Q 1 . What benefits do the MSME Technology Centres of Ministry of MSME provide to MSMEs?
Ans : MSME Technology Centres are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery & equipment. They are engaged in designing and manufacturing of quality tools, which are necessary for producing quality products and improve the competitiveness of MSMEs in national and international markets. They also conduct training programmes to provide skilled manpower to industries specially MSMEs. The placement of trainees trained in Tool Room is more than 90%. There are 18 Technology Centres under DC (MSME), a list of MSME Technology Centres and their details is available in the website http://dcmsme.gov.in/Toolroom_tdcs.htm .
Q 2 . What support is provided by the Ministry for improving manufacturing competitiveness?
Ans : To enhance the competitiveness amongst the MSMEs, there are six components for capacity building, technology upgradation, design interventions, products, IP rights to improve the productivity and handhold to deliver top quality productivity using lean technologies, to nurture ideas from professional beyond the traditional and to make MSME digitally powered under the umbrella program of Credit linked Capital subsidy Scheme and Technology Upgradation (CLS-TUS)
Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme for MSMEs: Financial assistance up to Rs. 36 lakh(Max. per mini cluster of 10 units, minimum 4 units for a period 10 months or till the completion)
Zero Defect and Zero Effect: Reimbursement for obtaining National and International standard certification
Digital MSME: Assistance is being provided for business solution software i.e ERP, etc. though e-platforms
Intellectual Property Rights: Reimbursement for registration of patent, trade mark, geographical indication (GI) are:
Domestic Patent: up to Rs. 1 lakh
Foreign Patent: up to TRs. 5 lakh
GI Registration: up to Rs. 2 lakh
Trademark: up to 0.10 lakh
Financial support up to 1.00 Cr. for setting up IP facilitation centres for a period of 5years.
Design Expertise to Manufacturing MSME Sector: Financial assistance to MSMEs for engagement of design consultants for design interventions (for the project range Rs. 15 lakhto Rs. 40 lakh)
Financial assistance of Rs. 1.5 lakh for final year student project done for MSMEs
Support for Entrepreneurs and Managerial Development of MSMEs through incubators: Financial support for untiring for developing of idea: maximum up to Rs. 15.00 lakh Details may be seen at http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/clcs-tus_scm.htm
The applicant may apply through online portal https://my.msme.gov.in/MyMsme/Reg/Home.aspx
Q 3 . Whether there is any scheme for assisting MSMEs for Intellectual Property Rights?
Ans : Under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) to enhance the competitiveness of the SMEs sector, O/o DC (MSME) is implementing a scheme “Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” for the MSME. The objective of the scheme is to enhance awareness of MSME about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to take measure for the protecting their ideas and business strategies Accordingly, to enable the MSME sector to face the present challenges of liberalization, various activities on IPR are being implemented under this scheme. For further details please visit https://my.msme.gov.in/MyMsme/Reg/Home.aspx
Q 4 . What is CLCSS?
Ans : Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) is for technology upgradation of Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs) in the country.
Q 5 . Whether the CLCSS is in operation at present?
Ans : The scheme is continued w.e.f.01.04.2017 and implemented as per pre-revised guidelines, the revised guidelines will be effective from 13.08.2019 and its amendments from time to time, the present validity of the CLCS Component of CLCSTU scheme is extended up to 31st March 2020. For more details please visit on the URL: http://dcmsme.gov.in/CLCS-TUS-Revised-Guidelines.pdf
Q 6 . When CLCSS was launched?
Ans : The Scheme was launched in the financial year 2000-2001.
Q 7 . What were the salient features of the CLCSS?
Ans : Under the scheme, 15 per cent capital subsidy, limited to maximum of Rs 15 lakh is provided to the eligible MSEs for upgrading their technology with the well-established and improved technology as approved under the scheme.
Q 8 . How many products/ sub-sectors have been approved under the CLCSS?
Ans : 51 products/sub-sectors have been approved under the CLCSS till date.
Q 9 . How can I get benefit under the Scheme?
Ans : If you are an MSE manufacturing a product and want to upgrade the technology of manufacturing the product with the well-established and improved technology as approved under the Scheme, the unit can approach to the nodal Banks/Agencies /Eligible financial institution for sanction of term loan for purchase of eligible machinery. The financial institutions /nodal banks/agency will sanction & recommend the subsidy eligible applicant to this office. To know more about this scheme, please follow the link http://dcmsme.gov.in/CLCS-TUS-Revised-Guidelines.pdf
Q 10 . Which are the Nodal Agencies for implementation of CLCSS?
Ans : Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, The Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited, Chennai (TIICL), Andhra Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank and Indian Bank are the nodal Bank/Agencies for implementation of the CLCSS. Contact details for Nodal Banks/Agencies are available on the official website of this office link i.e. http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/Faqs.pdf
Q 11 . Whether the Scheme is applicable for new MSEs?
Ans : Yes.
Q 12 . Is CLCSS applicable for medium and large-scale Enterprises?
Ans : No, till date only Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises (MSEs) (existing & new) are eligible under CLCSS.
Q 13 . What are new steps will have been taken by the Ministry for effective implementation of CLCSS?
Ans : Management Information System (MIS) is being developed for online submission of application.
Q 14 . Is there any web-site where from I can get more details of the CLCSS?
Ans : Yes, “www.dcmsme.gov.in” under Technology Up- gradation – CLCSS.
Q 15 . What is the mechanism for disbursement of subsidy to the unit?
Ans : Subsidy is being released to the concerned Nodal bank/agency and subsidy is to be kept in the form of Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) for 3 years by bank after release by Office of DC (MSME) in the concerned unit account and interest amount on the term loan should be reduced accordingly. The beneficiary unit shall remain in commercial production for a period of at least three years after installation of eligible plant & machinery on which subsidy under CLCSS has been availed. If the unit fulfils the condition, the TDR will be transferred to unit’s account after three years. Further, it is to clarify that there are two different conditions one is about the commercial production for a period of at least three years after installation of the eligible plant machinery on which subsidy under CLCSS has been availed and another is that Subsidy is to be kept in the form of TDR for 3 years. These two conditions and other conditions stipulated in the extant guidelines are to be fulfilled by the beneficiary/PLIs before release of subsidy in the beneficiary’s account.
Q 16 . What are the objectives of Procurement and Marketing Support scheme?
Ans : Procurement and Marketing Support scheme has following objectives:
To promote new market access initiatives like organizing / participation in National /International Trade Fairs / Exhibitions I MSME Expo etc.
To create awareness and educate the MSMEs on topics relevant for market access development.
To create more awareness about trade fairs, digital advertising, e-marketing, GST, GEM portal, Public Procurement policy and other related topics etc.
For more details: https://msme.gov.in/sites/default/files/Guidelines_PMS.pdf
Q 17 . What are the eligibility criteria of the PMS scheme?
Ans : Any Individual Manufacturing/Service MSEs registered at Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) portal.
Q 18 . Who is the implementing agency for the scheme?
Ans : The implementing agencies are:
Office of DC MSME through its field organizations namely MSME Development Institutes and Technology Centers.
Other field organizations of Ministry of MSME namely NSIC, KVIC, Coir Board.
State Governments through its department’s /organizations/ corporations/ autonomous bodies and agencies.
Other central Govt. Ministries through its departments /organizations / corporations /autonomous bodies and agencies.
Q 19 . What is the procedure to apply for the scheme?
Ans : Pl. refer at https://my.msme.gov.in/MyMsme/Reg/COM_Matu.aspx
Q 20 . What are the components of the PMS schemes?
Ans : The components of the PMS scheme are mentioned below:
- No. Scheme Components
- Participation of individual MSEs in domestic trade fairs/ exhibitions
- Organizing Domestic Trade Fairs/ Exhibition and participation in trade fairs / exhibitions by the Ministry / Office of DC (MSME) / Government organizations
- Capacity building of MSMEsin modern packaging technique
- Development of Marketing Haats
- Vendor Development Programmes
- International/National Workshops/Seminars
- Awareness Programs
Under each scheme component, eligible items and the scale of assistance are defined. It can be accessed at: https://msme.gov.in/sites/default/files/Guidelines_PMS.pdf
Q 21 . What support is provided by the Ministry for participation of MSMEs in international events?
Ans : Under the International Cooperation Scheme, financial assistance is provided on reimbursement basis to the State/Central Government organizations, industries/enterprises Associations and registered societies/trusts and organizations associated with MSME for deputation of MSME business delegation to other countries for exploring new areas of MSMEs, participation by Indian MSMEs in international exhibitions, trade fairs, buyer seller meet and for holding international conference and seminars which are in the interest of MSME sectors. Eligible beneficiary organizations can apply to the Ministry directly to avail the assistance under IC Scheme as per Scheme Guidelines. For further details please visit at http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/
Q 22 . Who can apply under this scheme
Ans : Government Institutions and Registered Industry Associations associated with promotion and development of MSME sector.
Q 23 . How to apply under this scheme?
Ans : Applications for financial assistance can be sent in the prescribed form to the Director (International Cooperation), Ministry of MSME, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011. The detailed guidelines of International Cooperation Scheme including application form and claim form are available on the website of the Ministry at https://my.msme.gov.in/MyMsme/Reg/welcome.htm
Q 24 . What is Cluster?
Ans : A cluster is a group of enterprises located within an identifiable and as far as practicable, contiguous area or a value chain that goes beyond a geographical area and producing same/similar products/complementary products/services, which can be linked together by common physical infrastructure facilities that help address their common challenges. The essential characteristics of enterprises in a cluster are (a) Similarity or complementarity in the methods of production, quality control & testing, energy consumption, pollution control, etc., (b) Similar level of technology & marketing strategies/practices, (c) Similar channels for communication among the members of the cluster, (d) Common market & skill needs and/or (e) Common challenges & opportunities that the cluster faces.
Q 25 . What is MSE-CDP?
Ans : Micro & Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP), MSE-CDP approach as a key strategy for enhancing the productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity building of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) and their collectives in the country.
Q 26 . What are the objectives of MSE-CDP?
Ans : Following are objectives offset-CDP:
To support the sustainability and growth of MSEs by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills & quality, market access, etc.
To build capacity of MSEs for common supportive action through formation of self-help groups, consortia, upgradation of associations, etc.
To create/upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new/existing Industrial Areas/Clusters of MSEs.
To set up Common Facility Centers (for testing, training, raw material depot, effluent treatment, complementing production processes, etc.).
Promotion of green & sustainable manufacturing technology for the clusters to enable units switch to sustainable and green production processes and products.
Q 27 . Which are the components covered under MSE-CDP?
Ans : Following are the components for which GoI assistance is provided under MSE-CDP:
Setting up of Common Facility Centers (Common Production/Processing Centre, Design Centre, Testing Centre etc.).
Creation/upgradation of infrastructural facilities in the new/existing industrial areas/ clusters of MSEs.
Establishing Marketing Hubs/Exhibition Centers at central places for display and sale of products of Micro and Small Enterprises.
Implementation of Thematic Interventions in approved/completed CFCs for following activities:
Strengthening the Business Development Service (BDS) provision through a panel of service providers.
Any other activity related to creating business eco-system in clusters
Support to State Innovative Cluster Development Programme, this component would provide co-funding of the CFC projects of State Cluster Development Programme on matching share basis.
For further details please visit http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/MSE-CDProg.htm.
Q 28 . How many items are reserved for exclusive purchase from MSEs?
Ans : There are 358 items reserved for exclusive purchase from MSE Sector.
purposes and MUDRA borrowers are eligible under the scheme.