Question: In which year the National Productivity council was established to promote productivity culture in India?
- On February 12th, 2018, National Productivity Council is observing National Productivity Day.
- National Productivity Week is also being celebrated 12th -18thFebruary.
- It is the 60th Anniversary of the National Productivity Council and is being celebrated as Diamond Jubilee Year.
- The NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958.
- The objective of NCP is stimulating and promoting productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country.
- “Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India “has been selected as the theme for the National Productivity Week -2018.
- It is noteworthy that the first industrial revolution was triggered by water and steam power to move from human labour to mechanical manufacturing. The second industrial revolution built on electric power to create mass production.
- The third used electronic and information technology to automate manufacturing.
- Now Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution as it is called is emerging globally as a powerful force and is being called as the next industrial revolution.
- Industry 4.0 would mean the convergence of real and virtual worlds-the next phase in bringing together conventional and modern technologies in manufacturing.
- It is characterized by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models.
- Over its 59 years of existence, NPC has nearly 140 full time consultants on its roll possessing a wide repertoire of skill/ expertise and a network of 13 regional offices at all major State capitals/industrial centres with Corporate Headquarters in New Delhi.
- NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter Governmental Body, of which the Government of India is a founder member.