After reading this article you will learn about the objectives of National Productivity Council (NPC).
National Productivity Council (NPC) was established in the year 1958 with the object of creating productivity consciousness in the country providing specialised services to industries to increase their operational and managerial efficiency and to disseminate productivity information.
It is a non-profit making autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The constitution of the NPC provides that its membership should be limited to 60 and the number of representatives should be 11 each from employers, employees and the Government.
The remaining member have to be co-opted from amongst other interests like researchers, technicians, consumers and local productivity councils. The NCP was entrusted with the task of facilitating the formation of local productivity councils. There is a nation wide network of local productivity councils.
The NPC has its Headquarters in New Delhi and it has also nine Regional Directorates at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Kanpur, Madras and New Delhi.
The objectives of NPC are as follows:
1. To create and develop productivity consciousness in the country.
2. To make arrangements for the training of managers at every level of management.
3. To make arrangements for the services of experts on the requisitions of local productivity councils.
4. To undertake research with regard to various production processes.
5. To send delegations to developed countries to collect and study information with regard to increased productivity.
6. To make arrangements for training of personnel with regard to productivity methods and techniques in other countries.
7. To invite experts on productivity from foreign countries and to make use of their knowledge and services.
8. To import various productivity services with a view to having maximum utilisation of available resources, viz; men, money, materials and machines.
9. To ensure higher and better living standards to the people of the country.
10. To conduct various seminars on different subjects to improve productivity.
11. To create positive productivity atmosphere in the country by developing harmonious employer-employee relations.
To achieve these objectives, the NPC collects and spreads information about the concepts and techniques of productivity through various publications including periodicals and audio-visual media of films, radio and exhibitions. It organises and conducts seminars and training programmes for various levels of management in the subject of productivity.
With a view to demonstrating the validity and value in the application of productivity techniques, NPC offers a Productivity Survey and Implementation Service (PSIS), for which the demand has been steadily and steeply rising. This service is intended to assist industry adopt techniques of better management and operational efficiency, consistent with the economic and social aspirations of the nation.
Since the inception of NPC, it has provided management and productivity training to lakhs of industrial personnel of all categories-senior, junior, middle levels of management, technicians, supervisors, workers, and trade union traders through a large number of training programmes conducted by it.
It has assisted thousands of industrial units in identifying and analysing their managerial and technological and energy problems and helping implement measures for improvement.
Besides offering training and consultancy services for improving productivity, the NPC also makes efforts to the extent possible for creating a favourable productivity climate in the country by promoting sound industrial relations. One factor which largely determines the trend of these relations is sharing of the gains resulting from increased productivity.
Taking advantages of its tripartite character, NPC has been making earnest efforts to evolve acceptable guidelines for sharing these gains. In short, NPC aims at making productivity a way of life in all spheres of the nation’s economic activities.