As we know, the world today is developing faster through technology. As Indians, it is our duty to raise awareness about the factors which are important to increase productivity in every field.
What is the meaning of the word productivity?? Well, the efficiency of goods and services expressed by some specific measures is called productivity.
productivity is the crucial factor in the production performance of a firm or nation. In economics, productivity is expressed as “Output per unit of input”.
In common words, it is how you utilize your time while giving more output through some limited sources. It is possible through the use of modern technologies and as a society, we should be aware of it.
National Productivity Day History
To attract people’s attention towards productivity-culture, National Productivity Day is celebrated every year on February 11 in India.
National Productivity Day Marks the formation of the National Productivity Council (NPC), which was established in 1958.
The National Productivity Council was registered on February 12, 2022, under the Societies Registration Act, 1960, a legislation that allows the registration of entities generally involved in the benefit of society such as education, health, employment, etc.
What is the National Productivity Council??
The National Productivity Council is an autonomous organization that comes under the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce of Industry, Government of India.
NPC is the constituent of a Tokyo-based intergovernmental body called the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), of which the Government of India is a founder-member.
The headquarters of the National Productivity Council is in New Delhi, India. It became the first governmental building in Delhi to have HT- solar panels installed to fulfill a portion of its electricity needs.
The current president of the council is the commerce and industry minister of India, Piyush Goyal while IES Arun Kumar Jha and Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra are the current Director-General and the Chairman of the council, respectively.
The main aim of the NPC is to increase productivity culture by conducting various productivity research works and events.
In addition to that, the council also provides consultancy and training services to the Government of India as well as the Public and Private sectors.
The services are provided in the fields such as industrial engineering, Agri-Business, Economic-Services, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Technology Management, Energy Management, Environment Management.
Activities of the National Productivity Council
- The National Productivity Council encourage and promote consciousness regarding productivity
- It provides consultancy and training services to increase productivity
- It conducts research in various productivity areas and also maintains the database of productivity
- It also undertakes the implementation and preparation work of the projects and schemes related to the public or private sectors.
- It focuses on IT-enabled services and e-Governance in the Country
Significance of National Productivity Day
The National Productivity Day has a lot of significance in promoting the productivity culture in the Country.
It contributes to the sustainable, inclusive, socio-economic development of the country by enhancing productivity and innovation.
The council organizes many awards, affiliation, certifications events to recognize the productivity champions, it includes National Productivity and Innovation Award (NPIA) Schemes.
NPC promotes innovation-led productivity through a holistic and inclusive approach by addressing the fundamental and most important factors- Economics, Environmental and social.
National Productivity Day Theme 2022
As we all know, the Government of India promotes Self Reliance or Atma-Nirbharta in every sector. This year’s theme for National Productivity Day could be called a reminder of that formula.
The theme of this year’s National Productivity Day is Self Reliance Through Productivity. It will be celebrated for seven days. The whole week is called “National Productivity Week” which will start from Saturday, 12th Feb to 18th Feb.