Govt sets up Development Council for bicycles to boost standards

at 6:15 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Government has set up a Development Council for bicycles to make them comparable with global standards for exports as well as for domestic market.

The Council has been set up by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Government of India for vision planning in design, engineering and manufacturing of lighter, smarter, value added, safe and faster premium of bicycles.

The  23-member Council will be headed by Secretary DPIIT. The constitution of the Council is for a period of two years. Joint Secretary, Light Engineering Industry Division in DPIIT will be Member-Secretary.

The Council will have 9 ex-official members from DPIIT and Department of Commerce, Ministries of Housing and Urban Affairs, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Health and Family Welfare, Road Transport and Highways, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Bureau of Indian Standards.

The Council will also have 7 expert domain members and 4 nominated. The terms of ex-officio members shall be co-terminus with their official posting. Others members may be co-opted, as required, by the Chairperson of the Council.

The Council will stimulate value chain and fuel accelerated demand growth of Make-in-India.