Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers
The Department of Pharmaceuticals was created on the 1st of July in the year 2008 in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers so as to provide greater focus for the growth of the high potential Pharmaceuticals industry.
Shri Ananth Kumar is the Hon'ble Minister of Chemical and Fertilizers and Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir is the Hon'ble Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers (C & F).
The Ministry has been given the following mandate for catalyzing the growth of the pharma industry in the country
- Drugs and Pharmaceuticals sector development
- Promotion and co-ordination of basic, applied and other research in areas related to the Pharmaceuticals sector.
- Development of infrastructure, manpower and skills for the Pharmaceuticals sector and management of related information.
- Education and training including high end research and grant of fellowships in India and abroad, exchange of information and technical guidance on all matters relating to pharmaceutical sector.
- Promotion of public - private - partnership in pharmaceutical related areas.
- International cooperation in pharmaceutical research, including work related to international conferences in related areas in India and abroad.
- Technical support for dealing with national hazards in pharmaceutical sector.
- All matters relating to National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority including related functions of price control/monitoring.
- All matters relating to National Institutes for Pharmacy Education and Research.
- Supporting growth of Central Phama Public Sector Undertakings - BCPL,HAL,IDPL, KAPL and RDPL.
Based on this mandate, the Department has set for itself the following Vision:
Vision of the Department
“To make India the Largest Global Provider of Quality Medicines at Reasonable Prices”.
Federation Of Indian Chambers Of Commerce And Industry (FICCI)
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.