Activities of the Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Government of Assam is summarized below
The Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Assam is the nodal agency for implementation of various schemes / programmes through its District level Offices. As mentioned , some of the schemes of the department has direct delivery of services to the Citizen, these are as follows:
Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
This is a Central Government Scheme , implemented through District Industries & Commerce Centre (DICC), Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) for the benefit of unemployed youth to set up venture for self-employment. KVIC to issue Advertisement in print media during June /July every year . Based on the Target and Margin Money allotted to each district , selection process started through a Task Force constituted under the scheme and after due selection , applications have to forwarded for necessary sanction. Details of the scheme along with the format of application available in the KVIC's website.
Angel Fund Scheme
Entrepreneurs in Assam are facing shortage of start-up capital in terms of equity to establish or to expand their existing venture. The Angel Fund Scheme is designed to give gainful employment to the first generation entrepreneurs through providing soft loan. The Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Assam has selected Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (AGVB) as the financial institution to implement the scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to provide easy loan to skilled as well as un-skilled entrepreneurs for starting or developing micro enterprises under Manufacturing & Service sector, Agriculture & Allied activities or any other sector for gainful employment. Special thrust would be given to rural industries and petty business. Only individuals shall be eligible to avail the loan under the scheme.