SME Division

Ms. Mercy Epao, Joint Secretary (SME)

I.C. Section

Director               :  Ms. Mercy Epao

Under Secretary  :  Vacant

Section Officer  :  Shri Hemant Sharma

Work allocated to the Section
  • All matters of bilateral relations with other countries including signing/implementation/follow-up of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)/ Agreements/ Joint Action Plans etc. in MSME Sector at Ministry-to-Ministry level.
  • All matters of bilateral relations between NSIC and counterpart organisations including signing/implementation/ follow-up of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)/ Agreements/Joint Action Plans, etc. in MSME sector.
  • Matters of Inter-Ministerial meetings of bilateral cooperation in MSME sector.
  • Matters of processing foreign deputations proposals of officers of MSME Division under bilateral cooperation.
  • Maintaining data relating to foreign visits undertaken by the Officers of the Ministry including Office of DC, MSME.
  • All matters of administering International Cooperation Scheme for grant of financial assistance to MSME organisations/associations/registered societies/trusts associated with the MSME for technology infusion, upgradation, modernisation and promotion of exports of Indian MSMEs.
  • Parliamentary Matters related to IC.
  • RTI matters related to IC.
  • Furnishing of Returns – RTI and Hindi related to IC.
  • Furnishing of information/material for Annual Report/ Result Framework Document/ Financial management/ Monthly summary for the Cabinet, etc. related to IC.

SME Section

Joint Secretary       :   Ms Mercy Epao

Deputy Secretary :   Shri S. K. Verma

Under Secretary :   Smt. Neelam Sharma

Section Officer   :   Shri Saurabh Kumar

Work allocated to the Section
  • All administrative matter of National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) including appointment of Board Level posts;
  • MoU between NSIC and M/o MSME;
  • Preparation/coordination of material of Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee related to SME Section.
  • Preparation/coordination of material for Parliament Question received from other Ministries/Department related to SME Section.
  • Budgetary Matters relating to NSIC;
  • Preparation of various reports such as IEBR, Quarterly Guarantee Fee of NSIC, Financial Management Report, unspent balance report etc;
  • Audit Paras relating to NSIC and National SC-ST Hub (NSSH) Scheme;
  • Reference received from DPE, PESB, Ministry of Finance etc, relating to CPSE;
  • Logo support to Industry Association and Non-Governmental Organizations;
  • RTI matters relating SME Section and NSSH Scheme;
  • PMO/Cabinet Secretariat/VIP reference in respect of NSIC;
  • Court Cases relating to NSIC;
  • Grievance received in Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) matters relating SME Section and NSSH Scheme;
  • Grievance received through CHAMPION PORTAL on matters relating SME Section and NSSH Scheme;
  • Activities to promote Domestic Manufacturing of Toys by MSMEs under National Action Plan on Toys;
  • National SC-ST Hub (NSSH): Implementation of following interventions of NSSH Scheme through NSIC:
  • Special Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (SCLCSS)
  • Special Marketing Assistance Scheme (SMAS)
  • Reimbursement of fee under Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS)
  • Reimbursement of membership fee of various export promotion councils
  • Reimbursement of testing fee charged by various NABL and BIS accredited charges
  • Reimbursement of Bank Loan Processing Fee
  • Reimbursement of bank charges for bank guarantees obtained by SC/ST MSEs for participation in Government tenders
  • Reimbursement of membership fee of B2B portal (GeM, e-khadi, TRIFED, Tribes India, MSME Mart, etc)
  • Reimbursement of capacity building management course fee, etc
  • Top 50 NIRF Rated Management Institution's Short-Term Training program Fee Reimbursement Scheme
  • Convening of meetings of High Power Monitoring Committee, Advisory Committee and Project Screening Committee under NSSH:
  • Release of funds to NSIC and NSSH;
  • Preparation of Media plan for NSSH.

Coordination Section

Director                  :  Ms Mercy Epao

Under Secretary  :  Shri K. Thomas Maring

Section Officer     :  Vacant

Work allocated to the Section
  • General Coordination of the Ministry where subject matter does not pertains to any other Section.
  • Coordination of VIP References/PMO references;
  • ISO Certification;
  • Coordination of pendency report of VIP, Parliament Assurance/Question/Cabinet Note etc. of SME Division.
  • Material for President Speech/Finance Minister’s Budget Speech.
  • Coordination of work related to Regional Conclave Meeting with the Chief Ministers of States/Industry Ministers, Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Hon’ble Minister of MSME.
  • Matters pertaining to welfare of backward classes, SC/STs, Minorities & Women, Child Development etc. (non-administrative);
  • Coordination of the Parliamentary matters with the office of the DC (MSME);
  • Coordination of Audit Reports/C&AG Paras;
  • Policy matters relating to e-governance and related matters of the Ministry and the organizations;
  • Citizen Charter;
  • Monitoring of the National Common Minimum Programme/ Twenty point programme;
  • Coordination of the Court Cases of the Organisations;
  • Examination of Cabinet Note received from various Ministries/ Departments which are not specific to the other Divisions;

Vigilance Section

Director                 :  Sh. S.K. Verma

Under Secretary  :  Shri Surender Kumar

Section Officer     :  Vishnu S. Nair

Work allocated to the Section
  • All vigilance work of IEDS cadre.
  • Circulation of Blank APAR/ACR Forms to officers in the Ministry.
  • Maintenance of APARs/CR Dossiers of the officers.
  • Getting the APARs reported/ reviewed/accepted by the concerned officer and getting it completed in all respect.
  • Providing copies of completed APARs to officers concerned in terms of DoPT’s instructions and communicating ‘adverse entry’, if any.
  • Forwarding of completed APARs of US and above level officers of CSS to DoPT and APARs of the IAS, IES, IES and other services to their respective Cadres for record.
  • Issue of Certificates for ‘Vigilance Clearance’, ‘No Report’, ‘No Review’, ‘Major/Minor Penalty’ & ‘Integrity’.
  • Dealing with appeals and vigilance complaints pertaining to the organisations under the Ministry.
  • Maintenance of Property Folders of officers of the Ministry and taking on record the intimation of Movable and Immovable Property given by the Officers and seeking approval of the competent authority.
  • Cases of Disciplinary proceedings, related Court Cases, CBI/CVC cases etc.
  • Submission of various reports to DoPT & CVC.
  • Appointment of part-time CVOs in the Ministry, NSIC, Coir Board and NIMSME.
  • Communication with CVC and seeking its advice in the Disciplinary cases.
  • Circulation of various OM relating to vigilance issued by DoPT, MoF and CVC.
  • RTI matters, PMO & VIP references etc related to Vigilance Section.
  • Generation and maintenance of PARs of IAS officers of the Ministry in the on-line system called SPARROW hosted by DoPT.
  • Maintenance of Web Base Cadre Management System of CSS hosted by DoPT and updation of APARs of CSS officers of US and above level, Vigilance Status, Annual Immovable Property Returns and Lokpal Returns in the system.

EDI Section

Director :  Ms. Mercy Epao

Under Secretary   :  Sh. K. Thomas Maring

Section Officer      :  Sh. Rajeev Kumar Jain

Work allocated to the Section
  • All administrative matters pertaining to Ni-MSME, Hyderabad and residuary matters, if any, pertaining to NIESBUD and IIE.
  • All matters relating to implementation of plan Scheme “Assistance to Training Institutions” (ATI)
  • All matters relating to implementation of plan Scheme of Surveys, Studies and Policy Research (SS&PR).
  • Matters pertaining to Union Territories in relation to industry.
  • Laying of Annual Reports of Ni-MSME, ANIIDCO, OIDC etc. on the Table of both the Houses of Parliament.
  • Material for Annual Report of Ministry of MSME pertaining to above Schemes.
  • VIP Reference/Parliament Question relating to above schemes/organisations.
  • Budgetary Matters/Annual Plan Proposals for ATI Scheme and SS&PR Scheme.
  • All matters pertaining to Parliamentary Standing Committee to the above schemes/organisations.
  • Court cases relating to the above subject.
  • Audit Para/ATN relating to the above subject.

Protocol Section

Deputy Secretary  :  Sh. S.K. Verma

Under Secretary    :  Shri S. C Kashyap

Section Officer    :  Vacant

Work allocated to the Section
  • Hiring of Transport.
  • Staff Cars and maintenance of staff cars.
  • Arrangement of meetings, refreshments etc.
  • All protocol matters related to Ministry of MSME.

Media Cell

Director                 :  Ms. Mercy Epao

Under Secretary  :  Vacant

Section Officer  :  Vacant

Work allocated to the Section
  • Administer Information, Education and Communication Scheme implemented by the Ministry
  • Campaigns in electronic media, print media, social media, outdoor publicity and other related activities
  • Organizing press meet/conference with mainstream active journalists.
  • Organise events/conferences/discussions to create awareness about schemes implemented by the Ministry and its attached organisations etc.