The regular monthly meeting of LUB-Jalandhar was held at Hotel Best Western on 20th December 2019.
Around 60 members attended this meeting. Key Note Speakers were Mr. Kundan Lal, Director MSME DI Ldh and Mr. Krishan Kumar, Asst. Director MSME Ldh.
Special Invitees in this meeting were:
Mr. Opinder Singh, Deputy Director EEPC Jalandhar;
Mr. Upinder Singh, Principal Director Central Institute of Hand tools Jalandhar;
Madame Gurmeet Kaur, Senior Industrial Officer, District Industrial Center Jalandhar;
Mr. Amit Bhandari, Senior Vice President, Yes Bank Jalandhar;
Prof. Kuldip Singh Nagala, Intellectual Property Right Expert, NIT Jalandhar.
Meeting started with flowering-tributes to Bharat Mata picture. After that, floral welcome was given to all the guests.
LUB Jaandhar-unit President Mr.Harish Gupta, welcomed all the guests, who were are experts in their respective fields.
Mr.Kundan Lal Director MSME DI Dudhiana, informed the members that, central government is making all efforts to uplift the MSMEs, through various schemes, but due to lack of knowledge, MSMEs are not getting the desired benefits. He lauded the role of LUB for working tirelessly in this direction by spreading awareness through such seminars/ program. He also assured members that , MSME-DI is always ready to support and guide regarding the various schemes been carried out by Govt. of India, and in this meeting would be guiding LUB members regarding CDP (Cluster Development Program).
When a group of organisations work within a similar area, produce similar products using similar production technologies, they are said to be a part of a cluster. Being part of a cluster they enjoy economies of scale, easier financing through lenders/ agencies & could form a common front to face business related challenges.
Moreover, since the industries are engaged in similar activities, a cluster fosters healthy competition and helps businesses to grow. Keeping this sentiment in mind, the Government of India, through the Ministry of MSMEs (MSME) is promoting the cluster development programme for MSMEs, so that, they could grow, increase their productivity and contribute better towards increasing the GDP of the country.
The scheme was adopted with the following objectives in mind:
i). To support MSMEs and promote growth by helping them solve their technical issues, improving their skill and quality of products, providing better access to capital as well as market, etc.;
ii). To increase the capacity of MSMEs through the creation of self-help groups, consortium, associations, etc.;
iii). To create or upgrade facilities of infrastructure in new or existing industrial areas or MSME clusters and creation of Flatted Factory Complexes;
iv). To establish Common Facility Centers (CFCs) for the purpose of training, testing products, as a depot for raw materials, for conducting complementary production processes, etc.
The scheme would help in creating and monitoring clusters through the following activities:
i). Diagnostic studies which would help in mapping of the business activities to find out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the business. The study would also create an action plan which would help clusters in meeting their problems themselves;
ii). Soft intervention in the form of awareness programs, counselling, creation of seminars and workshops, etc.;
iii). Detailed Project Report (DPR) would be prepared to assess the technical feasibility and economic viability of the cluster;
iv). The DPR would include detailed financial statements and would be scrutinized by a bank or technical consultancy setting up CFCs for various business activities;
v). Creation of Infrastructure Development Centers (IDCs)
Sadar Opinder Singh Deputy Director,EEPC also discussed many govt. policies related to export promotion scheme launched by Govt. of India. He said, set up in 1955, EEPC India now has a membership base of over 13,000 out of whom 60% are MSMEs. EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. EEPC India organizes a large number of promotional activities such as buyer-seller meets (BSM) – both in India and abroad, overseas trade fairs and overseas exhibitions. EEPC India organizes India Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS), the largest display of engineering products and services every year. He assured the members for his help, if any one wishes for exporting goods to trustworthy nations and buyers.
Sardar Upinder Singh, Principal Director Central Institute of Hand tools Jalandhar, thanked LUB Jalandhar unit for the invitation and added that, Central Institute of Hand Tools is commonly known as CIHT is located in Jalandhar, Punjab. The college was established in the year 1983 set up by the Govt. of India as a National Institute in Jalandhar, with the assistance of UNDP Government of Punjab. The Institute is affiliated to Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh. Central Institute of Hand Tools (MSME Tool Room, Jalandhar) is a premier organization, responsible for the development of Hand Tool Industry in the country.
The main motive of CIHT is to provide trained manpower and technology support services to engineering industry in general & the hand tools industries in particular. The institute is ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004 certified and having NABL accredited Lab.
Institute provides the technical education in the field of Engineering. The offered courses are Diploma in Machine Tool and Die Engineering and Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering.
Prof. Kuldip Singh Nagala, threw some light on the Intellectual Property Right. Indian government approved its first Intellectual Property Rights Policy in May 2016. Intellectual property rights are the legal rights that cover the privileges given to individuals, who are the owners/inventors of a work and have created something with their intellectual creativity. Individuals related to areas such as literature, music, invention, etc., can be granted such rights which can then be used in the business practices by them.
The creator/inventor gets exclusive rights against any misuse or use of work without his/her prior information. However, the rights are granted for a limited period of time to maintain equilibrium. IPR can be further classified as Copyright, Patent,Trade Secrets, etc. and can be helpful in providing exclusive rights to the creators or inventors, encouraging individuals to distribute and share information and data instead of keeping it confidential, providing legal defense and offers the creators the incentive of their work, helps creator/ inventor in social and financial development.
Madame Gurmeet Kaur from DIC said that, Pradhan Mantri MUDRA YOJNA is the scheme in which MSME sector is provided credit facility at very nominal rates. This scheme is applicable to both new start ups and existing units for expansion or up gradation. In Stand Up India Scheme, bank loans are given to SC/ST and Women entrepreneurs for setting up units in manufacturing, trade or service sector. Many others schemes like Digital India, Entrepreneurship and skill development program, Made in India, Zero Defect Zero Effect, Skilled India are big beneficial to industrial sectors.
She also stressed on Lean Management and Cluster Development where industrialist can have maximum advantage at very nominal fee from highly qualified experts/consultants who pays their regular visits to the cluster units for certain period and consults for the betterment of working conditions, no wastage, lowering cost of production resulting into better, efficient quality output at lower cost so these units can upgrade their standards and can compete globally. There are 50 parameters under ZED under which MSMEs are assessed and rated. Applicant has to comply with 20 essential parameters and 10 others. Remaining 20 parameters are optional. Hence, MSMEs are rated on minimum 30 parameters. Under Public Procurement Policy, Govt. is making ZED certification compulsory for any bidding by PSU’s.
Kindly find attached herewith press-coverage of this monthly meeting, sent by LUB-Jalandhar unit Gen.Sec. Mr.Vivek Rathour!
ADV. ARVIND DHUMAL,
President, Laghu Udyog Bharti – Punjab.
Monthly meeting of LUB-Jalandhar 20.12.2019: Photos