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National Productivity Day 2024 – February 12

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National Productivity Day - February 12 2024National Productivity Day or National Productivity Council Foundation Day is annually observed across India on 12th February 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 12th to 18th February.

The theme for National Productivity Week 2024 is ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)- Productivity Engine for Economic Growth’.

  • The theme underscores the pivotal role of AI in propelling a India’s economic advancement and efficiency.


i.The National Productivity Council was established on the 12th of February, 1958.

ii.It was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 under the Department for Promotion of Industry Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). 


i.National Productivity Day aims to increase awareness about the importance of productivity, innovation, and efficiency.

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.

National Productivity Council of India (NPC):

i.NPC is a constituent of Tokyo(Japan) based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter-Governmental Body; India is the founding member of APO.

ii.NPC was established to provide state-of-the-art services to India to undertake research in the area of productivity.

iii.NPC provides consulting and training services to the government, public and private sector organizations in areas such as Industrial Engineering, Agri-Business, Economic Services, Quality Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Technology Management, Energy Management, Environmental Management, and others.

Some of NPC’s Objectives:

i.To promote productivity consciousness and culture amongst the Government, Business and Society.

ii.To act as a catalyst in institution building and developing platforms for collaborative networking to strengthen the productivity movement.

iii.To act as an independent oversight body for various national programs, schemes and interventions.

About National Productivity Council of India (NPC): 
President – Piyush Goyal (Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & President)
Headquarters- New Delhi, Delhi
Established in – 1958