Skip to main content

Intellectual Property Centres



Under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing a Scheme “ Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises”. In this scheme, setting up of Intellectual Property facilitation center (IPFC) is one of the main activity, besides other defined activities.   Under the scope & coverage of the scheme IP facilitation Centers for MSMEs are setup in different regions of the country.
The aim  of setting up of IP centers are to assist the MSMEs and other prospective entrepreneurs to have an access to best practices for identification, protection and management of IPR as a business tool. The objective of setting up of IPFC is to guide MSME and other target beneficiaries regarding utilisation of IP tools and technologies for better management of their intellectual property related needs. 
As on date, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises has sanctioned 24 IP facilitation centres for MSMEs, out of which, 16 are operational.
The Government has put in place, the following inbuilt monitoring mechanism:
·         The implementing agency for IPFC  constitutes a Steering Committee to supervise its activities and to submit the quarterly progress report to the Central Govt. to monitor the   functioning of IPFC. The said Steering Committee has representatives from Industry, State Government, MSME-Development Institute of the concerned region and other experts in the field of IPR.
·         A representative from the Ministry of MSME / Member(s) of Project Implementation Committee (PIC), constituted for implementation of IPR scheme, may visit IPFC to get information on the progress being made and verify the services being provided by the  IPFC. 
·         Separate accounts in respect of funds released by Government of India for setting up of IPFC are maintained by implementing agency and the same is subjected to test check by the PIC through its representatives. 

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.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram

FEATURE H&FW B.   Narzary * Reducing the maternal and infant mortality rate is the key goal feature of the Reproductive and Child Health Programme under the National Rural Health Mission. Several initiatives have been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under the Mission including  Janani   Suraksha   Yojana , a key intervention that has resulted in phenomenal growth in institutional deliveries with more than one  crore  women  beneficiaries  annually. JSY was launched to promote institutional deliveries so that skilled attendance at birth is made available  and  mothers and new born babies can be saved from pregnancy related complications and deaths.

NIOS to open study centre at Gaghidh central jail

Jamshedpur : In a boost to increase educational opportunities for inmates of the Gaghidih central jail, the prison administration has joined hands with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The NIOS regional office has agreed to open study centre in the Gaghidih jail next month. To start with, 30 inmates of the jail will pursue matriculation and senior secondary board examinations through NIOS study centres. "Initially, 30 inmates will pursue their academic career through NIOS and the classes shall begin by July," said jail superintendent Tushar Ranjan Gupta. The state government will bear the study expenses of the inmates. The NIOS will charge about Rs 2,000 from each inmate who seeks to appear in any of the two examinations. The institute will conduct biennial examinations In April and October every year. According to sources, out of the 12-odd CPI (Maoist) rebels who are currently lodged in the jail, a few have expressed their desire to pursue studies

Preamble : Constitution of India : IAS Notes

Pic courtesy : http://hyderabad-india-online.com/ Preamble - Bare -  http://www.ankitrajvanshi.in/2012/11/preamble-bare.html "Preamble is a microcosm of the constitution and is a key to the constitution." Preamble is not enforceable Words socialist, secular and integrity  was added by the 42nd constitutional amendment of 1976 Preambular values Sovereignity : Sovereignity is a characteristic of the government. It means that there is no authority above the government either outside or inside the country. ** Preamble of India establishes popular sovereignity and not parliamentary sovereignity. Socialist : Socialism means ownership of productive forces by the government so that they benefit people equitably. Secular : Secularism means separation of religion from politics. Religion is private while politics is public. Democracy : Democracy means rule by the people. Republic : Republic is a political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens.