Important Abbreviations related to Government bodies and programmes

Abbreviations can be quite confusing, especially if they are not commonly used. Often you must have heard somebody say that the government has launched MUDRA Yojana or he/she is going to appear for exams like CAT, GMAT, ILETS etc and got confused as to what it really means. Words like NABARD, FICCI, UIDAI often make us ponder as to what are they, what are they related to. These are in fact abbreviations, shortened forms of words or phrases. There are several abbreviated terms which we hear and use but many a time we are not aware of the correct expanded versions. So, if you are preparing for some competitive exam like SSC, Banking or are using abbreviated sentences, terms or phrases related to government bodies and programmes read on to know the full forms.

Abbreviations Full Forms
AIIMS All India Institute Medical Sciences
AMRUT Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
APEDA Agricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority
APY Atal Pension Yojana
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
BIMSTEC Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
CGST Central Goods and Services Tax
CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
DRDO Defense Research Development Organisation
FASAL Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro meteorological and Land based observations
FSDC Financial Stability and Development Council
HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
HRIDAY Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana
ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IDFC Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd.
IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited
IGST Integrated Goods and Services Tax
IMF International Monetary Fund
IREDA Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency
IRFC Indian Railways Finance Corporation Ltd.
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
JNNURM Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India
MSME Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
MUDRA Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NDDB National Dairy Development Board
NHB National Housing Bank
NICRA National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture
NITI National Institution for Transforming India
NMCG National Mission for Clean Ganga
NREGS National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
PFC Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
PMAY Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
PMFBY Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
PMSBY Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
PMJJBY Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
PMUY Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana
PRAGATI Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation
REC Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.21.IRFC
SCM Smart Cities Mission
SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
SETU Self-Employment and Talent Utilization
SGSY Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
UJALA Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All
UTI Unit Trust of India
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If you are preparing for some competitive exam like SSC, Banking or are using abbreviated sentences, terms or phrases related to government bodies and programmes read on to know the full forms.