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Northeastern Council and National Productivity Council Tie Up for 'Smart Governance'

Northeastern Council and National Productivity Council Tie Up for 'Smart Governance'

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Guwahati, June 18, 2019:

The NEC and the National Productivity Council (NPC) have agreed on a tie-up venture in the area of capacity building and evaluation of projects. Dr. Amita Prasad, IAS Director General, National Productivity Council visited the NEC Secretariat today.

It also discussed with Ram Muivah, Secretary NEC and other officials on the possibility of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train officials in the area of project implementation and management including third-party evaluation of projects, energy auditing, and digitization for smart governance.

With this initiative, the benefits to the North Eastern Region would be immense in terms of improved capacity in project implementation and management which will help in timely completion of projects.

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Dr. Prasad requested the States of the North East to approach the NPC with proposals for capacity building programmes and have similar MoUs with the NPC to train the State officials. Dr. Prasad also stated that NPC has provided training on concepts like industry 4.0, which a name is given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

It may be mentioned that the North Eastern Council is the agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament. NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.

The main objective of the Council is to ensure the balanced and integrated economic development of the North Eastern parts of the country.

NPC is a national level organization with the objective to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non- profit organization with equal representation from employers’ and workers’ organizations and Government, apart from technical & professional institutions and other interests. NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO), an Inter-Governmental Body, of which the Government of India is a founder member.

NPC teams up with its clients to work out solutions towards accelerating productivity, enhancing competitiveness, increasing profits, augmenting safety and reliability and ensuring better quality. It provides a reliable database for decision-making, improved systems and procedures, work culture as well as customer satisfaction both internal and external. The solutions can be all-encompassing or specific depending on the nature of the problem.

The council also helps monitor, review and implement the identified strategies. Promotional and catalytic in nature, NPC’s services have bearings on economic growth and quality of life. The Council promotes a comprehensive view of productivity-focused on improving the triple bottom line – economic, environmental and social and adds value for all the stakeholders through generation & application of advanced knowledge for inclusive growth.