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Scheme for Grant of Award to the Best Exporters Registered in Maharashtra by Directorate of Industries, Export Promotion Cell, Maharashtra

Circular No.ES/24/2018-19                                                             April 18, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Scheme for Grant of Award to the Best Exporters Registered in Maharashtra by Directorate of Industries, Export Promotion Cell, Maharashtra

Dear Member,

We are glad to inform you that Directorate of Industries, Export Promotion Cell, Maharashtra State, proposes to grant awards to the exporters from Maharashtra who have contributed towards boosting of exports during the year 2016-17.

The scheme covers the following categories of registered exporters.

  1. Large Scale registered manufacturer exporters.
  2. Small Scale registered manufacturer exporters.
  3. Merchant exporters.
  4. Recognized export houses.
  5. Trading House
  6. State Government Corporations
  7. Service Exporter.

Out of the above categories, categories at Serial No 1 and 2 will be given awards in each of the following commodity groups:-

(I)  Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

  1. Engineering products (excluding canalised, items)
  2. Electronics & electrical products (for units in SEEPZ area).
  3. Electronics & electrical products (units other than SEEPZ area).
  4. Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics products.
  5. Chemical & allied products (glass and ceramics, paints and varnishes, paper and paper products, wood and wood products, rubber and rubber goods, etc.).
  6. Plastics & linoleum products.
  7. Leather & leather goods (including processed hides and skins).
  8. Fresh vegetables, fruits, processed food and other agricultural products.
  9. Marine products (including meat).
  10. All type of textiles, excluding readymade garments.
  11. Readymade garments.
  12. Handicrafts.
  13. Gems and Jewellery (excluding virgin silver).
  14. Sports goods.

(II)  Large Scale Industries

  1. Engineering products (excluding canalised items).
  2. Electronics & electrical products for units in SEEPZ area).
  3. Electronics & electrical products (units other than SEEPZ area).
  4. Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics products.
  5. Chemical & allied products (glass and ceramics, paints and varnishes, paper and paper products, wood and wood products, rubber and rubber goods, etc.).
  6. Plastics & linoleum products.
  7. Leather & leather goods (including processed hides and skins).
  8. Fresh vegetables, fruits, processed food and other agricultural products.
  9. Marine products (including meat).
  10. All type of textiles, excluding readymade garments.
  11. Readymade garments.

Thus total number of awards that will be given is as follows:-

                                                                                                            No. of Awards

  1.       Large Scale Manufacturing Units.                                                      11
  2.       Small Scale Manufacturing Units.                                                      14
  3.       Merchant Exporters.                                                                           01
  4.       Export House. (Recognised)                                                              01
  5.       Trading House.                                                                                   01
  6.       Regional awards for SSI units                                                            06
  7.       State Government Corporations.                                                        01
  8.       Service Exporter.                                                                                01

                                        Total 36 awards

Please note the following –

Exports made by individual exporter through State Trading Corporation, Mineral and Metal Trading Corporation or other public sector undertaking of the Maharashtra State Government or Central Government or through Merchant Exporters and Recognized Export Houses, whose Head Offices are located out of Maharashtra will be taken into consideration for the purpose of granting awards.

Area of operation

This scheme will be applicable to the registered exporters of categories mentioned above, whose offices and factories are located in Maharashtra State.

Period of exports covered for the awards

Export performance for the financial year 2016-17 will be reckoned for the purpose of granting awards. However exporters will have to furnish separate applications for each year of awards. The details of exports for three years are called in order to compare the trend in exports. (Applicants have to furnish separate information for each financial year)

Criteria for grant of awards

  1. Total Minimum FOB value of exports Rs. 2 Crore for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and 3 Crore for others.
  2. Ratio of exports to production.
  3. Trend in exports, whether increasing or decreasing.
  4. Development of new market for existing product (s) which had not been-previously exported.
  5. Introduction of new products in export market.
  6. Successful break-through in a foreign market where conditions are especially difficult.
  7. Minimum qualifying marks will be 50%

Committee for granting Awards

The applications along with relevant information received from the registered exporters will be screened by the Export Promotion Cell in the first instance and will be placed before the Selection Committee for final decision. The decision of the Committee will be final and binding on all the exporters and no appeals would be entertained by the State Government.

Awards

The first and second awards will be in the form of gold plaques and silver plaques respectively along with' a certificate of merit. Certificate of merit would be awarded to the deserving other exporters as per decision of the committee.

Important Instructions

  1. Application in the prescribed form (as per specimen enclosed) along with relevant documents should reach this Directorate of Industries (Export Promotion Administrative Building, Opp. Cell) 3rd floor, New Mantralaya, Mumbai- 400032 within stipulated time. Application received late will not be taken into consideration.
  2. Application with incomplete information will be rejected.
  3. Exporters should clearly mention the category for which applied, such as Small Scale Industry, Large Scale Industry, Merchant Exporter, Recognized Export House etc.
  4. Application should invariably be complete in respect of book value of production, F.O.B. value of exports, etc. supported by certificate duly certified by Chartered Accountant
  5. In case of units from category of Small Scale Industry and Large Scale Industry separate applications for different commodity groups should be filled in.
  6. Application should be accompanied by all relevant documents, as per enclosure 'A'
  7. The last date for receipt of the complete application by the Directorate of Industries, Mumbai is extended to 30th June, 2018. Applications will also be accepted by Regional and District Offices of the Directorate.

Please download the following –

  • Circular issued by Directorate of Industries, Export Promotion Cell, Maharashtra State
  • Extension letter for submission of the application 
  • Application Form.

So hurry up! Do not miss the opportunity.

An award received by our Member will be an honour and pride for SRTEPC.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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