Dr. Rajendra Kumar is a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service
(I.A.S.) and is currently working as the Industries Commissioner and Director of
Industries and Commerce in the Government of Tamil Nadu. Prior to this, he has worked
as the Joint Secretary (e-Gov) in the Department of Electronics and Information
Technology (DeitY), Government of India. He has led the entire Digital India, e-
governance and technology development for Indian languages initiatives at the national
level and has been responsible for the overall conceptualization and implementation of
the flagship Digital India Programme and the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the
Government of India. He has conceptualized and implemented several major e-
governance initiatives in the country. These include the new Digital Locker initiative
aimed at providing a private space on a public cloud to all residents for storing and
sharing government issued documents, the new Mobile Seva project aimed at bringing all
government services on the mobile platform, E-Pramaan for electronic authentication of
all users of e-governance services, and localization aimed at promoting the usage of
Indian languages in e-governance and mobile based services. Prior to his stint at
Government of India, he held senior positions in district administration and state
government in Tamil Nadu state in India.
Dr. Kumar has received a number of academic and professional awards at
national and international levels during his career. Most recently, he received the UN
Public Service Award in 2014 for the Mobile Seva project conceptualized and
implemented by him.
Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in international economic development and regional
planning and an MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, an MTech
in Management and Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a
BTech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. He has
published a book and several articles in international journals.
The MSME Department deals with policy matters relating to the MSME sector..
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The Small Industries Department was carved out of the Industries department with effect from 14.07.93. Consequent to the enactment of the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006 on 02.10.2006, the department was renamed as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Department (MSME Department) in consonance with the Government of India Policy from 22.02.2008.
The MSME Department deals with policy matters relating to the MSME sector and formulates schemes for the development of the sector. The Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, the Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) and the two State Public Sector undertakings viz., Tamilnadu Small Industries Corporation Limited (TANSI) and Tamilnadu Small Industries Development Corporation (TANSIDCO) also function under the administrative control of the MSME Department.
The Commissionerate has been in existence for over 100 years and is one among the oldest in the state. The Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce implements these schemes through the General Manager District Industries Centres in the 31 districts. In respect of Chennai, the Regional Joint Director implements the schemes. These Centres provide a variety of services to the entrepreneurs, like, identification of activities, the preparation of project profiles, obtaining financial assistance from various financial institutions, statutory clearances from Government Departments, sanction and disbursement of eligible subsidies and facilitation in obtaining delayed payments.
The Commissionerate also acts as the Budgetary and drawing authority for the State Undertakings Viz, TANSI, TANSIDCO, SIPCOT, TIIC and EDI Limited.
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Industrial Licensing Policy
Industries licensing policy are regulated under the Industries Development Regulation Act 1951
At present Industrial Licensing for manufacturing is required in case of :-
Industries under compulsory licensing
Manufacture of item reserved for SSI sector by non SSI units
Project location attracts locational restrictions
Following industries require compulsory industrial licence under the provisions of IDR Act, 1951.
Distillation and brewing of alcoholic drinks.
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes;
Electronic Aerospace and defence equipment: all types;
Industrial explosives, including detonating fuses, safety fuses, gun powder, nitrocellulose and matches;
Hydrocyanic acid and its derivatives
Phosgene and its derivatives
Isocyanates and di-isocyanates of hydrocarbon, not elsewhere specified (example: Methyl Isocyanate).
Large Enterprises undertaking manufacture of items reserved for SSI units
The Government has reserved certain items for exclusive manufacture in the small scale sector. Non-small scale units can undertake the manufacture of items reserved for small scale sector, only after obtaining an industrial license. In such cases, the non-small scale unit is required to undertake an obligation to export 50% of the production of SSI reserved items.
Industrial undertakings are free to select the location of their projects. Industrial licence is however required if the proposed location is within 25 km of standard urban area limits of 23 cities having a population of one million as per 1991 Census.
The Locational restriction however does not apply:
If the unit were to be located in an area designated as an “industrial area” before the 25th July, 1991.
In the case of Electronics, Computer software and Printing and any other industry, this may be notified in future as “non polluting industry”.
The location of industrial units is subject to applicable local zoning and land use regulations and environmental regulations.
Procedure for obtaining Industrial License
Industrial license is granted by the Secretarial of Industrial Assistance (SIA) on the recommendation of the Licensing Committee. For this purpose, Online application in the prescribed form (Form FC-IL) (with Applicable fees) may be submitted to SIA at ebiz portal (www.ebiz.gov.in) specially developed by GOI and also available on www.dipp.gov.in.
Procedure for filing IEM
Industrial undertakings exempt from industrial license are only required to file an online Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum (IEM) in Part ‘A’, in the prescribed format (Form IEM) with Secretariat for Industrial Assistance (SIA), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, New Delhi at ebiz portal ( www.ebiz.gov.in )and also available on www.dipp.gov.in
Submission of IEM form requires a fee of Rs.1000/- for up to 10 items proposed to be manufactured. For more than 10 items an additional fee of Rs.250/- for up to 10 additional items needs to be paid.
On filing the IEM, an acknowledgement containing the SIA registration No. for future reference is issued. This acknowledgement is sent by post and no further approval is required.
Upon commencement of commercial production, industrial undertakings need to file online information in Part-B of the IEM to SIA.
No fee is to be paid for filing Part-B.
Establishing an Industrial Project Steps to be followed by an entrepreneur
Gather information on the project and the products you propose to manufacture.
Prepare a Project Report giving details on the project and the products you propose to manufacture.
Decide the location of the Project to be set up.
Find out the procedures required to be completed before physical implementation of the project
Get a detailed project report prepared which interalia should include following components
Market survey of the products you propose to manufacture.
Characteristics of the Location.
Land and building requirements.
Requirements and availability of Plant and Machinery.
Requirement of other utilities namely power, water, steam etc.
Assessment of Working Capital requirements.
Raw materials specifications.
Schedule of Implementation.
Estimates of Project Cost.
Tie up of means of finance.
Break even Point.
Internal Rate of Return.
Debt service Coverage Ratio to establish financial viability.
Providing Escort Services to the Entrepreneurs towards identification of industry and preparation of project profiles for assistance from financial institutions/banks.
Giving technical counselling and creating awareness about the policies and programmes on industrial development of the State / Central Governments, through seminars and dissemination meets.
Conducting Entrepreneurship and Skilled Development Training Programmes.
Obtaining clearance for starting an enterprise from Government departments through Single Window Clearance Committee.
Issue of acknowledgement (both manually and through online) for Entrepreneur Memorandum Part I and Part II for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Sanction and disbursement of incentives and subsidies to MSMEs.
Implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and State sponsored New Entrepreneur – cum – Enterprise Development Scheme (NEEDS), Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP) for educated unemployed youth especially for economically weaker sections by arranging advances with subsidy through banks.
To facilitate the payment of dues to the Micro and Small Enterprises from the buying industries through the Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council.
Provision of testing facilities for chemicals, metals, metallurgical, electrical and electronic gadgets and appliances.
Training facilities in the fields of light engineering, tools, die designing and glass.
Maintenance of the special purpose industrial estates for electrical and electronic industries.
Providing entrepreneurial guidance through the Data Banks, Information Centres and Technical Information Sections attached to the District Industries Centres.
Implementation of the Quality Control Order on electrical household appliances, etc.
Development and promotion of the cottage and handicraft industries.
Export Promotion through the Export Promotion Cell in the District Industries Centres.
Processing rehabilitation proposals of sick Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and implementation of the rehabilitation assistance schemes.
Supervision on implementation of Special Assistance Schemes announced by the State / Central Government for small and micro enterprises.
Identifying existing potential opportunities in the districts, prepration of project profiles and preparation of technical feasibilities for the projects to be financed by the financial institutions on need basis.
To recommend proposals relating to awards to Micro and Small Enterprises given by Central and State Governments.
Registration and development of the Industrial Cooperative Societies.
Providing financial assistance to the Industrial Cooperative Societies through the TAICO bank and other financial institutions.
Implementation and monitoring of various schemes including SFURTI, REMOT under Coir Sector in the State.
These Programmes are implemented with an accent on development and modernisation of industries, up gradation of technology and quality control. The packages of services offered by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce are multidimensional and need based so that industrial growth is facilitated.
1. All the MSMEs are offered various services and support under the single roof of the District Industries Centre.
2. This Centre caters to Promotion of MSMEs as also Registration and Development of Industrial Cooperatives.
The General Manager is the head of the District Industries Centre. The post of General Manager is of Joint / Deputy Director Level. The General Manager is assisted by the Project Manager, Manager (Credit), Manager (Economic Investigation)/ Manger (Village Administration) and an office Superintendent.
4. Monitoring of DICs
The functioning of DICs and their achievement is monitored by the Principal Secretary/ Industries Commissioner & Director Of Industries & Commerce. The Review of the General Managers is organized frequently to evaluate the performance and also help in resolving difficulties in implementation of different schemes.
5. To resolve the problems of industries/industrialists, there are two types of committee at the district level viz.
a) Single Window Clearance Committee (SWCC)
Entrepreneurs face many difficulties when they start new industries. They have to deal with many government agencies and get many clearances. SWCC helps them in guiding solving their problems at a Single Window. This committee is chaired by the District Collector. The General Manager of DIC is the Member Secretary and the connected line departments such as District Fire officer, Deputy Director (Health), Deputy Director (Town & Country Planning) are members of this committee.
b) District Enterprises Development Consultative Committee (DEDCC)
Government have recently Constituted the District Enterprises Clearance Committee Vide G.O Ms No 53 MSME (D2) Department dated 27.12.2012 The Committee is Chaired by the District Collector as the Chairman of this Committee and General Manager of DIC is the Member Secretary. The other members of the DIEC are President of District Panchayat, DDO, MP, MLAs, Prominent persons active in Industries in the district and members of all district level industries associations.
6. Activities of DICs
EM Part-I acknowledgement
EM Part-II acknowledgement
Cottage & Handicrafts Registration
B. Incentive schemes
The following incentives are being extended to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the State:-
I. Subsidy schemes for micro manufacturing enterprises:
II. Subsidy schemes for Industrially Backward Blocks and Agro Based Enterprises:
III. Special Capital Subsidy for Thrust Sector Enterprises
IV. Generator Subsidy
V. Back-ended Interest Subsidy
VI. Value Added Tax Reimbursement Subsidy
C. Implementation of Self Employment schemes
The following Schemes are being implemented in the State:-
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme.
New Entrepreneur-Cum- Enterprise Development Scheme (NEEDS)
E. Enforcement of Quality Control orders.
The Quality Control Order Enforcement Centre for Domestic Electrical Appliances functioning under the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce is engaged in creating awareness among consumers in Tamilnadu to use quality electrical products. The electrical and electronic wing of the Commissionerate implements the Household Electrical Appliances (Quality Control) Order, 1981 and the Electrical Wires, Cables, Appliances, and Protection Devices and Accessories (Quality Control) Order, 2003. Contravention of the first Order is punishable under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The second Order prohibits manufacture / storage for sale or distribution of specified items without the Bureau of Indian Standard marking. Contravention of this order attracts penal action under Bureau of Indian Standards Act.
The General Manager, District Industries Centre of the concerned District and the Deputy Director (E&E), Quality Control Order Enforcement Centre, Chennai has been designated as the “Appropriate Authority” for the implementation of the provisions of these Orders.
To create better awareness among the general public, advertisement and press releases are issued from the offices of Deputy Director (E&E), Quality Control Order Enforcement Centre, Chennai and various other regional offices.
F. Steel & Steel Products (Quality Control) Order 2012.
The Ministry of Steel, Government of India have notified Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2012 and Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Second Order, 2012 to ensure that quality steel products reach the consumers. These orders cover 16 Steel products under Mandatory Bureau of Indian Standards Certification.
As per these orders “No person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf manufacture or Store for sale, Sell or Distribute any Steel and Steel Products specified in the schedule which do not conform to the specified standards and do not bear standard mark of the Bureau of Indian Standards. In the said order, the General Managers, District Industries Centres have been designated as the “Appropriate Authority” for implementation of the provisions of these orders.
In order to create awareness among the Manufacturers and Consumers about the notification issued by the Government of India for implementation of Steel and Steel Products Quality Control Order, the General Managers of District Industries Centres are taking action by giving wide publicity through Newspaper and also through Association Magazines.
G. Rehabilitation of Sick MSMEs.
The Rehabilitation of Sick Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises envisages assistance for conducting a diagnostic study of sick enterprises, scrutiny of the above study report by a sub-committee of the State Level Inter-Institutional Committee (SLIIC) constituted by the Reserve Bank of India and chaired by the Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department for rendering rehabilitation assistance to sick Micro, Small and Medium enterprises, which meets on every quarter.
The Reserve Bank of India conducts the study on viability of sick units and the Banks provide financial assistance wherever possible along with other hand-holding steps like counseling the borrowers, analyzing the problems faced by the units etc.
The Government have constituted the State Level Rehabilitation Committee (SLRC) under the Chairmanship of the Secretary to Government, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department to look into the problems and the extent of sickness of MSMEs so as to suggest measures for their rehabilitation. The above Committee has to meet on quarterly basis to review and monitor the implementation of the Rehabilitation Scheme of sick MSMEs in the State.
H. Micro Small Enterprises Facilitation Council:
The Government of Tamilnadu have constituted four Regional Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Councils at Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and Coimbatore to facilitate speedy settlement of the payments of dues with respect to the goods supplied to major industrial undertakings by the micro and small enterprises in accordance with the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006.
There are two types of filing of Entrepreneur Memorandum – Part I & Part II.
Entrepreneur Memorandum Part I is for the proposed enterprises.
Entrepreneur Memorandum Part II is to the established enterprises after commencement of commercial production.
ONLINE FILING OF ENTREPRENEUR MEMORANDUM – PART I
The online service for filing of Entrepreneur Memorandum Part-I is introduced to mainly help the entrepreneurs to obtain acknowledgement to EM Part I readily without contacting the General Managers of District Industries Centres and Regional Joint Director, Chennai. Further it is informed that this online service is introduced by the Department of Industries and Commerce with good intension that entrepreneurs shall furnish the correct and true details to file online E.M.
INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANT :
This Online Entrepreneur Memorandum Acknowledgement shall be valid only if self certified by the applicant and also the receipt of self ertified copy of generated online application at the respective DIC/Regional Joint Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai within 30 days from the date of filing of online application. In case the self certified copy of the generated application above is not received by the General Manager, Distr
ict Industries Centre / Regional Joint Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai within one month from the date of generation of the application by the entrepreneur, the online Acknowledgement will be cancelled by the General Manager, District Industries Centre / Regional Joint Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai and displayed in the website.
Micro Manufacturing Enterprises:
The investment in plant and machinery does not exceed Rs.25 lakhs (Rupees twenty five lakhs only).
Small Manufacturing Enterprises:
The invesetment in plant and machinery is more than twenty five lakh rupees but does not exceed rupees 5 crores (Rupees five crores only).
Medium Manufacturing Enterprises:
The investment in plant and machinery is more than rupees 5 crores but not exceeding Rs.10 crores (Rupees ten crores only).
Micro Service Enterprises:
The investment in equipment does not exceed rupees 10 lakhs.
Small Service Industries:
The investment in equipment is more than 10 (Ten lakh rupees) but does not exceeds rupees 2 crores.
Medium Service Enterprises:
The investment in equipment is more than rupees 2 crores but does not exceed rupees 5 crores.
* The Scheme is applicable for first generation Entrepreneurs only
* 50% of allocation would be earmarked for Women
* Capital subsidy at 25% of the project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakhs
* Soft loans with 3% interest subvention
For the educated and unemployed to become self employed by setting up Manufacturing / Service / Business enterprises by availing loan up to the maximum of Rs.5 Lakhs, Rs. 3 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh respectively with subsidy assistance from the State Government up to 15% of the project cost
PMEGP is a central sector scheme administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME). The Scheme is implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME as the single nodal agency at the National level.
To get the clearances / infrastructure support, investors normally need to contact concerned individual statutory authorities/agencies and they need to use different forms prescribed by the concerned authorities. To avoid such procedural delays, Government of Tamil Nadu has established an effective Single Window System to accord all such pre project clearances at the State Government level.
New Enterprise Cum Enterprise Development scheme (NEEDS)
In accordance with the G.O Ms No 49 MSME Dept dated 29.10.2012, the educated youth will be given entrepreneur training, assisted to prepare their business plans and helped to tie up with financial institutions so as to set up new Manufacturing and Service ventures. The beneficiary must be a First Generation Entrepreneur. The scheme details are as follows -
Project cost above Rs.5.00 Lakhs and not exceeding Rs.1.00 Crore.
Entrepreneur has to meet the cost of land, Rented/Leased Building, Technical Knowhow, Preliminary & Preoperative expenses, Working Capital Margin etc from his own source of funds.
Cost of land may be included in the project cost at Guideline Value or Market Value, prevailing as on the date of filing loan application, whichever is lower.
25% of the Project Cost subject to a ceiling of Rs.25.00 lakhs
3% Back Ended Interest Subsidy for Bank Assisted Projects / 3% Interest Subvention for TIIC Assisted Projects.
However for projects costing more than Rs. 1.00 Crore, subsidy component will be restricted to Rs. 25.00 lakhs.
Place of Residence
The applicant should be a resident of Tamilnadu state for not less than 3 years.
General category - Minimum 21 years and Maximum 35 years
Special category - 45 years for (SC/ST/BC/MBC/Ex-servicemen/
Minorities/Transgender/Differently abled persons)
Degree, Diploma, ITI / Vocational training from Recognized Institutions
General category entrepreneurs - 10% of the project cost
Special category Entrepreneurs - 5% of the project cost
Under this scheme, at least 50% of the beneficiaries will be women with priority accorded to destitute women subject to the condition that they possess the required qualification.
There will be no income ceiling under this scheme.
Compulsory EDP training will be given for 1 month with stipend.
Assistance under the Scheme is available only for NEW Projects for which loans sanctioned specifically under the NEEDS.
Entrepreneurs who have already availed subsidy linked loans under other State Government / Government of India schemes such as Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana(PMRY), Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP),Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP), TamilNadu Adi Dravidar Housing & Development Corporation Limited (TAHDCO) and Self help group will not be eligible for assistance under NEEDS Scheme.
The applicant should not be a defaulter to any Commercial Bank/ Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited (TIIC)
List of Documents to be enclosed in Duplicate
Proof of Age – Copy of Birth certificate or Transfer Certificate.
Proof of Residence – Copy of Ration Card or Residence certificate from Tahsildhar.
Copy of Degree/Diploma Certificate.
Certificate in Proof for Exservicemen /Differentlyabled /Transgender, wherever applicable.
Project Report with Projected sales and cash Flow statement for the next 3 years.
Copy of Land Document, if included in the project.
Estimate of Building obtained from the Chartered Civil Engineer.
Quotations for the Machinery or Equipments.
Sworn Affidavit obtained from Notary Public in Rs.20/- stamp Paper as per format.
EM Part-I obtained from the office of the Regional Joint Director, Chennai-32.
Copy of Partnership Deed, in case of partnership concern.
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme(PMEGP)
Government of India has approved the introduction of a new credit linked subsidy programme called Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) by merging the two schemes that were in operation till 31.03.2008 namely Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas.
PMEGP will be a central sector scheme to be administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME). The Scheme will be implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME as the single nodal agency at the National level. At the State level, the Scheme will be implemented through State KVIC Directorates, State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs) and District Industries Centres (DICs) and banks.
2. Financial Assistance:
Categories of beneficiaries
(of project cost)
Rate of Subsidy
(of project cost)
Area (location of project/unit)
Special (including SC / ST /
OBC /Minorities/Women, Exservicemen, Physically
handicapped, NER, Hill and
Border areas etc.
The project cost for Manufacturing sector is Rs. 25 Lakh.
The project cost for Service sector is Rs.10 lakh.
The balance amount of the project cost will be provided by Banks as term loan
Any individual, above 18 years of age.
There will be no income ceiling for assistance for setting up projects under PMEGP.
For setting up of project costing above Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business /service sector, the beneficiaries should possess at least VIII standard pass educational qualification.
Assistance under the Scheme is available only for new projects sanctioned specifically under the PMEGP.
Self Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other Scheme) are also eligible for assistance under PMEGP.
Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act,1860;
Production Co-operative Societies, and Charitable Trusts.
Existing Units (under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible.
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department, Government of Tamil Nadu introduced the scheme “Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP)” which aims to mitigate the unemployment problems of socially and economically weaker section of the society, particularly among the educated and unemployed to become self employed by setting up Manufacturing / Service / Business enterprises by availing loan up to the maximum of Rs.5 Lakhs, Rs. 3 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh respectively with subsidy assistance from the State Government up to 15% of the project cost from the year 2010-11 onwards.
2. Financial Assistance:
SC / ST/ BC / MBC/
Minorities / Women / Ex-Servicemen / Physically
challenged / Transgender
3. Eligibility to avail Loan under this scheme:
Any individual, above 18 years of age. Upper age limit for General category is 35 years and for Special category 45 years.
Minimum educational qualification is a pass in VIII standard.
The applicant shall be resident of the place for not less than 3 years.
The family income of the beneficiary shall not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- per annum.
4. Other Features of the scheme:
The District Task Force Committee headed by the General Manager, District Industries Centre, will select the beneficiaries through an interview process.
Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) training will be given to the beneficiaries for Seven days.
Repayment schedule shall be for 5 years after an initial moratorium period of six months or date of commencement of project whichever is earlier.
For marketing support the Concerned General Manager, District Industries Centre, will arrange Buyer seller meet, Exhibitions etc.
5. How to apply?
The scheme will be advertised through print and electronic media. The eligible residents of the District can submit application along with project profile, copies of certificates for proof of educational qualification, nativity, community, Ex-servicemen (wherever applicable) and proof of physically challenged to the Concerned General Manager, District Industries Centre.
Single Window System (SWS)
The single window clearance committee headed by District Collector will facilitate expeditious approvals for establishing new industrial estates across Tamil Nadu in the micro, small and medium industrial sector.The committee would help reduce the time in getting permissions, including no-objection certificates from various Departments.
To get the clearances / infrastructure support, investors normally need to contact concerned individual statutory authorities/agencies and they need to use different forms prescribed by the concerned authorities. This may result in considerable delays and frustration on the part of investors. To avoid such procedural delays, Government of Tamil Nadu has established an effective Single Window System to accord all such pre project clearances at the State Government level.
HEAD OFFICE Department Of Industries & Commerce, SIDCO Corporate Office Building, Guindy Industrial Estate, Chennai 600 032. Email-indcomchn(at)gmail(dot)com . Website-www.msmeonline.tn.gov.in Fax No-22505003,22505023
Dr.Rajendra Kumar Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce, Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce