National Startup Advisory Council 

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The Government of India has nominated 28 non-official members on the National Startup Advisory Council. 

 About National Startup Advisory Council: 

  • National Startup Advisory Council: It was constituted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in January, 2020. 
  • Objective: This is to advise the Government on measures needed to build a strong startup ecosystem. The ecosystem will nurture innovation and startups in the country. It will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. 
  • Composition: 
    • Chairman: Minister for Commerce & Industry. 
    • Convener of the Council: Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. 
    • Ex-officio Members: Nominees of the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations not below the rank of Joint Secretary.  
    • Non-official members to be nominated by the Government from various categories like 
  • Founders of successful startups 
  • Veterans who have grown and scaled companies in India 
  • Persons capable of representing the interests of investors into startups, etc.  
  • The term of the non-official members will be for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier. 

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