MSME Ministry to implement upscaled (2019) Design Scheme for Manufacturing MSME sector
New Delhi, June 7 (KNN) The DC-MSME under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) has released guidelines for Implementation of Design Expertise to Manufacturing MSME Sector under the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Up-gradation Scheme (CLCS-TUS).
The office of Development Commissioner (MSME) will implement up-scaled (2019) “Design Scheme” for design expertise to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), a component of CLCS-TUS for the benefit of Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the period ending FY 2019-20, said the guidelines document.
The total project cost is Rs. 170.00 crore (Government of India contribution amounting to Rs. 123.375 crore and beneficiary contribution of Rs. 46.625 crore) including expenditure on to complete left over activities remaining part of the phase-I and phase-II of the scheme.
The scheme aims to enhance industry’s understanding and application of design to promote design as a value adding activity and integrate it into mainstream business and industrial processes of MSMEs.
The main goal of the event is to help MSME manufacturing industries move up the value chain by switching the production mode from original equipment manufacturing to original design manufacturing and hence original brand manufacturing.
It also aims towards enhancing strategic design application among MSMEs for improving the manufacturing competitiveness through well design and quality.
The assistance under Scheme will be available for manufacturing MSMEs as per MSME Act 2006 as amended time to time and also to MSMEs which are included as per executive orders issued by office of AS&DC (MSME) consistent with MSME Act from time to time.
The scheme is divided in two major parts, viz., Design Awareness and Design Projects apart from the other interventions.
For effective implementation National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (NMIU) will be set up in the Office of DC (MSME) to take care of facilitation, implementation and monitoring of the scheme.
Further, present implementing agencies like National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad & Indian Institute of science (IISc), Bangaluru will be continued as implementing agencies and more implementing agencies like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tool Rooms etc., may be roped on need basis.
Project Monitoring and Advisory Committee will be set-up at the office of AS&DC (MSME), who will look after the Planning, Screening, identification and such other function as deemed fit. NMIU will receive the projects from IAs and after appraisal and vetting will put up proposal to PMAC for Consideration and approval. PMAC will have overall responsibility for policy formulation, Scheme implementation and monitoring. It will be empowered to take all key decisions related to the Scheme and to approve minor modifications / procedural changes in the guidelines for operational expediency.
PMAC will be chaired by AS & DC MSME. The PMAC will hold its meetings periodically or as and when required. (KNN Bureau)