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Govt Set up 25-Member DCCI under the Chairmanship of Puneet Dalmia

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Govt sets up 25-member development council for cement industryThe Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has set up a 25-member Development Council for the Cement Industry (DCCI) under the chairmanship of Puneet Dalmia, CMD, Dalmia Bharat Group.

Key Functions of DCCI:

i.The Council will suggest ways to eliminate waste, obtain maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs, and promote standardization of products.

ii.It will also recommend measures for securing the full utilization of the installed capacity and improving the working of the cement industry (particularly of the less efficient units).

iii.The council will work for standardization of accounting and costing methods and practice; it will undertake inquiry of materials, equipment, methods of production, management, labour utilization, etc.

iii.It will undertake scientific and industrial research for the discovery and development of new materials, equipment and methods.

Members of DCCI:

The members were appointed for 2 years.

i.K C Jhanwar – MD, UltraTech Cement

ii.HM Bangur – MD, Shree Cement Ltd

iii.Rakesh Singh – Executive President, The India Cements Ltd

iv.Pracheta Majumdar – CEO, Birla Corporation Limited

v.Madhavkrishna Singhania – Deputy MD, J.K. Cement Ltd

vi.Nilesh Narwekar – CEO, JSW Cement Ltd

viii.Other members include Presidents of Akhil Bhartiya Cement Mazdoor Maha Sangh, Builders’ Association of India, and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India.

Recent Related News:

On January 1, 2021, DPIIT has launched a Regulatory Compliance Portal to minimize the regulatory compliance burden of citizens and businesses, the portal will act as a bridge between citizens, industries and the Government.

About Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT):

i.Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was renamed as DPIIT in January 2019.

ii.DPIIT was reconstituted in 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. In 2018, matters related to e-commerce were also transferred to DPIIT.
Establishment – 1995