Odisha's MSME Automation Recommended to Other States

Odisha’s initiatives in automation of key processes for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and making them transparent has become examples for the entire country with the Union Government pressing for their replication in other States.

Published: 06th December 2013 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2013 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

Odisha’s initiatives in automation of key processes for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and making them transparent has become examples for the entire country with the Union Government pressing for their replication in other States.

The automation of Entrepreneurship Memorandum (EM) filing, which relates to establishment of new enterprises and their operational status, has drawn special attention of the Union MSME Ministry.

Underscoring its keenness for replication of the system in other States, Additional Development Commissioner (MSME) emphasised that it will not only help the states but also the DC (MSME) office to have a real-time status check of entrepreneurs as well as data records on the All India Frame of MSME units.

The online EM filing has worked wonders not only boosting the registration rate but also enabling the State MSME Department to keep complete track of the enterprises that are in the offing or in operation.

Earlier, the MSMEs had to go through acknowledgment procedures at the district industries centres (DIC) which was not only cumbersome but also time-consuming.

This has been overcome by the online system developed by the Department in association with Odisha Modernising Economy, Governance & Administration (OMEGA) as applications are being processed expeditiously.

From April 1 till date, the department has seen filing of as high as 9308 EM-I applications pertaining to establishment of units. Of the number, 8641 have been approved and 332 pending.

 Of 315 applications for EM-II, acknowledgement of consent to operate and change of status of units, 124 have already gained approval and 145 are pending. In EM-I, the number of applications has more than doubled compared to the last year.

Appreciation of the initiative taken by the MSME Department and the Union Government’s view that it should be followed by other states is a great achievement for Odisha, State MSME Minister Damodar Rout said.

The Department is also set to carry forward the automation, integrating other workflow systems.

 “Directorate of Export Promotion and Marketing (EPM) and the National Mission on Food Process scheme are set to follow suit by March next year,” Secretary Dash said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp