|Ministry||Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)|
|Related Scheme||Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness for MSMEs|
|Description||The objective of the scheme is to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various Lean Manufacturing (LM) techniques.|
|Nature of assistance||Financial assistance is provided for implementation of lean manufacturing techniques, primarily the cost of lean manufacturing consultant (80% by GoI and 20% by beneficiaries). Lean manufacturing consultants (LMCs) will raise bills for services provided to Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). SPV will, in turn, pay the first installment of 20% to the LMC and will obtain reimbursement from the NMIU. Thereafter, Ministry of MSME will transfer funds to the NMIU. SPV payments to LMC will be on a milestone basis in 5 tranches, each of 20% of the amount fixed.|
|Who can apply?||The scheme is open to all manufacturing MSEs. The units are required to form MC, ideally of 10 units each with a minimum 6, by signing among themselves a Memorandum of Understanding an MoU to participate in the scheme.|
|How to apply?||A group of SMEs can apply for the scheme. Either a recognised SPV can apply on its own, or a mini cluster can be formed by a group of 10 or more such units.
The SPV can apply to the National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (National Productivity Council for the Scheme) in the given format.
|Whom to contact||JDC (LEAN), O/o DC, MSME
Email : email@example.com
|Download Guidelines||View Detailed Scheme|