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Important Abbreviations

Abbreviations – Govt. Bodies/Programmes


AbbreviationExpanded Form
APEDAAgricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority
CIIConfederation of Indian Industry
CSIRCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research
FASALForecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro meteorological and Land based observations
FICCIFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
ICARIndian Council of Agricultural Research
ICRISATInternational Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics
IFFCOIndian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited
ISOPOMIntegrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize
KRIBHCOKrishak Bharti Co-operative Limited
MPLADSMember of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
NABARDNational Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
NAFEDNational Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation
NeGPNational e-Governance Plan
NDDBNational Dairy Development Board
NREGSNational Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
SGSYSwarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
TRIFEDTribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited
GANDHIGreen Action for National Dandi Heritage Initiative
REDDReducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation


JNNURMJawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
CAPARTCouncil for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology
RNTCPRevised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
PYKKAPanchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan
INSPIREInnovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research
HRIDAYHeritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana
NITINational Institution for Transforming India
IUCAWInvestigative Units on Crimes Against Women


Commerce Related Abbreviations

AbbreviationExpanded Form
ASBAApplication Supported by Blocked Amount
ASSOCHAMAssociated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
BSRBasic Statistical Return
BISBureau of Indian Standards
CIIConfederation of Indian Industries
CPIConsumer Price Index
DICGCDeposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
ECBExternal Commercial Borrowing
FCCBForeign Currency Convertible Bond
FDIForeign Direct Investment
FICCIFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIIForeign Institutional Investors
FPOFollow-on Public Offer
GATTGeneral Agreement for Trade and Tariff
GDRGlobal Depositary Receipt
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IPOInitial Public Offering


NASDAQNational Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NAVNet Asset Value
NSDLNational Securities Depository Limited
NYSENew York Stock Exchange
OLTASOn Line Tax Accounting System
PANPermanent Account Number
RTPReverse Tranche Position
SDRSpecial Drawing Rights
STTSecurities Transaction Tax
TANTax Deduction and Collection Account Number
TINTax Information Network
TDSTax Deduction at Source
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
VATValue Added Tax

Abbreviations – Technology

AbbreviationExpanded Form
UEFIUnified Extensible Firmware Interface
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
HTMLHypertext Mark-up Language
HTTPHypertext Transport (or Transfer) Protocol
URLUniform Resource Locater
CGICommon Gateway Interface
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
RSSReally Single Syndicate
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
XMLExtensible Mark-up Language
BIOSBasic Input Output System
SQLStructured Query Language
CDMACode Division Multiple Access


TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
MODEMMOdulation DEModulation
ASPActive Server Pages
SIMSubscriber Identity Module
PDFPortable Document Format
IMEIInternational Mobile Equipment Identity