Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Government of India
An apex organisation under the Central Government, MoRTH is entrusted with the task of formulating and administering, in consultation with other Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, organizations and individuals, policies for Road Transport, National Highways and Transport Research with a view to increasing the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in the country. Ministry has two wings: Roads wing and Transport wing.
Deals with development and maintenance of India's National Highways:
- Planning, development and maintenance of National Highways
- Extend technical and financial support to State Governments for the development of state roads and the roads of inter-state connectivity and economic importance
- Evolve standard specifications for India's roads and bridges
- Serve as a repository of technical knowledge on roads and bridges
Deals with matter relating to Road Transport:
- Motor Vehicle legislation
- Administration of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
- Taxation of motor vehicles
- Compulsory insurance of motor vehicles
- Administration of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950
- Promotion of transport co-operatives in the field of motor transport
- Evolve road safety standards in the form of a National Policy on Road Safety
- Preparing and implementing the Annual Road Safety Plan
- Collect, compile and analyse road accident statistics and take steps to developing a Road Safety Culture in India by involving the public and organising awareness campaigns
- Provide grants-in-aid to Non-Governmental Organisations in accordance with guidelines
National Highways Authority of India
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was constituted by an act of Parliament, the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988. It is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways entrusted to it and for matters connected or incidental thereto. The Authority was operationalised in February 1995 with the appointment of full-time Chairman and other Members.
NHAI's vision is to meet the nation's need for the provision and maintenance of National Highways network to global standards and to meet user's expectations in the most time bound and cost effective manner, within the strategic policy framework set by the Government of India and thus promote economic well being and quality of life of the people.
NHAI is mandated to implement the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) which is India 's largest-ever highways project, and will ensure world-class roads with uninterrupted traffic flow.
India's National Highways have a total length of 71,772 km and serve as the arterial network of the country. The development of National Highways is the responsibility of the Government of India, which has launched major initiatives to upgrade and strengthen the highways through various phases of NHDP.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
The CII theme for 2016-17, Building National Competitiveness, emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate competitiveness across sectors, with sustained global competitiveness as the goal. The focus is on six key enablers: Human Development; Corporate Integrity and Good Citizenship; Ease of Doing Business; Innovation and Technical Capability; Sustainability; and Integration with the World.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 320 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence, its industrialisation, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India's business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.
Institute of Logistics
The Indian logistics market is worth $90 billion and is slated to grow at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 16% from 2007-10. To address the need to sharpen India Inc's competitive edge through better Logistics & Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices, CII Institute of Logistics (CIL) was established in 2004 by the Confederation of Indian Industry as a Center of Excellence in Logistics and SCM.
CII Institute of Logistics creates platforms for the Industry to gain insights into emerging trends, industry-specific problems of national importance, and global best practices in logistics & supply chain management. It enables the industry to reduce transaction costs, increase efficiencies, and enhance profitability, besides sensitising Industry to bring solutions to macro level issues.
The vision of the CII Institute of Logistics is to become an International Centre of Excellence in Logistics & SCM, and to facilitate Indian industry to be referred in global business for best practices in Logistics & SCM.
Its mission is to be a platform to create and share intellectual capital for reducing transaction cost and improving competitiveness, and in the process nurture the skills of logisticians and ensure adoption of best practices in Logistics & SCM through online and offline activities.
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