12 February: National Productivity Day
The National Productivity Day 2017 was observed in India on 12 February 2017. Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.
The day was organised by National Productivity Council (NPC) for encouraging all the stakeholders to implement productivity tools and techniques with contemporary relevant themes.
To mark this day, various workshops, essay competitions, painting competitions, training programs, debates are also organized.
About National Productivity Council (NPC)
• NPC is a national level autonomous organization under Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
• It was established as a registered society on 12 February 1958 with an aim to promote productivity culture in India.
• It is a tri-partite Non-Profit Organization (NGO) with equal representation from government, employers and workers’ organizations.
• It implements the productivity promotion schemes of the Union Government and carry out programmes on behalf of the Tokyo based Asian Productivity Organization (APO), an inter-governmental body of which India is founder member.