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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:52.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Small Scale Industries (SSI) Sector

Dated 12th February 2001


1. Secretary, Dept. of SSIA and RI, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 Chairman
2. AS and DC (SSI), 7cn Floor, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 Member-Secretary
3. AS and FA, Ministry of Industry, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 Member
4. Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Manak Bhawan, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002.  
5. Adviser (VSI)/Representative of Planning Commission, New Delhi  
6. Chief Executive Officer, Khadi and village Industries Commission, Mumbai  
7. Chairman, Coir Board  
8. Joint Secretary, Ministry of SSIA and RI, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi  
9. Jt. Secretary, Dept. of Banking, Ministry of Finance, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001  
10. Jt. Secretary, Dept. of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001  
11. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai  
12. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh  
13. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of U.P., Lucknow  
14. Secretary. Dept of Industries Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar  
15. Secretary, Deptt. of Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore  
16. Representative of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, (CSIR), Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110 001  
17. Adviser, Small Scale Industries, North Eastern Council, Shillong  
18. CMD, National Small Industries Corporation, NSIC Bhawan, Okhla, New Delhi-110 020  
19. CMD, Small Industries Development Bank of India, Lucknow  
20. President, Federation of Association of Small Industries of India (FASH), 23-B/2, Govind Singh Marg, New Delhi-110 005  
21. President, Indian Council of Small Industries, 1A, S.N. Banerjee Road, Kolkata-700 013  
22. Chairman, All India SSI Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Sc Industry (FICCI), Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110 001  
23. Chairman, All India SSI Committee, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003  
24. Chairman, Ail India SSI Committee, ASSOCHAM, 2nd Floor, Allahabad Bank Building, 17-Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001  
25. Chairperson, Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India  
26. President, Laghu Udyog Bharti  
27. President, FIEC  
28. President, Federation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME)  
29. Secretary, Gandhigram Trust, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu-624 302  
30. Convenor, Khadi Mission, Capari, Wardha-442 114  
31. Secretary General, World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises, New Delhi  
32. Dr. Shailendra Narain, Ex-Chairrnan and Managing Director, SIDBI  
33. Prof. Ruder Dutt, Professor of Economics  
34. Shri Ravi Karuna Karan, Alleppey Company Ltd, P.O. Box No.2602, TAC House, Alleppey-688 007  
35. Shri V.R. Prasad, Tran Vanlore Matt and Moiting, P.O. Box No.5, Chertallai-688 524  

Terms of reference :

  1. To critically appraise the policies, programmes and achievements of SSI sector, including coir and khadi and village industries, in relation to production, employment (both direct and indirect) and exports during the Tenth Plan period and to anaiyse the reasons for shortfalls, if any, and suggest appropriate remedial measures.
  2. To suggest a policy framework for the development or SSI considering socio-economic objectives, ' training needs, modernisation, technological upgradation, quality improvement\productivity, employment generation, exports, etc for the Tenth Plan and set targets for each year of the Tenth Plan period. The Working Group may give special emphasis on service units, self- employment, incentives to SSI units to graduate to medium and large scale, to improve the strengths of S'SI sector to enable them to face global competition in view of the economic liberalisation.
  3. To suggest measures for increasing the productivity of Individual workers/artisans/entrepreneurs through training, improved tools, equipment and process, common facilities, quality standards, ate.
  4. To suggest measures for dispersal of small scale industrial activities, particularly in relatively backward states/areas, hill areas, rural areas and effective reduction of regional imbalances in industrial growth.
  5. To set out objectives and suggest schemes and programmes for the promotion of SSI, Tiny, Village and Service units for their growth during the Tenth Plan period with a perspective period of 10 years.
  6. In the tight of the physical targets suggested for the Tenth Plan period for production, employment and exports, to make estimates of Plan outlays required for promotional/developmental schemes and the investment required m the sector, to achieve the above targets.
  7. To recommend the role of the government, voluntary and other agencies, particularly small industry associations keeping in view the socio-economic objectives and their strategy for development.
  8. To estimate the requirements of institutional finance/credit and to suggest measures co achieve the flow of required institutional finance. The Working Group should also suggest innovative measures for meeting the requirements of working capital and term loans.
  9. The Working Group may also suggest innovative financial instruments for raising funds from the capital market for meeting the financial requirements of the SSI sector.
  10. To estimate the requirement of tools, equipment and machinery, common facility centres, testing facilities, etc, to meet the suggested targets of production.
  11. To review the existing training facilities, entrepreneurship development and estimate requirements during the Ninth Plan period and to suggest measures to meet the requirements in quantitative and qualitative terms.
  12. To estimate the requirements and availability of critical/scarce raw materials and other inputs and make recommendations for meeting them.
  13. To recommend effective marketing strategies, including the role of consortia, State Small industrial Development Corporations, large houses, NSIC, etc.
  14. To review the existing planning and monitoring mechanism at Central/State/Local levels and to recommend measures to improve the same to build up a comprehensive data base for SSI sector.
  15. To review the working of the existing R and D institutions and to suggest measures for their reorganisation, revitalisation and linkages with other R and D establishments in defence, electronics, universities, etc, to meet the objectives of the Tenth Five Year Plan. The Working Group may also suggest appropriate time-bound R and D programmes and mechanism for their commercial utilisation, dissemination and delivery to the ultimate users of technology.
  16. To recommend a suitable strategy for promotion and augmentation of exports and suggest annual targets for the Tenth Plan period with a perspective plan for a period of 10 years. The Group may also work out an estimate for indirect exports from the SSI sector.
  17. To review the growth of ancillary units over the Ninth Plan period and to make recommendations for the Tenth Plan with a 10-year perspective.
  18. To examine the feasibility and desirability of bringing all SSI products under quality certification by upgradation of quality standards, testing facilities etc.
  19. To review the implementation of the recommendations made by the Study Group on Development of SSEs and also implementation of the policy modifications, new policy measures, etc, announced by the Government for the development and growth of SSI sector.
  20. To make such other recommendations as are considered appropriate.

The working group may co-opt such official(s) or non-official(s) as member of the group as considered necessary. The working group may also constitute sub-group(s) is so desired.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Committee will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry to which the official belongs. The non-official members of the Committee will be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-I officers of the Govt. of India, and this expenditure will be borne by the Planning Commission.

The term of the committee will be six months from the date of this order.