Quality Upgradation/Environment management for small scale sector through incentive for ISO 9000 /ISO 14001 /HACCP Certifications
The Small Scale Sector has emerged as dynamic and
vibrant sector of Indian Economy and it has been making significant
contribution to industrial production, export and employment generation.
The process of economic liberalization and market reforms has opened
up the Indian small scale sector to the global competition. In order
to enhance the competitive strength of the small scale sector, the
Government introduced an incentive scheme for their technological
upgradation/quality improvement and environment management. The
scheme provides incentive to those small scale/ ancillary undertaking
who have acquired ISO 9000/ISO 14001/HACCP certifications. The scheme
for ISO 9000 reimbursement in operation since March, 1994 has now
been enlarged so as to include reimbursement of expenses for acquiring
ISO 14001 certification also vide this Office Administrative Order
No.41(8)/ISO/Electx./2002 dt. 28th October, 2002. Upto 31st march
2014, 25652 Micro & Small units have been benefited from the
The Salient features of the Scheme
The Scheme envisages reimbursement of charges
of acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001/HACCP certifications to the
extent of 75% of the expenditure subject to a maximum of Rs.
75,000/- in each case.
The Permanent Registered Micro Small Enterprises (MSEs) units are eligible to avail the Incentive Scheme.
The Scheme is applicable to those MSEs/ancillary/Tiny/SSSBE units who have already acquired ISO-9000/ISO-14001/HACCP certification.
It is an all India Scheme administered by
Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of SSI, Govt. of India.
With effect from 30.8.2006 procedure of the Screening Committee
to decide the reimbursement has been discontinued and the Screening
Committee has been dismantled to reduce delay in the sanctioning
of reimbursement to the applicants.
The Scheme shall provide one time reimbursement
only against a Entreperneurship Memorandum Number. The amount
of incentive/subsidy/grant already availed for acquiring ISO
9000 or ISO 14001/HACCP Certification under any Central Govt.
(including DC(MSME) Incentive Scheme)/State Govt. /Financial
Institution shall be adjusted against the entitlement of reimbursement.
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.
(a) Only one time reimbursement
is allowed against a E.M.Number for acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001/HACCP
certification; irrespective of the fact whether the concerned
SSI has one or more than one Unit(s) within the same premises/location
or outside .
(b) In case an ISO-9000/ISO-14001/HACCP certificate
is obtained jointly by MSEs units (even having a separate Permanent
E.M.Number) 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
Guidelines for filling Application Format
The Formats of the Application & the required documents
together with "Check list" are enclosed. Small & Micro
units with EM No. are required to submit their Applicaton duly completed
(with enclosures) to their local Director, MSME-DI addresses given
in following websites :
Application should be submitted complete
in all respects alongwith the required documents securely tagged
& numbered, failing which the application will not be considered.
- For any further guidance/details, the enquiries may be sent
Joint Development Commissioner
O/o DC(MSME) Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi - 110108
Application for the Reimbursement of Certification Charges for acquiring ISO-9000 & ISO 14001 Certification