NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ & workers’ organizations and Government, apart from technical & professional institutions and other interests. 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.
NPC teams up with its clients to work out solutions towards accelerating productivity, enhancing competitiveness, increasing profits, augmenting safety and reliability and ensuring better quality. It provides reliable database for decision-making, improved systems and procedures, work culture as well as customer satisfaction both internal & external. The solutions can be all-encompassing or specific depending on the nature of the problem. The council also helps monitor, review and implement the identified strategies. Promotional and catalytic in nature, NPC’s services have bearings on economic growth and quality of life. The Council promotes a comprehensive view of productivity focused on improving triple bottom line – economic, environmental and social and adds value for all the stakeholders through generation & application of advanced knowledge for inclusive Growth.
With a vision to become a knowledge leader, NPC strives to provide world class services needed by Indian economy to become internationally competitive.
NPC’s thrust is on providing modern and high-quality productivity-related services to sectors not adequately addressed by others, especially the Small & Medium Enterprises, Informal Sector, Food Processing and Post Harvest Operations etc.
NPC is also a change agent, aiming to assist the Central and State Governments, local bodies and other organizations in improving the quality and efficiency of public services.
NPC aims at propagating Productivity as an evolving concept, which includes attention to issues, and concerns, relating to quality, environment, energy, HRD, Integrated Rural Development etc.
Productivity shall increasingly be viewed in this context and not in the conventional sense of mere production increase with constant resources.
Development, dissemination and application of knowledge and experience in productivity, for promoting consciousness and improvement in productivity, with the objective of strengthening the performance and competitiveness of the economy as well as of improving the working conditions and quality of life.
The Union Minister for Industry is the President of the NPC, and the Secretary (Industrial Policy and Promotion) is its Chairman. The Director General is the CEO. NPC has 12 Regional Offices, located in major State Capitals/industrial centre with Corporate Headquarters in New Delhi and has strength of around 120 full time professional/consultants. In addition, services of outside specialists and faculty are also enlisted on projects based requirements.