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Written by Anand   
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
New Delhi: The government has reconstituted the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) under the chairmanship of Dr. V. Krishnamurthy. Industry captains, including Tata Group head Mr Ratan Tata and CMD of TVS Motor Mr Venu Srinivasan are among members of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC).

NMCC was set up by the Government as an interdisciplinary body at the highest level to serve as a policy forum for credible and coherent policy initiatives in the manufacturing sector. The Council’s role is to energise and sustain the growth of manufacturing industries in India and also help in the implementation of strategies.

From the Government of India, the Council will comprise the Member (Industry), Planning Commission; Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Secretary, Finance; Secretary, Heavy Industry; Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME); and the Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); and President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) will represent the apex industry organizations in the 28-member body, which was reconstituted vide a Government Gazette Notification dated 17 August 2011.

Dr. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance; and Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia of the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations are the two economists in the reconstituted body.

Representatives of various industrial sectors included in the NMCC are: Shri Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group of Companies; Shri Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director(CMD), TVS Motor Company Ltd; Shri Mukul Kasliwal, Chairman, S.Kumars Group; Shri A.M.Naik, CMD, Larsen & Toubro Ltd; Shri Y.C.Deveshwar, CMD, ITC Ltd; Shri Jamshyd Godrej, CMD, Godrej & Boyce Ltd; Shri Baba N. Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge Ltd; Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, CMD, Wockhardt Ltd; Dr. Surinder Kapur, Proprietor, M/s Sona Steerings, Gurgaon; Ms. Uma Reddy, Proprietor, M/s Hitech Magnetics, Bangalore and Ex-President, AWAKE; Dr. V. Sumantran, Executive Vice-Chairman, M/s Hinduja Automotive Ltd; Shri B.P.Rao, CMD, Bharat Heavy Electrials Ltd (BHEL); and Shri Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems.

The government wants to raise the share of manufacturing in the country’s GDP to 25 per cent by 2020 from 15-16 per cent at present.

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