With the launch of the dashboard, industry associations and trade bodies will now have to login into the dashboard, lodge their issues or share suggestions with the Centre
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry informed that the dashboard is likely to become accessible to all authorised associations in the logistics sector soon
Senior officials said that in order to streamline logistics-related issues of several ministries, PM Gati Shakti’s platform– Network Planning Group is also under the consideration
In a bid to resolve issues in the logistics sector, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade’s (DPIIT) logistics division has launched an interactive dashboard that would register complaints and receive suggestions related to the sector.
Earlier on, trade bodies and industry associations had to write letters to the central government highlighting the issues and meanwhile, giving advice for the development of the logistics sector.
With the launch of the dashboard, the entire paper work is eliminated as the said associations and trade organisations will now have to login into the dashboard, lodge their issues or share suggestions with the Centre. The dashboard provides transparency to complainants thus, helping them track their complaints.
Interestingly, the newly-launched dashboard is one of the many initiatives led by the DPIIT’s logistics division to tackle tech, services and human resource-related issues in the logistics sector.
Through this initiative, DPIIT will not only resolve issues related to one ministry or department but also address problems of multiple departments.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, which administers the DPIIT, informed that the dashboard is likely to become accessible to all authorised associations in the logistics sector soon.
Meanwhile, senior officials of DPIIT’s logistics division said that in order to streamline logistics-related issues of several ministries, PM Gati Shakti’s Network Planning Group (NPG) is also under the consideration of the commerce and industry ministry.
They further added that the newly launched interactive dashboard along with NPG is anticipated to scale the efficiency of India’s logistics sector.
Earlier this year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman first spoke about the INR 100 Lakh Cr PM Gati Shakti project while presenting the Union Budget for 2022-23. In essence, PM Gati Shakti is the Centre’s master plan to build multimodal connectivity and carry out massive changes across sectors especially logistics and ecommerce segments.
With this project, the Centre aims to integrate several infra schemes led by different ministries or departments and state governments.
Talking about the launch of the dashboard, the commerce and industry ministry recently organised its demonstration which was attended by several trade bodies and industry associations.
“The initiative is expected to help in the identification of procedural issues that lead to lower efficiency in logistics and higher logistics costs,” the commerce and industry ministry said.
During the demo, the ministry conferred about the prototype of the dashboard and the benefits associated with it.
According to a report, the Indian logistics sector was valued at $250 Bn in the financial year 2021. The sector is likely to become a $380 Bn market and will grow at a CAGR of 10-12% by 2025.