General Manager, DIC, Birbhum
About the Department and its activities
The District Industries Centre (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.
The main objective of theDistrict Industries Centre (DICs)(under MSME&T Department of Govt. of West Bengal) to facilitate growth and promote MSME, Cottage, Handicrafts, Coir & Lac Sector and to impart training to new and old entrepreneur. The motto of the team of the Directorate either at the Head Quarter, or in the District / Block level is to identify and train prospective entrepreneur and to extend infrastructure support to the entrepreneur of the State.
The District Industries Centres are concentrating on self-employment generating schemes. The Head Quarters of the Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesis located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings, 1, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700 001.
The Directorate and DICs are equipped with specialized officers like engineers, technologist, economist, statistician, food processing experts supported by managerial and other officials.
In each District Industries Centre, there are groups of Managers in the rank of Asst. Director and also a number of Industrial Development officers to assist the General Manager who is the organizational Head of the District. Moreover in each block of the Districts in one Industrial Development Officer is posted under the control of Block Development Officer.
Main Features & Implications
The Parliament of India has enacted the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006. The implications of the various provisions of the Act need to be studied in the backdrop of the general scenario of micro, small and medium enterprises in our State.
The Objective of the MSMED Act
To facilitate the promotion and development of and enhancing the competitiveness of micro, small and medium, enterprises and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Main Features of the MSMED Act
Constitution of a National Board for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to:
Examine the factors affecting the promotion and development of micro, small and medium enterprises and review the policies and programmes of the Central Government in this direction;
Make recommendations for facilitating promotion and development of and enhancing the competitiveness of the micro, small and medium enterprises.
Advice the Central Government on use of the Fund or Funds constituted under Section 12 of the Act.
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Office of General Manager,
District Industries Center, Birbhum
Suri, Birbhum, West Bengal