Special Interview :IPS-Gaurav Chandra Dutt

The person who has achieved various awards in policing to prevent crime and offer a clean society to the people, has discovered peace and glory after joining ISKON and dedicated his life into devotion and written 11 books on Bhakti Yoga and Vaisnav life and practices.

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Start Up India Promotion

The whole world on Saturday(16th January 2016) witnessed the launch of an ambitious programme in India. The launch event took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Many of us are still not clear about the goal, highlights and features of Start up India programme. Well, this article is going to provide all the available information regarding the same. So if have queries like – What is Start Up India Stand Up India Scheme ? Who can Apply ? How to Apply ? Application Form downloads etc, read the given information for the answers.

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General

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The objective of the Stand Up India scheme is to facilitate bank loans between `10 lakh and 1 Crore to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services or the trading sector. In case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman entrepreneur.

The Stand Up India scheme is based on recognition of the challenges faced by SC, ST and women entrepreneurs in setting up enterprises, obtaining loans and other support needed from time to time for succeeding in business. The scheme therefore endeavours to create an eco system which facilitates and continues to provide a supportive environment for doing business.

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It’s that time of the year again when we all get together to put smiles on the faces of children across India.

It's again the time for School Kit -2017 Donation Drive! Companies like you have been a great supporting pillar through all these years and we look forward to your overwhelming support even this year too. 

Council has been successfully running ‘School Kit Donation Drive’ to gift a School Kit to children from economically weaker sections of the society. The school Kit is an assorted set of materials such as school bag, notebooks, pen, pencil, drawing book, colors and a compass box which varies as per the sections like primary, secondary and higher secondary. 

These school kits are distributed to children from slums, schools, and education-support-centers run by NGOs in and around Bangalore, Kolkata, Patna, Allahabad & Ranchi. We also planning to sent 500 Kits to J&K with the help of the Indian Army. 

This year our target is to donate 8,000+ school kits. We solicit your generous support this year as well to make the School Kit 2017 initiative a great success! 

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Definition of MSME

Definition of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

In accordance with the provision of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development MSMED) Act, 2006 the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are classified in two Classes:

(a) Manufacturing Enterprises- The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951). The Manufacturing Enterprise are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.

(b) Service Enterprises : The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment.

The limit for investment in plant and machinery / equipment for manufacturing / service enterprises, as notified, vide S.O. 1642(E) dtd.29-09-2006 are as under: 

Manufacturing Sector

Enterprises

 Investment in plant & machinery

Micro Enterprises

Does not exceed twenty five lakh rupees

Small Enterprises

More than twenty five lakh rupees but does not exceed five crore rupees

Medium Enterprises

More than five crore rupees but does not exceed ten  crore rupees

Service Sector

Enterprises

 Investment in equipments

Micro Enterprises

 Does not exceed ten lakh rupees:

Small Enterprises

More than  ten lakh rupees but does not exceed two crore rupees

Medium Enterprises

More than two crore rupees but does not exceed five core rupees

Challenges to MSME

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role for the growth of Indian economy by contributing 45% of industrial output, 40% of exports, employing 60 million people, create 1.3 million jobs every year and produce more than 8000 quality products for the Indian and international markets. SME’s Contribution towards GDP in 2011 was 17% which is expected to increase to 22% by 2012. There are approximately 30 million MSME Units in India and 12 million persons are expected to join the workforce in the next 3 years. 

Despite of the importance of the MSMEs in Indian economic growth, the sector is facing challenges and does not get the required support from the concerned Government Departments, Banks, Financial Institutions and Corporates which is proving to be a hurdle in the growth path of the MSMEs. The list of the problems that are faced by existing/new companies in SME sector are as under:

1. Absence of adequate and timely banking finance
2. Limited capital and knowledge
3. Non-availability of suitable technology
4. Low production capacity
5. Ineffective marketing strategy
6. Constraints on modernisation & expansions
7. Non availability of skilled labour at affordable cost
8. Follow up with various government agencies to resolve problems due to lack of man power and knowledge etc.

It is very important to empower the SME sector to utilize the limited resources (human & economic) they have in an optimum manner. The SMEs need to be educated and informed of the latest developments taking place globally and helped to acquire skills necessary to keep pace with the global developments. SMEs are now exposed to greater opportunities than ever for expansion and diversification across the sectors. Indian market is growing rapidly and Indian entrepreneurs are making remarkable progress in various Industries like Manufacturing, Precision Engineering Design, Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, Textile & Garments, Retail, IT and ITES, Agro and Service sector.

To counter the challenges faced by SME sector and grab the opportunities in the market, the Chamber has developed key strategies to promote and support the SME sector. The Chamber encourages SMEs to adopt innovative ideas and concepts for the promotion of their business. The goal of the Chamber is to organise Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Training Programs and other trade promotional activities to educate & create awareness amongst the SMEs. CIMSME has decided to start various activities to empower and educate the SME Sector by organising various trade promotional activities.

Registration of MSME

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
MEMORANDUM IS TO BE FILED WITH THE DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE*, BY A MICRO, SMALL OR MEDIUM ENTERPRISE, AS THE CASE MAY BE, UNDER SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTION 8 OF THE MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT (MSMED) ACT, 2006.

  • THREE COPIES OF MEMORANDUM FOR MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES AND FOUR COPIES FOR MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SHOULD BE FILED
  • THERE IS NO FEE FOR PROCESSING THE MEMORANDUM.
  • EXISTING UNITS SHOULD FILL UP ONLY PART II OF THE MEMORANDUM.
  • IN CASE OF ANY CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION, AT ANY POINT OF TIME, PLEASE INFORM THE DETAILS WITHIN THREE MONTH TO DIC.
  • WRITE / TYPE IN BLOCK (CAPITAL) LETTERS
  • LEAVE ONE BLANK BOX AFTER EACH WORD.
  • FILL UP WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE.
  • ALL CODES OTHER THAN PIN CODE SHALL BE FILLED BY THE OFFICE.
  • FORM WILL BE MACHINE NUMBERED BY THE DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE.       download form 

MSME Act

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 became operational w.e.f. 2nd October 2006. The Act replaces the concept of “Industry” with “Enterprises”. This Act facilitates the promotion, development and enhances the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.     msme act download 

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Keeping children safe and free from harm is what we believe in and what we do. The Indian Child Protection Programme is a core sector of our work. Children pushed into child labour, children facing abuse in the community, children trafficked, children affected by a calamity or emergency situation - Save the Children works to protect children from different kinds of harms – abuse, neglect, exploitation, physical danger and violence.

Despite the rampant economic growth in the last two decades, lakhs of children in India continue to be exposed to different forms of exploitation – mental and physical. For example, a shocking 12.6 lakh children are still into the abhorrent practice of child labour which is destroying their childhood.

A simple premise that every child deserves a happy and safe childhood is what drives us to run projects in the remotest parts of India to protect children from harm.

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Category: Workspaces

  • After School Programs

    In the fall of 2017 the Media Awareness Project began bringing the CIB Media Leadership Academy to all the schools we’re working with. The Media Leadership program teaches students to create a social awareness campaign

     
  • Youth Powered Media

    WHAT IS #YOUTHPOWEREDMEDIA?

    Youth Powered Media is made by kids, driven by kids, conceived by kids. It’s a medium of communication in which youth can articulate their ideas, innovations, questions and concerns to other youth and to the adults that are shaping the world kids live in.

     
  • Professional Video Production

    The Council of Information and Broadcasting was founded by a small group of media professionals who believe that connecting young people to media & entertainment production is a good thing in a lot of ways. One of those ways is economic. The Media & Entertainment Industry in the India is the largest in the world and is expected to reach about $100 billion in 2017.

Category: Cities

  • The 2015 Leadership Awards –West Bengal

    Council organized “The 2015 Leadership Awards : WB Edition” on 14th Feb’2016 in “The Taj Bengal, Kolkata”.

     
  • We are media council

    Media Council of India is committed towards building a professional and free media.To safeguard media freedom, enhance professionalism and arbitrate media disputes. Core values: Integrity, Independence, Professionalism, Transparency and Accountability.

     

     
  • The 2015 National Leadership Awards

    The Leadership Awards - national awards was organized in the Ashok, New Delhi on 19th Jan'2016.

    Mr. Vipin Gaur, Newspaper Association of India being honored as "Best Media Association"