ISSN 0972-852X Price: Rs.2/- Bulletin An in-house monthly magazine published from National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) [ Formerly known as National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (nisiet) ] (An Organisation of the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) Volume 8 Issue 7 Workshop on women empowerment at Port Blair Workshop on women empowerment at Port Blair July 2009 User convenience is the hall-mark of good service. Delivery at doorstep is one such well-known and time-tested convenience. Persons/firms concerned with sale of goods and services have all along been aware of this and put it to practice. In these times of hectic schedules and fully crammed lifestyle, even governments are laying stress on the convenience Inside... of delivery at doorstep. Besides, in certain situations especially concerning developmental initiatives, it is the most suitable way. Responding to such the SHG Induction training on MSME situation, ni-msme movement, and promotion for had organised a the issues Industrial 4-day workshop on concerning Extension Officers Women Empower- w o m e n ment through Rural empowerment. From the Director General’s Desk Enterprises and Dr. C. Rani, SHG Livelihood by Director, School CDCG meeting of M a r k e t i n g of Entrepre- Gadchiroli Pottery Strategies at Port neurship and Cluster Blair during 27-30 Extension (SEE) July 09. of ni-msme and one of the Programme Directors Review of SFURTI had presented an overview of the workshop Coir Clusters Sponsored by the Department of Industries of the Union Territory of Andaman, the structure, inputs, methodology and objectives. Review of KVIC workshop was attended by the members of Mr. Chelladurai, Dy. General Manager of SFURTI Clusters the local SHGs and NGOs. NABARD had expatiated on NABARD’s The inaugural event took place on the 27th. support to SHGs, and its role in micro finance Workshop on Mrs. S.K.P. Sodhi, IAS, Secretary (Industries), and women empowerment. Possibilities of Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands was The main themes focused during the four days Cluster Development the Chief Guest of the inaugural. Addressing were: Gender Issues and Women across Jharkhand the delegates, she had observed that women Empowerment; SHG Formation, Dynamics should be treated with respect, and be given and Grading; Dynamics of Women DG’s endeavours equal status and equal rights with men. Mere Entrepreneurship – Problems and Challenges; economic emancipation does not resolve the Marketing Strategies of Micro Enterprise Induction problems that women face in society in various Products; and Business Idea Generation and programme for contexts. She suggested that the participants Identification of Projects. executive trainees of NMDC should derive the best advantage from their The delegates had participated in the theme exposure to the expertise and experience of deliberations enthusiastically. The SHG the senior faculty members of ni-msme. members were provided with guidance in and more... product identification. Group discussions were Earlier, Mr. M.N. Murali, Joint Secretary and facilitated on gender related issues. The groups Director of Industries had welcomed the had presented the views and suggestions that dignitaries, delegates and the invitees, while had emanated from the discussions. They also Prof. N.V.N.S. Dev, Registrar of ni-msme had expressed their impressions about the dilated upon the growth and importance of workshop, appreciating the initiative. contd..7 School of Enterprise Development (SED) Induction Training on MSME Promotion for Industrial Extension Officers SED, ni-msme organised Inaugural function of Induction Training on MSME Promotion for Industrial Extension Officers (13 July – 13 Nov 09) sponsored by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala held at ni-msme on 13 July 09. 30 Industrial Extension Officers attended the programme. The first 12 weeks of the training programme will be conducted at ni-msme premises, that is from 13 July to 03 October 2009 and the remaining part of the programme will be conducted at Cochin, Kerala to cover all the practical aspects. Mr. M. Abdul Majeed, Additional Director, Department of Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Kerala inaugurated the programme. He explained about the various aspects of Kerala which help the promotion and development of MSMEs such as infrastructure, natural resources, human resource, transport facilities and also the pro industrial policies and the most important one is the public support. He stressed on the need of appropriate media interventions in the promotion and development of MSMEs, rehabilitation of sickness etc. He particularly stressed on the promotion and development of environment friendly micro and small enterprises with location mobility and low investment and traditional based industries. Dr. U.B. Raju, Director, SEM of ni-msme explained about the mortality of MSMEs and the remedial measures to be taken. He also emphasised on the factors in setting up of MSMEs and managing them in the present scenario of economical melt down and local as well as global economic recession. Earlier, Dr. GUK Rao, Director (SED) and Programme Director welcomed the dignitaries and briefed about their programme contents and objectives. In his welcome address he explained the role of MSMEs in the economic development of the country and also the role of ni-msme in the field of MSME promotion in India as well as in other developing nations through its rich experience in training, research, consultancy and information services. This was all explained in the context of designing this exclusive programme to benefit the Industrial Extension Officers of the Government of Kerala being these officers are a key link in the chain of enterprise development. Dr. N. Sri Laxmi, Head, C-LAIMS of SEM proposed a vote of thanks. Fish Festival 2009 The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in association with the State Fisheries Department of Fisheries, Govt. of A.P. organised the Indian Fish Festival (INFISH-2009) during 11-13 July 09 at Hyderabad. The main objective of the festival was to bring the fish farmers, technocrats, feed manufacturers, R&D institutions, traders involved in fisheries and consumers under one platform to discuss the recent development in production technologies and strategies for marketing of fish and fishery products and also create awareness among the consumers on fish as healthy food. ni-msme also participated in the event by setting up a stall to explain the activities and services offering to the MSMEs for promotion and development. A large number of visitors visited the stall. It was organised by Prof. V. Vishwas Rao, Head, Sendoc and coordinated by ni-msme team. Mr. Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India inaugurated INFISH-2009 on 11 July 09 and Mr. K. Partha Sarathy, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries & Veterinary University, Govt. of A.P. was the Chief Guest of valedictory function held on 13 July 09. Dr. GUK Rao, Director (SED), Prof. P. Udaya Shanker, Head, C-ICFS, Dr. G.P. Vallabh Reddy, Faculty (SED) Prof. NVNS Dev, Registrar and other faculty of ni-msme attended the event. Dr. Chukka Kondaiah, Director General, ni-msme thanked Mr. P. Krishaniah, IAS, Chief Executive of NFDB for providing an opportunity to ni-msme to participate in the mega event. 2 From the Director General’s Desk From the Director General’s Desk 63rd Independence Day Independence is a happy state. They need to link their institutions – governmental, While we enjoy it, we must non-governmental and FIs, skill development, infrastructure remember with humility that it is and self-employment institutions, as also other corporations a precious gift our heroes have – to entrepreneurs, and re-orient their policies and schemes given us by making great sacrifices. in light of the current scenario. The institutions must focus Therefore, we must keep in sight on particular segments like women and minorities to synergise the ambitions and dreams they had wanted to realise. the effort of encouraging enterprises in rural and urban areas. Our dear Bapuji had envisioned a prosperous rural India Finance has ever been a problem to small entrepreneurs. with flourishing local crafts, an India where every urban Following the RBI guidelines, the major commercial banks and rural family lives decently with all basic human needs of the country are opening special branches to assist the fulfilled. Sadly, this vision of Bapuji’s is yet to come true. MSMEs, with SIDBI coordinating their activities as the While our economy has progressed remarkably, many of nodal bank. In addition, the Credit Guarantee Trust Fund our heritage assets have disappeared, and large pockets of Scheme of our ministry too facilitates credit through SIDBI poverty, unemployment and under-employment prevail both and other banks. This should resolve the problem of the in rural and urban belts, in spite of governmental initiatives. genuine entrepreneur. MSMEs are recognised as the backbone of the economy, In recent times, skill development has emerged as the most whether in terms of poverty alleviation or in employment suitable approach to enterprise promotion. With 17 Central generation. Micro enterprises have the inherent strength of ministries including HUPA, Labour & Employment (LE), refining the human resource by turning it towards entrepreneurship Food Processing (FP), Rural Development (RD), DoNER, and converting it into valuable wealth creating capital, and by and HIPE involved in promoting micro enterprise through putting to dynamic use the available set of resources. skill development, and with the scheme of upgrading ITIs and Among the approaches to entrepreneurship development, polytechnics in the country, skill development is top priority now. SHGs have proved to be effective. Among non-traditional ni-msme is always executing the policy initiatives and segments of society such as women, minorities, the schemes of the Government. We are constantly modifying handicapped group approach to entrepreneurship has been our focus through multiple activities to meet the emerging found to be encouraging. For the last 35 years EDPs too needs of the MSME sector. From the day of inception, have motivated thousands of people to launch enterprises we have been organising training programmes, general as throughout the country. I am proud that ni-msme was well as customised, to meet the needs of national and the first-ever organisation in the country to encourage international clientele. We have been executing research entrepreneurship among non-traditional groups. and consultancy projects besides. We have become self- Over the past four decades plus ni-msme has organised a supporting, and launched focused new units like the host of training programmes for the developing countries. National Resource Centre for Cluster Development. We Commencing with our first international programme in are now assisting the ministries of HUPA, LE and FP in 1967, to date we have trained more than 7,000 executives skill development. Our ser vice to MSME has been from 127 countries under ITEC, SCAAP and other plans. recognised within the country and abroad. Our participation Developing human resource in friendly developing countries in SFURTI has helped revitalise the artisans of 22 traditional through civil training under bilateral agreement has been clusters across the country. Our participation in two clusters India’s international policy, with a spending of about USD in UP – far from the head-quarters – was a huge challenge. 500 million every year. Our Institute has shared the For 2009-10 we have scheduled 12 training programmes responsibility of satisfactorily discharging this commitment. for the executives of the developing countries. We also This year we are planning to enlarge consulting services to have sponsored programmes for a few countries in the countries like Trinidad & Tobago, Chile, and the Republic wing. Mostly, we are concentrating on activities to support of Sudan. our self-sustenance. Every year we are improving our In a large country like India, participation of States in the infrastructure, adding a new facility or a new block. Central initiative is essential to achieve result. Many States Our achievements have been possible only because of the have yet to adopt the MSMED Act 2006, which facilitates committed cooperation of the faculty and staff. I thank each the emergence of new generation of entrepreneurs. Micro one of them, and look forward to their continued support. enterprises can create employment with strikingly less capital: I strongly believe that the country will progress only through Rs. 72,000 per job as against Rs. 5.75 lakh in the large unit. MSME promotion. This Institute will play a pivotal role in Perceiving this advantage, 20 Central ministries are the process. I congratulate everybody participating in this formulating schemes for micro enterprise promotion in constructive task of promoting the MSMEs. various sectors. The States can follow the example. Each State is blessed with unique physical and human resources. Dr. Chukka Kondaiah 3 School of Enterprise Development (SED) Cluster news... Prabhu, CDE visited three cluster pockets namely CDCG meeting of Gadchiroli Pottery cluster Gadchiroli, Talodi and Chamorsi on 28 July 09. The team The Cluster Development Coordination Group (CDCG) interacted with the Artisans to understand their activities, meeting of Gadchiroli Pottery cluster under SFURTI was experiences of exposure visit and benefits of skill held on 27 July 09 at Zilla Parishad Hall, Gadchiroli to development programmes etc. The team motivated the discuss Artisans to take active role for construction of Up-draft a b o u t kiln. Also visited CFC which is under construction. action Coir Board Steering Committee Meeting plan and The Fifth Coir Board Steering Committee of SFURTI purchase Project reviewed progress of implementation of SFURTI of machi- Coir Clusters on 31 July 2009 at Coir House, Kochi. Mr.. nery and V.S. Vijayaraghavan, Chairman, Coir Board chaired the equipment meeting. Mr. M. Kumara Raja, Secretary, Coir Board, Mr. for the Antony Vaz, Joint Director, Ms. Anita Jacob, Dy.Director, proposed SFURTI and Regional officers were present. Mr. K. Surya common Prakash Goud of NRCD participated in the meeting. facility centre (CFC). Mr. P.A. Roy, Dy. CEO, Zilla Parishad The Chairman, Coir Board advised all the concerned officials chaired the meeting. Mr. M.B. Kamble, Dy.Director, to involve and implement the activities of the project by KVIC, Nagpur, Mr. S.G. Hedaoo, Director & Nodal March 2010. The Regional Officers briefed about the Officer (West Zone), SFURTI, Mumbai, Mr. Bhoomaya, progress in their respective clusters especially construction Asst. Director (SFURTI), Mumbai, other officials of KVIC, and operation of CFC. The critical issue in case of Puttukottai representatives of Implementing Agency, DRDA, MSKVIB, cluster regarding land lease agreement and additional funds Banks and Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud of NRCD, ni-msme for implementation of CFC in Gudiyatham cluster were participated in the meeting. discussed. The committee reviewed the progress and ratified the revised DPRs submitted by the Implementing Agencies. Mr. Jitendra Kumar, President of Gramodaya Sangh briefed about the present status of the cluster and then Review of SFURTI Coir Clusters placed the proposed action plan and draft report on A review meeting was organised by Coir Board to review management of CFC before the members. Mr. S.S. Prabhu, SFURTI coir clusters under the Chairmanship of Mr.. V.S. CDE explained the various activities completed so far under Vijayaraghavan on 1 August 2009 at Hotel Avenue Regent, SFURTI such as skill development programmes, Kochi. Mr.. Sesh Kumar Pulipaka, Joint Secretary, Ministry formation of SHGs, Design Development Workshop and of MSME, New Delhi, Mr.. M. Kumara Raja, Secretary, Participation of Artisans in the Exhibitions. Coir Board, Mr.. Antony Vaz, Joint Director, Ms. Anita Jacob, The members observed the presence of only one Artisan Dy.Director, SFURTI including the State Government and hence suggested to include at least 5 senior Artisans officials from Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Kerala, all in the CDCG. The proposed action plan was discussed Implementing Agencies, Regional Officers of Coir Board and approved. While discussing on purchase of Oil fire and Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud of NRCD were present Shuttle Kiln, Mr. Goud informed that it is an induced in the meeting. cluster and the Artisans are scattered. The SFURTI The Implementing Agency of each cluster briefed about their programme is being implementing in 14 villages and are project status in terms of physical and financial progress, located at a considerable distance from the proposed CFC. activities completed so far, proposed activities for the current As the Artisans were imparted with skills on Terra-kota, year and time schedule for completion of the activities etc. he suggested to meet immediate requirement of the While reviewing Rangat Middle Andaman cluster, Mr. Goud Artisans at village level rather than supporting minimum informed about his recent visit to the cluster and his number of Artisans to manufacture ceramic products using interactions with the Artisans and specially on preparation Oil fire Shuttle Kiln. The members convinced with of DPR etc. He also informed that as the Artisans could comments of Mr. Goud and suggested Implementing not mobilise sufficient funds, the revised DPR would be Agency to concentrate on establishment of updraft kiln submitted to Coir Board shortly. He explained the initiatives at the earliest at all the villages. The members also agreed of ni-msme as Technical Agency in solving various issues to purchase of Oil fire Shuttle Kiln. in respect of Sakigopal and Alhanat clusters. Further, with Visit to Gadchiroli Pottery Cluster regard to Tamil Nadu clusters, he explained in detail the The team consisting of Mr. M.B. Kamble, Dy.Director, action taken for strengthening of forward and backward KVIC, Nagpur, Mr. Bhoomaya, Asst. Director (SFURTI), linkages, need for market assessment, involvement of BDS, Mr. Prabhakar, Development Officer, Mr. C.P. Singh, Dev. communication to IAs regarding their BDS requirements etc. Officer, Mr. R.M. Khodke, Asst. Dev. Officer and Mr. contd..5 4 DG’s endeavours Dr. Chukka Kondaiah, Director General visited Chaitanya Jyothi Welfare Society (Handicrafts Society), Nellore on 11 July 09. He discussed with the functionaries on implementation of Ambedkar Hasthasilpa Vikas Yojana (AHVY) Scheme for wooden cutlery, leather puppet, palm leaf craft, fabric painting and he suggested functionaries to take up activities for development of artisans in the district. He also pursued about the progress of the work related with data collection of AHVY Scheme by SED, ni-msme. Later, he visited Suraj Mahila Mandali (Handicrafts Society) and discussed on implementation of Ambekdar Hasthasilpa Vikas Yojana (AHVY) scheme for embroidery, painting and patch work. Dr. Chukka Kondaiah visited Vikrama Simhapuri University on 12 July 09. He had discussions with Dr. Vishweswara Rao, Vice Chancellor and Faculty on developing the curriculum on entrepreneurship to be introduced in PG courses. On 13 July 09 he addressed the faculty and students on significance of entrepreneurship. Director General as a member, attended the Executive Committee Meeting of NIESBUD, New Delhi on 3 July 09. Later, as part of the follow up activity Director General discussed with Dr. PK Mohanty, Joint Secretary, Ministry of HUPA & Mission Director, JNNURM and apprised about the National Workshop on Skill Development for Unemployed Youth held on 29 June 09. He also discussed on the three Centres likely to be established at ni-msme under SJSRY and JNNURM schemes. He held discussions with Joint Secretary, MSME about the activities on open land of ni-msme. He also met the Secretary, MSME and apprised the ongoing activities of the Institute. Director General participated in CEOs meet organised by FAPCCI in connection with visit of Canadian Delegation on 16 July 09. During the meet he interacted with the members of delegation and offered the services of ni-msme for promotion of MSMEs. cluster news from page 4 Review of KVIC SFURTI Clusters Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) organised two-day review meeting at Bangalore to review the status of South Zone SFURTI clusters during 16-17 July 09. On 16 July 09, Mr.. K.K. Gupta, Dy. CEO reviewed all the clusters of South Zone. The Cluster Development Executive (CDE) of respective cluster presented details of progress in terns of physical and financial targets with the help of representative of Implementing Agency (IA). Later, the discussions were held on Action Plan for the year 2009-10 and analysed the problems in its implementation and provided inputs for the CDEs. On 17 July 09, Sri. J.S. Mishra, IAS, CEO discussed with TAs, IAs and CDEs regarding status of the project and major interventions accomplished in the cluster so far. It was decided to complete the project by end of March 2010. Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud of NRCD participated in the review meeting, supported CDEs in presentation of project status and also helped them in finalisation of Action Plan for the year 2009-10. Discussed with the CDEs regarding support services required and the Action Plans finalised. Workshop on Possibilities of cluster development across Jharkhand The Industries Department of Government of Jharkhand organised one day workshop on “Possibilities of cluster development across Jharkhand” on 20 July 09 at Hotel Ashoka, Ranchi. Ms. Sunila Basant, adviser to the Governor inaugurated the workshop. Secretary, State Industries Mr. N.N. Sinha, Director (Industries) Ms. Aradhana Patnaik and Director (Handicrafts) Mr. Dheerendra Kumar were present. The objective of the workshop was to sensitise officials, entrepreneurs and NGOs on cluster development methodology, cluster initiatives of various State Governments and cluster development schemes of Government of India. Resource Persons from DC (MSME), ILFS and SBI were invited to share their experiences in cluster development in addition to ni-msme. Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud, Resource Person, NRCD deliberated on scope of cluster development in the State of Jharkhand. On this occasion, Mr. Goud discussed on overview of cluster development in India, cluster development initiatives by various agencies in Jharkhand, need for cluster mapping, experience in implementation, need for development of induced clusters and methodology for development etc. The presentation was well received by the participants. After completion of the workshop, Mr. Goud discussed with Ms. Aradhana Patnaik, Director (Industries) and other senior officials of Industries Department regarding services offered by ni-msme for cluster development and scope for collaboration. 5 Union Budget – 2009 : Impact on Direct Taxation The Union Budget – 2009 meet was organised on 8 July the budget is meant for the common man with a focus 09 jointly by National Institute for Micro, Small and to bridge the gap between rich and the poor. Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), Institute of Cost and The team from the Income Tax Department interacted Works Accountants of India - Hyderabad Chapter and on the occasion were: Mr Suresh Batni, Additional Institute of Company Secretaries of India – Hyderabad Commissioner; Mr Devender, Income Tax Officer and Chapter at KLN Prasad Auditorium, Federation of Mr Y Prasad, Income Tax Officer. Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Mr. A. Bhaskar Reddy, IRS, Commissioner of Income The Chief Guest highlighted salient features of the budget, Tax, Andhra Pradesh was the Chief Guest. which are: Scrapping of surcharge; Abolition of fringe benefits tax and commodity transaction tax; Charitable Mr. Ch. Venkateswarlu, Chair man – Professional institutions covered include environment related subjects; Development Committee, ICWAI welcomed the Chief Relief to trust by not taxing anonymous donations Guest and other dignitaries. He stated that the government received to the extent of 5% of their total income or a has taken new initiatives in the current budget. sum of Rs.1 lakh, whichever is higher; Minimum alternate Mr A. Visweswara Rao, Chairman, ICSI - Hyderabad Chapter tax on book profits increased to 15% and carry forward informed that main focus of the budget is on the expenditure. of MAT credit is extended to 10 years; All small businesses The objective is to overcome the current market crisis. with a turnover upto Rs.40 lakh have option to declare Mr G. Narayana Rao, Chairman, ICWAI - Hyderabad their income from business at 8% of turnover and enjoy Chapter highlighted that the budget encompasses vast areas. exemption from compliance of maintaining books of Each of the aspect calls for an expertise for comments. accounts. They will be allowed to pay their entire tax Dr U.B. Raju, Director (School of Enterprise liability at the time of filing return by exempting them Management), National Institute for Micro, Small and from paying advance tax. Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) said that the budget Good interactions have taken place wherein views were would act as stimulus in the current period of recession. expressed on the subject in detail by the speakers. Mr A. Nageswara Rao, Secretary, ICWAI - Hyderabad Chapter Mr. Venkateswarlu proposed a vote of thanks. Conveyed introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering and explained thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, participants for about his commendable work in the sphere of taxation. making the event success. Mr A. Bhaskar Reddy, IRS, Commissioner of Income There were nearly 200 participants representing various Tax, Andhra Pradesh has made a presentation on Union walks of life – professionals, industries, institutions, etc., Budget – 2009 : Impact on Direct Taxation. He said that have actively participated. German PG research scholars visit New EPABX System Ms Ariane and Ms Diana, PG R e s e a r c h scholars from G e r m a n y associated with ALEAP and wish to meet several women in India to interview and elicit the information on experiences of working women and gender issue aspects. In this context, they visited Director General inaugurated the EPABX sys- ALEAP and had discussions with Mrs K Rama Devi, President ALEAP and later visited SEM, ni-msme on 27 July 09 and discussed with Dr. tem of BSNL which is installed on 23 July 09. N.Srilakshmi, Head, C-LAIMS on various aspects on gender issues This system is having one of the latest feature and on the role of working women in India. They also met Dr. U.B.Raju, of Direct Inward Dialing System which sup- Director, SEM and Prof. P. Udaya Shanker, Head, C-ICFS and a few ports less human intervention. All the ni-msme women staff of ni-msme and had interactions to gain first hand faulty attended the event. information. They expressed satisfaction over the visit to ni-msme. 6 School of Enterprise Management (SEM) Induction programme for executive trainees of NMDC School of Enterprise Management experiential learning, team spirit, (SEM), ni-msme organised inter-personnel relations, conflict inaugural function of Induction management, etc., which are programme for executive trainees of extremely useful for the growth NMDC on 31 July 09. Participants of an organisation. He suggested numbering 80 came from a range the participants to shoulder the of national technological institutions responsibility and become assets i.e., Indian Institute of Technology to the organisation. of Khargpur, Roorkee; National Mr. VVS Sundaram, Joint General Institute of Technology of Manager (HRD), NMDC Warangal, Suratkal, Raipur, informed that decision to join the Durgapur, Tiruchurapalli; BHU, corporation is a good and right step. Varanasi; ISM, Dhanbad; IIFT, Delhi. Specialisations are: Serving the public sector invariably means national pride. He mining, geology, metallurgy, materials, mechanical, industrial asked participants not to take this as a job, it as a career. He engineering, electrical, civil, and commercial. Mr. S advised the participants to develop multi skills and maintain Venkatesan, Director (Production), NMDC was the Chief good interactions to raise the corporation value. Guest of the function. Earlier, Dr UB Raju, Director (SEM), ni-msme has Mr. Venkatesan in his inaugural address stated that welcomed the guests and participants for the inaugural. In participants are now part of the family of NMDC. He his welcome address, referring to the students he said that further said that today Indian economy is strong on account they are moving from the student life to employee life which of public sector contribution and the skills of the personnel is a transition and calls for transformation. Moving from percolating to the private sector like information technology, the listening to practicing and dealing with experienced petroleum, mining, steel, etc. Corporation stared with a personnel both up in the ladder and sub-ordinates is a small investment and now reached to a high level and challenging task. There is a need to understand cross number of its initiatives became independent entities. He functional relations for which good interactions are essential. expressed that the contribution of employees has brought Expertise is not enough in this context, human resource the laurel to the organisation in many aspects. He suggested management skills are of utmost important. The institute the participants to work hard to take the organisation to newer has been undertaking number of activities for the heights and advised them to follow discipline, dedication, corporation for the last 3 decades. For making the cordial relations with all employees, etc. programme effective, participants have to have good Dr Chukka Kondaiah, Director General, ni-msme stated interactions and be demanding. Training being residential, that the participants are very young, enthusiastic, have zeal time available is quite a lot and this has to be used to make to learn. He informed that the ni-msme has been serving the programme purposeful. nearly 50 years to more than 100 countries. He said that Prof. P Udaya Shanker, Head (Centre for Industrial Credit one of the initiatives of ni-msme in training is: T-group and Financial Services) of SEM, ni-msme proposed a vote training, wherein the focus is on: behaviour, sensitivity, of thanks. from page 1 Ms. Achala Singh, Secretary to Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was the Chief Guest of the valedictory event organised on the 30th. Mr. Ajit Anand, Asst. Director of Industries had welcomed the house and the dignitaries, and Prof. Dev summed up the workshop proceedings. The Chief Guest had shared her own experience in women entrepreneurs’ promotion, and stressed on the need to develop risk taking ability and self confidence to emerge as successful entrepreneurs. Later, she had distributed certificates to delegates. The workshop received all round appreciation. Editorial Team Editor: Dr. Chukka Kondaiah Associate Editor: V. Vishwas Rao Editorial Coordinator: K. Nagamani Photography: M. Mallesha ni-msme, Yousufguda, Hyderabad - 500 045, India Tel: 91-40-23608544, Fax : +91-40-23608547 E-mail : email@example.com, Website : www.nimsme.org 7 Postal Regn. No. HD/1049/2009-11 Visitor’s Gallery RNI. No. APENG/2002/7034 Mr. N.V. Ram Anand, General Manager (HRD & S), Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd., (A Govt. of India Enterprise), Ministry of Defence, Hyderabad met Director General and got acquainted with the activities of the Institute on 1 July 09. Dr. Vishweswara Rao, Vice Chancellor, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore called on Director General and held discussions regarding introduction of entrepreneurship in their course curriculum on 10 July 09. Ms. Sudha Shetty, Senior Programme Manager, The Alliance to Save Energy, Bangalore called on Director General along with Dr. GUK Rao to discuss on collaborative programmes in the field of energy saving on 24 July 09. Farewell to Prof. Sudhakara Rao Farewell to Prof. Sudhakara Rao The Recreation Club of ni-msme bid a farewell to Prof. Prof. Sudhakara Rao lauded for good unity among the B. Sai Sudhakara Rao, Head, EAC faculty and staff to meet and Faculty, SEE on his challenges of the Institute. He recollected his earlier association superannuation after 32 years of with Dr D Nagaiah and Dr DD service on 31 July 09. Mali. He expressed that he has Prof. Sudhakara Rao was learnt a lot during his service in appointed in the Institute as the Institute which is Research Associate in SENDOC. incomparable and he felt lucky to He worked in various positions till work in the Institute. he became the Faculty Member Dr Chukka Kondaiah, Director in various centres. As Head, EAC General and Ex-officio President his contribution is innumerable. ni-msme Recreation Club stated Dr C Rani, Prof NVNS Dev, Prof that Prof Sudhakara Rao has lot GP Vallabh Reddy, Prof P Udaya Shanker and Mr Ashok of concern for the Institute and his contribution is Kumar spoke about their association with Prof Sudhakara unforgettable. He also said that Prof. Sudhakara Rao is Rao. He has been lauded for the initiatives, commitment, well disciplined, quick learner and ability to execute tasks sincerity, dedication and contribution to the institute. He never meticulously. His contributions through CRR, PMRY, ILO compromises on work and his involvement in the CRR programmes are commendable. programmes is commendable. Mrs. K. Satyavani, General Secretary, ni-msme Employee’s Recreation Club coordinated the event. Printed, published and edited by Dr. Chukka Kondaiah, Director General on behalf of National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ni-msme) [Formerly known as National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (nisiet)] (An Organisation of the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India). Published from ni-msme , Yousufguda, Hyderabad 500 045 and printed at A.S. Graphics , 7-1-304/A/2/A1, B.K. Guda, Hyderabad 500 038.