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MSMEs can approach Facilitation Council in States for delayed payment grievance: MSME Ministry

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (KNN) To expedite the payments of vendors stuck with the PSUs, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has asked the suppliers to approach its Facilitation Council to get their grievances redressed.

The Ministry has said, “MSME unit can approach Micro and Small Enterprise Facilitation Council (MSEFC) in their State to redress their delayed payment grievance.”

The Ministry has come up with the MSEFC Delayed Payment Monitoring System (MDPMS) which reveals that as many as 76 cases of delayed payments have been filed so far out of which 13 cases involving Rs 2.5240 crore have been disposed.

The total amount payable to the MSEs is Rs 54.7321 crore.

Any Micro or small enterprise having valid EM Part -II /UAM can apply through the MSEFC website.

“Office of DC(MSME has taken an initiative for filing online application by the supplier MSE unit against the buyer of goods/services before the concerned MSEFC of his/her State/UT. At present, the applicant MSE unit submits an application in writing to the MSEFC of his/her State/UT,” said the Ministry.

The MSMED Act, 2006 contains provisions of Delayed Payment to Micro and Small Enterprise (MSEs) which has the provision that the State Governments should establish Micro and Small Enterprise Facilitation Council (MSEFC) for settlement of disputes on getting references/filing on Delayed payments.

MSEFC of the State after examining the case filed by MSE unit will issue directions to the buyer unit for payment of due amount along with interest as per the provisions under the MSMED Act 2006.

Under the Act, the buyer is liable to pay compound interest with the monthly rests to the supplier on the amount at the three times of the bank rate notified by RBI in case he does not make payment to the supplier for his supplies of goods or services within 45 days of the acceptance of the goods/service rendered.

Every reference made to MSEFC shall be decided within a period of ninety days from the date of making such a reference as per provisions laid in the Act. (KNN Bureau)


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  1. zulkharnine sultana
    zulkharnine sultana 18/10/2016 2:37 PM

    MSME should have awareness for delayed payment about the terms and condition .In order not to fail at right payment

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