National Productivity Day or National Productivity Council Foundation Day is annually observed across India on February 12 to mark the foundation day of the National Productivity Council of India (NPC) and raise awareness of productivity, efficiency, and innovation.
- National Productivity Day is celebrated as part of National Productivity Week, which is observed annually from 12 to 18 February.
The theme for National Productivity Week 2023 is “Productivity, Green Growth, and Sustainability: Celebrating India’s G20 Presidency”.
- The events and observance of National Productivity Week and National Productivity Day are led by the National Productivity Council of India (NPC).
i. The Day aims to raise awareness that productivity is not just about increasing production but is a comprehensive concept that considers environmental concerns, human resource development and quality.
ii. National Productivity Day and Week aim to raise awareness about the importance of improving quality, efficiency, and competitiveness in all areas of the Indian economy so that India may become a global leader.
The National Productivity Council of India (NPC) was established in 1958 and registered as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, under the Department for Promotion of Industry Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).
National Productivity Council of India (NPC):
i. Along with conducting productivity research, NPC also offers consulting and training services to the government and organisations in the public and private sectors in industrial engineering, agribusiness, economic services, quality management, human resources management, etc.
ii. NPC is a part of the Tokyo(Japan)-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter-Governmental Body of which the Government of India is a founding member.
Some of the Council Objectives:
i. To sustainably promote innovation-led productivity across all sectors of the national economy by addressing the triple bottom line: economic, environmental, and social.
ii. To increase global outreach to mutually share productivity gains.
iii. To create national productivity standards for all sectors and self-evaluation web-based measurement tools for productivity analysis.
The event aims to raise awareness by providing information on how to boost productivity through lectures, workshops, and high-quality events, seminars, and campaigns.
About the National Productivity Council of India (NPC):
President – Piyush Goyal (Minister of Commerce and Industry & President)
Chairman- Anurag Jain, IAS
Director General- Sundeep Kumar Nayak, IAS
Headquarters- New Delhi, Delhi