Pres­i­dent Shri Pranab Mukher­jee

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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

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