New Delhi, June 22 (KNN) Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), the prominent MSME body in the country, has been conferred with ‘Gold Grade’ at “National level” through National Scheme for BMO Accreditation of Quality Council of India (QCI).
FISME is a network of over 700 sectoral and geographical MSME associations from across the country.
National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) under QCI offers Accreditation Scheme for Industry Associations/Business Membership Organisation (BMO). The objective of accreditation is to establish a standard of organizational competency amongst the BMOs.
FISME, though established in the year 1995, traces its origin to 1967 when the National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (NAYE) was established to promote small industries.
In the year 1995, NAYE along with eight state level associations formed FISME to lead SME in the refurbished economic environment and serve twin objectives of: Promoting entrepreneurship and facilitating the creation of a competitive environment in the country; and Improving the market access for Indian MSME’s in India and abroad.
NABET, in its accreditation report, acknowledged that FISME is the face of Indian MSMEs and is regarded as such by Government of India. FISME is a member of National MSME Board formed under MSME Act 2006.
FISME is well represented in and consulted by SME policy making set-up of the country and also works in close cooperation with major multilateral and bilateral bodies in India such as UNIDO, ILO, UNCTAD, DFID, GTZ etc.
Currently, under the multilateral project Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization in India supported by UNCTAD, DFID and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, FISME, as a Tier-I partner, is leading 22 provincial SME bodies in 18 states.
FISME is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified for Support Services related to growth and Survival of MSME’s.
FISME is a part of several Government committees, which also provides them platform to interact with government agencies.
Some of them are - National Board Advisory Committee of MSMEs; Governing Council of Ni-MSME; The sub group of Exit Policy for MSMEs under Prime Minister’s Tasks Force; Committee for SMEs; Screening and Steering Committee on implementation of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme; Screening and Steering Committee on for implementation of Marketing Assistance and Technology Up gradation in MSMEs under NMCP; RBI Standing Advisory Committee to review the flow of institutional credit to MSMEs; Task Force review of Indian Labour Laws; and Screening and Steering Committee on Design Scheme.