National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), is an ISO
9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). NSIC has been working to
fulfill its mission of promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of
small industries and industry related micro, small and medium
enterprises in the country. Over a period of five decades of
transition, growth and development, NSIC has proved its strength
within the country and abroad by promoting modernization,
upgradation of technology, quality consciousness, strengthening
linkages with large medium enterprises and enhancing exports -
projects and products from small enterprises.
through countrywide network of offices and Technical Centres in the
Country. To manage operations in African countries, NSIC operates
from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, NSIC has
set up Training cum Incubation Centre & with a large professional
manpower, NSIC provides a package of services as per the needs of
forward its mission to assist small enterprises with a set of
specially tailored schemes designed to put them in a competitive and
advantageous position. The schemes comprise of facilitating
marketing support, credit support, technology support and other
Marketing, a strategic tool for business
development, is critical to the growth and survival of small
enterprises in today's intensely competitive market. NSIC acts as a
facilitator to promote small industries products and has devised a
number of schemes to support small enterprises in their marketing
efforts, both in an outside the country. These schemes are briefly
described as under:
Consortia and Tender Marketing
Small Enterprises in their individual capacity face problems to
procure & execute large orders, which inhibit and restrict their
growth. NSIC, accordingly adopts Consortia approach and forms
consortia of units manufacturing the same products, thereby easing
out marketing problems of SSIs. The Corporation explores the market
and secures orders for bulk quantities. These orders are then
distributed to small units in tune with their production capacity.
Testing facilities are also provided to enable units to improve and
maintain the quality of their products conforming to the standard
Single point Registration for Government
NSIC operates a single Point Registration
Scheme under the Government Purchase Programme, wherein the
registered SSI units get purchase preference in Government purchase
programme, exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit etc.
Issue of the Tender Sets free of cost;
Exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD),
In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price band of
L1+15 per cent shall also be allowed to supply a portion upto
20% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price
where L1 is non MSEs.
B2B Web Portal for Marketing
With increase in competition and melting away of international
boundaries, the demand for information is reaching new heights.
NSIC, realizing the needs of MSMEs, is offering Infomediary Services
which is a one-stop, one-window bouquet of aids that will provide
information on business & technology and also exhibit the core
competence of Indian SMEs. B2B Webportal is offering following
benefits to the members of Infomediary Services.
Self web development tool
Centralized mail system
Free mail boxes
Payment Gateway for
Popular Products Section
Unlimited global Trade Leads
Trust Seal of NSIC
Multi Product Cart
Online Buying / Selling
Multiple payment Option
MSME Web Store
Multiple Language Support
Call Centre Support & Live
Other Value added Services
and disseminate both domestic as well as international marketing
intelligence for the benefit of MSMEs. This cell, in addition to
spreading awareness about various programmes / schemes for MSMEs,
will specifically maintain database and disseminate information.
and Technology Fairs
To showcase the competencies
of Indian SSIs and to capture market opportunities, NSIC
participates in select International and National Exhibitions and
Trade Fairs every year. NSIC facilitates the participation of the
small enterprises by providing concessions in rental etc.
Participation in these events exposes SSI units to international
practices and enhances their business prowess.
Bulk and departmental buyers such as the
Railways, Defence, Communication departments and large companies are
invited to participate in buyer-seller meets to enrich small
enterprises knowledge regarding terms and conditions, quality
standards, etc required by the buyer. These programmes are aimed at
vendor development from MSMEs for the bulk manufacturers.
NSIC facilitates credit requirements of
small enterprises in the following areas
Financing for procurement of Raw
Material (Short term)
NSIC's Raw Material Assistance Scheme aims at helping Small
Enterprises by way of financing the purchase of Raw Material (both
indigenous & imported). The salient features are
Assistance for procurement of Raw Materials upto 90 days.
Bulk purchase of
basic raw materials at competitive rates.
import of scares raw materials.
NSIC takes care
of all the procedures, documentation & issue of letter of credit
in case of imports.
for Marketing Activities (Short term)
NSIC facilitates financing for marketing actives such as Internal
Marketing, Exports and Bill Discounting.
Finance through syndication with
In order to ensure smooth credit flow to small enterprises, NSIC is
entering into strategic alliances with commercial banks to
facilitate long term / working capital financing of the small
enterprises across the country. The arrangement envisages forwarding
of loan applications of the interested small enterprises by NSIC to
the banks and sharing the processing fee.
Performance and Credit Rating
Scheme for small industries
To enable small enterprises to ascertain the strengths and
weaknesses of their existing operations and take corrective measures
to enhance their organizational strength. NSIC is operating a
Performance and Credit Rating Scheme through empanelled agencies
like CARE, ONICRA, ICRA, CRISIL, INDIA RATINGS, BRICKWORK RATINGS
and SMERA. Small enterprise has the liberty to choose any of the
rating agencies empanelled with NSIC. Rating agencies will charge
the credit rating fee according to their policies. The benefits to
small enterprises are as follows:
An independent, trusted third party opinion on capabilities and
credit worthiness of small enterprises.
Good rating to
enhance the acceptability of the small enterprise with Banks.
FIs, customers and buyers.
prompter credit decisions from Banks on proposals of SSI units.
75% of the credit
rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/- will be
reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover upto Rs.50
lakh by way of grants.
75% of the credit
rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 30,000/- will be
reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above Rs.50
lakh to Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.
75% of the credit
rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 40,000/- will be
reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above
Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.
Technology is the key to enhancing a company's competitive advantage
in today's dynamic information age. Small enterprises need to
develop and implement a technology strategy in addition to
financial, marketing and operational strategies and adopt the one
that helps integrate their operations with their environment,
customers and suppliers.
NSIC offers small enterprises the following support services through
its Technical Services Centres and Extension Centres
Advise on application of new techniques
facilities through accredited laboratories
support in machining, EDM, CNC, etc.
environment services at selected centres
practical training for skill upgadation
Technical Services Centres are located at the following places
of the Centre
Machine Tools &
Energy Audit &
Energy Conservation activities
Lock Cluster &
Die and Tool making
Technology Cum Business Parks
NSIC has established Software
Technology cum Business Parks at New Delhi and Chennai for providing
the space to small and medium enterprises in software development
and to IT/ITES/MSME units not regd. with STPI or the units that are
falling under the overall definition of MSME as per the guidelines
of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Units other than
MSME such as Banks/PSUs/Financial Institutions, corporate sector
etc. would also be considered for allotment on a case-to-case on
merit with the approval of Competent Authority. NSIC Software
Technology cum Business Parks, New Delhi is located in a prime
location at Okhla Industrial Area adjacent to NSIC Bhawan with a
total b uilt up area of approx.53000 sq.ft. This location is in the
near vicinity to Nehru Place. (the commercial centre of computer
industry). NSIC Software Technology cum Business Parks, Chennai is
located in a prime location at Guindy Industrial Estate (Jawahar Lal
Nehru Statue) with a total built area of 48,000 Sq. Ft. This
location is in the near vicinity to domestic and international
Incubation of unemployed youth for
setting up of New Micro & Small enterprises
This programme facilitates setting up of new enterprises all over
the country by creating self-employment opportunities for the
unemployed persons. The objective of this scheme is to facilitate
establishment of new small enterprises by way of providing
integrated services in the areas of training for entrepreneurial
skill development, selection of small projects, preparation of
project profiles/reports, identification and sourcing of plant,
machinery and equipments, facilitating sanction of credit facility
and providing other support services in order to boost the
development of small enterprises in manufacturing and services
NSIC facilitates sustainable international partnerships. The
emphasis is on sustainable business relations rather than on one-way
transactions. Since its inception, NSIC has contributed to
strengthening enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation, south south
cooperation and sharing best practices and experiences with other
developing countries, especially those in the African, Asian and
Pacific regions. The features of the scheme are:
Business / Technology missions with various countries.
Enterprise to Enterprise cooperation, JVs, Technology Transfer &
other form of sustainable collaboration.
markets & areas of cooperation:
new export markets by participating in sector- specific
exhibitions all over the world.
Sharing of Indian
experience with other developing countries
International Consultancy Services
For the last five decades, NSIC has acquired various skill sets in
the development process of small enterprises. The inherent skills
are being networked to offer consultancy services for other
developing countries. The areas of consultancy are as listed below:
Updated : 19-02-2014