Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Export Planning
List of Subject Handled (EPL-I)
Functions of the Divisions
  • Monthly press note on India’s foreign trade.
  • Annual Monitoring and review of export performance against export targets.
  • Preparation and issue of Monthly Summary to Cabinet.
  • Commissioning special research studies on international trade and its impact on the economy (common to Sr. EA and EA).
  • Matters relating to the SDDs data base of the IMF.
  • Analysis of overall trends in India’s Foreign Trade.
  • Studies of trade in specification commodities /group commodities (as and when required) (common to Sr. EA and EA).
  • Studies of trend in trade with specific countries / regions (with or without a specific commodity group focus) (as and when required) (common to Sr. EA and EA).
  • Background note on India’s foreign trade for Consultative Committee/Standing Parliamentary Committee, Press Conference, Economic Editors Conferences etc.
  • Material for Finance Minister’s Budget speech.
  • Material for President’s address to both the House of Parliament.
  • Coordination and supply of updated information for inclusion in the economic survey brought out by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
  • Formulation of Result Framework Development of DoC, its Mid-Term Annual Appraisals and submit to Secretary, Performance Management, Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Coordination inputs DoC for Mid-Year review brought out by Department of Economic Affairs.
  • Providing necessary inputs for speeches/messages of the Commerce Minister for general functions on matters pertaining to foreign trade. (Common Sr. EA and EA).
  • Supply of updated information for inclusion in “Reference India” Publication of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • All matters relating to adoption of HS Code, technical problems of trade classification etc.
  • Examination of study reports/task force/committees on general economic factors relating to trade.
  • Preparation of chapter on ‘Trends in India’s Foreign Trade” of the Annual Report of Department of Commerce.
  • Technical Advice to other Divisions on economic aspects of various proposals (common to Sr. EA and EA)
  • Concept paper / Note on specific issues needed for enhancing export performance.
  • Nodal Officer of Karnataka for implementation of TIES Scheme.
  • Import Monitoring-Quarterly appraisal of Imports.
  • Monthly D.O. to Cabinet Secretary and Monthly Report to Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Matters relating to Parliament Questions
  • Identification of products for import substitution.
  • Monitoring and analysis of monthly commodity wise and country wise data on import and reporting observed surges.
  • Raise alerts to the concerned territorial division, department/Ministries including the Ministry of Finance, DGFT, Department of Revenue/CBIC, DGTR and Export Promotion Councils, regarding this.
  • Initiate appropriate modalities for taking remedial measures to check surge in imports for non-essential commodities.
  • Formulate an action plan to reduce import dependence of non-essential commodities.
  • To constantly flag the surge in imports issues to DPIIT for enhancing domestic capacity so as to reduce import dependence.
  • Study the overall import basket through an annual Position Paper and quarterly import appraisal.
Officers in the Division

The following Officers/Officials are working in EPL-I Section (Economic Division) as on date:

Shri Ajay SrivastavaEconomic Adviser
Ms. Renu LataDirector
Ms. Tuhina DasDeputy Director
Ms. Rishika ChorariaAssistant Director
Shri N. K. SharmaConsultant
List of Subject Handled (EPL-II)
Functions of the Divisions
  • Commissioning special research studies on international trade and its impact on the economy
  • Technical advice on WTO issues as and when required
  • Inputs on the Five Year Plans and Mid-term review
  • Studies of trade in specific commodities/groups of commodities (as and when required)
  • Studies of trend in trade with specific countries/ regions (with or without a specific commodity group focus) (as and when required).
  • Compilation of selected macro-economic indicators of the Indian economy and world economy.
  • Compilation of key statistics on international trade, regional trade, investment trends having bearing on trade etc
  • Coordination, finalization and editing of material for Annual Report of the Department of Commerce and getting the document published.
  • Reporting on documents relating to international economic outlook as brought out by international agencies, financial institutions, credit rating agencies etc.
  • Preparation of briefs on international economic situation
  • Providing necessary inputs for speeches/messages of the Commerce Minister for general functions on matters pertaining to foreign trade.
  • Technical advice to other Divisions on economic aspects of various proposals.
  • Nodal officer for Maharashtra and Dadra and Nagar Haveli for implementation of ASIDE Scheme.
  • Coordination and compilation of inputs from various divisions on the Action done pertaining to issues discussed during the PM presentation and updated the Action Points on the PMO website “e-Samiksha” on a monthly basis.
  • Online submission of Actions taken by various Divisions on decisions of CoS .
  • Economic expertise to Territorial Divisions Australia/New Zealand, NAFTA/AM, ASEAN, CIS, SAARC/Iran, NEA and Commodity Divisions EP-Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Marine Products, Textiles, Gem & Jewellery, Chemicals & Allied Products.
  • Preparation of presentations on behalf of entire Ministry for Hon’ble PM, CIM, CS and for different meetings etc.
Officers in the Division
  • Shri Ajay Srivastava : Economic Adviser (EA)
  • Ms. Renu Lata : Director