Category Archives: FICCI

Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministers call for stakeholders to work as a team to position Indian tourism products on a higher pedestal Infrastructure development and regional connectivity is essential for tourism development


 In a rare demonstration of inter-ministerial coordination to raise the profile of India’s tourism sector,Mr. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister for Civil Aviation and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Tourism,shared the same platform at the ‘Tourism Investors Meet’ (TIM) here today, both emphasizing the need for all stakeholders to work… Read More

Pipavav Defence & Russian JSC in joint venture to revamp Navy submarines


Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd and Russia’s JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka have agreed to jointly refit and certify submarines of the 877EKM category at an estimated Rs.11,000 crore. The Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Group is in the process of acquiring a majority stake in Pipavav Defence through an open offer, subject to necessary… Read More

National Tourism Policy to boost growth of tourism infrastructure

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The National Tourism Policy which is in the offing would become a catalyst to drive the tourism industry and give a fillip to infrastructure projects in the sector. The industry is private sector driven, where young and innovative entrepreneurs are the providers of products and services and the government’s role is to act as a facilitator in removing the barriers… Read More

Making e-Governance tick: Call for CTO to make govt operate as a responsive machinery in a data-driven manner


 Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament and Past President, FICCI, today made a case for India to have in place a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as in the US, in order to make the government function as a unified machinery that operates with consistent standards of efficiency, transparency and responsiveness. That is key to realizing maximum governance,… Read More

Model GST law being drafted


The Government remains committed to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1, 2016. Currently a Central GST Law and a model legislation for the States were being drafted to levy GST on intra-state supplies; on inter-state supplies and levy of GST on imports. The GST Council would be constituted after the enactment of the Constitution Amendment … Read More

Dept of Heavy Industry to fund Projects Worth 1000 Crores Under the Capital Goods Scheme


The Centre has asked the industry to avail of the benefits of the recently launched Capital Goods Scheme which would help in acquiring or developing new technology. Speaking at the inauguration of a workshop in Mumbai today, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Anant Geete expressed concern over increasing imports of Capital … Read More

Defence Technology Absorption Award 2013


Defence Technology Absorption Award is given to DRDO’s industrial partners for their support in transformation of technologies developed by DRDO into products/systems/processes for Armed forces. The awards for 2013 was given to

M/s Accord Software & Systems Ltd., Bengaluru, under leadership of  J. M. Sundaresan (CEO) a Masters degree holder in ControlRead More