Reimbursement of charges to SSI units for acquiring ISO 9000/14000 certification-Criteria for approving ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Certification Bodies for reimbursement of certification expenses to SSI units.
No.41 (8)/ISO/Electx/2003 Government of India Ministry of Small Scale Industries Office of the Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries) Ancillary Division 7th Floor, Nirman Bhavan
Dated: 21st Oct.2003
Subject: Reimbursement of charges to SSI units for acquiring ISO 9000/14000 certification-Criteria for approving ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Certification Bodies for reimbursement of certification expenses to SSI units.
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)QMS)-ISO 9000 certification & Environment Management System(EMS)-ISO 14001 certification are reimbursed. The reimbursement amount is restricted upto Rs.75,000/- and the scheme will continue upto 31.3.2007 as per our circular of even number dated 28.10.02.
The Criteria for approving ISO 9000/ ISO 14001 Certification Bodies for the purpose of reimbursement of certification expenses to SSI units have been reviewed by the Screening Committee on reimbursement of ISO 9000/14001 certification expenses and the Committee has finalized the criteria which is placed at Annexure “A”.
The Committee also decided that w.e.f. 1st Jan.2004 Office of DC(SSI) will accept /process only such ISO certificates for reimbursement which are issued by the certification bodies falling in line with criteria appearing at Annexure ‘A’ i.e. the acceptable ISO certificates would only be those which are issued by certification bodies accredited by NABCB or issued by certification bodies which have obtained clearance from QCI. The applications in pipeline/under process shall be processed as per the existing procedure till 31st Dec.2003.
This issues with the approval of AS&DC(SSI), Chairman Screening Committee of reimbursement scheme on ISO 9000/14001 certification expenses.
This may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Add. Indl. Advisor