Workshop on Accreditation of BMOs, 2014

A workshop to create awareness about accreditation of BMOs.

Business Membership Organization in short ‘BMOs’ consists of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Industries and Manufacturers Associations, MSME Associations, Industrial co-op. Societies, Industrial Clusters, Service Providers Association and all like Institutes whose members are from Trade, commerce and Industry. These function according to the provisions of the Act under which they are incorporated. However majority of BMOs are weak which calls for their capacity building in many ways.

The Ministry of MSME in the Govt. of India, therefore involving GIZ, Quality Council of India & SIDBI, has a scheme of Accreditation of BMOs. In future, needless to mention, only accredited BMOs will be consulted and involved in various Govt. projects & programmes.

To create awareness amongst the BMOs a Workshop was organized by COSIA with the involvement of MSME Development Institute, Mumbai, SIDBI, GIZ and Quality Council of India. This was supported by EFL and Bank of Maharashtra.

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Inaugural Session

While opening the workshop Chief Guest, Shri R.B.Gupte, Director of MSME Development Institute at Mumbai,advised the participant to strengthen the organizations for the robust growth of MSMEs. The apt accreditation, he added will distinguish the BMO as a capable entity for the partnership. He also briefed the participants about MSME Development activities.

Shri. P.S. Agavan , Hon. General Secretary of COSIA in his welcome address appraise the participants about need to change for capable performance . He appealed to be more active and united. President of COSIA Dr. M.R. Khambete while offering opening Remarks Stressed the imperativeness of such schemes to be smart MSME Association.

While sharing his views on this occasion Dy. Gen. Manager of SIDIBI Dr. R.K. Singh emphasized on sustainability of MSME Development.

Introduction Session

During this session Shri. Shankar Kumar of GIZ, a German Development corporation, briefed the participants about need of Accreditation, what it denotes purpose of the same, Benefits from accreditation, what is the scope and important standards of it. He further explained that, “the legal status of BMO, its existence for minimum three years, independent office, minimum secretariat and financial documents” are minimum eligibility standards. He also discussed the governance s aspect of a BMO.

Smt. Rekha Kaul from Quality Council of India appraised the participants in details about the scheme of accreditation, the application format and procedure, record and documents essential for it, the inspection and guidance, classes of accreditation etc.

Lean Management

While speaking on Capacity Building of Manufacturers under MSME, Shri. Bhave, expert on management introduced the concept of Lean Management which reduces wastes of resources and inputs. He also briefed the participants about the Scheme and financial assistance provided under it. He appealed to form a Group of six, similar or supportive to each other, units to take the benefit of Lean Management Scheme.

Vote of Thanks

At the end, Shri. P.S. Agvan, Hon. Gen. Secretary proposed a vote of thanks.

Date & Venue

10th May 2014

Tip Top Plaza, Thane