The MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprise) sector is growing fast all over the world. It is both acting as an engine
of accelerated growth and serving as a nursery for entrepreneurial development. Therefore, many countries have
established SME support agencies to coordinate government interventions in this sector.
With the view to foster the growth of the SME sector in India, the Central Government has put in charge the Office
of the Development Commissioner (MSME), as the respective nodal support agency. DC(MSME)is part of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries (MSSI).
Office of DC(MSME) has seen its role evolve into an agency for advocacy, support, and
facilitation for the SME sector. It operates over 60 offices and 21 autonomous bodies. They provide a wide spectrum
of services to SME.
These services include facilities for testing, training for entrepreneurship development, preparation
of project and product profiles, technical and managerial consultancy, assistance for exports as well as energy audits.
Moreover, office of DC(MSME) offers economic information services and advises the government in policy formulation for the promotion
and development of SME. The field offices of MSME work as effective links between the Central Government and the State
Office of the DC(MSME) responsibility for the tool rooms comprises strategic orientation and leadership, guidance in the operational planning
of the individual tool rooms, supervision of their operations and performance, and assessment of the impact of the production
and training services on the industry and the labor market at large.