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National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI) was incorporated on 31st March, 1995 as a Company under Section 25 of Companies Act, 1956. The Company started functioning w.e.f. March, 1996. It has a Board of Directors for administration of its affairs, which includes representatives from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Indian Institute of Foreign trade (IIFT), and Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCI&S). Other representatives are from India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and other Export Promotion Councils/ Apex Bodies. ITPO and NIC are co-promoters of the Company and have contributed a sum of Rs.4 crore (Rs.2 crore each) as Corpus Fund in the equity contribution of the Company.

NCTI provides value added trade information for the benefit of the international trading community, especially Indian MSME’s in the form of Electronic Trading Opportunities, Live Trade Leads. NCTI’s E-bulletin Trade Point India is posted on its website accessible by members.

  • India – Thailand Early Harvest Scheme (EHS)
  • Potential trade for India in Pakistan at the 2 digit HS Code level and comparative Customs tariff range
  • India-MERCOSUR
  • India-Chile Bilateral Trade
  • Analysis of India-GCC FTA/PTA
  • India-ASEAN FTA/PTA Study
  • India-Canada FTA, etc.

Other Projects

  • Development of Focus Africa Portal : www.focusafrica.gov.in.
  • Setting up, Operationalization and Management of a Computerized Trade Information Centre (CTIC) at Dharwad, Karnataka.
  • Development of Module for Online Evaluation and monitoring of MAI & MDA Schemes of DoC.
  • Value Added Services to APEDA & NSIC.
  • Handicrafts study for Development Commissioner of Handicrafts under Ministry of Textiles.
  • Development and maintenance of corporate website, fair websites etc. for India Trade Promotion Organisation.
  • Development of online ticket booking system for the New Delhi World Book Fair, for India Trade Promotion Organisation.
  • Development of Mobile App for the AAHAR Fair of ITPO.

Set up and Structure

Under the aegis of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Governement of India. Promoted by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and National Informatics Centre (NIC). Director General of NIC is the ex-officio Chairman of NCTI and Executive Director is a nominee of ITPO.

Corporate Structure

Ms Neeta Verma, Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Chairman, NCTI
Mr Vikas Malhotra, Executive Director, National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI)

NCTI's Executive Directors

Mr Vikas Malhotra
From 26-05-2016                
Mr Jayanta Das
01-01-2015 to 26-05-2016
Mr Arun Chandra
05-04-2013 to 31-12-2014
Mr P C Sharma
15-06-2012 to 05-04-2013
Mr Anil Aggarwal (ITS)
07-07-2010 to 14-06-2012
Mr Safdar H Khan
18-06-2010 to 07-07-2010
Mr K C Rout (ITS)
04-02-2008 to 14-06-2010
Mr Rajiv Yadav (IAS)
01-12-2007 to 03-02-2008
Mr S Raghvan
12-02-2007 to 30-11-2007
Mr AM Vadi
16-07-2004 to 31-01-2007
Dr Shyam S Agrawal
03-08-2000 to 15-07-2004
Dr (Mrs) V S Bharucha
12-01-1999 to 02-08-2000
Mr. Anil K Singh
12-12-1995 to 11-01-1999