The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been renamed as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
Mandate for the Newly Named Department
The newly named department will work under the Union Ministry of Commerce.
The order issued by the President states that the department would deal with matters related to start-ups, facilitating ease of doing business among others.
The subject matter of internal trade which was under the ambit of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has been transferred to the newly named department.
With this new mandate, both internal and external trade has been brought under a single Ministry (Ministry of commerce and industry).
This will ensure better coordination and help in promoting the growth of both segments of the trade.
Why the new mandate?
For a long time Confederation of All India Traders Association (CAIT) was demanding for a separate Ministry of Internal Trade. CAIT sees the creation of a separate department by merging Internal and external trade is a step forward in the creation of a separate Ministry.