Indo-German Joint Working Group on Automotive Sector to Meet on 18 April '11
Written by Anand   
Saturday, 16 April 2011
New Delhi: Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public enterprises and his German counterpart Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minster of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, will take part in the third meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group(JWG) on Automotive Sector, which is scheduled to take place on 18 April, 2011 at New Delhi.

The Indo-German JWG initiative is intended for greater exchange of information and cooperation in the fields of research & development, sustainable alternative fuels & drives and automotive efficient engine technologies.

Participants from Germany include Dr Christoph Franz, Chairman and CEO, Lufthansa German Airlines, Dr. Klaus Baur, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Dr. Hans-Jörg Grundmann, CEO, Siemens Mobility Division, Dr. Peter Reuss, Head of Division, International Relations and Protocol, Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Federal German Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Dr. Veit Steinle, Director General, Department of Policy Issues, Infrastructure and Environment Policy -- Co-Chairman JWG and Dr. Julia Hierl, Personal Assistant to the Federal Minister.

The Indian delegation will comprise Praful Patel, Minister (HI&PE), B.S Meena, Secretary, DHI, Ambuj Sharma, Joint Secretary, DHI  & Co-Chairman, JWG, Director, ARAI, Director, Natrip and representatives from MEA, M/o Commerce, MoRTH, MoPNG, M/o Finance, SIAM and ACMA.

The JWG provides India and Germany an institutional framework to generate synergy in the auto sector for mutual development.

This is expected to help in meeting the challenges posed by the need for reduction of energy consumption in the transport sector and for environment protection. Further, the JWG will also facilitate institutional cooperation for the development of the auto industries in both the countries. The three working subgroups constituted under the JWG will deliberate upon the issues of mutual cooperation in greater details and come up with their recommendations for consideration and approval of JWG.

Department of Heavy Industry is the nodal Ministry for the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector. The first meeting of the JWG on Automobile Sector was held on 6th February, 2009 in New Delhi. Subsequently, the second meeting of the JWG was held during IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, Frankfurt, Germany during 21-22 September, 2009.

The Indo-German JWG on Automotive Sector is the fifth JWG established under the aegis of Indo-German Joint Commission on Industrial and Economic Cooperation (JCM). The other four groups are in the areas of Agriculture, Coal, Infrastructure and Tourism. All the JWGs report to the JCM, for which Department of Economic Affairs is the nodal Department.

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