CCEA approved winding up of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

Mar 3, 2016 10:10 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 March 2016 gave its approval for winding up of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) with immediate effect. The Council was winded up as it has fulfilled the mandate for which it was constituted.

Dr. V Krishnamurthy, the former Chairman of the Council resigned from the post on 28 May 2014. Ajay Shankar, IAS (Retd.) demitted office as Member-Secretary of the Council upon expiry of his tenure on 22 November 2014.

In the absence of a Chairman and no fresh constitution, the NMCC had become non-functional.

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)

The NMCC was established in 2004 as a part of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of erstwhile government to provide a continuing forum for policy dialogue to energize and sustain the growth of manufacturing industry.

It was set up as an autonomous organization with its Chairman in the rank of a Cabinet Minister and members from Government and Industry.

Since its inception in 2004, NMCC conducted various studies independently in consultation with several Government Ministries/Departments and also industry association, and shared these studies/reports with the Ministries/Departments concerned during the decade of its functioning.

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