MoU Signed for Enhancing New Offerings for the MSME Sector (Download PDF)


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The National Small Industries Corporation signed along with Common Service Centres (CSC) signed a MoU for enhancing new offerings to the MSME sector by synergizing each other’s’ competence. This is based upon the promotion of e-Governance Services. The MoU was signed by AS& DC (MSME) and CMD, NSIC and CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited.

The Common Services Centres (CSCs) are the access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, thereby contributing to a digitally and financially inclusive society.

Electronic governance or e-governance is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information, communication transactions.

Image show in significant amount of data available for MSME

Image Show in Significant Amount of Data Available for MSME

Image show in significant amount of data available for MSME


  • As per the MoU, CSC will facilitate enrolment of Village Level Enterprises (VLEs) on the NSIC portal in order to utilise plethora of services provided to MSMEs, facilitate various services of NSIC to other MSMEs,

  • Information regarding NSIC services to its network of VLEs, develop & manage App for data collection of NSICs, maintain the MIS of the project and to provide data/APIs for integration with NSIC portal.

  • NSIC will provide details of various Services offers to MSMEs, necessary support to CSC for registration and enablement of VLEs on the portal, CSC- e-Governance Services India Limited formats/templates for reporting, incentive of Rs. 100/- to CSC on each successful application on monthly basis.

  • Both NSIC and CSC shall take up any other activity as mutually agreed including Credit Support Services to MSMEs. They will use existing CSC platform to provide services to MSMEs.

NSIC Functions

  • NSIC provides financial assistance by way of hire-purchase scheme for purchase of machinery and equipment, required for the setting up industries.

  • It also provides various equipments on lease basis.

  • Assists in marketing of the products of SSIs.

  • Helps in exporting the product of SSIs.

  • Provides training to workers of SSIs in various trades.

  • Development and up gradation of technology and modernisation of the industries also falls under NSIC.

  • Undertakes construction of industrial estates.

  • Purchases huge quantity of important raw materials and distribute the same to SSIs at reasonable rates.

  • It develops prototype machines and equipments to pass on to SSIs for commercial production.

  • NSIC is also responsible for setting up small scale industries in other developing countries on turn-key basis.

Common Service Centres

  • These Common Service Centres provide facilities for multiple transactions at a single geographical location.

  • They also include delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.

  • The Government of India in May 2006 approved the CSC project, which forms a strategic component of the National e Governance Plan.

  • It is also one of the approved projects under the Integrated Mission Mode Projects of the National e Governance Plan.

  • The Government launched the CSC 2.0 scheme in 2015 to expand the outreach of CSCs to all Gram Panchayats across the country based on the assessment of CSC scheme.

  • Under CSC 2.0 scheme, at least one CSC will be set up in each of the 2.5 lakh GPs across the country by 2019. CSCs functioning under the existing scheme will also be strengthened and integrate with additional 1.5 lakh CSCs across the country.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2019

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