Guidelines and Application Format
The Incentive scheme:
The Govt. of India has been operating an Incentive Scheme of reimbursement of expenses of acquiring Quality Management System (QMS) ISO-9000 certification in the Small Scale Sector to the extent of 75% of the amount limited to Rs. 75,000/- to each unit. The scope of this Scheme now has been extended to provide reimbursement of expenses of acquiring EMS -ISO 14001 Certificate.
The Salient features of the Scheme are as under:
It means the total entitlement of reimbursement of acquiring one or more than on certifications shall be up to the maximum limit of Rs. 75,000/- only. In case a unit has received reimbursement/subsidy/grant from Central Govt./State Govt./Financial Institution against any one of the certifications for an amount less than maximum limit of Rs. 75,000/-, the unit shall be eligible to receive the balance amount only.
( b) In case an ISO-9000/ISO-14001 certificate is obtained jointly by SSI units (even having a separate Permanent SSI registration certificates) under the corporate/group of Industries category, the total reimbursement shall be limited to 75% of the total expenditure incurred by the concerned units or Rs. 75,000/- whichever is less; and each SSI unit shall get the amount on pro-rata basis.
- Payments made to Certification Agency= Full Amount
(excluding travel & hotel expenses & Surveillance charges)
- Payments made towards (i) Consultancy; (ii) Training; and (iii) Calibration
= Up to Rs. 3 0, 000/’- (Rupees Thirty Thousand only) The entitlement for reimbursement = 75% (a) full Amount + (b)up to Rs.30,000/- ) up to Rs. 75,000/-
Application and Documents Required with the Application
The Formats of the Application & the required documents together with “Check List” are enclosed. E.M.No. SSI units are required to submit their Application duly completed (with enclosures) addressed to the Director, MSME service Institute of your area.
“With effect from 1st Jan 2004, Office of the DC (SSI), Ministry of SSI will accept/process only such ISO Certificates for reimbursement, which are issued by the certification bodies falling with the criteria appearing at Annexture “A”