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Project Based Support to Autonomous Institutions-National Productivity Council

Brief about the Scheme

The National Productivity Council (NPC) was established in 1958 as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act, by Govt of India. It has a tripartite character, wherein Government, Industry and Labour are equally represented. The Council is headed by the Union Minister of State (Ind.Charge) of Commerce and Industry as its President and the Governing Body is headed by Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion as its Chairperson.

The main objectives of the Council are to increase awareness of productivity and demonstration of the concepts and techniques of Productivity in all the sectors of the economy. NPC undertakes management and technological consultancy, training and information services in various productivity subjects for the benefit of its clients. The specialized productivity functions dealt by NPC are Process Management, Environment Management, Information Technology and Knowledge Management, Energy Management, Human Resource Management, Agri-business Technology Management etc.

As mandated, for more than five decades NPC has been making pioneering efforts focused on productivity promotion services. These are accomplished by spearheading initiatives through a host of consultancy, training and inspirational activities among the enterprises and entrepreneurs across the country. These drives are specifically aimed at enhancing productivity and competitiveness of enterprises and also individuals to create better living conditions for the masses. These pioneering efforts have shown visible outcomes and results at various levels. NPC’s priority is also for dissemination of productivity promotion initiatives at grass root levels, for enterprises & entrepreneurs across the country aimed at facilitating inclusive productivity awareness.

NPC’s present priority is on strengthening the ongoing productivity improvement initiatives across all sectors of economy. NPC’s special focus is on hitherto uncovered sectors like Innovation, Green House Gas Emission Reduction, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which would expedite the productivity movement and deliver better living conditions for masses. This will definitely enhance efficiency and performance of enterprises, human resources and as well help leveraging the use of national resources in much more productive manner. In order to achieve these NPC implement following sub-schemes with specific objectives:

  1. Productivity Measurement & Development of Productivity Norms for Agro Based Industries.

Objective: The main objective is to promote and propagate productivity as a movement in agro-based industries through action oriented productivity improvement programme in five major identified industries viz. rice milling, flour milling, Dal Milling, dairy processing and beverages. It is envisaged to act through productivity measurement and development of productivity norms involving system simplification, reduction of human interventions, value addition, work environment improvement, customer orientation and continuous services benchmarking to enhance quality of products and customer satisfactions with reduce products cost, through the following specific objectives:

  • To assess the productivity performance at various levels of value chains for Agro based industries.

  • To identify the constraints impeding the Agro based Industries in achieving high productivity performance.

  • To establish indicative productivity norms for the five major agro based industries.

  • To suggest measures to overcome the constraints for higher productivity performance.

  1. Preparation of Good Practices Manuals for Green House Gas Emissions Reduction in 5 Energy Intensive Industry Sectors in India viz. i. cement, ii.pulp and paper, iii. Iron and steel, iv. Chemicals and v. thermal power stations.

Objective: To bring out sources and trends in driving India’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction among the above five major sectors , outlining present situation and technologies that offer the potential for significant emission reductions, and reviewing estimates of the investment and financing needed to put India on a sustained low-carbon path.

  • To identify the types of barriers to reduce emissions and possible ways in which these can be overcome and to reform existing, and new, climate finance mechanisms.

  • To suggest policies and interventions by Government that could spur energy efficiency and GHG reduction activities among these five sector units eventually leading to improving energy security and promoting economies growth.

  1. Productivity Promotion with Special Focus on Innovation and Dissemination for Multiplier Effect.

Objective: Create and promote mass awareness of productivity improvement and innovation through publications, information dissemination, training and demonstration of various productivity improvement tools and techniques, etc.

  • Develop and publish productivity promotion materials including knowledge dissemination through seminars, Productivity News and Productivity Journal and web portal.

  • Recognition of productivity improvement and innovation related initiatives by selected enterprises, industrial sectors through National Productivity and Innovation Awards for encouraging industries to adopt best practices in the area through training and awareness generation on Material Flow-cost Accounting (MFCA) by conducting practice oriented certificate courses.

  • Encourage award recipients to share their information through workshops, capacity building, and handholding exercises with other industries/enterprises which can lead to the strengthening of competitiveness of selected manufacturing sectors.

  • Encourage organizations to make self-assessment through interventions such as workshops for development of model on measurement of public sector & service sector productivity.

  • Publicity through print and electronic media.

  1. Upgradation of Ambedkar Institute of Productivity (AIP), Chennai into Centre of Excellence

    Objective: The proposal aims to provide thrust to productivity movement and enhance capability of AIP, Chennai by upgrading the existing infrastructure facilities, hostel, administrative building and computer centre, upgradation of library and conducting long-term and short-term courses, and hands-on training workshops in energy efficiency at CETEE so that AIP Chennai would become a centre of excellence and a financially self sustainable institution.

  2. Adoption of Energy Efficiency and Green Initiatives at NPC HQ.

    Objective: The objectives of the scheme are as follows:

    • To introduce green initiatives and energy efficiency at NPC

    • To achieve cost savings while simultaneously aiming at improved energy efficiency

    • To demonstrate to the clients the efficacy and practicality of NPC’s commitment and services in Green initiatives and Energy Efficiency.

    • To project in general a better visibility for the organization.

  3. Budget Availability/Utilization since last 5 year:

    (Rs. in crore)

    Year

    Plan Allocation

    Plan Expenditure

    Non-Plan Allocation

    Non-Plan Expenditure

    2012-13

    -

    -

    -

    -

    2013-14

    3.95

    3.95

    -

    -

    2014-15

    8.00

    6.8135

    -

    -

    2015-16

    5.03

    5.03

    -

    -

    Year 2016-17

    (Rs. in crore)

    Year

    Plan Allocation

    Plan Expenditure

    Non-Plan Allocation

    Non-Plan Expenditure

    Q1

    5.45

    2.24

    -

    -

    Q2

    1.635

    -

    -

    Q3

    1.36

    -

    -

    Q4

    0.215

    -

    -

  4. Physical progress till the end of previous year 2015-16 and during the year 2016-17

    Scheme

    Physical progress till 2015-16

    Physical progress during 2016-17

    1. Productivity Measurement & Development of Productivity Norms for Agro Based Industries

    Five Quick study reports namely on Rice Milling, Flour Milling, Dal Milling, Non alcoholic beverages & dairy processing Industry were completed.

    Detailed Study to promote and propagate productivity in above sector of agro-based industry and development of productivity norms for key operations like procurement and processing with respect to plant Capacity utilization, manpower and Energy utilization completed.

    Seminars on Flour milling, Rice Milling, Pulses Milling and dairy processing industry conducted.

    Detailed Study on Dairy Processing Industry to promote and propagate productivity in one sector of agro-based industry (Dairy Processing) and development of productivity norms for key operations like procurement and processing with respect to plant Capacity utilization, manpower and Energy utilization.

    One discussion workshop conducted.

    2. Preparation of Good Practices Manuals for Green House Gas Emissions Reduction in 5 Energy Intensive Industry Sectors in India.

    • Questionnaire study and field survey for data collection for preparation of best practices manuals to reduce Green House Gas Emission Reduction in five Energy Intensive Industry Sectors.

    • Sponge Iron Sector is under way for best practices on energy efficiency.

    • For the other sector namely; Cement, Pulp & Paper, Thermal Power Stations, Chlor-Alkai, questionnaires survey and field studies are being initiated.

    • Snapshot reports were prepared by analyzing the data collected during preliminary surveys. The reports were discussed during the mid-term review with steering committee. The detailed energy audits were conducted in few selected industries of the sectors. The shortcomings of the preliminary surveys were also addressed during detailed energy audits.

    Other stake holders such as service and technology providers were surveyed to gather the available technologies and best practices.

    Chlor –Alkali Sector (AIP Chennai)

    • Submission of Report.

    • Preparation and printing of Manual.

    • Seeking views of industries & incorporating their views.

    • Designing and Printing of manual.

    • Final dissemination on workshop.

    Iron & Steel Sector (RD, Kolkata)

    • Draft and Final manual preparation for Iron & Steel sector and review.

    • Conduct of final dissemination workshop.

    Cement Sector (RD, Hyderabad)

    • Conduct of workshop.

    • Preparation, review of draft report and printing of manual.

    Pulp & Paper Sector (RD, Bangalore)

    • Field visit to a few Pulp & Paper Industries.

    • Conduct of workshop.

    • Completion and printing of Manual.

    Thermal Power Plant Sector (HQ)

    • Field visit to a few Thermal Power Industries.

    • Draft Report Preparation, completion and printing of Manual.

    Workshop to be conducted

    3. Productivity Promotion with Special Focus on Innovation and Dissemination for Multiplier Effect.

    1. Under “Promotion of mass awareness on productivity improvement and innovation”, NPC celebrated Productivity Awareness week all over India in association with LPC’s, PSUs, Industry Associations and various Govt. Departments on NPC foundation day involving demonstration of various productivity improvement tools and techniques through Workshops, Seminars, Lectures and Training Programs on the following themes:

      1. “Productivity and Innovation for sustainable Development” (2013)

      2. “Lean Management for Productivity Enhancement” (2014)

      3. “Make in India: Zero Defect, Zero Effect” (2015)

      4. “Ease of Doing Business for higher productivity and sustainable growth” (2016)

    2. Under “Develop and publish productivity promotion materials including knowledge dissemination”, NPC brought out the following publications

      1. Magazine titled “Productivity News” – 22 issues as on Nov, 2016

      2. Research Journal tilted “Productivity” – 6 Quarterly issues as on Nov 2016

    3. Under research studies, NPC has undertaken the study for the following six selected industrial sectors:

      1. Electronics & Computer Hardware

      2. Leather Products

      3. Light Electrical goods industry

      4. Sport goods industry

      5. Textiles & Garments

      6. Toy Industry

    4. Under “Recognition of productivity improvement and innovation related initiatives every year for selected 6 SME industrial sectors through National Productivity and Innovation Awards for encouraging industries to adopt best practices in the area”, NPC conducted

      1. Award Presentation Ceremony on Aug 03, 2016 at Delhi to give away awards to 33 Industrial Units of six sectors for their performance to National Productivity & Innovation Award (2013-14)

      2. Award Presentation Ceremony on Feb 22, 2016 at Delhi to give away awards to 51 Industrial Units of six sectors for their performance to National Productivity & Innovation Award (2014-15)

    5. Under “training and awareness generation for SMEs across the country on Material Flow-cost Accounting (MFCA) by conducting practice oriented Certificate course”, NPC was able to achieve:

      1. Conducted 2 days practice oriented certificate course – 4 nos

      2. Conducted 48 Awareness Program

      3. More than 2500 participants mainly from SMEs has been sensitized.

      4. Till date about 56 MFCA Certified Practitioners have been evolved.

      5. Average material wastage reduction by 3-4% in the MFCA project undertaken by the participants

      6. Developed MFCA booklets, guide books, & gallery

    6. Under “Workshops for development of model on measurement of Public sector & Service sector productivity & benchmarking”, NPC has completed one workshop

    • Celebration of Productivity & innovation awareness week all over India in association with LPC’s, PSUs, Industry Associations and Various Govt. Departments on NPC foundation day involving demonstration of various productivity improvement tools and techniques through Workshops, Seminars, Lectures and Training Programs.

    • Develop and publish productivity promotion materials including knowledge dissemination.

    • Publication of Productivity News – 12 bimonthly issues

    • Publication of Productivity Journal- 4 Quarterly Issues.

    • Recognition of productivity improvement and innovation related initiatives every year for selected SME industrial sectors through National Productivity and Innovation Awards for encouraging industries to adopt best practices in the area. Awards would be given away for the following 6 segments of manufacturing in SME Sector

    1. Light Electrical goods industry

    2. Toy Industry

    3. Sport goods industry

    4. Electronics & Computer Hardware

    5. Leather Products

    6. Textiles & Garments

    • Workshops- one each for the above listed manufacturing segment.

    Further training and awareness generation for SMEs across the country on Material Flow-cost Accounting (MFCA) by conducting practice oriented Certificate course.

    4. Up gradation of Ambedkar Institute of Productivity, Chennai into Centre of Excellence

     

    Identification of expert, Initial workshop, development of work plan & Questionnaire

    Renovation of hostel and construction of overhead tank

    Development of Infrastructure at AIP and CEETEE

    Upgradation and Maintenance of Training Facilities in AIP(CEETEE) -48 % of physical work completed

    Conduct of long term and Short term courses -4 Short term courses have been completed

    Lecture block – Construction & Interiors

    AIP Main Building – Interior renovation

    AIP Library – upgradation (interior)

    Books, e-Journals Procurement

    Calibration of Instruments completed.

    • Upgradation and Maintenance of Landscaping

    • Maintenance of computer systems

    • Maintenance of Energy audit & environment instruments

    • Up gradation, Calibration
      AMC, Inspection & renewal of license.

    • Wages & Salaries of operation and maintenance staff

    • Common utilitiesoperation and maintenance of RO

    • AICTE Recognition

    • Short term & Long term Courses

    • Extension of existing library

    • Procurement of Books and other periodicals

    • Housekeeping and maintenance of Library

    5. Adoption of Energy Efficiency and Green Initiatives at NPC HQ.

    • Conversion of Air conditioning system of the building to energy efficient plant completed.

    • 4 units of windows ACs have been Replaced by state of the art BEE 5 Star Energy Efficient A/C units.

    • Building insulation improvements through double glazed window panes was in progress

    • Solar power equipment has been installed.

    • LED lighting for 150 fixtures replaced.

    • Basic Repairs of AC Plan carried out.

    • Installation of Energy Efficiency Equipment and Facilities- Conversion of AC plant into Energy Efficient System. Installation of water harvesting system

    • Preparation for green certifications of building

    • Operationalization of firefighting and fire alarm system at NPC Building.

    • Installation of weather proof S.R.I. tiles (cool roof) on roof area (450m2), fire exit stairs.

    • To dismantling the old fire stairs and construct new stairs from ground to roof top of the NPC building.

    • Replacement of old wiring with new copper wiring in each room.

    • Dismantling of old flooring of basement and replacement with Kota stone.

    • Plastering, water proofing, painting & POP at all walls, and placed ceramic tiles on surrounding walls of each room.

    • Replacement or repair all wooden doors with lock.

    • Replacement of old tube light with LED lights in the basement area.

    • Repair & spray painting on old almirahs.

    • Installation of heat resistant tiles on roof top.

    • Renovation of environmental laboratory and basement alongwith necessary infrastructure.

    • Creating greenery in the campus.

    • Construction of Garbage interim storage space.

    • Cleaning and repairing of Fire water storage tank.

    Implementing Agency:

    The implementing agency of the above schemes is National Productivity Council (NPC).

    Monitoring and Review Mechanism:

    NPC has to submit the utilization certificate in prescribed GFR form alongwith physical progress achieved so far. Only after receiving the utilization certificate from NPC, the next release of fund to NPC is considered by the Department.

    Findings of Evaluation, if any: Nil

    Scheme Guidelines:

    The above schemes implemented by NPC are under head ‘Project Based Support to Autonomous Bodies’ and the scheme guidelines for all the schemes under this head has been generalized and the same is attached as Annexure-I.


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