector by collating information from Industrial Entrepreneurs' Memorandum (IEM), Industrial License, Letter of Intent (LOI), Foreign Investment data and Industrial production returns. The Department also compiles and prepares Index of production of 8 core infrastructure industries on a monthly basis. Besides, the Department publishes the monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI) which forms the basis for official information on inflation.

1.29 National Medical Devices Promotion Council

1.29.1 The Medical Devices Industry (MDI) plays a critical role in the health care ecosystem and is indispensable to achieve the goal of health for all citizens of the country. A National Medical Devices Promotion Council has been setup in December, 2018. As Indian manufacturing companies and startups move towards creating innovative products, the setting-up of the Council will spur domestic manufacturing in this sector.

1.29.2 The Council is headed by Secretary, DPIIT. Apart from the concerned departments of Government of India, it will also have representatives from health care industry and quality control institutions. Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone, Visakhapatnam, will provide technical support to the Council. The National Medical Devices Promotion Council will have the following objectives and activities:

  1. Act as a facilitating and promotion & developmental body for the Indian MDI.
  2. Hold periodic seminars, workshops and all related networking activities to garner views of the industry and understand best global practices in the sector and deliberate on various parameters for inclusion in the industrial and trade policies in medical devices.
  3. Identify redundant processes and render technical assistance to the agencies and departments concerned to simplify the approval processes involved in medical device industry promotion & development.t.
  4. Enable entry of emerging interventions and support certifications for manufacturers to reach levels of global trade norms and lead India to an export driven market in the sector.
  5. (v) Support dissemination and documentation of international norms and standards for medical devices, by capturing the best practices in the global market and facilitate domestic manufacturers to rise to international level of understanding of regulatory and non-regulatory needs of the industry.
  6. Drive a robust and dynamic Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy, by identifying the strengths of the Indian manufacturers and discouraging unfair trade practices in imports; while ensuring pro-active monitoring of public procurement notices across India to ensure compliance with PMA guidelines of DPIIT and Department of Posts (DoP).
  7. Undertake validation of Limited Liability partnerships (LLPs) and other such entities within MDI sector, which add value to the industry strength in manufacturing to gain foot hold for new entrants.
  8. Make recommendations to government based on industry feedback and global practices on policy and process interventions to strengthen the medical technology sector, including trade interventions for related markets.

1.30 E-Commerce

1.30.1 Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is responsible for matters related to E-Commerce, including formulation of e-commerce policy, conduct and follow the recommendations of the Standing Group of Secretaries (GoS) on e-commerce, stakeholder interactions, inter-departmental coordination on cross cutting aspects of e-commerce and analysis of discussion papers thereof, examination of industry representation and engaging with e-commerce platforms for promotion of indigenous products. (Update)

1.30.2 This Department is also responsible for formulating and negotiating India’s stance on e-commerce, both in bilateral discussions and multilateral for a, such as WTO, G20, India-Peru Trade Negotiations, Shanghai cooperation Organization (SCO), India-Singapore CECA etc. This Department was also the negotiating lead for e-commerce at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). (Update)

1.30.3 On February, 23,2019, the first draft of the National e-commerce Policy was placed in public domain for receiving stakeholder’s comments and so far about 120 comments have been received on the same. A series of meetings have been held at the level of Secretary, DPIIT with different stakeholders, including major e-commerce companies, start-ups, industry associations, think-tanks, academicians etc. as well as data centre providers, logistics companies, export promotion councils to discuss the issues facing the sector and the provisions contained in the draft Policy. Based on the observations/comments received, over the course of recent consultations, the revised policy is being formulated.

1.31 Internal Trade

1.31.1 The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion was renamed as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in January, 2019 and designated as nodal department for Internal Trade as per Gazette Notification dated 27.01.2019, S.O. 503(E), Government of India (Allocation of Business ) Rules, 1961. Additional responsibilities for promotion of Internal Trade, including Retail and Welfare of Traders and their Employees, were assigned to DPIIT .

1.31.2 A National Traders’ Welfare Board (NTWB) has been constituted for the following objectives:-

  1. To identify policy measures to achieve the objective of welfare of traders and their employees.
  2. To suggest simplifications in the Acts and rules applicable to traders.
  3. To make recommendations to reduce the compliance burden of traders.
  4. To improve access to funds for traders.
  5. To make recommendations regarding social security benefits like insurance, pension, healthcare etc, for traders and their employees.
  6. To make recommendations to address any other problems and issues of traders and their employees.

1.32 Technical Regulation

1.32.1 In order to provide safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute, Technical regulation/Quality Control Orders (QCOs) are issued by DPIIT for industries falling under its domain (i.e. Light Engineering Industry (LEI), Consumer Industry (CI), Cement, Paper, Rubber & Linoleum, Leather & Footwear, and Explosives). DPIIT as per its mandate has been issuing QCOs since 1987. QCI for 100 products (Cement, Tyre, Domestic Pressure Cooker, ACs and Toys, etc.) under BIS Act, 1986/2016 as well as 15 products under India Explosives Act, 1884 (Gas Cylinder, Valves and Regulators) have been issued. DPIIT is continuously engaged with BIS and relevant stakeholder for notification QCOs. (Update)

1.32.2 Further, 71 HSN Codes as identified by Department of Commerce (DoC) based on import surge have been examined by DPIIT. Out of which, QCOs have been notified/formulated for 26 and 9 are under process. For the rest, 36 HS lines OCO are not feasible. (Update)

1.32.3 Development Councils for promotion & Growth of Industries: Under Industrial (Development & Regulation Act, 1951, the Department has given the responsibility for setting up Development councils for Scheduled Industries to help provide a forum for discussion on Policy strategies and formulation. In keeping the above stated objective of the Department to guide the growth & development of industries, following Development Councils merit a mention:-

  1. Foundry Development Council: It was constituted for Foundry Industry in 2014 and re-notified in 2017 for a period of 2 years. It will be re-notified again.
  2. Bicycle Development Council: Bicycle Development Council has been notified on 15.11.2019.

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APPENDIX-II

LIST OF ATTACHED/SUBORDINATE OFFICES/AUTONOMOUS/ STATUTORY BODIES OF DPIIT

S. No. Name and Type of Organization
A ATTACHED OFFICES
1 Office of the Economic Adviser, New Delhi.
2 Tariff Commission, New Delhi
3 Office of the Salt Commissioner, Jaipur
B SUBORDINATE OFFICES
1 Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Mumbai.
2 Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation, Hills, Nagpur-440006.
3 Office of the Chief Controller of Accounts.
3 (a) Pay and Accounts Office, DPIIT, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
3 (b) Pay and Accounts Office, Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation, Nagpur.
3 (c) PAO PDTM Mumbai.
3 (d) Pay and Accounts Office (Salt), Jaipur
C AUTONOMOUS BODIES
1 Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Saharanpur, U.P
2 Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA), Thane Maharashtra
3 National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), Ballabgarh, Haryana
4 National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) Limited, Tower-1, 08th Floor, Jeevan Bharti Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001.
5 National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Paldi, Ahmedabad Gujarat-380007
6 National Institute of Design (NID), Andhra Pradesh, Ground Floor, EEE & ECE Building, ANU Campus, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 522510
7 National Institute of Design (NID), Mahdya Pradesh, Acharpura, Eint Khedi, Post Arwaliya, Bhopal (MP) – 462038.
8 National Institute of Design (NID), Assam, Vill. - Tocklai, Rajabari, Jorhat- Assam- 785 014.
9 National Institute of Design (NID), Haryana, Transit Campus at Govt. Polytechnic Building, National Highway 44, Village- Umri, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136131.
10 National Productivity Council (NPC), New Delhi..
11 Quality council of India (QCI), New Delhi.
D STATUTORY BODIES
1 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) Chennai-600018
2 Registrar -Copyright office Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, Plot No.32, Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078
E OTHER BODIES (Central Public Sector Enterprises)
1 India International Convention and Exhibition Centre (IICC), Dwarka, New Delhi.
2 Jammu & Kashmir Development Financial Corporation (JKDFC)

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