NITI Aayog constitutes Expert Task Force on exports

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NITI AayogNew Delhi: To provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports, NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force on Wednesday. It will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar.

“While the Indian workforce has high aspirations, a majority of workers are still employed in low-productivity, low-wage jobs in small, micro and own-account enterprises. An urgent and sustained expansion of the organized sector is essential to address India’s unemployment and under-employment issue,” Niti Aayog said in a press release.

The think-tank said given the importance of exports in generating jobs, India needs to create an environment in which globally competitive exporters can emerge and flourish. The panel will give recommendations on sector-specific policy interventions in key employment sectors and measures to enhance trade in services with high employment potential.

Members of the Task force include CEO, NITI Aayog, Secretaries of Departments of Commerce, Industrial Policy and Promotion, Economic Affairs and Textiles. Leading economists and industry experts are also members of the Task Force, which will submit its report by November 2017.

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