Famous National Organizations of India List
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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
This Organisation provides scientific and industrial research of value for
India's sustained growth, strategic needs and nurturing of national human
resource in science and technology.
Central Statistical Organisation (CSO)
It is responsible for formulation and maintenance of statistical standards, work
pertaining to national accounts, industrial statistics, consumer price indexes
for urban non-manual employees conduct of economic census and survey, training
in official statistics, coordination of statistical activities undertaken within
the country and liaisoning with international agencies in statistical matters.
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
It is the national apex body for assessment, monitoring and control of water and
air pollution. It advises the Central Government on all matters concerning the
prevention and control of air, water and noise pollution.
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
It was set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952. Film can be publicly exhibited
in India only after they have been certified by the Central Board of Film
Central Ground Water Board
It was constituted as the national apex organisation in 1970. The main
activities of the Board include macro-level hydrogeological investigations, deep
exploratory drilling coupled with remote sensing studies, geophysical studies
and pumping test to study the subsurface hydrogeological features and
nation-wide monitoring of the behavior of water table and water quality through
a network of 15,843 hydrograph stations.
Central Inland Water Transport Corporation (CIWTC)
With its headquarters at Kolkata, it was set up as a public sector undertaking
in May 1967. It is mainly engaged in transportation of goods by inland waterways
in the Ganga, Bhagirathi, Hooghly, Sunderbans and Brahmaputra rivers.
Export Inspection Council
It is an autonomous body and is responsible for the enforcement of quality
control and compulsory pure-shipment inspection of various exportable
commodities covered under the export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963.
Export Promotion Councils
There are at present ten Export Promotion Councils under the administrative
control of the Department of Commerce. The Export Promotion Councils perform
both advisory and executive functions.
Foreign Investment Implementation Authority (FIIA)
FIIA aims at facilitating quick translation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
approvals into implementation, provide a proactive one-step after care service
to foreign investors by helping them to obtain necessary approvals, sort out
operational problems and meet with various Government agencies to find the
solution to the problems of investors.
Geological Survey of India (GSI)
Established in 1851 it is a premier national scientific survey and research
organisation and is also the principal provider of basic earth science
information to the Government industry and general public as well as responsive
participant in international geo-scientific era.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
It was constituted as an autonomous organisation responsible for the planning,
organising, implementation and coordination of medical research in country.
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA)
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999, notified on Dec.
29, 1999 provides for the establishment of a statutory Insurance Regulatory and
Development Authority to protect the interest of holders of insurance policies
and to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
It is an autonomous apex body at national level, which promotes science and
technology programmes in the area of agriculture research, education and
Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM)
Its main function is promotion of conservation of minerals, regulating the
impact of mining on environment and scientific development of all the minerals
resources of the country except coal, petroleums natural gas, atomic and minor
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)
It came into existence on Oct. 27, 1986 as a statutory Body for development,
maintenance, management and regulation of national waterways in the country and
to act as advisor to the Central and State Governments on matters relating to
Inland water transport.
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
It was established on Sept. 1, 1956 to spread the message of Life Insurance in
the country and mobilise peoples savings for Nation building activities.
Medical Council of India (MCI)
It was established as a statutory body under the provisions of the Indian
Medical Council Act, 1993. The main functions of the Council are maintenance of
uniform standard of medical education both at the undergraduate and the
post-graduate levels, maintenance of Indian Medical Registrar, reciprocity with
foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications
continuing medical education and granting of provisional/permanent registration
of doctors with recognised medical qualifications.
National Safety Council
It was set up in 1966 to promote safety consciousness among workers to prevent
accidents, minimise dangers and mitigate human suffering, arrange programmes,
lectures and conferences on safety, conduct educational campaigns to arouse
consciousness among employers and workers and collect educational and
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
It is set up in September 1961. With headquarters at New Delhi, it assists and
advises the Central and State Governments on academic matters related to school
National Scheduled Tribes Financial Development Corporation (NSTFDC)
It was set up in April 2001 by bifurcating the National Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled Tribes Financial Development Corporation. It provides grants for skill
development programme for STs.
National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC)
It was set up on Jan. 13, 1992 with the objective of providing concessional
finance to the members of backward classes living below the poverty line for
their socio-economic development by extending them loans for income generating
National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO)
It was set up in 1950 and reorganised in 1970. The activities of NSSO are guided
by a governing council with the requisite independence and autonomy in matters
relating to collection, processing and publication of NSS data.
National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)
It was restructured in 1980. Its primary objective is to foster excellence in
cinema and to develop state of the art technology in audio-visual and related
National Water Resources Council (NWRC)
It was set up in March 1983. It is an apex body to evolve national policies for
development and uses of water resources in conformity with the highest national
National Science and Techno-logy Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)
Established in Jan. 1982 has been implemented several schemes and programmes on
promotion of entrepreneurship and creation of sustainable employment through the
application of Science and Technology. The Board has also been organising skill
development programmes in various trades.
National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO)
It concentrates its attention in a number of areas to integrate resource map
with other relevant socio-economic data and represent them in spatial forms,
useful for developmental planning. NATMO is trying to develope the new
technology of reverse printing for NATMO maps on experimental basis.
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
It was established in 1953 as a commercial company for promotion of inventive
activity in the country and translating Research and Development results into
marketable industrial products, processes and services. The corporation, a
Public Sector Enterprise is playing a catalyst role in commercial applications
of indigenous and foreign R & D results by transfer of technology from
laboratories to industries. It also guides and assists entrepreneurs in
realising their technical business plans.
National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB)
It was constituted in 1992 with the task of promoting afforestation, their
plantation, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country
with special attention to degraded forest areas and lands adjoining the forest
areas, national parks, sanctuaries and other protected areas.
National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation
It was set up to provide economic and development activities for the benefit of
backward sections among the minorities, preference being given to occupational
groups and women among minorities.
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)
It was incorporated on Jan. 24, 1997 as a company, not for profit wholly owned
by Government of India. Its aims to promote economic empowerment of the persons
with disabilities through financing self employment ventures.
National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD)
It is an autonomous Organisation under the Department of Women and Child
Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The objects of the
Institute are to develop and promote voluntary action in social development;
take a comprehensive view of child development and develop and promote in
pursuance of the National Policy for children.
National Water Board
It was constituted by the Government in September 1990 to review the progress of
implementation of the National Water Policy and to report to the National Water
Resources Council for initiating effective measures for systematic development
of the country's water resources.
Press Council of India
It has been established is 1966 for the purpose of preserving the freedom of the
press and of maintaining and improving the standards of newspapers and news
agencies in India.
Rehabilitation Council of India
It is a statutory body. It is responsible for regulating training policies and
programmes for various categories of professional in the area of disability. Its
functions include ( i ) Standardisation and regularisation of training courses
at different levels, ( ii ) recognition of institutions/universities for their
training courses within and outside the country on a reciprocal basis.
Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO)
It was set up in 1984, functions as an apex body in the formulation of policies
and coordination of institutional activities both at the centre and the state
level, for sustained and organised growth of small scale Industries.
Survey of India (SOI)
Survey of India, the national survey and mapping organisation under the Ministry
of Science and Technology was set-up in 1767. The primary responsibility of SOI
is to maintain topographical map coverage on 1 : 250 K, 1 : 50 K and 1 : 25 K
Sports Authority of India (SAI)
It was established by the Government in Jan. 1984. It is now the nodal agency in
the country for broad basing sports and for training of sports persons to
achieve excellence in national and international sports.
Technology Development Board (TDB)
It was constituted in Sept. 1996. The Board provides financial assistance to
industrial concerns and other agencies for attempting development and commercial
application of indigenous technology or adapting important technology for wider
The Central Groundwater Authority
It was set up on Jan. 14, 1997 under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986 and
was given the mandate of regulation and control of the development and
management of groundwater resources in the country.
The Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE)
With headquarters at Nagpur, it was established in 1958. The Board under takes
training programmes, which cover workers from organised, unorganised, rural and