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Rules 177 to 206 of the General Financial Rules, 2017 (GFR 2017), provides for hiring Consulting Services and Non-Consulting Services. A Coordination Committee for Affirmative Action in the Private sector was set up by the Government in 2006. In the first Coordination Committee meeting, it was stated that the best course for achieving progress on the issue of affirmative action is through voluntary action by the industry itself. Accordingly, the Apex Industry Associations, namely Confederation of Indian industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) have prepared Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) for their member companies centered around education, employability and entrepreneurship to achieve inclusion. Measures undertaken by the members of Industry Associations, inter-alia, include scholarships, vocational training, entrepreneurship development programmes, coaching etc.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.



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