Policy

CII lists a host of steps to make ‘Procurement Policy’ a success

Concerned about a majority of state-owned firms not meeting the norm of 20 per cent Procurement from Micro and Small Enterprises, CII has called for a strong co-ordination mechanism between the Ministry of MSME and other stakeholders. The industry body is in the process of submitting a set of sug…

Haryana formulates public procurement policy for MSMEs

Haryana Government has formulated a public procurement policy for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), state Finance Minister Abhimanyu said on October 2nd. He said that the policy would help promote MSMEs by improving their market access and competitiveness through increased participatio…

Start-up policy launched to set up MSME units in MP

Bhopal: First-of-its-kind start-up policy was launched by Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during the inaugural session of two-day MSME convention on October 1. Chouhan said facilities and assistance given to set …

Telangana likely to announce skills policy in November

Telangana government is formulating its skills policy and may announce it in November, a senior official said. “We at Telagnana government are formulating our own skill policy. This skill policy, termed as ‘Telangana State Skill Mission’, will be launched very soon, may be in th…

Bihar govt to launch venture capital fund for startups

The Bihar government gave its nod for the launch of a Start-Up venture capital fund which will encourage young entrepreneurs in the state to start new ventures. The approval to the Start Up policy, 2016 was given at a meeting of the cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Start …

Govt plans single policy for retail, FMCG & e-commerce

To provide a level-playing field to stakeholders, there is a move in government to harmonise policies of retail, FMCG and e-commerce within a single policy framework, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said. Interacting with CEOs at FICCI’s annual Retail, FMCG and E-Commerce convention, he said th…

Cabinet approves recent changes in FDI policy

Cabinet on August 31 gave its approval to the “radical” changes in the foreign direct investment regime that had sought to increased FDI to 100 percent in defence and liberalised the policy for several other sectors. On June 20, the government had “radically liberalised” t…

Maharashtra to introduce Energy Conservation policy

The Maharashtra government will soon come up with an Energy Conservation policy which will aim at enhancing the technology required to improve electricity generation. The draft of the policy, prepared in line with the Centre’s Energy Conservation policy of 2001 has been uploaded on the gove…

DIPP to suggest states to frame own IPR policy

The Commerce and Industry Ministry will suggest states to formulate their own Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy with a view to promoting innovation and giving a boost to the economy, an official said. The Ministry convened an interactive session with industry associations on the National …

Kalraj Mishra bats for ‘Zero Effect, Zero Defect’ policy

Asserting that the ‘Zero Effect Zero Defect’ policy as enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gained a lot of attention, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra has said that the setting up of MSMEs is necessary for the overall progress of the country. …