The Government think-tank NITI Aayog and Quality Council of India (QCI) on Wednesday launched the ‘National Programme and Project Management Policy Framework’ (NPMPF), envisaged to bring radical reforms in the way infrastructure projects are executed in India.
When in August this year, India sent its largest ever delegation to the Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, most expected the country to further improve on its performance over the London edition of the games which had been held four years earlier.
Girish Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has said that the Government of India aims to make automobiles manufacturing the main driver of Â‘Make in IndiaÂ’ initiative, as it expects the passenger vehicles market to reach 9.4 million units by 2026, as highlighted in the Auto Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26.
The government has appointed Amitabh Kant, Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), as full-time Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog. Kant, who has been helming some of the marquee initiatives of the Narendra Modi Government, will take over the job after his retirement as secretary in February end.