Quality certification has become extremely important in competitive markets and especially in gaining foothold avail the certification of ISO 9001-2000, a unit has to undertake significant costs, the small scale industries have been mainly on account of resource crunch to implement quality systems to obtain this certification.

It has been decided to push the quality up gradation programme in the MSME Sector in a big way.
  • A scheme has been launched to give financial incentive to those MSME units who acquire ISO-9001 / ISO-14001 Certification reimbursing 75% of their costs of obtaining certification, subject to a maximum of Rs. 0.75 lacs per unit.
  • In order to promote modernization and technology upgradation in MSME, the units are assisted in improving their products.
  • This reimbursement under the Scheme may be available from this Institute after April, 2007.
  • The MSME units are also encouraged to participate in quality awareness and learning programmes for their benefit.


MSME - Development Institute, Kolkata, renders consultancy services towards development of QMS for ISO-9001/2000 Certification to the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises,

Consultancy work includes

(1) System integration to QMS
(2) Imparting training
(3) Preparation of Manual/ Form & Formats/work instructions etc.
(4) Carry out Internal audit as a preparatory for obtaining ISO Certification.

Institute charges nominal fees for carrying out consultancy & discharges time
bound services to the unit. Units are also involved in quality awareness & learning programme organized by Institute.

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