Prelims 2019

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

GS Prelims Paper I  ->  Current Affairs

Topic :  Polity & Governance - Ministries and Departments of the Government

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade:

• The government has recently renamed the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and enhanced its role. This works under the Ministry of Commerce.
• DPIIT will now look after the issues related to internal trade including retail trade (which was earlier with the Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution), ease of doing business, traders welfare and startups along with the earlier responsibilities.
• These are in addition to the previous responsibilities of DIPP relating to general industrial policy, industrial management, productivity in industry, and matters related to e-commerce.

Source:
The Hindu