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The Directorate of Industries, is headed by the Director, Industries, Trade and Commerce who is assisted by the General Manager (DIC), Deputy Director (Industries), Deputy Director (Admn), Functional Managers, Planning Officer, and Industries Officers.

DITC is made up of the following sections:

Administrative Section - deals with administration and establishment matters. It also deals with public grievances. This section is headed by Deputy Director (Admn), who is also the Public Grievances Officer. The Section also handles work related to Right to Information Act.

Accounts Section - handles accounts matters related to the Department. It is headed by the Assistant Accounts Officer.

Statistics Section - The Statistics Section of this Directorate deals in preparation of reports (i.e. Annual Administrative Report, Budget Speech, Economic Survey Report, etc.). It also compiles data on enterprises registered with the government and provides information to public as well as various government departments whenever required.

Ease of Doing Business section
The Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index is a ranking system established by the World Bank Group. In the EODB index, 'higher rankings' (a lower numerical value) indicate better, usually simpler, regulations for businesses and stronger protections of property rights.

The complexity of regulatory processes and the difficulty in compliance has been cited as an impediment to the economic development. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoC&I), Government of India (GoI) has taken up a series of measures to simplify and rationalize the regulatory processes (registration and inspection processes) and introduction of information technology as enabler to make governance more efficient and effective.

DIPP in partnership with the World Bank Group released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2017 for implementation by States/UTs on 13.04.2017. The action plan 2017 includes 405 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and procedures spread across 12 reform areas. Implementing these recommendations is expected to enable Ease of Doing Business in the States/UTs.

This Directorate is the nodal agency for implementing BRAP 2017 for the State of Goa. As the nodal agency, this Directorate is working together with more than 20 departments to implement the various recommendations in BRAP 2017.

Registration Section
The Registration section deals with following subjects:

a)Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum
As per the recommendations made by the Kamath Committee, the Ministry of MSME, in consultation with the National Board of MSMEs and the Advisory Committee, has devised a one -page registration form which constitutes a self -declaration format under which an enterprise can be registered with Ministry of MSME. After completing the registration, the enterprise is issued an Udyog Aadhaar Acknowledgement with a unique identifier i.e. Udyog Aadhaar Number.

The Ministry of MSME has set up the infrastructure i.e. Udyog Aadhaar (UA) Portal (http:/ for online filing of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) by enterprises located anywhere in the country. The UAM portal is also accessible on mobile devices. UAM has replaced the filing of Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM part -I & II). The details of Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum are available on the website

b) Facilitation Counter for MSME's:-
Facilitation Counter set up by this Directorate provides assistance to file online Udyog Aadhar Memorandum(UAM) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The Facilitation Counter has so far assisted a large number of entrepreneurs to file UAM online. It also provides information regarding various schemes of Central Government such as Mudra Yojana, Start up India, Stand up India, etc. It also provides information as regard to various schemes implemented by this Directorate and also assists the entrepreneurs in filling the requisite forms.

c)Goa Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (GMSEFC)
The Goa Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (GMSEFC) is established under MSMED Act, 2006 with Director of Industries as Chairperson, and one office bearers or representatives of associations of Micro or Small Industry or Enterprises in the State; and one representatives of banks and financial institutions lending to micro or small enterprises; or one or more persons having special knowledge in the field of industry, finance, law, trade or commerce as members.

The Council is set up to protect the interest of Micro and Small Enterprises in case of delayed payment beyond 45 days from buyer. Aggrieved entrepreneurs can file application before the Council for delayed payment. The Council decides the matter based on the provisions in MSMED Act on delayed payments to Micro and Small Enterprises whereby the buyer may be liable to pay principal amount along with compound interest with monthly rests to the supplier on that amount from the appointed date or, as the case may be, from the day immediately following the date agreed upon, at three times of the bank rate notified by the Reserve Bank.

d) Bureau of Indian Standards
The Government of India has enacted the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 to achieve excellence in the formulation of Indian Standards. The Bureau of Indian Standards has been established under the Act to implement the mandate of the act and various schemes of the standardization.

Vide order dated 16th July, 2015, the State Government has appointed the Directorate of Industries, Trade and Commerce/General Manager (DIC) as the Nodal Agency for the State of Goa for monitoring the implementation of the Quality Control Orders of the Government of India, under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mandatory Certification.

e) Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (Goa-IPFB)
The Government of Goa has constituted the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (Goa-IPB) . The board is a one point contact authority for all investments made in the State which meet any or all of the criteria specified below:

1)Projects with investment more than 5.00 crores

2)Requirement of an area equal to or above 3000 square meters

3)Expansion of any Red Category Industry as classified under the Goa State Pollution Control Board Guidelines referred to the Board by the Government

4)Industries classified under the Orange Category as per the Goa State Pollution Control Board.

The Board presently comprises of the following:

i) Chief Minister of Goa and Minister for Industries - Chairperson, Ex-Officio
ii) Minister for Information & Technology- Vice-Chairperson, Ex-Officio
iii) Minister for Tourism- Vice-Chairperson, Ex-Officio
iv) Secretary (Industries)- Member
v) Secretary (Tourism)- Member
vi) Mr Atrey Sawant - Member
vii) Mr Ernest Dias - Member
viii) Mr. Yatin Kakodkar - Member
ix) Mr. Girish Bharne - Member
x) Mr. Rajkumar Kamat - Member
xi) Mr. Shekhar Sardesai - Member
xii) Chief Executive Officer - Member Secretary

Functions and duties carried out by the Board:

The powers, duties and functions of the Goa-IPB are specified in section 5 of the Goa Investment Promotion Act, 2014 which includes:-

i) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other State law for the time being in force, the Board shall, for the purpose of promoting and facilitating investments, exercise the powers of any statutory authority, Board or agency under the Government.

ii)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the board shall, on receipt of an in- principle approval by an investor.

a) Provide and/or facilitate obtaining approvals from the Government and its statutory and other bodies.

b) Provide assistance in obtaining clearances from the Central Government or its statutory and other bodies.

iii) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing functions, the Board may perform all or any of the following functions, namely:-

a. Approval, rejection or review of all investment proposals meeting the criteria specified in sub-section (3) of section 3;

b. Appoint sub-committee for evaluation and clearance of investment proposals which fall under sub-section (4) of section 3;

c. Appoint an Investment Officer for all projects approved by the Board;

d. Draft annual process, guidelines and standard operating procedure for new investments, Reviewing and modifying these processes on an ongoing basis;

e. Appoint and manage the consultants;

f. Facilitate obtaining of approvals to the investors to set up their units in the State;

g. Identify and recommend areas to be notified under the Act;

h. Promote the State as an investment destination nationally and internationally;

i. Provide feedback and give suggestions to the Government on investment climate and policy and environment protection on an ongoing basis;

j. Identify infrastructure gaps hindering investment growth in the Sate on an ongoing basis and suggesting short, medium and long-term rolling plans to the Government to bridge the gaps;

k. Seek membership of national and international investment promotion agencies to enable the Board to promote the State as an investment destination amongst the national and international trade community;

l. Take all necessary measures to boost and promote agricultural industries,cottage industries, dairy farming and eco-tourism; and

m. Provide dispute and grievance redressal mechanism for investors.

In performance of its functions, duties and powers under this Act, the Board shall further the policies laid down by the Government as also all statutory notifications, including Regional Plan, Outline Development Plan, Development Plan, Land Use Maps and all other regulations made under various Acts wherever applicable except in notified areas as provided under this Act.

The Board shall be bound by all laws made by the State Legislature, rules framed under thereof including any special directions, notification issued by the Government from time to time. Subject to the provisions of this Act and the directions issued by the Government in this behalf, the Board shall have all the powers including incidental and ancillary powers to perform, carry out, undertake any functions so as to promote and facilitate investment opportunity in the State.

Development-I Section - This section is headed by the Deputy Director (Industries). The section deals with the following subjects:
Issue of licenses for sale of lubricating oil and greases;
Grants/contribution to Goa Handicraft Rural on Small Scale Industrial Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC);
Goa Youth Rojgar Yojana;
Subsidy for Clay Idol Makers (GHRSSIDC);
Grants/Contribution to Khadi and Village Board;
Setting up of Industrial Estates (GIDC);
Assistance for Development of Infrastructure;
Assistance to Food Processing Units;
Payment of Compensations to Village Panchayats and Municipal Councils for the Notified area.
Hazardous waste Management Treatment and Disposal Facility and Solid Waste Project

Development-II SectionThis section is headed by Deputy Director (Administration). One of the main objectives of this Directorate is to monitor, implement, and develop various schemes formulated under the Goa Industrial Policy, 2003 and Goa Investment Policy, 2014 which includes incentives schemes for promotion of industries in the State. The schemes outlined are:

i.Capital Contribution Scheme 2008;
ii.Preferential Purchase Incentives for SSI Schemes 2008;
iii.Interest Subsidy Scheme 2008;
iv.Goa State Financial Incentives to Industries for Certification and Patenting Scheme 2008;
v.Incentives to Women Entrepreneurs Scheme 2008;
vi.The Goa State Employment Subsidy Scheme 2008;
vii.Incentives to Encourage Consumption of Local Raw material Scheme 2008;
viii.Goa State Export Market Development Scheme 2008;
ix.Share Capital to Local Self Employment Scheme ( linked with

The section also deals with following subjects:

i.Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme ( PMEGP)
ii.Schemes for Tribal communities
iii.Organizing Seminars, participating in Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, etc
iv.Foreign trade & Foreign direct investment
v.Goa Investment Policy matter
vi.Various initiatives of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion.
vii.Foreign Trade &Foreign Direct Investment

State Mission for Food Processing

The scheme called "The State Mission for Food Processing Scheme (SMFP) - 2015" is for providing better support system, to promote facilities for post-harvest operations including setting up of food processing industries, to augment the capacity of food processors working to upscale their operations through capital infusion, technology transfer, skill up-gradation, to support established self-help groups working in food processing sector and ensure sustainable employment opportunities. Those Entrepreneurs, who have set up their project and commenced operations prior to 01-04-2015, shall also be eligible.

Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

PMEGP is a Central Government scheme and is administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises organization under the administrative control of Ministry of MSME as single nodal agency at the National level.

In the State of Goa, this scheme is implemented by the District Industries Centre (DIC), State Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB), State Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), and banks.

Financial Assistance upto Rs 25 lakh for manufacturing units and upto Rs 10 lakh for service units with a subsidy of 15 - 25% is provided under this scheme.


1) Any individual, above 18 years of age.
2) There will be no income ceiling for assistance for setting up projects under PMEGP

Counselling Service

The Directorate is implementing various self employment schemes such as Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme, Chief Minister's Rojgar Yojana and Goa Tribal Employment Generation Programme. In order to facilitate the prospective entrepreneurs in obtaining loans and subsidies under self employment schemes, the Directorate has setup Pre-Entrepreneurship Counselling (PEC) Service counter in this office through M/s. Agnel Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Verna. The Pre-Entrepreneurship Counsellor explains the various provisions and procedure to be followed to obtain the benefit under the self employment schemes, helps in preparation of Project Reports, documentation, etc.

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