President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee will grace the occasion of Public Sector Day and present the prestigious SCOPE Awards to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on Tuesday next i.e. 11th April 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Shri Anant G. Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises shall also grace the occasion in the august presence of Smt. Seema Bahuguna, IAS, Secretary, DPE, Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Shri R.K. Bahuguna, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RailTel Corporation, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and host of representatives from public sector enterprises, senior government officials, media etc. The Award function is being organized jointly by SCOPE and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). SCOPE Meritorious Awards recognizes significant achievements of CPSEs in various fields leading to business excellence and competitive advantage. The function will be attended by Chief Executives/ Directors of CPSEs besides Ministers, Secretaries and other senior government officials.
Progress of Scheme on Enhancement of Gobal Competitiveness of Indian Capital Goods
The objective of the Scheme is to make Indian Goods Sector globally completive by addressing the issues of Technological depth creation in the capital goods sector besides creating common industrial facility center. With a view to achieve the above objectives the Scheme have provision for technological depth creation by way of setting up of Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development and by extending financial support for acquisition/ transfer of technology under Technology Acquisition Fund Programme (TAFP) component of the Scheme. As regards Common facilities for the
industry, the Scheme has components for setting up Common Engineering Facility Centre, Integrated Industrial Facility and Test & Certification Centre. So far under the Scheme, four proposals have been approved under CoE component which includes (1) Development of hi- tech shuttle less loom by Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, (2) Development of 11 Machine Tools Technology by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, (3) Development of 3 welding technologies by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and (4) Development of Smart submersible pumps by Scientific and Industrial Testing and Research Centre, Coimbatore. Financial support have been approved under TAFP for acquisition/. upgradation of technology for (1) two machine tools technology by HMT Machine Tools Limited (2) manufacturing high end specialized power cables by Allied Engineering Works, Delhi (3) Development & Commercialization of Titanium Casting with Ceramic Shelling Technology by PTC Industries and (4) Cutting Edge Robotic Laser Cladding Technology for Hydro Tarbines by IPM Pvt. Ltd. As regards Common facilities, an Integrated Machine Tools Park is being set up in Tumakuru in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka. Setting up of Common Engineering Facilities have been approved for (i) Dies, Moulds and Tools Industry in Chakan, (ii) Textile Machinery and other CG Sectors in Bardoli (iii) Training Centre for Machine Tools at HMT Machine Tools, Bangalore and (iv) High end specialized training centre with Russian collaboration in Metallurgy and Heavy Engineering in HEC, Ranchi. This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.
Revival Package for Praga Tools Limited
No revival package has been approved for Praga Tools Limited. So far as Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., (IDPL) is concerned; it is a public sector undertaking under the D/o Pharmaceuticals. The department of Pharmaceuticals has informed that the company has been incurring heavy losses for a long time. Company was declared sick and referred to Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) in 1992. The earlier revival /rehabilitation packages of IDPL have failed to achieve the desired results. In view of the same, the Government has decided to sell that much surplus land of IDPL, as would be required to clear the outstanding liabilities, implementing Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS)/ Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) and to close the Company after meeting all the liabilities. There is no revival package for Praga Tools Limited. This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo.
Two-Wheelers on CNG
At present, there is no proposal to introduce a system of running twowheelers on CNG, under consideration of Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo.
Retirement Facilities for Employees Resigned from CPSEs
Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) issued OM No. W-02/0017/2014-DPE(WC) dated 01.02.2017 clarifying the term “technical formality clause” as mentioned in point xvi) of OM No. W-02/0017/2014-DPE ( WC) dated 21.05.2014. This has no effect on the provisions of the OM dated 21.05.2014. In term of para vii) read with para x) of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)’s OM dated 21.05.2014, any employee resigning from service of CPSEs and joining another CPSE having broadly similar schemes of pension and post superannuation medical benefit the entire amount of employer’s and employee’s contribution along with interest accrued thereon would be transferred to such CPSE. The services rendered in CPSEs prior to resigning would also be counted for the schemes. Thus, these provisions are available even prior to issue of the OM dated 01.02.2017 on ‘Technical formality’. This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo.
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises