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PM Gati Shakti (Logistics Division)

Functions of Logistics Division

The Logistics division in the Department of Commerce was created consequent to the amendment to the second schedule of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, on 7th July 2017, that allocated the task of “Integrated development of Logistics sector” to the Department of Commerce. The division is headed by a Special Secretary to Govt of India and has been given the mandate to develop an Action Plan for the integrated development of the logistics sector in the country, by way of policy changes, improvement in existing procedures, identification of bottlenecks and gaps and introduction of technology in this sector.

Logistics division has also planned to create an IT backbone and develop a National Logistics Information Portal which will be also an online Logistics marketplace that will serve to bring together the various stakeholders viz logistics service providers, buyers as well as Central & State Government agencies such as Customs, DGFT, Railways, Ports, airports, inland waterways, coastal shipping etc., on a single platform.

The planned activities of the Logistics division shall have an impact not only on the domestic movement of goods by bringing down the overall cost and increasing the speed and ease of goods movement, but shall also contribute towards making Indian goods more competitive in the global market. With the improvement in India’s ranking in the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), Indian exports shall automatically see an enhanced growth.

PM Gati Shakti– National Master Plan for Multi Modal connectivity to various Economic Zones

PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) was launched on 13th October 2021 for providing multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) accorded approval for the implementation of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on 21st October 2021.

PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach for economic growth and sustainable development. The approach is driven by 7 engines, namely:

  1. Railways
  2. Roads
  3. Ports
  4. Waterways
  5. Airports
  6. Mass Transport
  7. Logistics Infrastructure


All 7 engines will pull forward the economy in unison. These engines are supported by the complementary roles of Energy Transmission, IT Communication, Bulk Water & Sewerage, and Social Infrastructure. The approach is powered by Clean Energy and Sabka Prayas – the efforts of the Central Government, the state governments, and the private sector together – leading to huge job and entrepreneurial opportunities for all, especially the youth.

The scope of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan will encompass the 7 engines for economic transformation, seamless multimodal connectivity and logistics efficiency. It will also include the infrastructure developed by the State Governments, as per the GatiShakti Master Plan. The focus will be on planning, financing including through innovative ways, use of technology and speedier implementation.

The projects pertaining to these 7 engines in the “National Infrastructure Pipeline” will be aligned with PM GatiShakti framework. The touchstone of the Master Plan will be world-class modern infrastructure and logistics synergy among different modes of movement – both of people and goods – and location of projects. This will help raise productivity and accelerate economic growth and development.

The plan has been developed as a Digital Master Planning tool by BISAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics) and has been prepared in dynamic Geographic Information System (GIS) platform wherein data on specific action plan of all the Ministries/Departments have been incorporated within a comprehensive database. Dynamic mapping of all infrastructure projects with real- time updation will be provided by way of a map developed by BISAG-N. The map will be built on open-source technologies and hosted securely on MEGHRAJ i.e. cloud of Govt. of India. It will use satellite imagery available from ISRO and base maps from Survey of India. The comprehensive database of the ongoing & future projects of various Ministries has been integrated with 200+ GIS layers thereby facilitating planning, designing and execution of the infrastructure projects with a common vision.

The digital system is a software where individual Ministries will be given separate user identification (login ids) to update their data on a periodic basis. The data of all the individual Ministries will be integrated in one platform which will be available for planning, review and monitoring. The Logistics Division, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) will further assist all the stakeholders through BISAG-N for creating and updating their required layers in the system and update their database through Application Programming Interface (APIs).

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    Standards Benchmarking Division

    • Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report 2021 (11.2 MB)
    • Compendium of initiatives for Trade Facilitation – EXIM Logistics by Logistic Division, Department of Commerce (3.25 MB)
    • World Bank Logistics Performance Index Report 2016 (2.33 MB)
    • Minutes of the meeting of Committee of Secretaries on Logistics held on 18th Oct 2017 (2.39 MB)
    • Minutes of the meeting of Inter-Ministerial Committee on integrated development of Logistics sector, dated 12 Jan 2018 (27.82 KB)
    • Minutes of the meeting with Participative Government Agencies (PGAs) held on 15th Jan 2018 (103.77 KB)
    • Minutes of the meeting with Logistics User Government Ministries/Departments/PSUs held on 19th Jan 2018 (252.74 KB)
    • Highlights on the development of logistics sector in the Budget Speech 2018-19 (234.6 KB)
    • Mou with CII on Logisitcs (306.73 KB)
    • Confirmation from RBI on Infra Status to Logisitcs Activites (348.87 KB)
    • Gazettee Notification on Inclusion of Logistics activities in Harmonized List Infra subSec17Nov2017 (1.58 MB)
    • Notification - Andhra Pradesh Logistics Policy 2022-2027 (2.31 MB)
    • Freight GREEN HOUSE GAS Calculator Report (2.77 MB)

    State Logistics Policy

    LEADS Reports

    e-Handbook on Warehousing Standards

    e-Book on Launch of National Logistics Policy

    • e-Book on Launch of National Logistics Policy on 17-09-2022 (2.31 MB)

    National Logistics Policy