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Industrial Policy Promotion

Mr. Amitabh Kant


From 13-Mar-2014


Past Secretaries:

Mr. Saurabh Chandra

17-Apr-2012 to 28-Feb-2014

Mr. P K Chaudhary
Nov-2011 to Apr-2012

Mr. R P Singh
01-Jan-2010 to 31-Oct-2011

Mr. Ajay Shankar
01-Aug-2007 to 31-Dec-2009


To promote Indian Industry and facilitate a balanced growth of industries.


To create a conducive environment and accelerate annual growth of industries to double digit level on sustained basis; improve share of manufacturing in GDP from 15.9 % in 2009-10 to 25% by 2022; improve India's global share of FDI to 5% in 2016-17 ; and make India a preferred location for foreign investment.

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he Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was established in 1995 and has been reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier separate Ministries for Small Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries (SSI&A&RI) and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October, 1999.

With progressive liberalisation of the Indian economy, initiated in July 1991, there has been a consistent shift in the role and functions of this Department. From regulation and administration of the industrial sector, the role of the Department has been transformed into facilitating investment and technology flows and monitoring industrial development in the liberalised environment.
  1. To promote growth of manufacturing industry by facilitating financial, infrastructural and policy support.
  2. To facilitate foreign investment and to coordinate faster implementation of investment approvals.
  3. To facilitate development of industries in North East and other special category States.
  4. To improve intellectual property regime consistent with our international commitments and increase output and efficiency in Trade Mark and Patent Offices.
  5. To initiate measures towards procedural changes to make functioning of the Department more transparent and responsive.
  6. To create a sound information base of macroeconomic indicators of production and prices
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Increasing growth in manufacturing output
Ministry of Finance; Planning Commission; Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Department of Public Enterprises;
Ministry of Environment and Forests; Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals; Department of Pharmaceuticals;
Department of Fertilisers; Ministry of Food Processing Industries; Department of Heavy Industries; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Ministry of Mines; Ministry of Steel; Ministry of Textiles; State Governments; and
Lending Institutions.
% increase of manufacturing on year on year basis. % 2.5 4.4 7.5 7.5 8.0


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