FICCI has organized Industry interaction with Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha, UYSM, YSM, VSM** Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (P&S) in association with NSIC on 04.03.16 at Bangalore. NSIC Bangalore Office played vital role in inviting high end MSMEs for fruitful interaction and giving out of box ideas and suggestions. The event was resounding success. Most of the participants were NSIC resisted/assisted MSMEs. The event was attended by more than 100 participants even though we were expecting only 70-80 participants relevant MSMEs.
Lt. Gen. Subratasha, UYSM, YSM, VSM** Deputy Chief of the Army Staff addressed the participants and explained the purpose of his visit to Bangalore and the focus which the army is giving to MSME sector to boost the Make in India initiative of Government of India. He had requested the MSMEs to be more innovative and focus more on R&D and quality control. Deputy army chief also elaborated on how the MSMEs can benefit through defence procurement mechanism. Senior Officers from the Army made detailed presentations on the list of items where the MSMEs can be given emphasis through defence procurement procedure and briefed about various requirements of Indian Army.
Col. (Retd.) H. S Shankar, VSM, Chairma, FICCI Defence Sub – Committee on Indian Defence SME, CMD, Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. made a presentation on role of MSMEs in make in India initiative with focus on defense perspective. He also highlighted various challenges faced by MSMEs while dealing with Defense Departments. Many of the MSMEs requested the Chief Guest to give more impetus to MSMEs in Defence Offsets. Zonal General Manager, NSIC Shri P.Ravi Kumar highlighted the role of NSIC and requested the army delegation to extend the benefit of exemption of EMD etc., Deputy Chief of Army and Brigadier in charge of procurement enquired more about NSIC registration and how it is done.
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