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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
08-December-2011 17:15 IST
Khadi and Village Industries Commission

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) vide Gazette Notification (Extraordinary) dated 28th November 2011 has re-establised the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with six zonal members, four expert members and three ex- officio members for a period of five years. One of the zonal members has also been appointed as Chairman of the Commission.

Monitoring and review is a continuous process. Based on monitoring and review, action as appropriate and necessary is taken for systemic and other improvements. Central Government has also constituted the National Khadi and Village Industries Board under the KVIC Act, 1956 for assisting the Commission in the discharge of its functions. Ministry of MSME has also formed two internal core groups in the Ministry, one under the chairmanship of Minister MSME and the other under the chairmanship of Secretary MSME, to review the implementation of schemes of the khadi and village industries sector. Necessary guidance and co-ordination is also provided by the Ministry to KVIC to make it more result-oriented.

This information was given by the Union Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Virbhadra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.