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This information was given by Union Law & Justice Minister Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Appointment of Shri Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is please to appoint Shri Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale, senior-most Judge of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 07th May, 2015 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta, Chief Justice of that High Court.

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Voting by Eligible Voters

The Election Commission has stated that section 60 of the RP Act 1951 read with rule 18 of the Conduct of Elections Rules 1961, provides that (i) service voters, (ii) special voters, (iii) voters on election duty and (iv) electors subjected to preventive detention are entitled to vote by post. As of now, there is no proposal to allow postal ballot facility to general category of electors living in the country.

The Commission has also stated that a person migrating domestically from one part of the country to another, can enroll himself in the new place where he is ordinarily resident and can vote in elections in such place.

This information was given by Union Law & Justice Minister Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

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First Meeting for Drafting Labour Code on Industrial Relations Held

A Tripartite Consultation Meeting on the draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations was organized by the Ministry of Labour & Employment here yesterday. Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, presided over the meeting. Representatives from Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations, Labour Department of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments attended the meeting. The Ministry of Labour & Employment has proposed to come out with a Labour Code on Industrial Relations which will be made by rationalizing and amalgamating the relevant provisions of the Trade Unions Act, 1926, The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

The Minister invited suggestions from participants on this important initiative of the Government. Representatives of the Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations and State Governments provided their valuable suggestions for incorporation in the Labour Code.

Meeting ended with the Minister assuring that the rights of the workers will be protected at all costs and views of the participants will be considered while finalizing the draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations.

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Record 60% Jump in the Sale of Khadi

Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister in his “Mann ki Baat” Radio address made an appeal to the Nation to at least buy one khadi garment and under the guidance of Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minster for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Khadi Gramodhyog Bhawan, New Delhi organized a special “Kurta Payjama Exhibition” on the occasion of 60th foundation day of Khadi Gramodhyog Bhawan held on 13th April, 2015.

The total sales of Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, for the period from 13th April to 28th April 2015 has increased over 60% as compared to corresponding period of previous year. The sale of readymade garments increased by record 86%. The purchases made by women and youth during the exhibition is remarkable and over one lakh customers purchased KVI products.

Shri K.S. Rao Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Khadi Bhawan informed that to reach out and popularize khadi amongst the youth, Khadi Bhawan has arranged the display of readymade garments exclusively designed by students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Shri Arun Kumar Jha, Chief Executive Officer, KVIC stated that Khadi is cool comfortable and environment friendly fabric ideal for Delhi summer. Shri Jha also added that keeping in view of overwhelming response of customers and considering quantum jump in the sale, Khadi Gramodhyog Bhawan is organizing another exhibition during this summer commencing from 16th May 2015 at its premier outlet at Connaught Place, New Delhi in which exclusive range of “Khadi summer collection” will be displayed and available to esteemed customers.

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Products de-reserved for MSMEs

On the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on reservation constituted under the provisions of the Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951, Govt. of India, vide notification no. S.O. 998 (E) dated 10.04.2015, has dereserved the remaining 20 items from the erstwhile list of items reserved for exclusive manufacture in SSI (now-Micro and Small Enterprise) sector.

Review of the list of items reserved for small scale (now-Micro and Small Enterprise) sector is a continuous process. The Advisory Committee considers de-reservation of items to achieve economies of scale, technological upgradation, competitiveness and to counter cheap imports.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Separate technology cell for MSME

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) already has specialized institutes which implement various schemes to encourage and promote entrepreneurship in the country. These include National Level Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs) i.e., National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Ni-MSME), Training Centers of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), MSME-Development Institutes (MSME-DIs), Branch MSME-Development Institutes (Br MSME-DIs), Tool Rooms (TRs), Product-cum-Process Development Centers (PPDCs), Central Footwear Training Institutes (CFTIs), MSME Training Institutes (MSME-TIs).

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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Contribution of MSMEs to GDP

On the basis of the data on GDP published by Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) and final results of the latest Census (Fourth Census), conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12, the estimated contribution of manufacturing MSME sector to GDP during 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 are 7.52%, 7.45%, 7.39%, 7.27% & 7.04% respectively, as per the revised methodology suggested by CSO, MoSPI.

Government is aware of the problems being faced by the MSME sector in the country which relate to credit, infrastructure, technology, marketing, skill development etc. The Government strengthens and develops MSMEs in the country through implementation of various schemes / programmes relating to credit, infrastructure development, technology upgradation, marketing, entrepreneurship & skill development etc. The major schemes include Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, Cluster Development Programme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme, Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme and Performance & Credit Rating Scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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Contribution of MSME in the economy

On the basis of the data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) published by Central Statistics Office (CSO) collected as per the revised methodology suggested by CSO and final results of the latest MSME Census (Fourth Census), conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12, the estimated contribution of MSME manufacturing sector to GDP, during 2012-13, is 7.04%. However, taking into account the contribution of MSME services sector, which is estimated at 30.50% during 2012-13, the share of MSME sector in GDP of the country, during 2012-13, is 37.54%. The MSME Sector has emerged as a vibrant and dynamic sector producing a vast range of products starting from basic agro products to high precision engineering tools and equipments. The growth rate of MSME manufacturing has been well above the growth rate of overall manufacturing in the last few years.

MSMEs need to register themselves so as to be a part of the organized segment. Over the years in spite of the efforts of the Government, the large unorganized sector has not been able to fully benefit from the policies and programmes of the Government. Efforts are being taken by the Ministry of MSME in consultation with the States to simplify the registration procedure through online filing of Entrepreneur Memorandum (EM-I & EM-II).

The Ministry is promoting competitiveness and productivity in the MSME space through the implementation of various Schemes, especially the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) which aims at enhancing the competitiveness of Indian manufacturing sector by reducing their manufacturing costs through better space utilization, scientific inventory management, improved process flows, reduced engineering time etc. Furthermore, the Tool Rooms and Technology Development Centres located in different parts of the country have undertaken significant technological development and have produced state of art tools for the consumption of the sector. At present there are 18 Tool Rooms and Technology Development Centres all over the country and 15 new tool rooms are coming up with the World Bank assistance during the 12th Five Year Plan Period. The Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) through the provision of a capital subsidy of upto Rs. 15 lakh is also encouraging higher productivity by helping the adoption of superior technology.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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Victim Assistance Programme 

The Law Commission of India has submitted following Reports, wherein it has dealt with/examined the issue of victim assistance, as per Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, these Reports were forwarded to the Ministries/Departments mentioned against their names for appropriate necessary action:-

S. No.
Subject matter/Report No.
Forwarded to
  1. Road Victims or Road Accident Victims:
a)
Report No. 234 titled “Legal Reforms to Combat Road Accidents” (2009)
M/o Home Affairs, M/o Road Transport and Highways
b)
Report No. 156 titled “The Indian Penal Code” (1997)
M/o Home Affairs
c)
Report No. 149 titled “Removal of certain deficiencies in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988” (1994)
M/o Road Transport & Highways
d)
Report No. 119 titled “Access to Exclusive Forum for Victims of Motor Accidents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1939” (1987)
M/o Road Transport & Highways
e)
Report No. 85 titled “Claims for compensation under Chapter 8 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939” (1980)
M/o Road Transport and Highways
f)
Report No. 51 titled “Compensation for injuries caused by automobiles in hit-and-run cases” (1972)
M/o Road Transport & Highways
  1. Rape Victims or Victims of Sexual Offences:
a)
Report No. 172 titled “Review of Rape Laws” (2000)
Legislative Department, M/o Home Affairs
b)
Report No. 156 titled “The Indian Penal Code” (1997)
M/o Home Affairs
  1. Victims of Custodial Crimes:
a)
Report No. 152 titled “Custodial Crimes” (1994)
Legislative Department, M/o Home Affairs
b)
Report No. 177 titled “Law Relating to Arrest” (2001)
M/o Home Affairs
c)
Report No. 135 titled “Women in Custody” (1989)
M/o Women & Child Development, M/o Home Affairs, M/o Health & Family Welfare
  1. Victims of Acid Attacks:
a)
Report No. 226 titled “The Inclusion of Acid Attacks as Specific Offences in the Indian Penal Code and a Law for Compensation for Victims of Crime” (2008)
Legislative Department, M/o Home Affairs

This information was given by Union Law & Justice Minister Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Launching of Schemes for promoting innovation, entrepreneurship & Agro Industry
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has launched a scheme for promoting Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Agro industry on 18th March 2015 with the objective to promote entrepreneurship culture, create new jobs and reduce unemployment, Grassroots economic development in rural areas, Facilitate innovative business solution for un-met social needs and Promote innovation to further strengthen the competitiveness of MSME sector. The scheme has the following components (i) Creation of a Technology Centres Network; (ii) Capacity Building including Awards, Surveys, Studies, Exposure Visits, Engagement of Consultants including Monitoring and Evaluation etc.; (iii) Support for setting up of Livelihood Business incubation Centres and Technology incubation Centres;(iv) Accelerator Workshops; and (v) a Fund of Funds (to be managed by SIDBI) for innovative financing for Enterprise creation. 

A fund of Rs. 210 crore has been allocated under this scheme. No state-wise allocation has been made under the scheme. The year-wise physical and financial target envisaged under the scheme is given below:

Component
Year
Total
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17

Physical (in nos.)
Financial (INR in crore)
Physical (in nos.)
Financial (INR in crore)
Physical (in nos.)
Financial (INR in crore)
Physical (in nos.)
Financial (INR in crore)
A.           Livelihood Business Incubators by NSIC, KVIC, Coir Board or any other Institution or Agency of Govt. of India/State Government
Setting up LBIs (INR 100 lakh for NSIC & Ors. and INR 50lakh for eligible agencies under PPP)
10
 10.00
 30
22.50
40
30.00
80
62.50
B.     Technology Business Incubators
(i)                  Incubation Centre
I.  Support for Existing Incubators (INR 30 lakh for incubator-capex*)
0
0
10
3.00
10
3.00
20
6.00
II.                Setting up of New Incubator (INR 100 lakh for incubator-capex*)
0
0
5
5.00
5
5.00
10
10.00
Total
0
0
15
8.00
15
8.00
30
16.00
(ii)                Incubation of Ideas (INR 3lakh per idea)
I.    Existing Incubators
0
0
150
4.50
150
4.50
300
9.00
II.  New Incubators
0
0
50
1.50
100
3.00
150
4.50
Total
0
0
200
6.00
250
7.50
450
13.50
(iii)               Creation of Enterprise out of innovative ideas (Seed Capital fund @ INR 1.00 cr per incubator for enterprise creation @ 50% of project cost or INR 20 lakh per successful idea whichever is less as Debt/Equity)
I. Existing Incubators
0
0
50
10.00
50
10.00
100
20.00
II.       New Incubators
0
0
15
3.00
35
7.00
50
10.00
Total
0
0
65
13.00
85
17.00
150
30.00#
(iv). Accelerator  Workshop
0
0
4
0.80
6
1.20
10
2.00
Gross Total (TBI)







61.50
C.SIDBI
Fund of Funds
0
0
25
25.00
35
35.00
60
60.00
*including 10% towards refurbishment cost. # for 30 incubators @INR1.00 crore per incubator.

Apart from the above allocation, the provision has also been made for Creation, up-dation and maintenance of database of the Technology Centres network (Rs.2.00 crore), Capacity Building including Awards, Surveys, Studies, Exposure Visits, Engagement of Consultants including Monitoring and Evaluation etc.(Rs. 17.75 crore) and for the administrative cost   (Rs. 6.25 crore).

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Incubation centres on a pilot basis 
The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), a public sector undertaking under the control of this Ministry has taken up incubator programme on a pilot basis. NSIC have itself set up 7 centres in the country. Besides, 91 Training-cum-Incubation Centers have also been set up by NSIC under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in different parts of the country.  The State-wise and year-wise details of the number of Incubation Centres set up by NSIC during past three years and current year are given at Annexure.


Name of state

Total

Total

1
Andhra Pradesh
2
-
2
Gujarat
4
-
3
Haryana
7
-
4
Himachal Pradesh
4
2
5
Jammu & Kashmir
9
-
6
Karnataka
3
1
7
Maharashtra
5
-
8
Telangana
1
-
9
Madhya Pradesh
2
-
10
Orrisa
2
-
11
Punjab
10
-
12
Tamilnadu
4
-
13
Uttar Pradesh
22
1
14
UttraKhand
03
-
15
Jharkhand
02
-
16
West Bengal
08
1
17
New Delhi
01
1
18
Rajasthan
01
-
19
Tripura
01
-
20
Assam
-
1
  Total
91
7
   *Upto April 2015
This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Assistance to Training Institution Schemes 
In order to accelerate and promote entrepreneurship by providing support for strengthening of training infrastructure as well as training programmes, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been implementing the “Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI)” Scheme. The main objectives of the scheme are development of indigenous entrepreneurship from all walks of life for developing new micro and small enterprises, enlarging the entrepreneurial base and encouraging self-employment in rural as well as urban areas, by providing training to first generation entrepreneurs and assisting them in setting up of enterprises. Under the scheme, assistance is provided to three national level Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs), namely, National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Ni-MSME), Hyderabad, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Noida and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati and National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Central Tool Rooms for conducting entrepreneurship and skill development programmes.

The Training Institutions receiving financial assistance under the Scheme follow standardized course content and course duration of approved training Modules to enable the trainees to acquire the requisite skills for self/wage employment.

Financial assistance under the Scheme is provided to three national level EDIs, namely, National Institute for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises [Ni-MSME], Hyderabad, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development [NIESBUD], Noida and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship [IIE], Guwahati, their Partner Institutions [PIs], training centers of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and its franchisees and Central Tool Room, Ludhiana and not to the States. As such State-wise targets are not fixed. However, for the period 2009-10 (when the scheme was modified to include financial support for training programmes) to 2011-12, the target of number of trainees and the achievements under the Scheme are indicated below:-


2009-10
2010-11
2011-12

Target
Achievement
Target
Achievement
Target
Achievement
Number of Trainees
8071
8007
65650
63301
94825
89851


This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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