For SSI units which have resource constraints but need to compete for global and domestic business opportunities with larger adoption of IT tools to enhance their efficiency and productivity, market accessibility and cost effectiveness is a business imperative today. Bar coding has been in use extensively for the past 25 years worldwide and is now finding increase usage as well across industry sector. Recognised the importance of bar coding O/o DC(SSI), Ministry of Small Scale Industries, Govt. of India has notified an attractive financial assistance scheme for registered small scale and tiny sector industries wide their notification No.10(6)/2000-EP&M dt.27th Nov., 2001 for adoption of international numbering systems in bar coding and E-commerce applications w.e.f. Ist January 2002. As per the scheme SSI/tiny sector units who have adopted bar code on or after Ist January, 2002 are now eligible to get the financial assistance of 75% of the one time registration fee payable to EAN India. Further, it was also decided that SSI/tiny units who got registered for bar coding during the previous year i.e. on or after 01.1.01 will also be eligible for reimbursement of 75% of their one time registration fee.
The detailed SSI scheme with the relevant registration forms are available on our website at: http://www.smallindustryindia.com/ or http://www.laghu-udyog.com/ and also at EAN India's website http://www.smallindustryindia.com/frame.htm?http://www.eanindia.com. All the SSI/tiny units are advised to apply for it at the earliest and avail of this financial assistance.