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PCI: Press Council of India

PCS : Provincial Civil Services

Ph. D : Doctor of Philosophy

PIN : Postal Index Number

PLO : Palestine Liberation Organisation

PM: Post Meridian / Prime Minister

POTA :  Prevention of Terrorism Act

PSLV :  Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

PTI : Press Trust of India

PRO : Public Relations Officer

PTO : Please Turn Over

PVC : Poly Vinyl Chloride / Paramvir Chakra

PVSM : Param Vishisht Seva Medal

PWD :  Public Work's Department

PWG :  People's War Group


RADAR :  Radio Angle Direction and Range

RAW : Research and Analysis Wing

R & D : Research and Development

RBI : Reserve Bank of India

RCC : Reinforced Cement Concrete

RDX : Research Developed Explosive

RIMC : Rashtriya Indian Military College

RMS : Railway Mail Service

RLEGP : Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme

RNA : Ribonucleic Acid

RPM : Revolutions Per Minute

RSS : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

RTO : Regional Transport Officer


SAARC : South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SAC : Space Application Centre

SAFTA : South Asian Free Trade Agreement

SAI : Sports Authority of India

SAIL : Steel Authority of India Limited

SAPTA :  South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement

SARS : Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SC : Security Council / Supreme Court

SCI : Shipping Corporation of India

SCOPE : Standing Conference of Public Enterprises

SCRA : Special Class Railway Apprentice

SDR : Special Drawing Rights

SEB : Security Exchange Board of India

SGPC : Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee

SHAR : Shri Harikota Range

SIDBI : Small Industries Development Bank of India

SIS : Secret Intelligence Service (U.K)

SITA : Suppression of lmmoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act

SLV : Satellite Launch Vehicle

SPCA : Society for the Prevention of cruelty of Animals

SPIC : Society for the Promotion of India Classical music and culture

STARS :  Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station

STD : Subscribers Trunk Dialing

STPI : Software Technology Parks of India

SWAPO : South West African People's Organisation


TA : Travelling Allowance/ Territorial Army

TC : Transfer Certificate Trusteeship Council

TELCO : Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company

TELEX : Teleprinter Exchange

TISCO : Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited

TNT : Tri-nitro-toluene

TOEFL : Test of English as a Foreign Language

TRAI : Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRIPS : Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights

TTE : Travelling Ticket Examiner

TTFI : Table Tennis Federation of India

TTFI : TWA Trans World Airlines (USA)


UDC : Upper Division Clerk

UFO : Unidentified Flying Object

UGC : University Grants Commission

UHT : Ultra High Temperature

ULFA:  United Liberation Front of Assam

UNCTAD :  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP : United Nations Development Programme.

UNEF : united Nations Emergency Force

UNEP : United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO : United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation

UNFPA :  United Nations for Population Activities

UNHCR : United Nations High Commission for Refugees

UNI : United News of India

UNICEF :  United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

UNO : United Nations Organisation

UPS : Uninterrupted Power supply.

UPSC : Union Public Service Commission

USP : Unique Selling Proposition

USSR : Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

UTI : Unit Trust of India


VAT : Value Added Tax

VDIS : Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme

VC : Vice-Chancellor / Victoria Cross

VIP : Very Important Person

VPP : Value Payable Post

VRS : Voluntary Retirement Scheme

VSNL : Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited

VSSC : Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre


WEF : World Economic Forum

WHO : World Health Organisation

WILL :  Wireless in Local Loop

WMO : World Meteorological Organisation

WWF : World Wild Life Fund

WPI : Wholesale Price Index

WTO : World Trade Organisation

WWF : World Wild Life Fund for Nature

WWW : World Wide Web


YMCA  : Young Men's Christians Association Christians

YWCA : Young Women's Christians Association


ZBB : Zero Based Budgeting

ZPG : Zero Population Growth

ZS : Zoological Society

ZSI : Zoological Survey of India

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