Indian Industries Association (a Gold Rated Association By Nabet, QCI & Member Of National Board Of MSME) : A Sneak Peek

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Indian Industries Association (IIA) is an apex representative body of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) with a strong membership base of about 8022 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). IIA is a member of National Board of MSME as well as an accredited association from NABET, QCI with GOLD GRADE. IIAs motto is to create an enabling environment for the development of MSMEs in today’s ever changing and extremely competitive industrial scenario.

IIA’s formidable presence is the direct result of its extensive network of more than 40 chapters spread in most of the industrialized districts of U.P, Delhi, Uttarakhand and surrounding states. It has carved a niche for itself as a leading perpetrator and facilitator in the MSME circle while striving for their cause since its inception in 1985. In 1985, a group of committed young professionals joined forces and conceived the idea of an organization that can act as a catalyst for the promotion and growth for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. It was thus that U.P Chapter of NAYE (National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs) came into being. In July 1992, however, NAYE was renamed Indian Industries Association (IIA) with the roles and objectives of the organization further widened to suit the needs of changing socio-economic environment.

OBJECTIVES
IIA operates on the board based objective of fostering co-operation and support for the promotion of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. For more than 30 years now IIA has worked consistently in creating an environment conducive to industrial growth specially for MSMEs, disseminating valuable information on legal & technical aspects, latest development in industry & market, about latest Government policies, procedure and laws etc. apart from solving the teething problems of the Industry.

REPRESENTATION
IIA is an active and permanent member of more than 30 consultative committees/boards/expert groups formed by Govt. of India and the State Government. The important few are: Member of High Level Task Force constituted by the Prime Minister Office for MSME development, Member of National Board for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NBMSME), Member of Planning Commission’s working groups on MSME Growth and HRD with special focus on Skill Development & labour flexibility for the formation of 12th five year plan, RBI Standing Advisory Committee on flow of credit to MSME, Regional Advisory Committee of CBEC & CBDT, Member SLIIC, All industry related committee/bodies of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Export Promotion, Minimum Wages Advisory Board, Committee for Selection of MSME for National Award and UdyogBandhu at all levels etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
IIA has a two-tier system operating at State/National/International and the Divisional/District/Local area level. Eligible members elect representatives to the CEC for a three years term out of which one-third members retire every year by rotation.

21 elected members elect the President who in turn nominates his team comprising of Sr.Vice President, Vice President, General Secretary, Honorary Secretaries and Treasurer at the State/National/International level. The President also nominates Chairmen of various Subject Committees and Special Invitees to the CEC. At the Divisional level the President nominates Divisional Chairman. At the District/ Local area level, a Chapter Chairman nominated by the President operates through his team of office bearers. The Central Secretariat is headed by a full time Executive Director.

ACTIVITIES & SUPPORT TO MEMBERS
In association with the Govt. or otherwise IIA organizes Conventions, Trade Fairs, Seminars and Conferences to educate and inform entrepreneurs and thus facilitate industrial growth.
IIA represents its MSME member industries before the Government for effective policy formulation and modification.
IIA liaisons at the Government and department levels to help the member units in overcoming their troubles.
IIA acts as resource group for the entrepreneurs providing them with the consultancy in assortment of areas including technological, legal and policy related matters.
IIA acts as a close friend and protector of MSME entrepreneurs by taking up any kind of industry related problems/issues for solution at various levels. This personal attention/help is the need of MSME entrepreneurs as it saves lots of time, money and efforts of the MSME Entrepreneurs.
IIA identifies new business opportunities for its membersin particular and MSMEs in general for promoting their business through Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Buyer Seller Meets, Visits within & Outside India, Foreign tie-ups etc.
IIA have constituted working groups to discuss, analyze, review and recommend various issues and problems of different industrial sectors/areas in areas such as Labour, Textile, International Business Promotion, MSME Programme, Smart Cities & Cluster Development, Agri& Food Processing Industries, State Level Departments, Rice Mills, Women Entrepreneur Cell Working Group, Employment Exchange, RTI Working Group, IIA Branding & Promotion, Power Working Group, Small & Medium Enterprises, IT, Food Processing, Import-Export, Labour, Energy, Taxation, Environment, Quality management and W.T.O etc. Since inception of IIA, these working groups are constantly contributing for the promotion and development of the industries.

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