Reimbursement of charges to SSI units for acquiring ISO 9000 /ISO-14001 certification.
No.41(8)/ISO/Electx/2002 Government of India Ministry of Small Scale Industries Office of the Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries) Elect. & Electx. Division 7th Floor, Nirman Bhavan,
Subject: Reimbursement of charges to SSI units for acquiring ISO 9000 certification-enlargement of the scope of the scheme to cover reimbursement of charges to SSI units for acquiring ISO 14001 certification.
Govt. of India in Ministry of Small Scale Industries (Office of Development Commissioner (SSI) have been implementing a Plan Scheme, under which 75% of the expenses incurred by SSI units in acquiring Quality Management System -ISO 9000 certification, are reimbursed restricted to Rs. 75,000. The scheme was launched during 1994, and has been extended upto the end of X Plan (i.e. upto 31.3.2007)
In the global market, compliance of Environment Management System (EMS), viz. ISO 14001 certification is increasingly becoming mandatory. Therefore, new initiatives are required to persuade the SSI units in acquiring ISO 14001 certification also. Govt. of India, have accordingly decided to enlarge the scope of the existing scheme of reimbursement expenses incurred for acquiring ISO 9000 certification, to cover the reimbursement of expenses incurred for acquiring the ISO, 14001 certification also. The existing scheme will therefore be modified as under from the date of issue of the letter.
The awareness cum training programmes being organized by Office of DC(SSI) through SISIs,/RTCs for acquiring ISO 9000 certification shall also cover ISO 14001 certification also.
The application form and its enclosures (affidavit, undertaking and other documents etc.) have been revised and are attached herewith. The applications for reimbursement both for ISO 9000 & 14001 received in this office after 15th Nov’2002 must comply with the Revised Application Format.
This issues with the concurrence of IF Wing vide Diary No. 1651/Fin.I/02 dated 28.10.2002
This may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Guidelines and Application Format for Incentive Scheme of Reimbursement of Acquiring Quality Management System
Government of India Min. of SSI, Agro & Rural Industries Office of the Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries) Nirman Bhawan, 7th Floor, New Delhi Elect.& Electx. Division