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Due to the advisory issued by Govt. of India with regard to avoiding mass gatherings in the wake of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus disease, the APO Alumni Discussion Meet on 27th March, 2020 stands postponed. The revised date and time shall be communicated later.

International Services

NPC is the Nodal Agency in charge of organizing Indian participation in the training programmes, workshops and seminars offered by APO in Member Countries on different subjects related to productivity. NPC also hosts APO programmes in India every year for participants of Member Countries.

To apply for the training programme (Please download the following PDF).

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S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Workshop on Customer Management Experience Using Data Analytics
22-CP-16-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 20 April 2022 (three days) 22 April 2022 (three days) 1 April 2022 Managers and specialists in SMEs and professionals and associate consultants from National Productivity Organizations involved in customer experience management, data analytics, and digital marketing
2 Workshop on Women\\'s Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy
22-CL-04-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 11 May 2022 (three days) 13 May 2022 (three days) 15 April 2022 Government officials involved in women’s labor force participation, SME and startup development, and digital innovation policies; entrepreneurs and business executives with experience in digital innovation; and academics and representatives of associations promoting gender inclusion and women’s leadership
APO RESEARCH PROJECTS
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Labor Productivity Index
21-RC-16-GE-RES-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) June 2021 December 2021 June 2021
2 Research on Inclusive Innovation Policies for Economic Growth
22-RC-10-GE-RES-B
Digital 28 May 2022 Policy analysts and academic researchers from institutions specializing in innovation policy, social and environmental challenges, and/or national productivity and economic growth policies with three or more years in the position, excellent English writing and presentation skills, and experience in conducting policy mapping research and interviewing national policymakers
MULTICOUNTRY PROJECTS
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Training Course for Green Productivity Specialists
21-CP-23-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 13 September 2021 17 September 2021 23 August 2021 Professionals of National Productivity Organization (NPOs); associated consultants, trainers, and technocrats from ministries and government agencies; academicians; and senior technical professionals of SMEs working on sustainable development, climate change mitigation, resource conservation, and technology upgradation for green growth
2 Workshop on the Circular Economy in the Agroindustry Sector
21-CP-26-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 12 October 2021 14 October 2021 21 September 2021 Policymakers and government officials, executives of farmers’/agribusiness associations, farm managers, and academics and consultants working on the agroindustry sector and circular economy
3 Workshop on Evaluating Regulatory Quality and Performance to Improve Public-sector Productivity
21-IP-55-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 10 November 2021 12 November 2021 15 October 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, staff of public organizations and regulatory agencies, and NPO staff working on regulatory issues and reform
4 Workshop on Enhancing Service Productivity through Effective Business Models
21-CP-05-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 19 October 2021 21 October 2021 5 October 2021 Professionals from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) or associate consultants assigned by NPOs involved in training and consultancy or working on e- government systems, digital public services, e-governance, administrative process innovation, management information systems, R&D, and ICT
5 Workshop on Development of New Innovation Standards for SMEs
21-IP-13-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 13 October 2021 15 October 2021 (three days) 1 October 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in innovation management; and government officials and policy research officers involved in innovation management and SME policies
6 Development of APO-certified Public-sector Productivity Specialists
21-CP-17-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 6 December 2021 10 December 2021 10 November 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of local government units and government enterprises, and staff from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) working on public administration, training and educational programs for the public sector, and standards and quality management systems for government
7 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Support for Digital Transformation for SMEs
21-CL-01-GE-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 10 November 2021 12 November 2021 22 October 2021 Government officials, policy research officers, and senior representatives of industrial associations involved in industrial policy, development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors, and productivity improvement initiatives
8 Training Course on Innovative Aquaculture Models
21-CL-12-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 16 November 2021 18 November 2021 22 October 2021 Government officials, academics, researchers, representatives of professional associations, and consultants in charge of training and consultancy to promote aquaculture farming systems
9 Training Course on Service-sector Productivity Specialists
21-CP-16-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 10 November 2021 (three days) 12 November 2021 22 October 2021 Professionals from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) involved in service-sector training and consultancy or associate consultants assigned by NPOs working on egovernment systems, digital public services, administrative process innovation, management information systems, R&D, and ICT
10 Workshop on Innovations in Farmers\\' Cooperatives and Producers\\' Associations
21-CL-04-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 9 November 2021 (three days) 11 November 2021 (three days) 22 October 2021 Policymakers and government officials, executives of producers\\' associations including farmers\\' cooperatives, academics, and consultants involved in the agrifood industry
11 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Data Governance in the Public Sector to Improve Productivity
21-IP-06-GE-OSM-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 November 2021 25 November 2021 1 November 2021 - Policymakers, government officials, and representatives of local government units and public-sector organizations working on digital and e-government infrastructure and programs, ICT governance and management systems, and public regulations on information systems and ICT
12 Workshop on Waste Management in Manufacturing SMEs through MFCA and Lean
21-CP-22-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 November 2021 (three days) 26 November 2021 (three days) 3 November 2021 Practitioners, trainers, consultants, National Productivity Organization (NPO) professionals, managers and executives of SMEs, and representatives of industry associations working on waste minimization, resource conservation, sustainable development, resource conservation, lean, and MFCA
13 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Service Quality and Productivity for the Retail Industry
21-CL-02-GE-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 27 October 2021 29 October 2021 (three days) 8 October 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of public organizations, and staff of SMEs and startups working to improve productivity in the retail industry
14 Workshop on Food Storage Models
21-IP-15-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 30 November 2021 2 December 2021 8 November 2021 Policymakers, agricultural producers, agricultural extension workers, academics/researchers, and agricultural cooperative/association representatives involved in food security, storage, and supply chain management
15 Workshop on Modern Mechanization Technologies for Increasing Rice Productivity
21-CP-06-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 November 2021 (three days) 26 November 2021 (three days) 5 November 2021 Government officials, policymakers, executives of farmers’/agribusiness associations, academics, and consultants involved in rice production and mechanization
16 Workshop on Developing National Innovation Systems
21-IP-14-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 23 November 2021 (three days) 25 November 2021 (three days) 5 November 2021 Policymakers and government officials; representatives of government enterprises, public organizations, regulatory agencies, and industrial associations; and staff from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) working on promoting innovation, R&D, and science
17 Workshop on Nurturing Social Enterprises
21-CL-09-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 6 December 2021 (three days) 8 December 2021 (three days) 19 November 2021 Government officials, policymakers, managers, and specialists involved in social enterprise development and planning or SME support programs; and entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and investors in social enterprises
18 Workshop on Innovative Business Models for Industry 4.0
21-IP-08-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 November 2021 26 November 2021 10 November 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in digital upgrading; and government officials and policy research officers involved in industrial policy, development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors, and productivity improvement initiatives
19 Workshop on the Circular Economy for the SDGs
21-CP-36-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 November 2021 (three days) 26 November 2021 (three days) 10 November 2021 Government officials, policy research officers, senior representatives of industrial associations, productivity professionals, and SME representatives working on industrial policy, environmental protection, sustainability, green growth strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors, climate change mitigation, innovation, technology upgradation, and resource conservation
20 Workshop on Agroecological Systems
21-CP-60-GE-WSP-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 14 December 2021 16 December 2021 22 November 2021 National Productivity Centre of Cambodia, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and APO Secretariat
21 Workshop on Adoption of Industry 4.0 Applications for SMEs
21-IP-01-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 7 December 2021 9 December 2021 19 November 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in digital upgrading; and government officials and policy research officers from national productivity organizations or involved in industrial policy and development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors.
22 Training Course on Strategic Management for Public-
21-CP-13-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 30 November 2021 (four days) 3 December 2021 (four days) 19 November 2021 Policymakers and government officials; and representatives of government enterprises, public organizations, and National Productivity Organization (NPOs) staff involved in strategic planning, development,
23 Workshop on Requirements and Management System for APO Certification of Persons Scheme
20-IN-72-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry 7 December 2021 (three days) 9 December 2021 (three days) 25 November 2021 Professional staff of National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) or their affiliated organizations who have been appointed as internal assessors or management representatives responsible for managing certification activities
24 Training Course on Energy Audits and Management
21-CP-21-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 20 December 2021 (five days) 24 December 2021 (five days) 6 December 2021 Trainers, consultants, SME managers, industry professionals, auditors, academicians, and researchers working in energy conservation, energy efficiency and management, energy audits, and operations and maintenance of energy-consuming equipment
25 Development of APO-certified Public-sector Productivity Specialists
21-CP-17-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 6 December 2021 (five days) 10 December 2021 (five days) 10 November 2021 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of local government units and government enterprises, and staff from National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) working on public administration, training and educational programs for the public sector, and standards and quality management systems for government
26 Training Course on Data Analysis and Applications for Digitization in SMEs
21-CP-14-GE-TRC-B
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 14 December 2021 (four days) 17 December 2021 (four days) 1 December 2021 SME executives, representatives of industrial associations, consultants, and productivity practitioners with experience in manufacturing management; and government officials and policy research officers involved in industrial policy and development strategies for the SME and manufacturing sectors
27 Workshop on Enhancing Employee Productivity in the Digital Workplace
22-CP-14-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 23 February 2022 (three days) 25 February 2022 (three days) 28 January 2022 Policymakers and government officials, consultants or trainers from National Productivity Organizations, and representatives of industrial associations or enterprises working on government policy for human resources development, productivity enhancement initiatives, and human resources management
28 Development of APO-certified Productivity Specialists
22-CP-43-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 7 March 2022 (five days) 11 March 2022 (five days) 25 February 2022 Professional staff or associate consultants of National Productivity Organizations; and productivity practitioners, SME managers, or executives involved in productivity enhancement at firm or organizational level by conducting training, consultancy, research, or promotional activities
29 Workshop on the Internet of Things in Agriculture and Food Supply Chain Management
22-CP-07-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 9 March 2022 (three days) 11 March 2022 (three days) 28 February 2022 Senior government officials, policymakers, executives of agrifood SMEs and associations, senior academics, and consultants in charge of developing and implementing Internet of Things and blockchain systems for agriculture and food supply chains
30 Workshop on Decentralized Governance and Public Accountability
22-IP-20-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 23 March 2022 (three days) 25 March 2022 (three days) 11 March 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, and staff of public organizations involved in work on decentralized governance or improving administrative processes, public management, and/or bureaucratic systems
31 Workshop on Talent Development for the Future of Work
22-CP-32-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 29 March 2022 (three days) 31 March 2022 (three days) 18 March 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, staff of public organizations, and senior members of industry bodies and unions working on labor and employment, human resources development, higher education policy, workforce recruitment and skilling, and other areas related to preparing for the future of work
32 Workshop on Innovative Public–private Partnership Models for Improving the Sustainability of Food Supply Chains
22-IP-09-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 26 April 2022 (three days) 28 April 2022 (three days) 3 April 2022 Policymakers and planners, agricultural professionals, scientists, academics, and agribusiness industry leaders in charge of formulating and implementing policies and programs for agriculture and agrifood business development
33 Workshop on Customer Management Experience Using Data Analytics
22-CP-16-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 20 April 2022 (three days) 22 April 2022 (three days) 1 April 2022 Managers and specialists in SMEs and professionals and associate consultants from National Productivity Organizations involved in customer experience management, data analytics, and digital marketing
34 Workshop on Foresight for SMEs
22-CL-17-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 20 April 2022 (three days) 22 April 2022 (three days) 4 April 2022 Senior representatives of industrial associations, policymakers, managers, consultants, and trainers working on productivity enhancement, strategy formulation, business process innovation, and enterprise development planning
35 Workshop on Climate-smart Agriculture Techniques and Practices
22-CP-08-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 26 April 2022 (three days) 28 April 2022 (three days) 12 April 2022 Senior government officials, policymakers, executives of farmers’ cooperatives and associations, senior academics, and consultants involved in promoting climate-smart agriculture
36 Development of Public-sector Productivity Specialists
22-CP-44-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 16 May 2022 (five days) 20 May 2022 (five days) 21 April 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of local government units and government enterprises, and staff from National Productivity Organizations working on public administration, training and educational programs for the public sector, and standards and quality management systems for government
37 Conference on Agricultural Insurance and Farm Risk Management
22-IP-04-GE-CON-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 15 June 2022 (one day) 15 June 2022 (one day) 9 May 2022 Policymakers, senior officials of private and state agricultural insurance companies, researchers, academics, and extension personnel in charge of and providing advisory and consultancy services on agricultural insurance and farm risk management
38 Workshop on Innovative Technologies in Perishable Product Supply Chains for Small Farmers
22-IP-18-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 May 2022 (three days) 26 May 2022 (three days) 6 May 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of farmers’/agribusiness organizations, academics, and consultants working on promotion of perishable products, development of perishable product supply chains, and extension of quality control technologies for perishable products
39 Training Course on New Technology for Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
22-CP-11-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 24 May 2022 (four days) 27 May 2022 (four days) 6 May 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, and staff of public organizations working on human resources management and development for the public sector and public service
40 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Innovative Smart Farming Models for Agriculture 4.0
22-CP-46-GE-OSM-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 29 June 2022 (two days) 30 June 2022 (two days) 15 June 2022 Government officials, policymakers, leaders of farmers’ cooperatives and organizations, academics, representatives of agricultural SMEs, and consultants involved in developing and adopting smart farming
Specific National Programs for Member Countries (SNP)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Specific National Programs for Member Countries (SNP)
21-SN-06-GE-SNP-C
Virtual and face-to-face March 2021 December 2021 29th April 2021 All Member Countries
Workshops
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Program/Project Planning Workshop (PPP)
20-RP-02-GE-SPW-A
Tokyo, Japan 4-Aug-2020 6-Aug-2020 15 July 2020 NPO Heads; APO Program Planning Department Heads/senior managers of NPOs/APO Liaison Officers responsible for leading development strategies for APO programs.
2 NPC Certification of Productivity Specialist
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Online 14 February 2022 28 February 2022 28 February 2022 Practitioners, trainers, consultants, National Productivity Organization (NPO) professionals, managers and executives of SMEs, and representatives of industry associations working on waste minimization, resource conservation, sustainable development, resource conservation, lean, and MFCA
3 Training Course on Green Productivity
22-CP-26-GE-TRC-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 23 May 2022 (five days) 27 May 2022 (five days) 6 May 2022 Professionals of National Productivity Organizations, associated consultants and trainers, technocrats from government agencies and ministries, academics, and senior technical executives of enterprises working on sustainability, climate change mitigation, resource management and conservation, and green growth
4 Workshop on Building Robust Public Policy Ecosystems through Behavioral Insights
22-IP-02-GE-WSP-A
Digital Multicountry (DMC) 22 June 2022 (three days) 24 June 2022 (three days) 3 June 2022 Policymakers and government officials, representatives of government enterprises, staff of public organizations and regulatory agencies, and staff from National Productivity Organizations working on regulatory issues, reform, and legislation across different sectors
SELF LEARNING E-COURSES
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Agriculture and Food Sectors(Project Notification)
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) Throughout 2019 The target groups are productivity practitioners, consultants, managers, academics, extension service providers, representatives of cooperatives and industry associations, producers, and all professionals working in the subject area from agriculture, agribusinesses, food industries, NPOs, government agencies, universities, and consultancy.
1.1 Self -learning e-course on innovation in Agroforestry systems
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-06
23-Dec-19 22-Dec-20 As above
1.2 Self learning e-course for the Agricultuire and Food sectors
20-AG-17-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat Throughout the year No specific qualification required
1.3 Self-learning e-Course on Future Aquaculture Farming
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-04
Tokyo, Japan 3 August 2020 2 August 2021 The target participants are government officers, aquacultural producers, food business entrepreneurs, aquacultural extension workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting advanced technology in aquaculture.
2 smart transformationof Agriculrure
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-01
APO Secretariat and National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) 02 Mar. 20 01 Mar. 20 The target participants are government officers, agricultural producers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, agricultural extenslon workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting smart technology in agriculture.
3 Industry and Service Sectors
20-IN-06-GE-DLN-A
APO Secretariat Throughout the year Open to the Public and no specific qualifications are required.
4 Apiculture Management
20-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-AP01
18 August 2020–17 August 2021 (12 months)
5 Advanced Smart Manufacturing 101 in a Blockchain-driven Era
19-IN-06-GE-DLN-A-AP04
Tokyo, Japan 1-Nov-2020 31 Oct. 2021
5.1 eneral Aspects of Energy Management and Audit
19-IN-06-GE-DLN-A-AP02
23 December 2020 31 December 2021 The target groups are environmental/GP/energy management personnel, trainers, and consultants; university students in degree courses related to energy, the environment, climate change, sustainable development, etc.; and senior/mid-level managerial and technical personnel from industry in the environment/energy field.
6 Future Aquaculture Farming
19-AG-17-GE-DLN-A-AP04
Tokyo, Japan 3 August 2020 2 August 2021 The target participants are government officers, aquacultural producers, food business entrepreneurs, aquacultural extension workers, academics, and other individuals with particular interest in adopting advanced technology in aquaculture. 5.
TECHNICAL EXPERT SERVICES (TES)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 TECHNICAL EXPERT SERVICES PROJECT (TES)
20-IN-02-GE-TES-C
Member countries Jan.-20 Dec. 20
DEVELOPMENT OF DEMONSTRATION COMPANIES/ORGANISATIONS (DMP)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Development of Demonstration Companies
20-IN-04-GE-DMP-C
Selected Member Countries Maximum 12 months (10 months for planning and implementation and two months for dissemination activities)
INDIVIDUAL-COUNTRY OBSERVATIONAL STUDY MISSION (I-OSM)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Individual-Country Observational Study Mission
20-IN-01-GE-OSM-C
Member countries Up to one week (five working days) per mission
BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN NPOs (BCBN)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 BILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN NPOs (BCBN)
20-IN-03-GE-BCBN-C
Member countries 01 Jan. 20 01 Dec. 20
INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF NPOs (DON)
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Special Program for Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety and Quality in Asian Countries: Second Year
19-AG-32-SPP-DON-C
Selected Member Countries Sept-19 Aug -20
1.1 Project Proposal

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NOMINATION PROCEDURE: All the nominations should be routed through proper channel and as per the attached APO Biodata Form. The nominations received after the last date will not be considered. It is requested to send nominations by e-mail to jittin.kapoor@npcindia.gov.in, isg@npcindia.gov.in and rk.rawat@npcindia.gov.in. All the information pertaining to the nominations will be treated as confidential and classified. The nominated officers may be invited as a faculty in programs on the relevant subject/s, organised by NPC.

FEES and CHARGES : An Application fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)of Rs. 500/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO and Rs. 1000/-+ 18% GST for others is payable along with the nomination form, for each participant. IN CASE OF SELECTION BY APO : NPC will charge Rs. 3,000/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO Rs. 12,000/-+ 18% GST for profit making organizations and Rs. 6,000/- + 18% GST for others per participant is payable towards handling charges and membership fee for the APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI).

The requisite amount can be paid through a demand draft/cheque/ECS drawn in favour of National Productivity Council, New Delhi. In the absence of application fee, the nominations will not be considered. Kindly e-mail the details of the ECS/RTGS/NEFT payment made on isg@npcindia.gov.in. In this regard, the bank account details are attached herewith.In case if an invoice is required by the participant towards the payment of Fee & Charges, a request in this regard may kindly be sent to above email ids well in advance.

Group Head(International Services)/ APO Liaison Officer for India
National Productivity Council.
Utpadakta Bhawan,5-6 Institutional Area,
Lodi Road New Delhi - 110 003
Phone No.- 011-24607328/12
NPC