Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have been recognized as one of the key sector for employment generation and overall economic development of our country. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises development Act, 2006, was enacted to expand our focus to the entire gamut of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) both in manufacturing and service enterprises. This sector now provides employment to nearly 60 million persons and account for nearly 45 % of India’s manufacturing output. CII accords a high priority to the development of MSMEs, the dynamic segment of Indian Economy. The CII National MSME Council is the apex council for the SME members, and represents 69% of the total membership (approx. 8000). The council ensures involvement of the MSME members, and influences CIIs decision making on all issues of concern to the industry. The National council is supported by the MSME Sub-committees in the four regions and MSME Panels across all State & Zonal Offices.
CII & MSMEs - An update
Key Initiatives / Information
Since the enactment of the Public Procurement Policy, last year, CII has been jointly working with the Ministry of MSME (Office of the Development Commissioner - MSME), towards its effective implementation.
It is an acknowledged fact that Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) lack an incentive to grow. Too many of them do not grow because of the fear of losing the benefits associated with staying small or medium. Hence, the proposal that the benefits or preferences enjoyed by them will stay with them for upto three years after they grow out of the category in which they obtained the benefit, will provide a fillip to their growth ambitions, at the same time providing them the security of availing the benefits of remaining small. The benefits to begin with, will be the non-tax benefits, that will be made available to a MSME unit for three years after it graduates to a higher category.
All new khadi, village cottage and handicraft industrial units will be exempted from payment of sales tax on purchase of machinery, spare parts of machinery, raw material for a period of 7 years from the date of commercial production.
CII offers its views to the Budget presented on 28 February 2013. This article ‘FM sends out the right signals across sectors’ by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, appeared in the Budget 2013 Special Supplement of The Telegraph on 1 March 2013.
The Indian MSME sector is unparalleled in terms of geographical spread, size, range, inclusivity and innovation. Over the years, many developing countries around the world have benchmarked the Indian MSME sector as the principal model for their own small sector development initiatives. Several key factors have contributed to the making of this growth model.
India’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) collectively account for nearly a half of the country’s annual industrial output, exports and employment. Yet, the sector is continually embattled with intractable issues like limited access to credit and institutional finance, technological obsolescence, limited market access, and skilled manpower shortage.
It is advised that MSEs (Micro and Small Enterprise) Suppliers should disclose their Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM) Number on their Letter head, Supply order sheets, Invoice bills and other relevant documents, to be shared with the Buyers.
This is to inform members that the Department of Commerce, Government of India has decided to grant Green Channel facility providing deemed registration status and waiver of pre-dispatch inspection. It has also been decided to simplify registration process and acceptance of the stores against DGS&D Rate Contract. The detailed guidelines in this regard are contained in Correction Slip No. 36 and 38 respectively both dated 18-12-2012 to DGS&D Manual, which are available on DGS&D website www.dgsnd.gov.in (under heading DGS&D Manual).
Presentations Of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry 26th November 2012, Hotel Lalit, New Delhi.
The Indian capital goods sector, the core of the manufacturing sector, requires attention to technology, SME support, skill development, and import substitution to meet the targets of the National Manufacturing Policy. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII appeared in The Financial Express on 13 November 2012.
Presentations of India Global Summit on MSMEs 2012 “Growth of MSMEs: Opportunities & Challenges” held on 31 July 2012 at New Delhi.
The MSMEs in the Supply Chain for Maruti plant are likely to face the ‘adverse’ trickle down effect, both in terms of their capacity utilisation and employment, as a result of the shutdown at the Maruti plant in Manesar, after last week’s unrest, said Mr Deep Kapuria, Chairman, CII National MSME Council.
Corporate responsibility and governance need to be based on principles rather than over-regulation. Companies are subjected to a complex and challenging regulatory environment. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) was published in the Business Standard on 13 June, 2012.
A summary of recommendations as made by the working group on rehabilitation of Sick SMEs is attached for your reference. Please refer page 15 of this document.
Whereas, the Central Government Ministries, Departments and Public Sector Undertakings shall procure minimum of 20 per cent of their annual value of goods or services from Micro and Small Enterprises;
CII News Update
Regional Committee on MSMEs, CII Northern Region organized an interactive session for its members with Mr Rajiv Mishra, Director, Development Commissioner’s Office, Ministry of MSME, Government of India on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. The interaction
dwelled on various issues and challenges being face.....
New Delhi 13th March, “The G-20 countries should look for ways for recapitalizing Multilateral Development Banks. At present the World Bank lending for infrastructure development is too miniscule,” said Dr, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, at CII organised Ind.....
“It is imperative that the world economies work in tandem to prepare a roadmap for economic recovery, wherein they leverage each other’s strengths and comparative advantages to create a new economic world order”, emphasized Mr Hamid Ansari, Hon’ble Vice President of India while inaugurating the 19t.....
The Ministry of MSME is working towards the creation of an ‘India Inclusive Innovation Fund, to cater to the credit requirements of the bottom of the pyramid enterprises, among MSMEs, stated Mr Vivek Rae, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, while inaugurating the Conclave on Credit and Finance for MSMEs, .....
As part of its efforts to provide the MSME centric ITI’s and the Educational institutions with the state of art training opportunities across the globe, CII in association with The Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA) formerly named as (AOTS) is launching the Traini.....
The recently announced additional incentive measures by Minister Anand Sharma like extending 2% Interest Subvention Scheme on rupee export credit which is available to certain specific sectors up to March 31, 2014 as well as for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for all sectors is indeed a we.....
Government set to resolve long standing issues including amendment of IBR
Mr. T.S.G. Narayannen, Secretary, Central Boiler Board, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion while speaking at the “Seminar on Boiler Industry: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities” organized by Confedera.....
Mr Praful Patel, Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has pitched for incentivizing capital goods, particularly for exports to strengthen the manufacturing base in the country.
The minister was responding to a point raised by Mr Ajay S Shriram, Vice President, Confe.....
Speaking at the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry in New Delhi today, Mr P.K.Agrawal. Chief Administrative Officer, COFMOW. Central Organisation For Modernisation of Workshops Ministry of Railways said that the Railways are annually sourcing over Rs 50.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
CII assist member companies towards preparation of Project Proposals using the Company Project Profile (CPP) Software developed by UNIDO for associations. It covers all the critical parameters that are required in a project proposal that are sought by the evaluators. It is a tool standardized by UNIDO after long years of experience in the international market.
CII offers Feasibility Analysis and Reporting Services for MSMEs to enable MSMEs to prepare proposals for funding or Joint Ventures. This service is being provided using a Computer model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting (COMFAR) software developed by UNDO. This software permits the user to simulate the short- and long-term financial and economic situation of investment projects. The software facilitates the analysis of industrial as well as non-industrial projects, whether new investments, rehabilitations, expansions, joint venture or privatization projects.
The Tamil Nadu Technology Development Promotion Centre provides several services.
Six Sigma approach is being widely used all over the world for reduction in process variation and waste elimination.
Total Productive Maintenance, shortly termed as TPM, is the concept originated and developed by Japan Institute of plant Maintenance (JIPM) Tokyo, since late sixties. JIPM-TPM is the key for the operational excellence for many Japanese companies.
Legal metrological requirements, relevant to the manufacturing sector, as laid down by way of standards under the Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Packaged Commodity Rules, 1977 have assumed critical importance in modern production lines.
CII and Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India jointly established the Award for Business Excellence in 1994 with the aim to enhance the ''Competitiveness of India Inc.'' The Award is based on the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Model for Excellence.
It was more than two decades ago when CII pioneered the quality movement in India. Over this period the country has witnessed a tremendous improvement in the quality of its products and services and made Indian companies highly competitive in the global market. This has largely been achieved through
The key to ensure sustainable Quality up gradation and continuous improvement in an Organization is the willingness of its employees to adapt to changing paradigms.
Increased global competition has forced companies to think aggressively about effective Cost Management. A low cost high quality product has become an object of desire, to gain a competitive edge. It is essential that cost management addresses not just individual activities or cost centres but the e
To gain a competitive edge in today''''''''s marketplace, an organization must embrace new ideas and processes and requires constant improvement. Manufacturing Excellence is an imperative tool that leads an organization to the path of competitiveness. The underlying objective of these initiatives is
Energy efficiency & conservation is a high priority area for industries. Our study & experience show that there is around 10-30% energy saving potential in industries and commercial buildings. The Centre offers consultancy services on energy audits & conducts audit with most accurate estimate of sav
In the light of the importance of SME sector in India, a conscious effort to promote industrial development through cluster approach has been taken up by the CII. Today companies in the SME sector are very keen to become competitive. This means being competitive in the global market. To become an
CII Awards & Recognitions
Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) has launched the Eighth edition of the "Leadership and Excellence Award in Environment Health & Safety (EHS) for the year 2009" in cooperation with SHRIRAM EPC Limited.
The EHS Award was instituted in the year 2002 and it has been grand success every year and has received tremendous response from the industries in the Southern Region.
CII (ER) has been giving Quality Awards since 1988. The objectives of presenting these Awards are two-fold.
1. Recognizing a CII (ER) member company, which can serve as a model to others in methods & systems, practiced in pursuing the concept of “Total Quality”.
2. Encouraging competition amongst members for bringing about further improvements in these methods and systems for moving towards “Total Quality”.