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  • CICU organised Progr

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU while welcoming the dignitaries informed  that the main objective of this program is to achieve excellence in sales via E-commerce assistance available for expanding business like manufacturing, trading services through Digital Empowerment escalating to new Geographical region of customers. E-commerce is must for MSMEs if they want to compete in the global market. There is a need to change the mindset of the leaders in this scenario. Industrial units should make business plans and use modern tools for Global Sourcing.

    Mr. Chandra Mohan, DGM, SIDBI said that the CICU and ShopClues were present to support and create awareness about the significance of digitisation in the MSME sector as it is the prime driver in India’s economic growth.

    A panel discussion on ‘Facilitating a Digital Competitive Ecosystem of MSMEs’ was also conducted for the attending merchants focusing on how digital advancement can help MSMEs sustain in the competitive environment. These merchants retail across categories like Home & Furnishing, Fashion & Lifestyle, and Industrial Goods etc.

    Mr. Kamal Singh, Deputy Director, MSME-DI Ludhiana said, “MSMEs constitute over 80% of the Indian retail sector, and, with proper training and guidance, they are capable of revolutionising the future of our country. In the massive and dynamic space of retail business in India, only a small percentage has gone online so far. ShopClues, with their merchant-focus, has pushed for economic inclusion through the creation of a level-playing field for MSMEs. He also congratulates Chamber and ShopClues for coming forward to help MSMEs for this initiative.”

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ganesh Balakrishnan, VP Merchant Ecosystem, ShopClues said, “Ludhiana has always been known to have one of the best business environments in India. MSMEs in the Lifestyle domain, producers of household appliances, hosiery and apparel, industrial goods, machine parts, and auto parts have been its major contributors. This program was to further empower MSMEs and bring them into the economic mainstream of the country. We are confident that the MSME community will benefit from this initiative, establish their digital identity, and digitize billing and payments. He thanked CICU and MSME –DI for their support for SAARTHI.”

    The vote of thanks was presented by Sh. Harsimjit Singh, joint Secretary of the Chamber and S/Sh. Pankaj Sharma, Vinod Thapar, Rajneesh Ahuja, Didarjit Singh, Shasheesh Saini, Honey Sethi, Ajit Lakra, , O.P Bassi, Kanish Kaura, Jatinder Pal Singh, Vinod Thapar, Phuman Singh, ,  Sham Gupta, S.S Bedi, S.B Singh, Rajneesh Bansal were also present. 

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  • ShopClues joins hand

    • Experts from ShopClues conducted training sessions on ‘Creating and Running an Online Retail Business’ with 500 MSMEs
    • The ShopClues Team also conducted a pre-event training session with over 50 members of FICCI-FLO

    Ludhiana, 24th August 2017: ShopClues, India’s first and largest online market place, today organised a seminar on ‘Digital Empowerment of MSMEs’ with support from MSME-DI (Development Institute) and Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU). Mr. Kamal Singh, Deputy Director, MSME-DI Ludhiana, Mr. Chandra Mohan, DGM, SIDBI, Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU, Ludhiana along with Mr. Ganesh Balakrishnan, VP - Merchant Ecosystem, ShopClues were present to support and create awareness about the significance of digitisation in the MSME sector as it is the prime driver in India’s economic growth.

     

    Having recently concluded a similar program in Varanasi, the ShopClues Merchant Initiatives team conducted a half-day session on digital empowerment of MSMEs through e-Kaarobar; aimed at educating and empowering Indian MSMEs to experience enhanced market access in the e-commerce environment. ShopClues merchant community in Ludhiana is already over 5000 members strong.

    A panel discussion on ‘Facilitating a Digital Competitive Ecosystem of MSMEs’ was also conducted for the attending merchants focusing on how digital advancement can help MSMEs sustain in the competitive environment. These merchants retail across categories like Home & Furnishing, Fashion & Lifestyle, and Industrial Goods etc.

    Mr. Kamal Singh, Deputy Director, MSME-DI Ludhiana said, “MSMEs constitute over 80% of the Indian retail sector, and, with proper training and guidance, they are capable of revolutionising the future of our country. In the massive and dynamic space of retail business in India, only a small percentage has gone online so far. ShopClues, with their merchant-focus, has pushed for economic inclusion through the creation of a level-playing field for MSMEs. The ShopClues team, through SAARTHI is empowering MSMEs to grow their businesses and maximise their visibility by selling their products online. They may use ShopClues platform for online market. I would like to congratulate ShopClues for coming forward to help MSMEs for this initiative.”

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ganesh Balakrishnan, VP Merchant Ecosystem, ShopClues said, “Ludhiana has always been known to have one of the best business environments in India. MSMEs in the Lifestyle domain, producers of household appliances, hosiery and apparel, industrial goods, machine parts, and auto parts have been its major contributors. Our SAARTHI program today was to further empower MSMEs and bring them into the economic mainstream of the country. We are confident that the MSME community will benefit from this initiative, establish their digital identity, and digitize billing and payments. I would like to thank MSME –DI and CICU for their support for SAARTHI.”

    Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU said, “the main objective of this program is to achieve excellence in sales via E-commerce assistance available for expanding business like manufacturing, trading services through Digital Empowerment escalating to new Geographical region of customers. E-commerce is must for MSMEs if they want to compete in the global market. There is a need to change the mindset of the leaders in this scenario. Industrial units should make business plans and use modern tools for Global Sourcing.”

    A pre-event was organised for the members of FICCI Ladies Organization (FICCI-FLO) Ludhiana Chapter on August 23rd, 2017 at MSME- DI Ludhiana office with over 40 women entrepreneurs.  Participating entrepreneurs received hands-on training on how they can use ShopClues.com to create

    The vote of thanks was presented by Sh. Harsimjit Singh, joint Secretary of the Chamber and S/Sh. Pankaj Sharma, Vinod Thapar, Rajneesh Ahuja, Didarjit Singh, Shaheesh Saini, Ravinder Saini, Honey Sethi, Ajit Lakra, T.R Misra, O.P Bassi, Kanish Kaura, Jatinder Pal Singh, Vinod Thapar, Phuman Singh, ,  Sham Gupta, S.S Bedi, S.B Singh, Rajneesh Bansal were also present. 

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  • CICU Organized Works

    One Day Workshop on “Internal Auditor’s Training on ISO 9001 : 2015 was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn methods and procedures of Internal Auditing Process as per latest standards, which will facilitate to strengthen Quality Management System and Quality Assurance.

    This highly interactive and thought provoking workshop was conducted by Er. Prem Kumar Sharma , B.E. (Ind. Engg.) & M. Sc (Organic Chemistry) , Certified Lead Auditor (QMS , EMS & OHSAS), who is having 27 years of experience including 16 years of Industrial experience in leading industries & 11 years of Auditing / Training of Quality Management Systems including Up-gradation to 2015 Versions of 9001 : 2008. The Faculty explained in details regarding need and importance of Internal Audit, Understanding to ISO 9001:2008 with Focus on the Changes to ISO 9001:2015 Version, Audit Methodology / Audit Trail Probing, How to write the Non-Conformity, Corrective action and follow-up and Presentation of Audit Findings.

    More than 40 professionals from industries including Executives and Managers from Marketing, Design, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Materials, HRD, Administration,    Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Head of department and Consultants etc attended the workshop and learned the various skills to effectively implement the above standard for up gradation of previous standard for will which improve further their process, products, quality and services etc.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, the Industry and Trade Sectors are facing new challenges. This workshop will make valuable contribution for effective use of “ISO 9001:2015” for promoting quality, productivity and reducing wastage and improving environments for sustainable growth of Industrial and Trade Sectors of Punjab, therefore improving their overall efficiency. He further said that knowledge shared in this workshop if implemented effectively and efficiently will definitely improve their overall profitability.  

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • CICU holding an inte

    S. Avtar Singh – President CICU & S. Upkar Singh Ahuja – Gen Secretary CICU gives in a joint statement said that Chamber of Industrial & Commercial undertaking is holding an interaction meeting with Dr. Roshan Sunkaria, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Science Technology and Environment, Government of Punjab & Senior officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board on 11th August, 2017 at CICU complex, E-648, Phase-5, Ludhiana

    The objective of the meeting is to control the pollution in industry in systematic and effective method & also to educate it members to control the pollution in a cost effective manner.

    On the other side interact with Punjab Pollution Control Board officials is to simplify the procedure. CICU prepare 15 point memorandum to address the various issues faced by industry like:-

    1. V.D.S. schemes
    2. Permanent consent for green category,
    3. Subsidy for purchase of implement for pollution control,
    4. promoting recycling of water & Treatment of Effluent through R.O. System
    5. Reducing charges for issue of consent,
    6. Waiver for submission of CLU & PTM for Consent.
    7. Speedy Setting up CETPs for Dyeing Industry.
    8. Setting up a committee to find new technology & procedures for pollution free manufacturing (Green Manufacturing).
    9. Publishing Latest Comprehensive Guidelines on Pollution Clearance For Industrial Units:
    10. Charges for Issue of Consent Based on Value of Machinery.
    11. Funding for Up-gradation of Infrastructure of Focal Point, Ludhiana.
    12. Allow constructions of Multi Storied Buildings for Industrial Units.
    13. Industrial Associations to be involved in Policies Formation.
    14. Effective working of Effluent Treatment Plant.
    15. Setting up of Focal point for Red Category Industries.

    Interaction will be attended by top PPCB officials & prominent industrialist. It will help in controlling polluting & smoothen the operations of industry.

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  • Working Capital Stai

    S. Avtar Singh President CICU & S. Upkar Singh Gen. Sec. CICU jointly release a statement to request the GST Council to provide extension on date of deposit of GST till 30th of Next Month.

    This has reference to section of 39 of CGST Act, 2017 requiring Registered Dealers to file GST returns and to pay taxes thereof by 20th of succeeding month.

    He explains that working capital cycle for most of the MSME industry is 30-45 days i.e. sales proceeds for the preceding month are generally realized on around 30th of next month. Requiring MSMEs to pay taxes before realization of sales proceeds shall be additional burden for the industry which is already under strain due to working capital crunch. This, one the one hand shall be additional burden on the industry and on the other hand shall prove to be a hindrance regarding compliances under GST laws. 

    Further S. Upkar Singh said that, in order to achieve the twin objective of the Government to optimize tax collection and prevent tax avoidance/evasion and at the same time to ensure growth of MSME sector, some relief is required to be granted on this front. Therefore in the interest of MSME sector, due date for payment of taxes may please be extended/fixed on 30th of succeeding month instead of 20th of next month which is the requirement under existing provisions of GST laws.  

    In the light of above, it is requested to GST Council to take notice of above cited concern of MSME sector and release necessary amendment regarding these existing provisions.

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  • CICU- Distribute Sub

    S. Avtar Singh, President-CICU & S. Upkar Singh General Secretary-CICU said that the International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA) was held in Bologna, Italy. 11 Industrialist from the Agriculture and Gardening Machinery manufacturing units visited this Exhibition to learn the new technologies and developments of the latest machinery by the International Manufacturers.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President said that Exhibitions are meant to get the knowledge of the latest development being happened in the World. He further said that the Participation in the Exhibition is necessary for the MSMEs interested to compete in the National and International Markets

    The delegation was leads by Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary to visit EIMA. He said that the exhibition was quite useful for the participating members who have changed their mind set for the development and adopting the new technologies.

    The Cheques of the subsidy amount were handed over to the participating members, who appreciated the efforts of the Chamber for the overall development of the MSMEs. The subsidy ceremony was attended by S/Sh. Phuman Singh, S.S Bedi, Kunal Gupta, Paramjit Singh Bhangu, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Arvinder Singh, Honey Sethi and Kapil Gupta. 

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  • CICU Organized One D

    One day Workshop on Quality Improvement through Poka Yoke, Human Mistake Proofing was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn methods and procedures of Poka Yoke to be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this competitive scenario, this seminar will enable participants to deliver superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies. 

    Sh. S.B Singh, Publicity Secretary CICU shared his practical experiences for the use of Poka Yoke practices to improve overall working of industry & trade.

    This highly interactive and thought provoking seminar was conducted by Mr. Vijay Sharma, AVP, New Swan Auto Comp Pvt. Ltd. He is having more than 22 years experience in design & development, tool room, production, quality and administration. He discussed in details the use of various error proof systems, tools and techniques of Poka-Yoke and practical implementation in various types of industries. He also gave presentation regarding day-to-day shop floor problems and their solutions for use in industrial and business enterprises.

     Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This seminar made valuable contribution for use of effective Poka Yoke skills for promoting participative management, cross functional team working, fulfilling quality assurance, cost reduction and reliving workers of constant attention to worrisome problems, which are essential to compete, survive and prosper. More than 100 participants comprising proprietors, partners, directors, general managers, plant heads & senior level managers from production, operations, quality, planning & control, R&D, engineering and maintenance, participated in this program.

    Moreover, a short competition of Poka Yoke/Kaizen was organized between more than 9 Industries. First Prize was won by Kangroo Group of Industry, Second Prize won by Rockman Industry and Third prize won by Farmparts Company. 

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  • CICU Organized Works

    A Workshop on “Efficient Use Tally’s GST Software” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, the understanding and implementation of  the GST provisions are very important for the smooth running of the business as well as timely submission of Government Returns to avoid the penalties  etc. This workshop will enlighten the participants regarding various provisions and tools which can be efficiently used for correct and timely completion of the records and submission of the Tax Returns. This will also help in online maintaining & submission of all business transactions with speed for time & cost saving. this will reduce multiple tax structure to single tax structure for ease of business  communities.

    This highly interactive and thought provoking workshop was conducted by Mr. Tarun Kumar, Regional Manager of M/s Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. having more 15 years experience in Software Development and Implementation at different levels & Mr. Ravi Kumar, Technical Head, of M/s Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. having more than 12 years in Software Development and its successful implementation in business transactions and taxations etc. They explain in details the Tally’s GST Software for efficient use running day-to-day business operations effectively by setting up all the required tax rates and maintain GSTIN details of all your suppliers and customers, GST-compliances, transactions and print GST- invoices, Submitting your compliance returns by Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.0 to verify correctness of transactions, in accordance with GST rules, before uploading data, Export data into a correctly formatted Microsoft Excel sheet using Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.0 and Import this Excel file into the Offline Utility provided by GSTIN and generate an output file (in JSON format). 

    Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has tied up with Chamber for offering special discount to the CICU Members. The program was attended by more than 150 participants from industry and trade sectors of Punjab including promoter of SMEs, senior managers, managers and executives, CAs and Financial experts. They highly appreciated the workshop.

    This program was sponsored by M/s Doric Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. who is 5 Star Certified Partner of M/s Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his remarks said that the future of Business is lying in use of online / digital business transactions for which efficient use of Tally’s GST Software is a vital tool for sustainable business growth. The efficient use of this software will facilitates the correct and timely preparation maintaining and submission of various documents and statutory returns to the authorities with cost and time saving. The knowledge shared is this workshop was highly useful and demanding by the participants for effective implementation of GST rules and regulations as well as the preparation of the business document with different applications on computer system. He was hopeful that knowledge shared in the workshop if implemented effectively and efficiently will be beneficial for the participants. He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

    Sh. N K Gupta Program Coordinator CICU expressed his thanks to the Management of M/s Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Doric Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. for their cooperation in successful conducting of this event as well as the participants for attending this program. 

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  • CICU Delegation met

    A special industrial interaction meeting was held with Sh. R.K Verma, IAS, Secretary, Industry and Commerce, Government of Punjab in his office in Chandigarh regarding Industrial Policy and other related issues to Industry of Punjab.

    The CICU delegate lead by Sh. Harsimarjit Singh, Joint Secretary and Sh. Shasheesh Saini, Manager submitted Memorandum for the benefit of the industry and requested him to include in the industrial Policy being framed for the development of Punjab. More than 20 demands were submitted in the Memorandum and one of those was Reservation of Land and Allotments of Funds for Setting up World Class MSME Cluster at Ludhiana was submitted to Sh. R.K Verma, IAS, Secretary, Industry and Commerce.

    Sh. R.K Verma, IAS, Secretary, Industry and Commerce agree to the point submitted to him. He assured that new Industrial Policy will bring good results and industry will grow and develop.

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  • CICU Organized Works

    A workshop on “Cyber Network Security: Challenges & Solutions” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU in his welcome address said that in the present economic scenario, the country is progressing very fast with the use of E-business, E-Commerce and Social Media etc. With the wide spread use of computers and internet, the Cyber crimes are also on the rise. More and more individuals and organizations are becoming victim of cyber crimes. The participants of this workshop will learn various skills and techniques relating to preventing of cyber crime activities and maintain a secure cyber space to safeguard their interests relating to the information, data and values of their business from hacking which is very important for the growth and sustainability of their business. Keeping in view the global competitive environment in the development, marketing of products and services as well as securing the business plans for present and future.

    The interactive & thought provoking program was conducted by Mr. Harpreet Khattar B. Tech (ECE), MBA and Ethical Hacker. He is having more than 11 years experience in Cyber Security Issues. He is founder and Director of M/s Harksh Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Seculab Security Solutions as 6th Ranking Social Students Entrepreneur of the Country by Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2011 (GSEA). He has delivered many lectures on Cyber Crime awareness, challenges and solutions viz-a-viz use of upcoming digital technologies for business. He has published many research papers and articles in national research journals. He is an expert on Cyber Crime Investigation with Punjab Police & UP Police. More than 30 participants including industry and trade promoters and senior staff relating to IT, Banking & Finance etc attended the workshop.

     

    He explained in details regarding Anatomy of Cyber Attacks, How does hacking harms the commercial business terms and individuals, How to keep your business security ahead of attackers, How to avoid frauds from hacking, Different Protocols & Compliance of Cyber Securities System. He gave live demonstrations on different types and ways of Cyber crime activities happening in India and world with the relevant solutions to avoid investigate and recover the commercial and personal losses. He also explained a complete security system to control the possibility of Cyber Crime attacks and legal aspects of the problems.

    Sh. Upkar Singh General Secretary, CICU in his closing remarks said that due to digitalization of the Indian economy, individuals, trade and industry are facing new challenges in E-Commerce and E-Business relating to Cyber Crimes. This workshop will make valuable contribution to enhance the knowledge of Cyber Network Securities and Protocols, how they can save their information from hacking and save subsequent losses. He was hopeful that the knowledge shared in the workshop if implemented practically and effectively will definitely save & secure the business of the industry and trade of the Punjab.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • Farm Machinery to be

    S. Avtar Singh, President-CICU & S. Upkar Singh General Secretary-CICU said that as GST is to be implemented from 1st July 2017, the farm machinery which was earlier exempted from VAT and Excise duty but GST rate 12% has been set on farm machinery, so it will be costlier by 12%. For example the agriculture Implements like Rotavator or Thrasher which having earlier price of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs 1 Lacs) will be expensive by Rs. 1,12,000/-

    According to study conducted by McKinsey & CII, food grain consumption will be double by 2030. Each year, there will be an increase of 4% in Food consumption from Rupees 11 Trillion to 22.5 Trillion by 2030. This equates to the growth of per-capita consumption from Rs 9360 to 15390.

    One of the prime factors to increase production is farm mechanization.

    Farm Mechanization has following advantages:

    • Increase in productivity:                            12-34%
    • Saving in seeds:                                             20%
    • Saving in fertilizer:                                      15-20%
    • Enhancement in cropping intensity:        5-22%
    • Increase in gross income of farmer:          29-49%

    Further, adoption of farm machinery is very low in India compared to U.S.A. & Europe. At present tractors are being used in 21.30% of farmland whereas rest of area is being proceed by bullock & even manually.

    In order to make available various agricultural implements and machines at cheaper rates, assistance in the form of subsidy @ 25%to 50% of the cost of equipment/machine with permissible ceiling limits is available to all category of farmers for the purchase of various agricultural equipment’s under various schemes of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation such as  Macro Management of Agriculture, National Food Security Mission, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, National Horticulture Mission etc.

    On one side Government subsidise Implements to make farmer adopt farm mechanization, on other side by charging GST it will be costlier & unviable to farmers.

    S. Avtar Singh, President-CICU & S. Upkar Singh General Secretary-CICU request in their representation GST council & Sh. Arun Jaitly finance minister to waive off GST on Farm Machinery.

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  • CICU Organized Works

    One day workshop on “Application of Advanced Excel for Business Promotion” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU in his welcome address said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn Application of Tools of Advance Excel so that these may be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this workshop will enable participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies in the marketing, finance, production & HR functions. 

    The interactive & thought provoking program will be conducted by Mr. Amit Sethi, Assistant Prof. PCTE Group of Institutes, who is MBA (Marketing/Finance) having about 8.5 years’ experience in Industry as Assistant Manager: Marketing, Khanna Paper Mill Amritsar & teaching relating to Marketing, Strategic Management, Business Simulation, Research Methodology etc. He has published many research papers in International Journals & attended many International conferences on marketing and strategy area. He has attended more than 8 Faculty Development Programs on Emerging Areas of Data Analysis and Decision Making in important Departments.

    He explained in details regarding Advanced Functions of Excel and Shortcuts, table management and its format, working with charts and templates, data analysis using pivot tables, auditing & troubleshooting formula, Important Tools of advance excel, decision making from data analysis, benefits of advance excel, macros and its recording, speedy execution of the data analysis and decision making in finance, marketing,  production, store & inventory and HR departments with examples, for business promotion. A few case studies were also practised from industry & trade to highlights the benefits of Advance Excel.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President, CICU in his closing remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This workshop will make valuable contribution to effective use of “Advanced Excel Skills” for promoting business with time & cost reduction, at much faster speed in the areas of finance, marketing, production, store & inventory as well as HR departments. He was hopeful that the knowledge shared in the workshop if implemented practically and effectively will definitely promote the business of the industry and trade of the Punjab.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    CICU Organized Program on “Enlighten on GST Act & Implementation” with Department Officials of Dy. Excise & Taxation Commissioner, Jalandhar on Saturday, 27th May 2017 at E-648-A, CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU while welcoming the ETO Ms. Harsimrat Kaur & ETO Mr. Baldeep Karam Singh from DETC office Jalandhar said, there is a need to get the information and inputs about its implementations.

    Mr. Harsimerjit Singh, Industrialist honored both the officials with a bouque and further addressed the audience to kindly apply for your VAT Refund before the GST get implemented for avoiding complications.

    ETO Ms. Harsimrat Kaur gave the detailed presentation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), significant step in the field of indirect tax reforms in India. By amalgamating a large number of Central and State taxes into a single tax, it would mitigate cascading or double taxation in a major way and pave the way for a common national market. From the consumer point of view, the biggest advantage would be in terms of a reduction in the overall tax burden on goods, which is currently estimated to be around 25%-30%. Introduction of GST would also make Indian products competitive in the domestic and international markets. Studies show that this would have a boosting impact on economic growth. Last but not the least, this tax, because of its transparent and self-policing character, would be easier to administer.

    Benefits to Trade: Reduction in multiplicity of taxes, Mitigation of cascading/ double taxation, more efficient neutralization of taxes especially for exports, Development of common national market, Simpler tax regime, fewer rates and exemptions, Distinction between Goods & Services no longer required.

    Benefits to Consumers: Simpler Tax system, Reduction in prices of goods & services due to elimination of cascading, uniform prices throughout the country, Transparency in taxation system, Increase in employment opportunities.

    Further ETO Mr. Baldeep Karam Singh discussed on Salient Features OF GST LAW and informed about GST enrolment window will re-open on June 01, 2017 for 15 days.

    More than 250 participants participated in this Program. This event was attended by S/Sh.  Harsimran Singh Lucky, Ram Lubhaya, U.K Narang, Rajneesh Bansal, Narinder Miglani, Phuman Singh and other Chairmen, Presidents of various Associations and Leading Industrialists were present

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  • CICU Organized Works

    One day workshop on “Application of Advanced Excel for Business Promotion” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU in his welcome address said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn Application of Tools of Advance Excel so that these may be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this workshop will enable participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies in the marketing, finance, production & HR functions. 

    The interactive & thought provoking program will be conducted by Mr. Amit Sethi, Assistant Prof. PCTE Group of Institutes, who is MBA (Marketing/Finance) having about 8.5 years’ experience in Industry as Assistant Manager: Marketing, Khanna Paper Mill Amritsar & teaching relating to Marketing, Strategic Management, Business Simulation, Research Methodology etc. He has published many research papers in International Journals & attended many International conferences on marketing and strategy area. He has attended more than 8 Faculty Development Programs on Emerging Areas of Data Analysis and Decision Making in important Departments.

    He explained in details regarding Advanced Functions of Excel and Shortcuts, table management and its format, working with charts and templates, data analysis using pivot tables, auditing & troubleshooting formula, Important Tools of advance excel, decision making from data analysis, benefits of advance excel, macros and its recording, speedy execution of the data analysis and decision making in finance, marketing,  production, store & inventory and HR departments with examples, for business promotion. A few case studies were also practised from industry & trade to highlights the benefits of Advance Excel.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President, CICU in his closing remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This workshop will make valuable contribution to effective use of “Advanced Excel Skills” for promoting business with time & cost reduction, at much faster speed in the areas of finance, marketing, production, store & inventory as well as HR departments. He was hopeful that the knowledge shared in the workshop if implemented practically and effectively will definitely promote the business of the industry and trade of the Punjab.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions

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  • CICU Extending the D

    Chamber has finally writ petition in the National Green Tribunal sometimes back, today on behalf of Chamber Sh. Harsimranjeet Singh, Joint Secretary and Sh. Shasheesh Saini, Senior Manager CICU appealed before the National Green Tribunal along with their Chamber Council at Delhi. After explanations and lengthy deliberations Hon’ble judge of National Green Tribunal extended the date till 13.07.2017.

    As it is the matter of great concern of all India and Great Punjab, Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings is representing Punjab State. Some more judicially activities will have to be taken place for which next week meeting of all concern will be called in the Chamber to eliminate the burden on the industries.

    CICU is highly thankful and grateful to National Green Tribunal and their respective Hon’ble Judges to give relief to the industries.   

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    CICU Organized Program on “Enlighten on GST Act & Implementation” with Department Officials of Dy. Excise & Taxation Commissioner, Jalandhar on Saturday, 27th May 2017 at E-648-A, CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU while welcoming the ETO Ms. Harsimrat Kaur & ETO Mr. Baldeep Karam Singh from DETC office Jalandhar said, there is a need to get the information and inputs about its implementations.

    Mr. Harsimerjit Singh, Industrialist honored both the officials with a bouque and further addressed the audience to kindly apply for your VAT Refund before the GST get implemented for avoiding complications.

    ETO Ms. Harsimrat Kaur gave the detailed presentation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), significant step in the field of indirect tax reforms in India. By amalgamating a large number of Central and State taxes into a single tax, it would mitigate cascading or double taxation in a major way and pave the way for a common national market. From the consumer point of view, the biggest advantage would be in terms of a reduction in the overall tax burden on goods, which is currently estimated to be around 25%-30%. Introduction of GST would also make Indian products competitive in the domestic and international markets. Studies show that this would have a boosting impact on economic growth. Last but not the least, this tax, because of its transparent and self-policing character, would be easier to administer.

    Benefits to Trade: Reduction in multiplicity of taxes, Mitigation of cascading/ double taxation, more efficient neutralization of taxes especially for exports, Development of common national market, Simpler tax regime, fewer rates and exemptions, Distinction between Goods & Services no longer required.

    Benefits to Consumers: Simpler Tax system, Reduction in prices of goods & services due to elimination of cascading, uniform prices throughout the country, Transparency in taxation system, Increase in employment opportunities.

    Further ETO Mr. Baldeep Karam Singh discussed on Salient Features OF GST LAW and informed about GST enrolment window will re-open on June 01, 2017 for 15 days.

    More than 250 participants participated in this Program. This event was attended by S/Sh.  Harsimran Singh Lucky, Ram Lubhaya, U.K Narang, Rajneesh Bansal, Narinder Miglani, Phuman Singh and other Chairmen, Presidents of various Associations and Leading Industrialists were present.

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  • CICU Industrialists

    A special industrial interaction was held with Sh. Rana Gurjit Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Irrigation and Power, Government of Punjab at his residence regarding UUE and other related issues to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited on 26th May, 2017.

    The CICU delegate namely Sh. Manmohan Singh Ubhi, Sh. Daljit Singh Dico, Sh. Surinder Singh, Sh. Iqbal Singh Sonu, Sh. Harsimranjit Singh, Sh. Shasheesh Saini  submitted CICU memorandum mentioning detail issues of PSPCL with Industries along with request for revision of policies for benefit of MSME.

    Few important points discussed & focused are as follows:

    1. Prevailing Medium Power Connection limit of 100 KVA should be revised to 150 KVA for the benefit of SMEs.
    2. Punjab State Power Corporation is providing power to new Industry at concessional rate of Rs. 5/- per unit, whereas existing industry is being charged at regular rate of Rs. 8/- per unit.Punjab State Power Corporation had imposed 5% Cess as Infrastructure Development on Sale of Power to all consumers in the State. PSPCL is already collecting 13% Excise Duty from consumers on their power bill instead of helping power consumers at the time of inflation PSPCL is imposing heavy taxes without any reason.
    3. Tiny industrial units are operating in R-Zone/Mix Land Use Area since long. It is requested that those units, which are running under commercial category should be entitled to industrial connections. Their existing connections may be converted to industrial category to decrease the burden on industry. No Restrictions of NOC be imposed. 
    4. Maintenance of Industrial Sub Stations and Feeder Lines which are very old should be upgraded and modernized to avoid frequent break downs, especially; in Focal Point Area, Ludhiana.

    CICU Appreciated the Spontaneous action taken on the command of Sh. Rana Gurjit Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Irrigation and Power and was asked from the Concern departments to submit their report for action.

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  • CICU 48 Members Dele

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU in a statement said that the delegation consisting 48 members (12 Women Entrepreneurs) returned back from Thailand after visiting INTERMACH-2017, SUBCON THAILAND-2017 and SHEET METAL ASIA-2017 held at Bangkok from 16.05.2017 to 21.05.2017.  He informed that visit to Exhibition was quite use full as the participating members got the new ideas and techniques for the manufacturing of the engineering items. He said that they met with the Exhibitors of Hi-tech Machinery & Equipments and find out the sources from widest selection of Machines for sheet metal industry.

    He further mentioned that now-a-days Upgrading SMEs has been backbone of the Industry to survive and to grow.  So, since long CICU has been striving hard for the growth and promotion of Ludhiana SMEs.  Therefore, keeping in view the importance of making visits to International Trade Fairs and to be aware with latest technology, automation and modern techniques, CICU looks forward to Ludhiana SMEs up gradation through the aforesaid visit by the delegation. 

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  • CICU 48 Members DELE

    Sh. S.S Bedi, Advisor, CICU in a statement said that the delegation consisting 48 members (12 Women Entrepreneurs) has got warm welcome by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, the Organizer of  INTERMACH-2017, SUBCON THAILAND-2017 and SHEET METAL ASIA-2017 being held at Bangkok from 16.05.2017 to 21.05.2017. He also mentioned that the objective of the visit is to:-

    • Meet with the Exhibitors of Hi-tech Machinery & Equipments find out the sources from widest selection of Machines for engineering Industry.
    • Attend Technical Seminars and to undertake factory visits to a few companies with the motive of upgrading Ludhiana SMEs.
    • Find out possibilities of promoting Bilateral Trade & Business.

    He further mentioned that now-a-days Upgrading SMEs has been backbone of the Industry to survive and to grow.  So, since long CICU has been striving hard for the growth and promotion of Ludhiana SMEs.  Therefore, keeping in view the importance of making visits to International Trade Fairs and to be aware with latest technology, automation and modern techniques, CICU looks forward to Ludhiana SMEs up gradation through the aforesaid Delegation visit.

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  • Discussions for Indu

    A team of Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh led by Professor Ranjit Singh Ghuman visited the CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana on 16.05.2017 to 17.05.2017. The team members interacted with the representatives of Chamber regarding the problems being faced by the various industries of Ludhiana which can be submitted in the final report for industrial policy to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab. The discussions were initiated by Mr. Satish Dhanda and Sh. S.S Bedi Retd Assistant Director MSME now Advisor to the Chamber.  The following things emerged from the interaction and discussion

    Government, Governance and industrial Policy, It was clearly highlighted by the various industrial units that the lack of comprehensive industrial policy in the State is a serious limitation in the way of industrial development. The Governance and trust deficiency is another serious drag on the development on the industries.

    The industrialist also highlighted that various department of the Government dealing with industry are creating hindrances rather than acting as facilitators and doing hand holding.

    The industrialist said that litigation pertaining to enhancement of Land/Plot is unnecessary consuming the time, energy and finances of the Industry. It should be restructuring of the One Time Settlement by the PSIEC once for all.

    The industry specially Micro & Small Units facing a serious limitation by taking loan from the Banks for upgrading the technology and expansion of the units.

    It was also raised a number of representatives specially Textiles and Ready Garments that they can enormous amount of employment for the Local Youth, if Government provide Industrial/Panchayti Land for creation of the Skilled  Training Centers. They have also requested for the cleaning of the Budha Nala Projects for the Human Cause and for healthy environment.

    The CRRID team also found that expansion and technology up gradation is normally not taking place because of aversion to change and lack of finances.

    The industrialist added that there is a lack of proactive role of the Government Machinery for the development of the Industry. The Government should plan a clear Road Map and its time bound Action Plan with the implementation schedule.

    The meeting was attended by S/Sh. O.P Bassi, Gurpargat Singh Kahlon, Rajan Sachdeva, Jagbir Singh Sokhi, Kulwant Singh, Varinder Rakheja, Mahinder Singh, Ajit Lakra, Rajat Sood, Vijay Mehtani, Vipan Mittal, Haqiqaut Singh, Jatinder Singh and other. 

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  • CICU DELEGATION TO V

    CICU has sent a delegation of 48 members to attend INTERMACH-2017, SUBCON THAILAND-2017 and SHEET METAL ASIA-2017 from 16.05.2017 to 21.05.2017.

    This Exhibition has been planned because the member will get the new ideas of the latest technologies and also new Market Avenues. It is believed that this Exhibition will change the mindset of the participants and will be encouraged for new development in this Competitive Era.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU led the delegation along with other members namely- S/Sh. Naresh Kumar, Raj Kumar, Harvinder Singh, Rajesh kumar, Kanwaljit Singh, Kuljit Singh, Ranjit Singh, kuldeep Sehgal, Surinder Singh, Tarlochan Singh, Gopal Singh, Harminder Singh, Harish Aggarwal, Harish Inder, Jagmohan Singh Lotey, Hardeep Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Sukhjivan Singh Rangi, Rajinder Kumar Jindal, Narinder Kumar, Anil Thakur, Sunpreet Singh and Parminder Singh.

    In this delegation 12 Women Entrepreneur from different industries like Cycle Parts, Auto Parts, Machine Tool etc are member of group.

    Sh. Avtar Singh said that there will be technical seminars, which the delegation members will attend .There will be meetings with Chamber of Industries & other Prominent Industrial Associations of World.

    The Delegation was flagged off by S. Kuldeep Singh Vaid, MLA Ludhiana. The prominent members S/Sh. S.P Singh Falcon, Sudarshan Gosain, Joga Singh, S.S Bedi and Rajneesh Bansal were present during the flag off ceremony.  

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  • “Machma Expo & IET

    • Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU are delighted to announce 5th Edition of Mega Engineering Expo “International Exhibition on Machinery & Technology-“Machma Expo & IETSS-2017” 5th Edition” to be held from 15th,16th,17th,18th December 2017 at GLADA Ground, Opposite: Vardhman Mills, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana. 
    • Buyer Seller Meet with Members of Business Delegations will open opportunities for bi-lateral trade; especially, exports from Punjab which includes Power, Machine & Hand Tools, Pneumatics, Robotics Welding, Used Machinery, Plywood Machinery, Textile Machines, PET & Polythene, Agro Machinery & Implements, Building Construction Machines & Tools and Commercial & Industrial Vehicles Transformers.  This meet is sponsored by National Small Industries Corporation Ltd and Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
    • Likely visit of African Ambassadors to Expo from South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, and others South African countries will add enthusiasm & liveliness on opening day of the Show.  India’s total Export to these countries during 2016-17 is 5773 US$ Millions.  CICU’s target is to Double the Export to these countries within next 5 years.  Their visit will add new opportunities of growth in trade & business with this African Continent.
    • The Expo offers a very lucrative opportunity to en-cash the presence of International Purchasing Officers from Global Business Houses and leading Indian Manufacturers.
    • The exhibition will have participation of over 300 exhibitors from Indian & Foreign Companies specially Japan, Korea and China.  This will attract 40000 to 50000 visitors from PAN INDIA comprising of members of various Associations such as ACMA, AMMA, Indo-Italian, Indo-German etc. including varies industries from across the Indian and Foreign countries, especially from Asian Countries.
    • The Delegate from China and Sri Lanka will visit this mega exhibition.
    • Specially designed MSME Hanger at nominal cost will provide value and support to Micro & Small Manufacturers; will be another attraction of the Expo.
    • Display of Robotics & latest Green Manufacturing Technology Products in the Expo will also be an added focus of latest & hi-technology of the Show.
    • Objective of CICU is to build and shine ‘Made-in-India Brands’.
    • Trade in Punjab Region is all set to get tremendous boost due to excellent opportunity to be highlighted in this Show which will usher a golden era for the growth and development of MSME Sector and accelerate bi-lateral trade for mutual benefits.
    • CICU requests and urge upon Engineering and Allied Companies to participate as an Exhibitor and grab the opportunity to showcase their products & technology and explore new avenues of business and on the spot deals.

    This conference was attended by Associations and Leading Industrialists namely S/Sh, Trilochan Singh, Sushil Kumar Jangra, Honey Sethi, Didarjit Singh, Rajneesh Bansal, Kuldeep Sehgal, Shasheesh Saini, S. B Singh, Karamjit Singh, S.S Bedi and others

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  • CICU Organized Semin

    One Day Seminar on “Store Inventory Management with Special Effect to GST” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, Industry and Trade in general and MSMEs in specific are to be encouraged for raising  their talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn latest methods/skills of Store Inventory Management for application in their organizations. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this Seminar will enable participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies in the Store & Inventory Management Functions.

    This highly interactive and thought provoking Seminar was conducted by Mr. S.K. Sharma, Chief Mentor, Pinnacle  Innovative Solutions, Panchkula who is having more than 32 years experience in Materials & Supply Chain Management in Punjab Tractors Ltd, Swaraj  Mazda Ltd & Punjab Anand Batteries Ltd. EX. Supply Chain Head  Punjab Tractor Ltd owned by M & M. Former National President -- Indian  Institute Of Materials Management,(2005-07) Post Graduate &  Graduate Diploma in Materials Management, One week In-House  Program on Inventory Management from IIM, Ahmadabad, Participated more than 100 seminars on Supply Chain management in  India & abroad, World Congress on SCM at Switzerland, U.S.A., U.K. Sweden, Italy & Thailand. He has Conducted more than 100 E.D.P.S, Training Programs, Workshops & In House Training Programs for Industry and Trade.

    The Faculty explained in details regarding Role of Stores in Inventory Management in Factory Management, Codification, variety reduction simplification & standardization, Pull vs. Push System, Stock Management, Perpetual & periodical stock verification, The Key Cost Elements in Inventory Management, Skills of Inventory Management in Improving Profitability, Different type of stock levels, Inventory Control Tools, Economic Order Quantity, Reduction in Lead Time, Setting buffer stock levels, GST & its impact on Warehousing & Inventory Control, Understanding the new methods of measuring the inventory management efficiency with actual examples and Case Studies.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, the Industry and Trade Sectors are facing new challenges. This seminar will make valuable contribution for effective use of “Store and Inventory Management Skills with Special Effect to GST” for promoting business with optimum inventory levels, time & cost reduction for procuring Store and Inventory, controlling of waste and obsolete material, Vender Development and Vender Rating (VMI & JIT) and skills of Measuring Inventory Management Efficiency. The seminar is highly beneficial in many ways. Sh. Ahuja further said that he is hopeful if knowledge shared in the Seminar is practically and Effectively Implemented, it will definitely promote the Store and Inventory Functions of Industry and Trade of Punjab, therefore, improving their overall profitability.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • Industries worried a

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today and condemned the decision of Indian National Lokdal Party (INALO), an opposition party in Haryana   for blockage of Road and Stoppage of vehicles on the roads in Haryana on 10th July, 2017. The decision taken by   the INALO is not in the interest of the Country. It is believed that this decision will cut the entire Country to pass out from Haryana.

    They have further said that industries/MSMEs are passing through a crucial time and facing the International Competition. This blockage of roads will create a lot of problems for the Industry, who wanted to supply their Goods to other parts of Country as well as Export to International Market. 

    They have requested the Hon’ble Home Minister of India, Captain Amrinder Singh H’ble Chief Minister Punjab and Sh. Manpreet Singh Badal, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Punjab to deploy the army in the Haryana especially on the National Highways connecting to New Delhi and other States. This firm decision of deploying the Army/ paramilitary forces will help the industry as well as the by passer to move safe on the Roads in Haryana.

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  • CICU Organized Aware

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU while welcoming the Guest Faculties, Dignitaries and members of the Chamber informed the purpose of organizing this seminar for the benefit of the Industry. He said that time is very short as the Government of India is implementing GST from 1st July’ 2017. He further said that there is a need to get the information and inputs about its implementations.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary said that there is widespread consensus in economic and business circles that implementation of the GST would be transformative for the Indian economy in its pursuit of rapid growth. He further said that implementation of GST will replace whole host existing taxes, duties, customs, excises, and surcharges, all of which vary from State to State. He also welcomed the step for implementation of the GST for Goods as well as for the service provided.

    The presentations were made by Mr. R.K. Hasija Advocate Punjab & Haryana High Court and Chief Advisor at GST Experts Attorney & Consultants and Mr. S.J Singh Ex-Commissioner Central Excise & Service Tax Chandigarh.  They explained at length and breadth the importance and implications of Goods & Service Tax (GST). It was informed that submission of the Tax has been fixed on 20th of the next month. They also informed about the Input Tax Credit (ITC). They stressed that payment to the supplier has to be made within 180 days otherwise they cannot get the credit facilities.

    They explained the registration procedure and informed that who so ever is making turnover of minimum Rs. 20 Lakh has to get the registration. The Turnover is not the criteria for the persons making interstate supply and compulsory registration is made. 

    Sh. S.C Rehlan President FIEO informed about the effect of the GST implementation in Export and appreciated the efforts of the Chamber for making the members aware. Sh. Rohit Chawla, Business Manager from Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. informed for the development of ERP-9 for GST and also said that need of the hour to install the Tally System.  Sh. Amarjit Singh, Director, Frontier Softech also spoke on the importance of use of the Tally system. 

    More than 300 participants participated in this seminar. This event was attended by Chairmen, Presidents of various Associations and Leading Industrialists namely S/Sh, S.M Mehta, Sudarshan Gosain, Sham Lal Gupta, Interjit Nagpal, Vijay Jindal, Manmohan Singh Ubhi, Kanish Kaura, Pankaj Sharma,  Rajneesh Bansal, Shasheesh Saini, Joga Singh, Nitin Khanna, B.S Dua, S.S Bedi and others.

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  • CICU Organized Works

    One Day Workshop on “Effective Strategies for Digital Marketing” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn methods and procedures of Digital Marketing to be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this workshop will enable participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies in the marketing. 

    This highly interactive and thought provoking workshop was conducted by Mr. Deepak Malik - Founder eCdemy & certified by ePath Consultants, Canada. He has an experience of 20 years in sales and marketing skills for promotion of global brands like Teleperformance, TELUS and John Keells etc., Ms. Garima Mittal Lead Faculty with eCdemy and Certified eBusiness Professional from ePath Consulting Canada. She has worked with Brands like Bharti, Pepsico India, Paxcom etc. She is a Social Media Marketing Expert for strategizing and planning online promotions etc. and Ms. Amanbir Kaur Walia, having more than 5 years of practical experience as Consultant, Advisor for SMEs and Startups in creating various Digital Marketing Strategies for Branding, Conversions and Increasing Online Revenue. She has worked with big brands at National Level. Currently, she is Lead Faculty Chair for Search Engine Marketing (PPC) with eCdemy Learning Solutions, Canada at their Indian Office. She is a Certified Google Adwords & Analytics Practitioner.

    The Faculties explained in details regarding Marketing v/s Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Toolkit, Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Strategy, Creating an Effective  Digital Marketing Strategy, Use of Social Media for Digital Marketing, How Marketing and Digital Marketing can be used to Achieve Business Goals ,How to develop a Digital Marketing Strategy that supports both Marketing Goals and Business Goals, The Elements of Digital Marketing Toolkit and how to use these as a part of Digital Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs – Established Business Groups, SMEs, Star Ups and Marketing Agencies and and Working Professionals from Marketing Domain, Sales Domain, Management, IT & Other Relevant Professionals. They shared the tips regarding successful Digital Marketing Operations with Examples and Case studies.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that the future of marketing is Digital Marketing. Due to globalization of the Indian economy, the Industry and Trade Sectors are facing new challenges. This seminar will make valuable contribution for effective use of “Digital Marketing Skills” for promoting business with minimum inventory, time & cost reduction, at much faster speed, demographically widest coverage of markets for 24x7 hours operations, from and to any place, without physical movement of sellers and buyers. It is highly beneficial in many ways. Sh. Ahuja further said that he was hopeful if knowledge shared in the Workshop is practically and effectively implemented, it will definitely promote the marketing of goods and services of the industry and trade of the Punjab at much higher speed with lesser costs, therefore, improving their overall profitability.

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  • CICU Brings Laurels

    Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that Chamber has been accredited SILVER STANDARD at National Level by Quality Council of India, New Delhi.

    The Award Ceremony function was held at India International Centre, New Delhi for the Business Management Organizations (BMOs). The Award Ceremony was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Sh. Kalraj Mishra. During his addressed to the audience, he said that BMOs have to lot of activities for the sustainable development of the MSMEs. He further said that lot of funds have been earmarked for the MSMEs sector.

    During the Award Ceremony, Sh. Hari Bhai Chaudhary Hon’ble Minister of State of MSME informed that Zero effect Zero Defect (ZED) scheme has been launched, so that quality of the MSME sector is improved. He further said that other schemes like ISO-9000, 14000 have been meruzed in the ZED scheme.  

    Sh. Piyush Shrivastva, Additional Development Commissioner Office of the DC-MSME said that the accredited BMOs will be invited in formulation of the policies of the Government of India and due wastages will be given to the BMOs, which are accredited with  Quality Council of India.

    The Award was received by Sh. S.S Bedi, Assistant Director (Retd.), MSME who is working as an advisor in the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana. They said that Sh. S.S Bedi was the instrumental in getting the accreditation with Quality Council of India.

    The Award received by the Chamber is a motivation and moral boosting for the Members of the Chamber.  Sh. Avtar Singh and Sh. Upkar Sing Ahuja  have assured to keep marching ahead with greater dedication, determination, hard work, devotion and contribution to industrial development in Punjab by the support of their Members. 

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  • CICU Conducted Study

    S. Avtar Singh President-CICU mentioned that, Indian MSME is at cross road its passing through crucial time hit by internal & external competition from Indian MSME, where as industries from adjoining countries like Thailand, China, Vietnam. Indian MSME operates in traditional way and mostly is family owned. MSME those adopted modern practise is business grown fast in last 20 years. But MSME operate with traditional management are in trouble.

    S. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary-CICU Mentioned that, if we compare Chinese MSME usages of IT both hardware & software is very high in terms of manufacturing & marketing which is a major gap these days. Chinese use marketing tools extensively like Websites, Bulk emails, Mobile Apps etc that is the reason Chinese are able to penetrate in market quickly in last 10 years.

    IT Implementation is one of the very important factors for growth of business.

    CICU conduct study of 200 sample units in MSME sector manufacture Bicycle Parts, Textile, Automotive Component, Sewing Machine & Hand Tools etc with turnover 10Lac to 5Cr.

    • The study highlights only 27% have website.
    • 73% operate on directory like Trade India, India Mart etc.
    • 80% maintain account on computer, 20% still maintain records in books.
    • Most alarming is only 9% are using advance software for Manufacture, R&D & New product development software. Rest of companies do not have infrastructure for that.
    • For marketing 44% companies use Computer, Laptop, Mobile. Rest of companies do marketing in traditional method.

    CICU suggest follow schemes to support MSME for digitalization.

    Capacity building for hardware for MSME :- MSME should get loan at subsidy for computerization as cost of Computers, Laptops, Server is very high schemes similar to CLSS  for up gradation.

    Support for software:-  Software is one of the crucial issues. Design & other high end software are very costly and beyond the reach of MSME. CICU urge that MSME Ministry should buy software in bulk at competitive price and make it available at affordable price to MSME units. It will help MSME units to develop new product, improve existing product & develop unique product in lesser time with better features.

    Training Manpower for IT: - Trained manpower is one of the major bottlenecks. CICU urge MSME Ministry to provide a similar scheme like SDI (Skill Develop Initiate Scheme) Where Govt. pays training cost to industry. It will help in two ways, on one side it will help youth to get training on other side it will help industry to get trained manpower.

    If MSME units are supported with above mention schemes they can sustain & grow in the market.

    Centre for excellence (Digitalisation at various associations):- There should be centres for excellence pan India where latest hardware &software must be available for association members to adopt this techniques & technology as well.

    CICU sent a detailed representation to Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Cabinet Minister of MSME& a delegation consist of S. Avtar Singh (President-CICU),Mr. Daljeet Singh (Vice President) , S. Upkar Singh (General Secretary) and Mr. Honey Sethi- Organising Secretary, met with Mr. Vijay Kumar - Director MSME& discussed the industrial issues in detail.

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  • CICU Executive membe

    CICU Executive held with Industry Association Chamber along with the affiliated Associations on 5th April, 2017 at CICU complex, Focal point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President, CICU said for the upcoming amendments in Income Tax and GST announced by the Central Government has disturbed industrialist for making business more complicated particularly revenue expenditure Paid in cash in excess of Rs.10,000/- to be disallowed. Thus, the threshold limit of cash payments to a person in a day has been reduced from Rs.20,000/- to Rs.10,000/-. Executive Committee member also discussed various Industrial issues related to central & State Government & Moreover discussed on GST Implementation & Changes in Income Tax Act,1961.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said Chamber has always worked for the upgradation of MSME sector and by end of the year 2017 Chamber is completing 50 years of success. We promise the same enthusiasm and efforts Chamber will deliver for up liftment of industries in Punjab by laisiong with the newly formed Punjab Government.

    Sh. Ashok Juneja (Vice President CICU & President District Bar Association), discussed about Income Tax and GST being framed for their implementation and highlighted the effects for MSME industries.

    The Chamber management assured the Committee members that the detail report will be sent to Finance Minister for their reconsideration.

    The meeting was attended by Stalwarts of trade and industry namely S/Sh. H.S Pawha (Nova Bicycle), Rajnish Ahuja (President-Focal Point Indl. Sheds Association), Yash Pal Gosain(President-Foundry Association), Phuman Singh, Honey Sethi, Gautam Malhotra, Rajnish Bansal, Baldev Singh, Kanish khora, Inderpal Singh and others.

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  • CICU Members met Sh.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement said that a delegation including with Sh. Subhash Gupta and Sh. Kanish Kaura from Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings met Sh. Jaskaran Singh, Municipal Commissioner to welcome on his joining in Ludhiana.

    They have given the details of the activities of the Chamber and informed that Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings is an organization which represents more than 1200 Direct Members from the State of Punjab and 30 leading Association have also been affiliated with the Chamber having their members more than 10000. This is the only organization in the State of Punjab which has got Country’s Level Second Prize as BMO doing services for the development of MSME sector.

    They have also informed that Chamber is providing employment thought the Skill Development training program being organized by under the scheme of National Skill Development of India. Moreover, Chamber is also accredited Calibration Centre and also organizing various events like Mega Engineering Exhibition, Seminars, Open house Discussions and training programs for the benefit of the Industry.

    They have also invited the Municipal Commissioner to visit Focal Point and industrial areas to get development of roads and also for interaction meeting with the industrialist.

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  • CICU Members met Sh.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement said that a delegation including with Sh. Subhash Gupta and Sh. Kanish Kaura from Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings met Sh. Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner to welcome on his joining in Ludhiana.

    They have given the details of the activities of the Chamber and informed that Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings is an organization which represents more than 1200 Direct Members from the State of Punjab and 30 leading Association have also been affiliated with the Chamber having their members more than 10000. This is the only organization in the State of Punjab which has got Country’s Level Second Prize as BMO doing services for the development of MSME sector.

    They have also informed that Chamber is providing employment through the Skill Development training program being organized by under the scheme of National Skill Development of India. Moreover, they said Chamber is also accredited Calibration Centre and organizing various events like Mega Engineering Exhibition, Seminars, Open house Discussions and training programs for the benefit of the Industry.

    They have also invited the Deputy Commissioner in the Chamber for interaction meeting with the industrialist on any suitable date

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  • Welcome and Thanks f

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that the Members of the Chamber extremely delighted to know and that the Government of India has granted “in principle" approval for 18 Green Field Airport in the Country. Beside this Government has also given "Site Clearance" to 5 green-field airports which include Machiwara, Ludhiana Airport (Punjab).

    They further said that this is really a good step towards the development of the MSMEs in and around Ludhiana. This will help in increasing the export and development of the industry in the State. We understand that this step to develop Machiwara Green Field Airport has been taken as per the long awaited demand of the industry.

    They have also thanked the Government of India and also requested the State Government to take up the matter with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India for developing Machiwara, Ludhiana Green Field Airport at the earliest possible

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  • CICU Organized spot

    Chamber of industrial & Commercial Undertakings in association with YES Bank organized spot sanctioned Loan Mela for MSMEs in its premises situated at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President of the Chamber said that this type of financial Mela will help the MSMEs of Ludhiana in getting financial assistants under the various schemes of Government of India. It has been stressed that finance to the allegeable MSMEs to be provided under the CGFTS scheme and Bank has agreed to sanctioned loan under the scheme.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary of the Chamber informed that the demonetization has affected the growth of the MSMEs and units need liberal finance to compete in the National and International Markets. 

     

    Sh. Amar Bhardwaj, Regional Credit Head along with Sh. Amritinder Singh and Sh. Mandeep Singh, Cluster Heads of YES Bank along with their team members scrutinize the documents of the interested units and 27 in principal sanctioned on the spot ranging from Rs. 40 to 50 Crores.

     

    More than 78 MSMEs units participated in this Loan Mela which includes S/Sh. Gurdeep Singh Batra, R.S Mishra, Abhimanu Mishra, Sudarshan Gosai, Satinder Pal Singh, S.S Bedi, Shasheesh Saini, T.R Misra, Manjit Singh, Ambrish Dutta, Kulwinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Vineet Garg, Ankur Gupta, Jasbir Singh, Hari Om Kochar and others. 

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  • National 8th Kaizen

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU said that 8th National Kaizen Competition by far one of the most unique and exclusive of its kind was held at CICU Complex, Kaizen have been proved to bring quantum benefits to the company and employees whilst simplifying processes, eliminating waste, saving costs and other intangible benefits. It is a fact that the best ideas are born from the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experience. 

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU said that the objective of this Competition is to motivate for practicing KAIZEN & make it a way of LIFE. This Event provided opportunity to understand the philosophies, listen to Companies who have successfully developed Kaizen as a culture and also provided competitive Arena to witness and share the best Kaizen implemented. 

    Sh. S.B. Singh, Publicity Secretary CICU said that the response, to this Competition is overwhelming, both from participating teams and attending delegates, as well as Trade & Industrial bodies in the region that have been enthusiastic in their support. Experienced employees of 27 companies presented their Kaizens in front of more than 300 audiences.

    Three member jury comprising eminent professional’s i.e. Sh. A.P. Sharma, General Manager, Central Tool Room, Sh. G. Saravanan, Regional Director, National Productivity Council, Chandigarh and Prof. P. Thareja, G.N.A University, Phagwara selected following Award Winning Teams on the basis of points under various categories.

    This program was graced by Sh. Ramesh Mago, Managing Director of Kitty Bread as Chief Guest, and awarded the Trophy to the winning Teams.

    This Event was sponsored by Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Farmparts Company & SKG Engineering Company (A Unit of Uniparts India Ltd), Kitty Bread and Atotech. S/Sh Angad Singh, Phuman Singh, M.P. Vyas, R.K. Chouhan, Sanjay Kumar Soni, Sat Paul Singal, J.S Bhogal, Raj Sharma, Sukhjot Singh, S.S Bedi, Raj Bhatia, Sukhbir Singh Sokhi, Anil Kapoor, Harwinder Singh, Pyara Singh, Simranjit Singh, Jan Mejay Singh, Jaswinder Singh Bhogal, Shiv Singla, Sanjay Soni, Ram Niwas Balara, Anil Gouda, Rajesh Verma, Rajesh Verma, Rajesh Bassi, Naveen Gupta, Tarlok Singh, Davinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmesh Singh, Satinder Singh, Gursharan Singh, Dharminder, Baldeep Shah, Satish Sharma, Karamjit Singh, Jagtar Singh, Naresh Sharma, Shasheesh Saini, N.K. Gupta and others reputed industrialist were present to watch the live Presentation of the KAIZEN Competition.

     Grand Awards

    First Award

    M/s Vardhman Special Steel Limited

    Team No. 22
    Second Award

    M/s Rockman Industries

    Team No. 11

    Third Award 

    M/s. Kay Jay Forgings

    Team No. 8

    Special Category Awards

    Environment

    M/s.  Sokhi Steel

    Team No. 5
    IT Improvement

    M/s.  Farmparts Company

    Team No. 2
    Automation 

    M/s. Kanin India

    Team No. 7
    Poka-Yoka

    M/s. Vardhman Special Steel Limited

    Team No. 23
    Poka-Yoke

    M/s. Vardhman Spinning & General Mills

    Team No. 20
    Energy Saving

    M/s. Big Ben Exports

    Team No. 26
    Energy Saving

    M/s.  Poddar Tyres Limited

    Team No. 10
    SMED

    M/s. SKG Engineering

    Team No. 14
    Safety

    M/s. Moon Light Industries

    Team No. 9
    Cost Saving

    M/s. Auto Suspension Company

    Team No. 1

    Product Quality

    Improvement

    M/s. Farmparts Company

    Team No. 3
    Productivity Improvement

    M/s.  SKG Engineering

    Team No. 18

    It was a packed program, deliberating on number of continuous improvement suggestions, which will be shared for implementation at all levels relevance to stakeholders engaged in Trade & Industrial activities.

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  • CICU is organizing

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that CICU is organizing “8th National Kaizen Competition on 25th Feb’2017 at 2.30pm for Micro and Small Enterprises in the premises of its CICU Complex in Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    They said that 25 Teams have submitted their nomination for participation in this completion. Moreover, more than 300 Visitors/viewers have done their registration for attending this Mega Event.

    The purpose of organizing this competition is to motivate the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises for adopting such tools for their sustainable development and make them competitive in the World in this Economics Scenario. Special Recognition awards will be given to Micro& Small sector participating for first time.

    The Jury comprising Senior Experts will select the special category award in the field of development i.e. Environment, Automation, Poka-Yoke, Energy Saving, New Product Design/Development, Solid Waste Management and Cost Saving etc.

    They have further appealed to the Micro and Small Enterprises to come forward and participate in this competition. It will not only a Recognition but the enterprises will also learn new techniques which have been implemented by the participating teams in the progress of their industrial units.

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  • Workshop on Press To

    CICU has been organizing various programs for the benefit of the industry and trade sectors of Punjab. Skill Up-gradation of the Industrial employees/workers is one of the key agenda under the “Make in India” initiative by the Government & facilitated by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regards and organized a Workshop On Press Tools Design & Development at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in his welcome address said that there is a dire need for the up-gradation of the industry in terms of skills especially in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, where things are still handled on traditional concepts & mismatch with today’s competitive scenario. For Global Competition, learning latest and innovative skills has become very important and skill development plays a vital role in its up-gradation. There is a direct co-relation between skill up-gradation of employees and performance of the SMEs. He further said the Design Tools has a vital role to play in driving the innovation and cost reduction needed to create a commercially viable industry. By proposing new solutions, and optimizing existing ones, such tools help find the best path forward for the industries.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This workshop will make valuable contribution for cost reduction, improving production and quality to compete globally. Sh. Ahuja was hopeful that knowledge shared in this workshop, if implemented practically and effectively by the participants will definitely improve the productivity, quality, reduce costs and accidents in their respective industries.

    More than 50 participants including of Tool designers, tool makers, project developer, consultants working with design tools, unit heads, production, quality and maintenance personals attended this workshop. The interactive and thought provoking program was conducted by Mr. D. Ranjan, BE Mechanical (IIT-Roorkee), Post Graduation in Tool Design & Manufacturing having more than 34 years experience. He is having 3 years experience at Tool Room and Training centre (An Indo-Danish Project), Delhi, 10 years experience at Central Tool Room (An Indo-German Project) Ludhiana and 21 years experience at Kangaro Industries Ludhiana as Head Development Centre for product design to product delivery. He enlightened the participant with basic design concept for blanking & progressive tools especially in the area of sheet metal, load calculation and its impact on tool design, press working operations, manufacturing precautions and tips for longer tool life.

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  • CICU Organized Semin

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings in association with YES Bank & Crown Worldwide Movers Pvt. Ltd. organized seminar on Growth & Prospect of MSME Sector in Current Economic Scenario at Hotel Park Plaza, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana.

    During the welcome remarks Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU said that the main objective of this program is to learn more about the economic & financial benefits and assistance available to expand business like manufacturing, trading services through YES Bank and other financial institutions. He stressed that technology up-gradation is must for MSME if they want to compete in the World Market. He urged that financial institution like YES Bank come forward to provide financial assistants to the industrial units. 

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU shared his experiences and said that there is a need to change the mindset of the leaders in this scenario. He said that industrial units should make a Business Plan and use the modern tools for the Global Sourcing. He informed that products required to be manufacture need value addition to curb the Export Potential for MSMEs. 

    Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) was signed between Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings and YES Bank. It was decided that support Loan Sanction Event/Loan Mela will be held in every month in the premises of the CICU to provide benefits to the interested MSMEs.

    Sh. Vijay Kumar, Director MSME-DI, Government of India addressed the gathering and informed about the various scheme launched by the Ministry of MSME to upgrade the industrial units in the Country. He stressed that the setting up of the Common Facilities Centre (CFC) is the need of the hour for the development of the MSMEs in this competitive era.

    Sh. Manish Arora, President and Business Head, YES Bank informed that only vision can change the scenario of the units. He shared the experience of the Bank how their Bank has achieved No-4th position in India due to the positive attitude of staff members of the YES Bank.

    Sh. Abhishek  Malaviya, Regional Manager North for Crown Records Management informed about the use of record management system to storage active management and timely distribution of information assets.

    Sh. Mr. Amulya Mishra, SIDBI Manager Spoke on the need of the Energy Efficiency in the MSME sector and explained various schemes for adoption Energy Efficiency techniques.

    Sh. Jagbir Singh Sokhi, President Sewing Machine Development Club, Ludhiana and Sh. Rajnish Ahuja, President of Association IV Phase, Focal Point, Ludhiana  addressed the audience and appreciated the efforts of the Chamber for organizing this valuable seminar for the up-liftment of the industry.

    Vote of thanks was presented by the Sh. K.K Seth and he said that it is the time to adopt Latest Technologies for betterment of the industry. He appreciated the efforts of CICU staff for organizing a successful Event.

    The program was attended by 150 participants including S/Sh. O.P Bassi, Inderjit Nagpal, Jatinderpal Singh Sachdeva, Didarjit Singh, Raj Mittal, Rajnish Bansal, S.S Bedi, Harish Baweja, S.B Singh, Kuldeep Sehgal, S.S Passi, Shalinder Singh, Sandeep buhdiya Raja, Inderpal Singh, Gursewak Singh, Mandeep Singh,  Amritinder Singh, Shasheesh Saini and Mrs. Baljit Kaur.

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    Sh. Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that CICU has organized Program on German Expert Services for MSMEs in association with Indian representative of Senior Experten Service (SES), Germany.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President welcomed the Expert Guest of German Mrs Ulrike Peutz, Sh. Rajneesh K. Jain and other leading industrialist who attended the program. He said that industry needs the Expertise in Technology, Exports Marketing and in other fields.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary informed that he also has the experience of SES Services in his units. He said that a lot of improvements were done by the advice of Senior Expert from Germany. He stressed that industrial units should come forward and invite the Senior Experts in their units for the sustainable development in the industry.

    Sh. Rajneesh K. Jain, Representative India, presented the details of the activities done by the Senior Experts from German. He informed that Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, German is supporting the retired Specialist and Executives and enrolled with the Senior Experten Service (SES).

    Mrs Ulrike Peutz, Project Coordinator, Asia of SES informed that more than 12000 Senior Experts are providing their services in 50 sectors in the World. She said that Micro and Small industrial units have not to bear the Airfare Cost of the Experts who comes to India for the assignments.  She also said that industrial units should avail these facilities to get the best results in their organization.

    The vote of thanks was proposed by Sh. Gurpargat Singh Kahlon, Vice President of the Chamber. He said that units can do a lot of progress, if, they avail the free services from the SES.

    S/Sh. Arvinder Bir Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Jaswant Singh Komal, M.P Singh, Lakhbir Singh Sokhi, Vishal Kansal, S.B Singh, Rajnish Bansal, S.S Bedi and other industrialists were present in the program

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    Avatar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that CICU has organized Program on Waste Minimization through Lean Manufacturing Tools in Association with National Productivity Council Chandigarh.

    The Programme was inaugurated by Sh. G.Saravanan, Regional Director NPC Chandigarh. he said that National Productivity Council is celebrating waste Minimization weak in all over the India to motivate the MSME’s  for adopting the Lean Manufacturing Tools & Techniques. He said that these techniques are helpfull in reducing the Cost of Production and Increasing the Profitability of the Industrial Units.

    Sh. S.P. Singh Deputy Director NPC informed the theme of the programme and said how this can be fruitful beneficial by the group of the implements lean manufacturing tools where govt. providing subsidy for this programme.

     

    Sh. Ankur Pathak, Assistant Director MSME-DI, Govt. of India said that 80% subsidy is available to a group of 8 to 10 industrial units. He appealed to the gathering to create group for their sustainable development.

    Sh. S.B Singh, Consultant NPC presented the presentation on the 5S, KANBAN, KAIZEN and other tools which can be implemented for reducing the wastage of the unit.

    Sh. Vinod Duggal, Environment Consultant of Patiala, also presented the details and informed how the environment can eco friendly by using the tools of the Lean manufacturing.

    Sh. S.S. Bedi, advisor of CICU addressed the gathering and informed that lean manufacturing tools are really effective in reduction of cost of production, improving productivity. He said that over production, over inventory are harmful if these are not maintained properly. He also presented the vote of thanks to the dignitaries and gathering.

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  • CICU has touched the

    Sh. Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana has opened an overseas office in U.S.A for helping its member and MSME sector of the State.

     

    The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made and entered between Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) and Sh. Paul Singal of U.S.A.

     

    The purpose of this MOU and opening the Overseas Office is to provide help in getting the marketing avenues in U.S.A, Canada, Cuba and Mexico. The overseas office will also help the CICU Delegation and arranging Buyer Seller Meets with potential sector and industrial hub.  

     

    While signing the MOU, Sh. Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary said that this overseas office will be a bridge amongst the members interested in boosting their Export performances.

     

    Sh. Paul Singal, has been appointed Vice President in overseas office in U.S.A. He assured that full cooperation and support will be provided to the members of the Chamber as and when they come to U.S.A.

     

    S/Sh. Rakesh Jindal, S.B Singh, S.S Bedi and Shasheesh Saini were present during the MOU signing Ceremony.

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  • CICU Brings Laurels

    Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that Country Level Second Prize has been won by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana in the award function held at India International Centre, New Delhi on 10th Feb’2017.The 3rd Annual Award Function by Responsible Indian BMOs was Organized by Foundation for MSME Clusters. They further said that Chamber has been also accredited as ‘SILVER standard’ at ‘National Level’ by 6th BMO AC Committee of Quality Council of India-NABET.

     

    The Award Ceremony was inaugurated by Sh. Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The presentation on the activities and support to industry of the Chamber was presented by Sh. S.S Bedi, Assistant Director (Retd.), MSME who is working as an advisor in the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana.

     

    The Awards were selected on pan India basis by a panel of eminent jury members comprising Mr. S.K. Tuteja, Chairperson of Jury and Former Secretary, Ministry of SSI, Mr. Viraf Mehta, CSR expert and other prominent/distinguished Experts from Terry and other Organizations. 

     

    The Awards were presented by Sh. K.K Jalan, Secretary, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. Sh. Jalan expressed the role of BMOs for the sustainable development of the MSME.  The award was received by Sh. S.S Bedi, Advisor of CICU and Sh. Kuldeep Sehgal, Dy. Office Superintendent on behalf of the Chamber.

     

    The unique distinction for sustainable BMOs called “Responsible Indian BMOs” amongst over 1500 participants won by CICU is a recognition of outstanding work done by the Team of CICU for the growth and development of Punjab industry particularly MSME sector. In lieu of the contributions towards the MSME sector, Chamber has been recognized 2nd at Country Level. It is all due to the developmental professional, legendary strategist, credible and responsible industrial personality and approach amongst the MSMEs.

     

    The Award winning is a motivation and moral boosting for the Members of the Chamber. Both of them have assured to keep marching ahead with greater dedication, determination, hard work, devotion and contribution to industrial development in Punjab by the support of their Members.

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  • Seminar on Preventiv

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) in association Guru Nanak Industrial Corporation, a part of Weltech Group, Ludhiana, along with Bosch Ltd, Germany (World Leader in Power Tools), hosted a seminar on Preventive Maintenance of Power Tools at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Arun Kumar, Expert from Bosch Ltd shared various tips & techniques on how we can prevent breakdowns & increase efficiency while maintaining worker’s health & safety.

     

    Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said, We Conduct at least 3-4 programs every month to facilitate our industries with skilled workers and focusing for the growth of MSME.

     

    Jatinder Manchanda, Chairman, Weltech Group, said “We at Weltech Group are committed to providing such seminars & trainings that increase productivity & cut cost; moving in line with the slogan “Seekhega India Toh Badega India”. Mr. Ravi Sarda, Director, Sheel Autos, graced the seminar as chief guest and shared the importance of Preventive Maintenance.

     

    The Seminar was attended by more than 65 participants including Middle level Managers from Production, Quality, Operations, Electricians, Supervisors, Workers/Users, Maintenance, Engineers and maintenance departments of various industrial units.   

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  • Chamber of Industria

    CICU Executive held with Industry Association Chamber along with the affiliated Associations on 6th February, 2017 at CICU complex, Focal point, Ludhiana. Sh. Avtar Singh President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU along with the Committee members appreciated the role of Chief Election Commission and District Administrator Ravi Bhagat Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana for the fair, non-partial & peaceful Elections Conducted in Punjab.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja in a joint statement said the amount held by election commission of industrialists should now be released so that industries financial burden will be reduced , they also requested Ravi Bhagat,Deputy Commissioner to intervene concern department to release payments of Industrialists held & kept during election time by concern departments.

     

    The meeting was attended by Stalwarts of trade and industry namely S/Sh. Ashok Juneja (Vice President CICU & President District Bar Association), Rajnish Ahuja (President-Focal Point Indl. Sheds Association), Yash Pal Gosain(President-Foundry Association), Phuman Singh, Pankaj Sharma (President-VII Phase Focal Point Association), Honey Sethi, Gautam Malhotra, Rajnish Bansal, Baldev Singh, Kanish khora, Inderpal Singh and others.

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  • Impact of the Union

    In press release issued today Sh. Avtar Singh President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU gave comments on Annual Union Budget 2017-18 and appreciated the steps taken by the Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India.

    • They welcomed the income tax rebate of 5% for the companies with an annual turnover upto 50 crores. Now, they have to pay 25% instead of existing 30% as a tax.
    • The decision for introducing Rs. 2000 cash donation limit per person for funding the political parties is a step to control the black money.
    • They have also appreciated the funds allocation for transport sector of Rs. 2.41 lakh crore and Bharat Net Project allocated Rs. 10,000 crores. This will boost the Transport Heavy Vehicle industries.
    • Service charges on e-tickets booked through IRCTC have been withdrawn is also a good step taken by the Government.

     

    • The steps taken for the increase in the income upto 3 lakh and reducing existing rate of Taxation of those with income between Rs. 2.5 to 5 lakh from 10% to 5% is good for the general public.

    They have also said that even the budget is good for the general public but there is no relaxation for MSMEs. No special package has been provided to boost the MSME sector which has got big dent due to demonetization.

    Finance Minister has disappointed the whole MSME sector on the Finance. It was expected that some relaxation will be given in reducing the rate of interest for MSMEs sector but nothing has been done.

    The target of Rs. 2500 crore digital transactions for the next fiscal year is not possible, because nothing special incentives for the digital economy has been made in this Budget. 

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  • Inauguration of AXIS

    Axis bank the aggressively service driven bank and focusing more on its expansion to get more customer has today, 21th January 2017 at 11.00 AM opened its new branch at Sherpur Kalan near Aarti Chowk, Focal Point.

     

    Mr. Charanjit Singh Parmar Axis bank Cluster Head & Deputy Vice President welcomed & Honoured Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja (MD New Swan Group & Gen. Secretary CICU) with a bouque. Mr. Ahuja Inaugurated the Ceremony with lightening of lamp.

     

    The Axis Bank team Jasmeet Singh, Branch Head leading his team including Karan Chopra Operations Head, Tarunpreet Singh “Ass. Manager”, Vishal Sharma “Relation Manager” & Anshik Sharma “Ass. Manager” said we have planted a small seed and by delivering services to our customer “we will together”.  

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  • Inauguration of 1st

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings conducted special program jointly with SAMBHAV (NGO) on 17th January 2017 at CICU Commercial Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    The mission of the program is to achieve a target of Punjab’s per capita income no. 1 in India by December 2019.

    Mr. Jatinder Singh Manchanda (MD,Weltech & Core member of Sambhav), Amarjit Singh Bhurjee (M.D, Bhurjee Group of Companies), Raj Sharma (Deputy Director, Lovely Professional University), Manoj Kuojia and Chandni Bindra HR expert, SB Singh Publicity Secretary CICU welcomed chief guest Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja (MD New Swan Group) and greeted them with a bouque.  

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja lighted the lamp while inaugurating the session and said, HR is a vast subject. Most people say we have small industries but the fact is small industries needs more HR practices. This step should penetrate in the DNA of the organization and should not fade away as per time. Time has come that we look within Punjab & train our People first to get maximum employment to youth. With this interest CICU & LPU has also worked to boost industries business via B2B portal which will be launched in February from which they can get enquiry, leads, and orders globally and first 100 industries getting registered will get this service free of cost.

    Angad Singh of Big Ben Export  & Core Committee Member of CICU’s Young Business Leaders Forum, Inderpal Singh, Tag Motors & Rattandeep Singh, Asian Cranes & Elevator and 25 others  Young Business Leaders show their keen interest in HR Cluster and registered to get enrolled for increase their business Globally to first 100 Industries Via B2B Portal at CICU Registration Centre, Focal Point,ldh.

    S.S Johl said Dreaming Small is a Crime with this initiative we took and the speed we have attain definitely we will achieve our Goals as per Mission Punjab 2019.

    SB Singh Publicity Secretary CICU said we will conduct 1 year program with 30 industries & training of workforce for employees welfare, motivation etc with HR concepts which can boost the growth of the industries.

    Program was attended by Vineet Dhiman, Baljeet, Gagandeep singh, Shasheesh Saini, Ravleen Kaur, Ambrish Dutta, Vikram Kansal & others 55 participants including Industrialists and Human Resource head of prominent Industries.

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  • Accredited by QCI (Q

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU), Ludhiana has been accredited as BMO by the quality council of India. It has been graded as Silver Standard at "National Level"

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  • MSMEs are Closing du

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU in a Press Note released today said that the decision on the demonetization of the currency and prices rise in the steel are the main reasons for closing down the MSMEs. The work force engaged in the manufacturing sector has also been disturbed and not easily available. The migrated labour has gone back to their respective native places. The shortage of labour and price rise in the steel has affected the engineering manufacturing industry at a large.

    The industrial units are under panic and they are thinking about the future impact of this price rise. They are also under the fear of the impact of the implementation of the Good and Services Tax (GST).  

    Moreover, the new decision about the ESI under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 from Rs.15,000/- per month to Rs.21,000/- per month w.e.f. 1st January 2017 has been introduced by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

    Sh. Avtar Singh also added that Minimum Import Price (MIP), imposed on 173 products has also affected the MSMEs engineering industry. This decision has already cut on the production upto 40% and engineering export have been reduced by 15% to 20%.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that he appealed to the Government that above big players should be asked to restrict in the increase price rise of steel till the implementation of the GST. The rumors in the steel market that the big companies are going to increase their prices from Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 per metric ton in the future. This all panic has been created in the minds of the manufacturing units and they are planning to reduce their production by 40%.

    They have sent letters to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India that immediate steps be taken to control the hike in the steel prices to save the interest of the MSMEs sector. The monopoly of the large industries may not have the lobbying in deciding the price of steel. The win to win mechanism may be adopted for the MSMEs so that they can survive in the global competition.  

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  • AWARENESS PROGRAM ON

    CICU conducted special program jointly with MSME & NSIC on “AWARENESS PROGRAM ON DIGITIAL PAYMENTS” in association with leading banks on 23rd December 2016 at CICU Complex, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU honored Sr. Rakesh Nanwal Regional Banker of Syndicate bank, Neeraj Arora Assistant Director MSME, Vishal Bathnagar, Manager NSIC with a bouquet and said in his welcome speech “it’s time to go digital and perform transactions electronically as compared to traditional ways of doing payments” there was a time when people carry lot of money and were afraid of being theft but now this is time for them to adapt digital  methods for transaction where all transaction can be done through mobile, cards, internet banking etc.

    Shri Neeraj Arora Assistant Director MSME said people are facing many difficulties because of the demonetization era. “The benefits are enormous if you leave out the low-income group, which will face a huge challenge,” For the rest of the country, it is constructive and simple. Moving from cash-based to digital payments has the following benefits:

    • Lower cost of disbursing and receiving payments
    • Increased individuals’ risk management capacity
    • Increased privacy of payments
    • Lower leakage between sender and receiver
    • Increased transparency of payments
    • Increased speed of payments
    • Increased security of payments and reducing the incidence of crimes associated with them

    Shri Rakesh Nanwal Regional banker of Syndicate bank and his team showed a detailed presentation on mobile application of banks for mobile banking & how the payments can be done only with use of your Adhaar card number without Account number. He even focused on services from NATIONAL PAYMENTS CORPORATION OF INDIA like *99# from where *99# is a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based mobile banking service from NPCI that brings together diverse ecosystem partners such as Banks & TSPs (Telecom Service Providers). Using *99# service, a customer can access financial services by dialling *99# from his/her mobile registered with the bank. The service works across all GSM service providers and handsets.

    Shri Vishal bathnagar, Manager NSIC also discussed about the various tools which will ease digital transaction with a more transparent system being ushered in through an increasing shift to digital and cashless transactions. He further shared NSIC schemes for the better uplift of the Micro small & medium scale industries.

    Shri Pankaj Sharma, President Focal Point Association shared his views on the importance of digital transaction as well as the cons of all kind of internet frauds of educated thieves like hackers etc. to make aware people to have a safer transaction.

    The program was appreciated for the benefits gained by Sh. T R Mishra, Sh. Phuman Singh Sh. Sanjay Dhiman, Sh. Pankaj Sharma, Sh. Shasheesh Saini, Sh. Surinder Singh Bedi and other 50 participants including Proprietors, Partners, Directors, GM (HR), Manager (HR) and Professionals from Industry and trade.

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  • Impact of Prices Ris

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU in a Press Note released today said that the Hike in Steel Prices affected very badly to MSME units and manufacturing engineering products i.e. auto parts, bicycle and its parts, Sewing Machines, Electrical Machinery, Textile Machinery, Fasteners, Hand Tools and other products by use of the steel. The decision on the demonetization of the currency on 8th Nov, 2016 has already made a dent in the Industrial and Trade sector due to non-availability of cash. The work force which was engaged earlier in the manufacturing sector has also been disturbed and not easily available.

    Sh. Avtar Singh also added that Minimum Import Price (MIP), imposed on 173 products in the February 2016 has also affected the engineering industry. The domestic demand has trickledown due to this impact. The Government’s decision “will have a serious debilitating impact on Engineering Exports” which have already declined by 15% in the first nine months of the current fiscal year and will further declined more than 20% due to the facts already explained above.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that the rates of the steel are being increased day by day due to monopoly of the major steel companies i.e. JSW Steel, Jindal Steel & Power, Tata Steel, Kalyani Steel, Sail and Bhushan Steel etc. The prices of the steel have been raised 15% to 18% from June’2015 to till date, which has affected the engineering industry in the Punjab as well as in the Country. He also added that from last 3 months steel Industries have already increased their prices to Rs. 5300 per metric ton from their current price and still planning to hike more to Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000 per metric ton in coming time.

    He requested that immediate steps be taken to control the hike in the steel prices to save the interest of the MSMEs sector. The monopoly of the large industries may not have the lobbying in deciding the price of steel. The win to win mechanism may be adopted for the MSMEs so that they can survive in the global competition

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  • CICU Condemns Unplan

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU in a press release issued today and said that the unplanned Demonetization of Currency has created various problems for the Industry and the Trade as a whole. He informed that Chamber is providing full support to all Industrial Association in their future steps against this action being held on 16.12.2016. He also condemned the way of Demonetization of the Currency in the Country.

    • He further said that the Industrial Units are being closed due to non-availably of the currency from the Bank as the well as ATM’s. He further informed that workers in the factories do not have their account in banks and previously they were getting the cash payment from the employer. Now it has become very difficult to pay wages to the workers as the production also reduced due to their non-availability in the units. The panic has been created amongst the workers as well as the employers.
    • The income tax department of the country has created panic by doing the survey and raiding the industrial units which has resulted into defaming the BJP government as well as the demonization of currency. It is requested to advice the income tax department to unnecessarily raids of the industrial units.
    • The scheme has put a dent on production and sales as prices of raw material has increased due to less availability of cash and low stock.
    • This has caused acute shortage of factory workers as they are busy getting cash exchanged at Banks and Post Offices.
    • Currency crunch has severely curtailed the purchasing capacity, making timely payment to workers which are causing fallout in production and losses. Impact of such a churn in industrial and trade sector would have a cascading effect on other sectors of economy. 
    • Banks are receiving less cash from Reserve Bank of India against requisition for meeting out day by day requirements.
    • Recalibration of more than 2.20 lacks ATMs is the great need of the hour to meet out shortage of cash.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU has appealed, requested and urged Sh. Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister for providing immediate relief to trade and industry by relaxing cap on cash withdrawals, ensuring faster supply of requisite currency to Banks, carrying out recalibration of ATMs on war footing, providing micro ATMs at industrial Chambers for withdrawal of cash and introducing other innovative solutions to mitigate problems being faced by Trade and Industrial sectors. They have further requested Prime Minister for taking action against officials responsible for poor execution and implementation of this scheme.

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  • Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mi

    Chamber   of   Industrial   & Commercial Undertakings Organized Interactive Session of Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Hon’ble Vice President, M/s Bharti Airtel Limited with CICU Young Business Leaders at Hotel Park Plaza, Ldh on 28-11-2016. The purpose of this programme was to make aware to young business leaders about the Business Tips from a Renowned, Experienced & Successful Business tycoon.

    Mr. Avtar Singh President of CICU while welcoming Mr. Rakesh Bharti said the overarching objective is to build a critical mask of high profile professionals and entrepreneurs that will eventually bring about concrete business growth as-well-as work towards effecting the necessary changes for promotion of trade and industry that in order to groom young entrepreneurs to contribute for the growth and development of their existing business also.

    Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary of CICU presented the scenario of State of Punjab and Industries. We have realized that there is strong need to cultivate the younger generation’s participation in decision making. He presented detailed presentation on entrepreneurs Industrial visits & activities of chamber for the development of various Industrial sectors. He also informed about the Employment opportunities through the Skill development Centre and various activities which have helped and developed the MSME in recent years.

    Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Hon’ble Vice President, M/s Bharti Airtel Limited one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail, realty, and communication & media devices. Bharti Airtel, a group company, is among the leading global telecom service providers.

    Mr. Bharti Mittal began explaining his journey from the mid-70s, where they had huge difficulties in acquiring licensing for the work in the telecom sector, to gradually dealing with some of the largest MNCs, which trained them in great ways to work. He inferred the chief component was the will to make a difference, and when intentions were good, while dealing with stakeholders continuation gets easier and profits flow in automatically. Some of the more important things he felt were empowering the operating team, and above all constantly adding value to business. This was what guaranteed the driving seat to an entrepreneur, and without value driving seat was as good as gone. Being the 3rd largest in-country Telecom network in the world and one of India’s few ventures ready to move overseas, he believed innovative services didn’t find its true worth until they were moved to the world. In Bharti’s eventual success, the key factor according to Mr. Rakesh was understanding the environment, and tapping the opportunities. Luck he defined as a situation where someone is absolutely ready to tap the opportunity at the door, and thus there was no such thing as relying on luck as per him.

    While he suggested creating business models and outsourcing IT, he explained competition would always catch up. However, the interesting feature of course was the delay in catching up being proportional to the innovation involved. Never-say-die attitude and managing risks, which are an essential part of any venture, were described as integral to success. he viewed the challenge as the 300 million children in this same country devoid of educational facilities. As an effort, he talked proudly in an almost passionate way about the Bharti School of Telecommunication and Technology and the network of Satya Bharti Schools. While the former was a by-product of their interest to create more skilled labor in the field of telecom, the latter provides absolutely free education to about 30000 children nationwide. After that, he plans to deliver vocational education to every child above 16 thus equipping every child with the basic skill set. The problem of rural areas, he saw as an opportunity to make a difference but it was not just about teaching children, but creating an impact. We at M/s Bharti Airtel Limited, are always striving and challenging conventions to exceed our customer’s expectations in terms of quality, cost, development and delivery. Our biggest strength to achieve rapid growth especially during the last 10 years has been a unique work culture always willing to learn and proactively contribute towards common goal of achieving excellence and high level of customer satisfaction.

    There question answer session at the end of the session which was very interesting. The participants cleared their doubts & learned success mantra for their business.

    The Didarjit Singh Lotey Press Secretary of CICU concluded the session with vote of thanks for this remarkable session. The program was attended by more than 50 young businessmen & business women from various types of industries like auto components, hardware, garments & textiles, bicycle components, agriculture machinery, horticulture equipments, machine tools etc. 

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  • IETSS-2016 Attractin

    • On the third day of this event Sh. Avtar Singh President, CICU said that the overcrowded visitors show the excitement & interest with which this event is being looked at. CICU aggressively pursues a number of activities & services for manufacturers, exporters & potential overseas buyers with a objective of facilitating export of Punjab engineering goods and services to the global market and to provide overseas buyers true value. 
    • Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that IETSS-2016 expo which aims at bringing the “Made in Ludhiana” brand at par with the international standards by focusing on the MSME Industry is the main motto behind this show. This mega expo will act as a catalyst in exposure of emerging technology, adoption of innovative concepts & technical expertise. It will serve as a bridge between the consumers of the technology & creators of machinery in helping both to understand each other’s needs, upgrade & modernize.
    • Star attraction on the 3rd day of Mega Expo was flagship B2B meeting with Chinese Business Delegation organised by United Asia and The Indo China Trade Association, New Delhi in collaboration with CICU. This meet is by far one of the most unique of its kind and exclusive event held with Chinese Companies namely Shanxi Bright Dragon Paint Co., LTD, Shanxi Jinjiang Water Pump Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Yangqu County Shenghe Agriculture Science &Technology Co.LTD, Shanxi Xiyuefa Road& Bridge Building Materials CO. Ltd, Xiamen Greenhouse   Integrated Housing Co. Ltd, Yangqu County Fengyaohuinong Real Estate Development Co. Ltd, Taiyuan Enterprise Foreign Exchange Association Shanxi Qianhui Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd and Shanxi yu tai glass technology Co. Ltd.
    • Chinese Companies looked for Paint Market in India, Pump Manufacturing Technology Cooperation (Submersible & sewage Pump), Possibilities of Deep Processing of Agriculture/Plantation in India, Road and Bridge Building Cooperation, Green House Technology in Construction Industry, Multi Story Housing Complex Building in India, Framer Industry (Investment/Joint Venture/Sail Agents) and Tie up/Technology Cooperation in Glass Industry. Buyer Seller meet with Chinese delegation and Key Industrialists generated queries for more than Rs. 1000 crore which have opened opportunities for boosting bi-lateral trade.
    • Sh. Simarjit Singh Bains Member Legislative Assembly  Punjab, Sh. Ravinder Arora District Chief & Sh. Jatinder Mittal District General Secretary BJP Ludhiana, Smt. Sunita Aggrawal Senior Deputy Mayor Municipal Corporation Ludhiana, Sh. Gurmeet Singh Kular Chairman Punjab Ramgarhia Welfare Board visited the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of CICU in organising this Mega Show for the benefit of MSMEs.
    • Program on Digital Online Marketing highlighting latest marketing techniques for business promotion of exhibitors was held in the conference hall.
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  • Mega Engineering Exp

    Mega Engineering Expo “International Engineering Technology & Sourcing Show “IETSS-2016” was today inaugurated by Sh. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Hon’ble Minister, of Irrigation Punjab at GLADA Ground, Opp. Vardhaman Mills, Chandigarh Ludhiana, which is being held from 25th to 28th November 2016. He also performed Lamp Lighting Ceremony and inauguration of National Vendor Development Programme. He appreciated the initiative and all out efforts of CICU for organising International Engineering Technology & Sourcing Show (IETSS) continuously for the last 4 years. He also visited the various stalls exhibited in the Expo.

    Sh. Dhillon announced that Sh. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Hon;ble Deputy Chief Minister Punjab on 26th November 2016 will be performing stone laying ceremonies of New Focal Point, Dhananshu, Exhibition Centre in 20 acres for Ludhiana Industry and 100 feet wide metalled road from Ramgarh to Dhanashu.

    Sh. Jagbir Singh Sokhi, Chairman District Planning Committee and Councillor Municipal Corporation Ludhiana visited the stalls and said that this Mega Show will help Punjab industry to grow and compete with global market.

    Sh. Vijay Kumar Director MSME-DI Ludhiana highlighted the importance of National Level Vendor Development Program organized in association with Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab, ASTRO New Delhi and BHEL, Goindwal in the Conference Hall of Exhibition. In this context, conferences & seminars will be held during the Exhibition days emphasising the significance and importance for use of Modern Technology to become globally competitive by MSMEs. High Ranking Officers from RAC, ASTRO and BHEL gave detailed presentation regarding procedure for making vendors for procurement of industrial items being manufactured by MSMEs. 

    Sh. Rajesh Jain Zonal Head National Small Industries Corporation Limited Ludhiana NSIC along with team members highlighted wide range of services, predominantly promotional in character for the growth and development of small-scale industries. Sh S.P Garg Protocol Officer cum Consultant, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion interacted with MSMEs for availing benefits under Invest Punjab.

    Mr. K. Maruma from Gunma Sieko, Japan having plants at Thailand and Japan along with team visited EXPO and shown keen interest for purchase of machinery 

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU said that Sourcing Teams from National and International reputed Manufacturing Companies are participating in this Mega Event. Purchase Heads from prominent Auto Components Manufacturers throughout India and International Representatives from Purchase Offices are also participating in this Show.

    Specially designed MSME Hanger at nominal cost is providing value and support to Micro & Small Manufacturers is another attraction of this Expo.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that this exhibition is being participated by over 250 exhibitors from Indian & Foreign Companies. This Expo will attract more than 50000 visitors from varies industries across the Indian and Foreign countries.

    Objective of CICU is to build and shine Made-in-Punjab brands .Trade in Punjab Region is all set to get tremendous boost due to excellent opportunity to be highlighted in this Show which will usher a golden era for the growth and development of MSME Sector and accelerate bi-lateral trade for mutual benefits

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  • NATIONAL LEVEL VENDO

    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises-Development Institute, Ludhiana in association with Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana is organizing National Level Vendor Development Programme & industrial Exhibition at GLADA ground, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana on 25th – 26th Nov’2016.    It is expected that the Program will attract thousands of MSMEs from Punjab and nearby States.

    The main objective of National Vendor Development Programme & Industrial Exhibition is to spread awareness regarding the Public Procurement Policy of Ministry of MSME, Govt. Of India among the Entrepreneurs and the Govt. Purchase Agencies and also to bring MSEs and Govt. Purchase departments on a common platform and to help in information sharing regarding the procurement related requirements of CPSUs. Our other important schemes like ZED, Cluster Development, Lean manufacturing, Design Clinic, Energy Efficiency etc. will also be explained.

    Following CPSUs have confirmed their participation :

    • Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab
    • Diesel Loco Modernization Works, Patiala, Punjab
    • Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Goindwal, Punjab
    • Container Corporation of India, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi
    • Association of State Road Transport Undertakings, New Delhi
    • National Thermal Power Corporation, New Delhi
    • National Fertilizers Limited, Bathinda

    Technical Sessions / seminars / interaction meets will be organized during the National Vendor development program for the benefits of MSMEs. During the Seminars, CPSUs will deliver their Presentations regarding their Procurement Policies.

    IETSS (International Engineering Technology and Sourcing Show’2016 will continue from 25th to 28th Nov’2016) at the same venue.

    Shri Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Irrigation Minister, Punjab will be the Chief Guest and Shri Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal , Advisor to The Chief Minister, Punjab will be the Guest of Honor for the Inauguration ceremony on 25th Nov’2016.

    The program will also be graced by International delegations from the African Sub continent and other countries.

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  • CICU hold meeting wi

    CICU brought to your kind notice that poor execution and implementation of demonetization of currency has caused serious hardships to Micro, Small & Medium industry across the Country due to following main reasons :-

    1. The industry is badly hit and facing serious losses as this scheme has put a dent on production and sales as prices of raw material has increased due to less availability of cash and low stock.
    2. Banks are receiving less cash from Reserve Bank of India against requisition for meeting out day to day requirements.
    3. The industry is facing acute shortage of factory workers as they are busy getting cash exchanged at Banks and Post Offices.
    4. Delayed recalibration of more than 2.20 lacks ATMs is a causing concern leading to acute shortage of availability of cash.
    5. Supply of less cash from Reserve Bank of India against requisition has further aggregative already tensed situation of cash strapped Banks.
    6. Impact of such a churn in industrial sector would have a cascading effect on other sectors of economy. 

    Therefore we appeal request and suggest your good self to please resolve the aforesaid serious issues and refection of crisis by introducing immediate relief measures as under:-

    1. Relaxing cap on cash withdrawals for industry.
    2. Ensuring faster supply of requisite currency to Banks.
    3. Carrying out recalibration of ATMs on war footing.
    4. Providing Micro ATMs at Industrial Chambers/Associations for withdrawal of cash.
    5. Introducing other innovative solutions to mitigate problems being faced by Industrial sector.

    We further request your goodness to please take action against officials who did no homework and are responsible for poor execution and implementation of this scheme.

    The speedy consideration of our aforesaid suggestions will alleviate the hardships, cash crunch and losses being suffered by the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

    Meeting was attended by S/Sh. Avtar Singh, Upkar Singh Ahuja, O.P bassi, Phuman Singh, Anand Kumar, Yashpal Gosain, Kanish Kaura, Sanjay Dhiman, Panjak Sharma, Honey Sethi, Rajnish Ahuja and others.

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  • CICU Condemns Unplan

    Sh. Avtar Singh President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU in a press release issued today said that a special meeting of Executive Committee meeting was held relating to multiple problems being faced by Trade and Industry due to unplanned demonetization of currency and execution as under:-

    • The scheme has put a dent on production and sales as prices of raw material has increased due to less availability of cash and low stock.
    • This has caused acute shortage of factory workers as they are busy getting cash exchanged at Banks and Post Offices.
    • Currency crunch has severely curtailed the purchasing capacity, making timely payment to workers which are causing fallout in production and losses. Impact of such a churn in industrial and trade sector would have a cascading effect on other sectors of economy. 
    • Banks are receiving less cash from Reserve Bank of India against requisition for meeting out day by day requirements.
    • Recalibration of more than 2.20 lacks ATMs is the great need of the hour to meet out shortage of cash.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU have appealed, requested and urged Sh. Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister for providing immediate relief to trade and industry by relaxing cap on cash withdrawals, ensuring faster supply of requisite currency to Banks, carrying out recalibration of ATMs on war footing, providing micro ATMs at industrial Chambers for withdrawal of cash and introducing other innovative solutions to mitigate problems being faced by Trade and Industrial sectors. They have further requested Prime Minister for taking action against officials responsible for poor execution and implementation of this scheme.

    The meeting was attended by Stalwarts of trade and industry namely S/Sh. Ashok Juneja, Pawan Garg, Inderjit Nagpal, Honey Sethi, Mohan Mehta, Bhagwant Singh, Rajinder Goyal, Rakesh Sachdev, Tarlochan Singh Mathru, Gautam Malhotra, M.P Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Vinod Dhall, Prem Singh, Rajnish Bansal, Baldev Singh, Suresh Gupta, Kuljit Singh, S.B Singh, Suresh Kapoor and others.

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  • CICUs 10 MEMBERS DE

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a Press Note released today said that the a 10 Members Delegation visited Bologna, Italy to attend EIMA Exhibition held from 09th to 13th November’ 2016

    He mentioned that the %age of Tractors in the Indian farming is quite high, but the %age of farming equipments is not up to the level of Tractors.  In India only 15 to 16 Tractors are used for farming 1000 hectares of land, whereas; 88 Tractors are used in U.K. and 461 Tractors are used in Japan for farming of 1000 hectares of land.  So, there is a huge gap between Indian way of farming and the European & developed countries way of farming.  Hence, Indian farming sector needs big investment in the form of adopting modern machineries and equipments for faming.

    He added that the objective of the visit is to find Modern Machinery & Equipments which have been adopted in the farming sector in European & Developed Countries.  The burning of straw husk causes lot of problems in the environment and diseases in the areas of burning and in the nearby States.  It spreads smoke in the environment which leads to traffic jams, accidents, breath related diseases and other health hazardous.  The Delegation studied following 2 options which need to be adopted in Indian faming sectors:-

    1. Use of Balers:- Baler helps to compress, cut and raked crops such as haycottonflax straw into compact bales that are easy to handle, transport and store.  On the one side it saves fuel expenses about Rs.150/- per quintal and on the other side it increases the yield of crops.
    2. Use of Mulchers:- Mulchur is very useful in mixing-up the straw husk into to soil and getting the husk bio-dissolve in the earth which saves the cost which farmers make for removal of husk, saves environment and helps to produce healthy crops, too.

    The Delegation saw that there were number of Modern Faming Machineries & Equipments in the Exhibition which need to be adopted for farming in India to get rid of environmental hazardous, increase the yields and to reduce the faming cost.

    While concluding the comments, he mentioned that CICU will conduct a study that how can we do reverse engineering and down-high the machines which can be used by Indian Farmers, as labour availability for Indian Farming; is a major issue even in the State like Uttar Pradesh & Bihar.  Food grain demand is also increasing day-by-day in the country, but the labour is not ready to work in the field with traditional equipments.  So, the need of the hour is to adopt modern farming machineries and equipments for farming.   It will not only save the labour cost and time of harvesting but will also increase the yields

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  • Five Days Program On

    CICU has been organizing various programs for the benefit of the industry and trade sectors of Punjab. Skill Up-gradation of the Industrial employees/workers is one of the key agenda under the “Make In India” initiative by the Government & facilitated by Chamber. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regards and decided to launch the “Excellence in Plant Management” program. The fourth session of this program was conducted on 08th Nov’ 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in his welcome address said that there is a dire need for the up-gradation of the industry in terms of plant management especially in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, where things are still handled on traditional concepts & mismatch with today’s competitive scenario. For Global Competition, achieving Excellence in Business has become very important and plant management plays a vital role in its up-gradation. There is a direct co-relation between skill up-gradation of employees and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the business. He further said that Plant Management is a blend of Lean Concepts, Daily Work Management, Inventory Management, C/T study &TAKT Time, SMED (Quick change over), Production Improvement by monitoring O.E.E, TPM & TQM etc. are effective tools for achieving Excellence in Plant Management.

     

    The interactive and thought provoking session was conducted by Sh. Rakesh Gupta, founder CEO of M/s ACE1 Consulting. He is B.E., MS (BITS Pilani) & pursuing PhD (IIT Delhi). Sh. Gupta is having 31 years of rich experience in automotive & engineering industry. He has worked with ACMA, ACT division as Principal Counselor for 11.5 years. He has worked with United Nations (UNIDO) as National Expert to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Component Industry. In his fourth session, he enlightened the participants with concepts like Maintenance, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Why- Why analysis,   TPM-Step O,1,2,3, concept of Inventory Management , Material Handling, Containerization & 4C Concept.

     

    The participants presented their power point presentations on the implementation done in their shop floor based on the learning of day 3. Many participants shared the benefits in terms of production and quality enchantment as well as saving of significant processing time and reducing of cost of production after implementation of day 1,2 and day 3 learnings of this program.

     

    Sh. N.K Gupta EPM program coordinator CICU said that knowledge shared in this program if implemented effectively will defiantly benefit the industry and trade of Punjab.

     

    The program was attended by 30 participants from different industrial sectors like auto components, fasteners, garments & textiles, bicycle components, agriculture & horticulture machinery and machine tools etc.

     

    The program was highly appreciated by the participants.

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  • CICU Press Secretary

    CICU Press Secretary and Incharge CICU YBL (Young Business Leaders Forum) JCI Senator Didarjit Singh Lotey is leading a delegation to Quebec to represent JCI Ludhiana City (JCI India) at JCI World Congress to be held in Quebec, Canada from 30th Oct. to Nov. 4 2016. Around 3500 delegates through World are expected to attend said conference.

    JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a Worldwide nonprofit Organization of Young Active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.

    JCI MEMBERS TAKE ACTION AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES EVERYDAY.

    We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

    Current World President Paschal Dike will address the gathering. Dawn Haztel from USA is the Candidate for the World President for the year 2017. She will take Oath at tusi Conference.

    Delegation from Punjab is being joined  by Jc. Inderjit Singh, Jc. Satnam Singh Panesar, Jc. Jagmeet Singh (Pukhraj Group, Jalandhar), Jc. Puneet Duggal, Jc. Rajinder Maingi, Jc. Simran Maingi, Jc. Harvinder Tuli.

    News has been updated from Paris, while boarding connecting flight to Quebec, Canada. Photo taken at Paris Airport.

    Always committed to DO Better to BE Better.

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  • CICU Press Secretary

    CICU Press Secretary and Incharge CICU YBL (Young Business Leaders Forum) JCI Senator Didarjit Singh Lotey is leading a delegation to Quebec to represent JCI Ludhiana City (JCI India) at JCI World Congress to be held in Quebec, Canada from 30th Oct. to Nov. 4 2016. Around 3500 delegates through World are expected to attend said conference.

    JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a Worldwide nonprofit Organization of Young Active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.

    JCI MEMBERS TAKE ACTION AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES EVERYDAY.

    We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

    Current World President Paschal Dike will address the gathering. Dawn Haztel from USA is the Candidate for the World President for the year 2017. She will take Oath at tusi Conference.

    Delegation from Punjab is being joined  by Jc. Inderjit Singh, Jc. Satnam Singh Panesar, Jc. Jagmeet Singh (Pukhraj Group, Jalandhar), Jc. Puneet Duggal, Jc. Rajinder Maingi, Jc. Simran Maingi, Jc. Harvinder Tuli.

    News has been updated from Paris, while boarding connecting flight to Quebec, Canada. Photo taken at Paris Airport.

    Always committed to DO Better to BE Better.

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  • CICU Requests Deputy

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU in a press release issued today said that Department of Transport Punjab had abruptly hiked Vehicle Tax from Rs. 50000/- to Rs.300000/- per annum on Vehicles Carrying Factory Workers and Employees; with retrospective effect from 1st October’ 2014 without any information to the stake holders. It is pertinent to mention that factory owners are providing free transport facility to their workers and employees especially ladies residing in rural areas where bus service is not timely and regularly available. Besides this, they have to invest significant amount for purchase of bus and bear operating expenses such as  fuel, repair, maintenance, wages of the driver & conductor and other usual charges i.e. renewal of permit, road tax & insurance etc.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU said that this road tax hike was brought to the kind notice of S. Sukhkbir Singh Badal, Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister Punjab during the interactive meeting held with leading and key industrialists under the banner of CICU on 26.08.2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel Ludhiana. While addressing and interacting with key industrialists, Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister Punjab announced that road tax hike on vehicles carrying factory workers and employees will be reduced w.e.f. 1st October 2016.

    They have requested and urged S. Sukhkbir Singh Badal, Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister Punjab to advise Hon’ble Transport Minister and Principal Secretary Department of Transport, Government of Punjab for issuing requisite notification immediately. This financial support will provide requisite relief to the industry facing financial constraints.

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  • Trade Notice

    OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CONMSSIONER OF CENTRAL EXCISE (CZ),

    C.R. BUILDING, PLOT NO. 19, SECTOR 17-C,

    CHANDIGARH-160017

    TRADE NOTICE No.-02/2016 dated 13.10.2016

    There are at present two Commissioners (Appeals) posted namely Sh. A. K. Jain and Sh. Y. D. Banga under the jurisdiction of Central Excise Zone, Chandigarh. It is re-clarified for the benefit of trade and department that the latest jurisdiction of work/charge of Commissioner (Appeals) will be as under:-

    Sl. No.

    Commissioner of Central. Excise Appeals

    Address

    Jurisdiction

    1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    (1)

    Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals), Chandigarh (Sh. A. K. Jain)

    Central. Revenue Building, Plot No.- 19, Sector-17 C, Chandigarh

    (i) Central Excise, Chandigarh-I

    (ii) Central Excise,   Chandigarh-II

    (iii) Customs, Ludhiana

    (iv) Customs Preventive, Amritsar

    (2)

    Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals), Ludhiana (Sh. Y. D. Banga)

    Central Excise House, F-Block, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana

    (i) Central Excise, Ludhiana

    (ii) Central Excise, Jalandhar

    (iii) Central Excise, Jammu and Kashmir

    This issue with the approval of Chief Commissioner.  

    F. No: 31/Zone-14/C.R./2014.

    9 7-1 Chandigarh the 13 Oct., 2016

     Copy to:-

    1. The Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.

    2. The Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi.

    3. The Member (L&J)/Member (P&V)/Member (Central Excise)/Member (Budget, Service Tax & Computerization)/Member (Customs), Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi.

    4. The Director General, Directorate General of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.

    5. The Director General, Directorate General of Inspection, New Delhi.

    6. The Director General, Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence/Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, New Delhi.

    7. The Principal Commissioner/ Commissioner, Central Excise Commissionerate, Chandigarh-1/Chandigarh—II/Ludhiana/Jalandhar/Jammu & Kashmir/Central Excise (Audit), Chandigarh for information please.

    8. The Principal Commissioner/ Commissioner, Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Amritsar/ Customs Commissionerate, Ludhiana for information please.

    9. The Chief Vigilance Officer, Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi.

    10. Sh. Anil Kumar Jain, Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals), Chandigarh.

    11. Sh. Y. D. Banga, Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals), Ludhiana.

    12. The Accountant General, (Punjab), Chandigarh.

    13. The ADG (Vig.), NZU, New Delhi. .

    14. The Trade Association  

    15. The AD(OL) for Hindi Version

    16. Superintendent (Appeals), Chandigarh, Ludhiana

    17. Guard File.

    18. Notice Board 

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  • SARDAR SHARANJIT SIN

    Shri Avtar Singh Ahuja, President, CICU in a statement released today said that Shri Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Hon’ble Minister of Irrigation & PWD laid stone of a Branch Road at Koom Kalan area today to meet the long standing demand of Industries situated on and around Kohara-Machhiwara Road.

    While speaking on the occasion, Shri Sharanjit Singh said that keeping in view the long standing demand Industries & expected huge growth of Industries in this area this road will be greatly benefitted for the Industry of the area. 

    He further said that a Power Grid has already been set up in this area to facilitate the Industry and to ensure that the Industry does not suffer of power supply problems in this area.  He also added that the government is aware that number of Industrialists are planning to set up new Industries in this area.  So, the Punjab Government is very much serious about the development of Industry which will lead to generation of employment of youths and improvement of living standard of the people of Punjab in this belt.

    Shri Shananjit Singh Dhillon also revealed that a New Focal Point being developed in Dhanansu and it will be a World Class Industrial Area.  A 100 Feet wide Road is planned to build approaching from Chandigarh Road to Dhanansu Focal Point.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, Chairman, Small Industrial Development Board, Punjab & General Secretary, CICU was also present in this Stone Lying Ceremony.  He explained to the Industrialists that setting up of Industrial Unit in Punjab is far better than in other States 24 hours Power Supply is available here, Minimum Inspection by Factory Inspectors, Good Infrastructure, Cordial and Hard Working Employees, Educated Manpower are a few factors that attracts the Industrialists to set up Industries in Punjab.

    The prominent Industrialists present were – Sarv Shri Sant Lal Kapur, Chairman, M/s Jeevan Metafills, Rajan Mittal, President, Kohara Industrial Association, Amrik Singh, MD, Nexo Industries, Manish Kumar, Jeevan Paints, Neeraj Satija, CII, Abhishek Soyan, R K Batta, Tejinder Singh and many more.

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  • CICU Orgnised Semina

    The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) Ludhiana, Orgnised Seminar on Stress Management at its complex in focal point Ludhiana. Now a day’s everybody is stressed either he is in business, manufacturer, serviceman. It is believed that this stress can be reduced to some extent, if mindset is changed. Chamber has been organizing various programs for the promotion of the industry. This is the first time when program is organized for the improvement in the personals.

    S. Avtar Singh, President CICU, welcomed the Chief Guest Sh. J.K Jain, District Excise & Taxation Commissioner and Sh. Shunya Prabhu Ji of Shani Gaon Ludhiana. He said that every industrialist is under tension due to the day to day problems either finance, workers, material, marketing and their own routine works. He further said that if stress is reduced, it can help in the increase of the business. He also said that the initiative taken by the Chamber will prove in controlling the stress through the experiences of   Sh. Shunya Prabhu ji.

    Sh. Shunya Prabhu Ji during his talk informed the gathering that nobody is here who does not have any tension/stress. He further said that the people are jealous from the development and assets of other people. He said that happiness of others is not tolerated which becomes the stress to the person. He advised that we should cut down our desires to remain happy.

    Sh. J.K Jain, District Excise & Taxation Commissioner Ludhiana was the instrumental in organizing the seminar. He explained that excess money is also a cause of tension and he has seen poor people with less tension. He advised that person should do meditation to live healthy life.

    More than 150 industrialist were present in the program felt relaxed after the speech of Sh. Shunya Prabhu Ji. S/s H.S Pahwa, Ram Lubhaya, Joga Singh, Vinod Thapar, Kulwant Singh, Rajneesh Bansal, S.S Bedi, Kanish Kaura, S.P Singh, Inderpal Singh etc were also present. Sh. Pankaj Sharma compare the program and Sh. Rajnish Ahuja presented the vote of thanks.

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  • Shri Giriraj Singh,

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU in a Press Note released today said that Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Government of India honored Shri Upkar Singh by presenting a Bouquet upon his appointment as Chairman, Small Industrial Development Board, Punjab on his visit at CICU in presence of Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Ministers of State, Sh. K.K Jalan, IAS, Secretary and Sh. S.N Tripathi, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises  & Prominent Industrialists.

     

    Speaking on this his appointment, Shri Giriraj Singh said that the credit of his selection to this important folio goes his constant, tireless and dedicated efforts which he has been doing for the last many years as General Secretary of CICU for up lifting the MSMEs.  He applauded the Government of Punjab for selecting the right person for the right job.

     

    More than 100 prominent Industrialists joined this session comprising of key representatives from various Industrial Associations such as S/Sh. Vinod Thapar, T.R. Mishra, G.S Kahlon, Sukhdayal Singh, Kulwant Singh, K.K Vij, Rajnish Bansal, Manjit Singh, Ram Lubaya, Rajat Sood and others

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  • Union Ministers Held

    Sh. Giriraj Singh & Sh. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Ministers of State, Sh. K.K Jalan Secretary and Sh. S.N Tripathi, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India held Interactive Meeting with Leading Industrialists yesterday late in the evening at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Giriraj Singh Hon’ble Minister of State MSME laid emphasis for availing benefits form number of schemes and programs to help and assist entrepreneurs, especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Besides this, several other Ministries have also been supporting the cause of MSME sector. He informed that Sh. Narendra Modi Hon’ble Prime Minister India is likely to visit Ludhiana on October 18 to give awards to industry representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The MSME Ministry has launched a virtual network wherein different clusters of micro, small and medium enterprises can connect on a common platform and share information to help them expand their business. He assured MSMEs that demands raised and given in memorandum will be consider sympathetically.

     

    Sh.  Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Minister of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India said that Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises envisions vibrant MSMEs. We promote growth and development of the MSME Sector, including Khadi, Village and Coir Industries. This is done in cooperation with concerned Ministries/Departments, State Governments and other Stakeholders. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the most prolific job creators and pioneers in developing new ideas.

     

    Sh. K.K Jalan Secretary, MSME requested key representatives of Industrial Associations to give their valuable suggestions for amending existing schemes and formulating new schemes for the growth and development of MSME sector.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed Hon’ble Guests and Dignitaries and submitted memorandum to Sh. Giriraj Singh Hon’ble Minister of State MSME highlighting Funding for Establishment of International Level Common Exhibition Centre for Ludhiana Industry, Establishment of IP Facilitation Centre at CICU Complex for the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises of Punjab, Funding for Setting up Centre for Design Excellence, Request to Roll Back Implementation of MIP on Steel Products, Granting Approval for Full Quantum of Financial Assistance for MSMEs Participation as Visitor and Exhibitor in International Exhibitions held in Foreign Countries, Request for Reducing Time Frame and Simplification of Procedure for Participation in International Exhibitions held in Foreign Countries, Providing Funding for Up-gradation of Infrastructure of Focal Point Ludhiana and Subsidy for Controlling Pollution.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU & Chairman, Small Industrial Development Board, Punjab submitted memorandum to Sh. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Minister of State, Ministry of MSME requesting Subsidizing Rate of Interest for Financing of Hi Tech Machinery to be Imported from Developed Countries, Halwara Airport be Made for Civil Flights, Revising Benefits/Subsidy Limits for Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme  (CLCSS), Plugging Counterfeit Chinese Goods Being Routed to India through Neighboring Countries, Allocation of More Funds under Marketing Assistance Scheme to National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. for Holding Exhibitions, Providing MSME Support for Digitalization, Formation of High Level Committee to Review and Upgrade MSME Schemes, Providing Subsidy for Purchase of Technical Software for MSMEs and Funding for Skill Development Investment.

    This meeting was attended by more than 100 prominent Industrialists comprising key representatives from various Industrial Associations namely S/Sh. Vinod Thapar, T.R. Mishra, G.S Kahlon, Sukhdayal Singh, Kulwant Singh, K.K Vij, Rajnish Bansal, Manjit Singh, Ram Lubaya, Rajat Sood and others.

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  • Industrial Interacti

    An industrial interaction was held at CICU Complex, Focal Point, and Ludhiana with Sh, Giriraj Singh & Sh. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Ministers of State, Ministry of MSME, and Sh. K.K Jalan Secretary, MSME & S.N TRIPATHI, IAS Development Commissioner MSME, Government of India.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU while welcoming the Chief Guest and other Dignitaries requested for setting up Exhibition centre at Ludhiana which will help in the growth MSMEs. He also requested for setting up of IPR facilitation centre at Chamber.

     

    Sh. Giriraj Singh Miniter of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India informed that he along with Sh. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Ministers of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India and Sh. K.K Jalan Secretary, MSME visited Ludhiana due to the visit of hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra  Modi planed for 18.10.2016. He informed that this is the first time the Prime Minister of India shall be visiting Ludhiana for Honoring the National Awardees. He assured that demands raised and given in memorandum will be consider sympathetically.

     

    Sh.  Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Miniters of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India informed that he belongs to the industrial family and sincere efforts will be done for launching new schemes for the benefit of the MSMEs.

     

     Sh. K.K Jalan Secretary, MSME informed that lot of changes have been done in the MSMEs schemes and advised the entrepreneur to come forward if they have any suggestions or new idea in creating the new scheme.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja Chairman , Small Industrial development board, Punjab requested that more fund should be provided in the International Cooperation scheme so that maximum MSME unitd may avail the benefits. He further said that procedure for availing the subsidy should be reduced and only few documents for the reimbursement

     

    More than 100 participants from different Associations, President, General Secretary S/s Vinod Thapar, G.S Kahlon, Sukhdayal Singh, Kulwant Singh, K.K Vij, Rajnish Bansal, S.S Bedi,Manjit Singh, Ram Lubaya, Rajat Sood were Present. Sh. T.R Mishra President Boiler Association presented the vote of thanks.

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  • Cost Effective Up Gr

    CICU & LETS Organised interaction between Chief Guest - Manpreet Singh Chatwal, IAS, Chairman PPCB & Guest of Honor - Dr. Vijaymohanan K Pillai, Director CECRI-CECRI, at Park Plaza Ludhiana. The objective of the meeting was to excel the electroplating process.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in a statement released said that Electroplating is essential for all gadgets ranging from bicycle to aircraft but none of the institution in North India is having any curriculum about electroplating. The objective of the meeting is to create awareness among Industrialists about new inventions & improvements in electroplating.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU in a statement released said that Industrialists is passing through a very crucial time and facing competition from countries like China and others. Metal finishing plays a vital role for manufactured product in terms of Quality. The seminar organized will solve the problems and get best solutions for electroplating through experts.

    Manpreet Singh Chatwal, IAS, Chairman Punjab Pollution Control said, Problems faced by the electroplating Industries can be solved with solutions provided by the scientists team for getting better solutions for treating water.

    CSIR-CECRI Director Dr. Vijaymohanan K Pillai in his speech highlighted the achievement of CSIR-CECRI in the area of electroplating technology and effluent treatment. He also mentioned about the prestigious project in the electroplating process sponsored by Boeing, U.S.A.

    Dr. J. Mathiyarsan has discussed about the basics of electroplating, where he has discussed about the faraday’s law of electrolysis and related calculations.

    Dr. GNK Ramesh Bapu has discussed about pretreatment process and electrodedeposition of Zinc and solve the related problems of industrial participants.

    The Researcher pretreatment process and electroplating of zinc and solve the related problems of industrial participants simultaneously, Two members from Pollution Control Board team of Punjab has shared their problems to team of Scientist and in this regard the team has given some of the immediate solutions to them.

    Dr. S Mohan has discussed about the nickel plating and related issue, he has also given some of the readymade solutions and precautions to industrial participants.

    Dr, Shailendra K Jha has discussed about the recent advances of electroplating and allied techniques and help the participants to learn the techniques in their local language.

    Dr. P Veeramani has discussed about how how to test the deposits and waste water treatment. He has solved the several issue raised by Pollution Control Board and some of the electroplating unit members. He has also discussed about the recovery of heavy metals from the waste water.

    CICU organized this one day workshop Program in association with CSIR Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Council by Scientifically Industrial Research, New Delhi, Society for advancement in Electrochemical Science and Technology, Karaikudi and Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society (LETS) for the benefit of MSMEs and Entrepreneurs on Cost Effective UpGradation Of Electroplating Technology & Practices. Finally the participants has raised several problems which they are facing day to day basis and during panel discussions the team of scientist tried to give immediate solutions to them and some of specific problems will be solved during course of time.it was attended by approx. 100 participants and got benefitted.

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  • CICU ORGANIZES WORK

     

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that CICU is organizing 1 Day Workshop on  ‘Cost Effective Up-gradation of Electroplating Technology & Practices’ on 01st October’ 2016 at CICU Complex, Ludhiana. They mention that a Team of 6 Scientists led by Dr. Vijaymohanan K. Pillai, Director, Central Electroplating Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamilnadu will conduct the aforesaid Workshop.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU mentioned that since long CICU has been working for uplifting Punjab Industry and has been organizing Programs from time to time to make Industry aware of the latest techniques and technology. 

    Shri Upkar Singh, General Secretary, CICU revealed that now-a-days Electroplating Industry in Punjab is facing toughest challenge in terms of finishing as per demand of the customers & cost due to obsolete technique of electroplating being adopted.  So, CICU is organizing a Workshop for the benefit of Punjab Electroplating Industry as up-gradation electroplating technology has been need of the hour.  Making all round improvements in terms of cost, finishing, quality & productivity is of the utmost priority and this is possible only through up-gradation of Electroplating Technology.

    He quoted that other members of team consists of Dr. S. Mohan, Chief Scientist, Dr. P. Veeramani, Chief Scientist, Dr. G.N.K. Ramesh Bapu, all Chief Scientists, Dr. J. Mathiyarasu, Principal Scientist & Dr. Sahilendra Kumar Jha, Scientist.  This team of highly qualified and professional faculties will conduct the Workshop and provide in depth information and the role, utility and benefits of up-gradation of electroplating technology in this Era of International Competition.

    While summing up, he requested all Electroplating Units of Punjab to attend the Workshop and take benefit from Experts of Electroplating Technology.

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  • 240 Units of Blood D

    Camp was Inaugurated jointly by S. Upkar Singh Ahuja Chairman Punjab Small Industrial Development Board, General Secretary CICU and Didarjit Singh Lotey  (Press Secretary CICU) CICU Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings

    S. Upkar Singh Ahuja praised the efforts of the young team and motivated the donors present for this noble cause.

    President Gurshaminder Singh told Media that Each Donor was honoured with 1 Sampling for contribution to Green Revolution.

    Blood Count and Blood Group test was also conducted free of cost.

    Camp was supported by Team of doctors from DMC Hospital, Ludhiana by Dr. Rajesh. 

    Present on the Occasion

    Jasvir Singh Dahelay, Karamjit Singh Birdi, Baljit Kaur Birdi, Bikramjit Singh, Sumita Bhalla, Tarsem Singh, Parminder Singh, Sandeep Singh, Gagandeep Kaur, Gurvinder, Gurbaksh. 

    Gurshaminder also shared his Idea to make Thelesemia free city and informed that Association will also organise Awareness Cum test drive for Thelesemia detection.

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  • Workshop on Improvin

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings Organized a Workshop on Improving Weld Quality and Productivity at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU welcomed the participant and said that the welding is the backbone of all type of the industries. Indian Industry has a challenging time ahead which can grow & maintain the speed with new & innovative techniques only. It is necessary to upgrade the welding skills and machines by our MSMEs to cope up with the changing times by adopting latest welding techniques as well as world class machines. This workshop will upgrade the skills with the use of the latest Welding Techniques and use of World Class Welding Equipments so that our Industry should be benefited for Production & Quality Enhancement, Cost Saving & Pollution Control etc.

    More than 50 participants including of Unit Heads, Production, Quality, Maintenance and weldshop Personals attended this workshop. The interactive and thought provoking sessions was conducted by Dr. Amandeep Singh Shahi, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi) Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal (SLIET- Deemd University) , who is having more than 20 years experience of Teaching &  Research in the area of welding materials, metallurgy and actively involved in welding research. He explained in details the fundamentals of welding including metallurgy of welded joints, Dos and don’ts prior to, during and after welding, Concept of Preheating, Root Pass, Inter-Pass Temperature, Multi-Pass Welding, Post Weld Heat Treatment etc, Safe welding practices, without losing productivity, Weld-ability issues of different materials used in different welded fabrications, Familiarizations with different types of weld joints & joint designs, Weld Defects, their Causes and Remedies, Residual stresses/distortion in welding and its causes, prevention, control and mechanical evaluation of welded joints.

    This program was sponsored by M/s Fairdeal Agencies Pvt. Ltd. Their Director Mr. Vaibhav Goyal and Assistant Manager (KOBELCO) Mr. Vinay Bajpai shared their experiences on advanced flux-cored wire for mild steels and 490 Mpa high tensile strength steel for improving weld quality and productivity under different welding conditions.

    The participants appreciated the knowledge shared in this workshop.

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  • Industrial Interacti

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings and Focal Point Association jointly organized an industrial meeting with Sh. NK Sharma –Chief Engineer PSPCL Concerning Industry Related Issues, Which was held on 23rd  September 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU in a statement released said that although power situation is better for the industries. There is no Power cut during Paddy season but regular maintenance is required for the prevention of fault & breakdowns. He requested PSPCL to adapt modern practices to control breakdowns. This will help the industries for better production & also PSPCL will generate more revenue. He also requested to approve more than one connection in the industry.

    Sh. Pankaj Sharma, President Focal Point Association said that the Ludhiana industry is already facing lot of regular power break downs, which leads to increase problems in industrial production and such regular power break downs in the industrial area, even of one day, causes huge losses to the industrial production. The said break downs do not only affect the production loss of the Industry, but also create problems in industrial machinery and equipment’s, and thus interrupt man power to work smoothly.

    Sh NK Sharma, Chief Engineer, after hearing all the industrial issues raised by the industrialists said we are already in process to rectify this power issues and taking corrective and preventive measures so that continuous loss to industrial production will be minimized. He further said we are going install 25 new transformers in this region.

    This program was attended by key industrialists namely Sh. Suresh Chaudhary, Sh. Phuman Singh, Sh. Sanjeev Gupta, Sh. Sanjay Gupta, Sh. Deepak Kalra, Sh. Didarjit Singh, Sh. J.P Singh Jiwan, Sh. Sham Lal , Sh. Subash ji, Sh. Rajnish Bansal Legal Secretary CICU and others.

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  • HIKE IN STEEL PRICE

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a Press Note released today said that the Hike in Steel Prices will lead to increase in Agriculture Implements & Machinery. He added that the hike in Steel cost has increased @ Rs. 5/- per kg. in March’ 16 in comparison to price of steel in the in the month of Feb.’16.  So, due to above increase in steel cost, farm Machinery and Implements manufacturers will have no option but to increase the prices of their products.

    He further quoted that agriculture machinery manufacturing Industry is already passing through loss because of poor monsoon for the last 2 years and rise in the steel prices will lead to increase in the cost of agriculture machinery and implements.  Through mechanization of machinery, Agro Industry is expecting the recovery of previous years’ sales dent in coming years follows:-

    1. For the last many years, farming sector is facing problem of labor shortage, especially; during sowing and cutting seasons and thus not getting desired crop yields.  Due to this reason young farmers are not taking interest to work in farms.  So, farming though mechanization way can only solve the aforesaid problems of farmers.  On the one hand mechanization will reduce the labor cost and on the other hand, it will lead to improve yield from existing 10% to 25-30% in near future.  This will also help for the survival of farmers and agriculture both in the country.
    2. In the future Mechanized Farm Equipments Manufacturers are expecting their sales to rise from the existing figures of about Rs. 32.00 Cr to Rs. 40.00 Cr. in next 2-3 years.
    3. Also organized Tractors manufacturing companies, Foreign Mechanized Agriculture Equipments Manufacturers in association with Indian SMEs are hoping to capture the market of Tractors up to 60% and Mechanized Implements market up to 45% in the next 5 years.

    However, if the aforesaid trend of hike in steel price is not controlled, the expectations of Agro Industry will get ruined and will lead to compel the Agro Industry to increase prices of machinery & equipments which affect the purchasing capacity of farmers.  It will also leave its impact on exporters of agro machinery with global players.

    Therefore, CICU urges upon the Union Government to take immediate and appropriate steps to reduce the steel price and control the increase so that Agro Industry comes out of the comma of poor sales of the previous years and bees able to survive and remove trade barriers, like; Minimum Import Price (MIP) to get steel at nominal rate.

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  • CICU Organized Semin

    One day Seminar on “Grow Sales with Digital Marketing” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn latest methods and procedures of Digital Marketing for promoting their sales of products and services. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this seminar will enlighten participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains to their companies in marketing. 

    The interactive & thought provoking program was conducted by Dr. Rahul Sharma, Assistant Prof. School of Business Management LPU, who is Ph.D, MBA (Marketing), M.com having about 8 years experience in teaching & research relating to Digital Marketing, Social Networking Sites & Consumer Engagement, E-Retailer Attributes, Market Orientations, Building Products and Developing Markets, Role of Social Media for Organization Sustainability. He has published many research papers in International & National Journals. He discussed in details regarding Entering the Online Space, Search Engine Optimization, Website Development/Management and Web Analytics, Potential of Digital Marketing for Sales Promotion, Digital Technologies and cutting edge Skills/Strategies, Effective Use of Social Media Network for Business Promotion. He also gave important tips to more than 30 participants, including Marketing Head, Managers, Entrepreneurs regarding Digital Marketing to Grow Sales by maximizing the customer visits to the buyer seller website and optimize the cost for engaging and sharing the products/services with maximum people for getting excellent response.

     Sh. Narinder Kumar Gupta, Manager CICU in his concluding remarks said that the Future of Marketing is Digital Marketing. This seminar will make valuable contribution for effective use of “Digital Marketing Skills” for promoting business with minimum inventory, time & cost reduction, at much faster speed and demographically widest coverage of markets for 24x7 hours operations from and to any place, without physical movement of sellers and buyers. It is highly beneficial in many ways. Sh. Ahuja further said that he was hopeful, if the knowledge shared in the seminar is practically and effectively implemented. It will definitely grow the sales of goods and services of the industry and trade of the Punjab at much higher speed with lesser costs.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • CICU Organized Semin

    One day Seminar on “Grow Sales with Digital Marketing” was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Commercial Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn latest methods and procedures of Digital Marketing for promoting their sales of products and services. He further said that in this global competitive business scenario, this seminar will enlighten participants to add superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains to their companies in marketing. 

    The interactive & thought provoking program was conducted by Dr. Rahul Sharma, Assistant Prof. School of Business Management LPU, who is Ph.D, MBA (Marketing), M.com having about 8 years experience in teaching & research relating to Digital Marketing, Social Networking Sites & Consumer Engagement, E-Retailer Attributes, Market Orientations, Building Products and Developing Markets, Role of Social Media for Organization Sustainability. He has published many research papers in International & National Journals. He discussed in details regarding Entering the Online Space, Search Engine Optimization, Website Development/Management and Web Analytics, Potential of Digital Marketing for Sales Promotion, Digital Technologies and cutting edge Skills/Strategies, Effective Use of Social Media Network for Business Promotion. He also gave important tips to more than 30 participants, including Marketing Head, Managers, Entrepreneurs regarding Digital Marketing to Grow Sales by maximizing the customer visits to the buyer seller website and optimize the cost for engaging and sharing the products/services with maximum people for getting excellent response.

    Sh. Narinder Kumar Gupta, Manager CICU in his concluding remarks said that the Future of Marketing is Digital Marketing. This seminar will make valuable contribution for effective use of “Digital Marketing Skills” for promoting business with minimum inventory, time & cost reduction, at much faster speed and demographically widest coverage of markets for 24x7 hours operations from and to any place, without physical movement of sellers and buyers. It is highly beneficial in many ways. Sh. Ahuja further said that he was hopeful, if the knowledge shared in the seminar is practically and effectively implemented. It will definitely grow the sales of goods and services of the industry and trade of the Punjab at much higher speed with lesser costs.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • Meeting with General

    Chamber Of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings Authorities attended Interaction Meeting with Ms. Rachna Dikshit, General Manager of Reserve Bank of India, Shri Vikramjit Singh Sidhu Zonal Manager Punjab & Sind Bank, Ludhiana and with other senior officers of Bank’s of Ludhiana   to discuss the Issues related to Finance /credit facilities being faced by MSME’s .It was decided during meeting to get the details of such problems from the industrial units and Cluster actors for amicable solution in the next meeting fixed on 20th Sept., 2016.

    Sh. Avtar Singh ,President of CICU, Ludhiana   requested the Bankers to provide loans to MSME’s under the Scheme of Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) which has been created By Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India to help the units who don’t have collateral security. He also suggested that the Banks may consult the Units to know the genuine reasons for NPA before declaring the units as NPA. He requested that Banks should come forward to rehabilitate such Sick Units. The meeting was attended by S/Sh. S.S.Bedi Advisor to CICU & SMDC, Daljit Singh Deeco, Vice President CICU, A.D.Miglani, President, Ludhiana Wire Manufacturers Association(Regd.), Manjit Singh Matharoo, General Secretary, Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers Association.

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  • CICU Organized Aware

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU said that the purpose of this seminar is to make its members aware of the Goods & Service Tax (GST), which is proposed to be implemented w.e.f. 1st April, 2017, replacing a host of indirect taxes presently levied by Centre, States and Local Bodies. There are clear indications that it will be rolled out from April, 2017 as announced by the Central Government. The GST is a tax on goods and services with comprehensive and continuous chain of set-off benefits from the Producer’s point and Service provider’s point up to the Retailer level. It aims to remove the shortcomings in the structure of VAT, provide comprehensive & wider coverage of input credit setoff, provide subjugation of many indirect taxes at State and Central level and uniformity to tax rates across the States, among the many other benefits that would help the Entrepreneurs.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary said that there is widespread consensus in economic and business circles that implementation of the GST would be transformative for the Indian economy in its pursuit of rapid growth. The fact is that the planned GST would replace a whole host of existing taxes, duties, customs, excises, and surcharges, all of which vary from State to State. The current tangle of taxes is a big impediment for the movement of goods, provision of services and general trade between States in the Indian union. These taxes distort the market, introduce uncertainty, and generally complicate decision-making for firms, all of which add to costs. That’s why a common GST would not only raise revenue for the Government, but also reduce costs for businesses, which in a competitive environment will mean lower prices for consumers. This kind of win-win-win situation would provide a great fillip to the Indian economy, leading to increases in growth of up to 1 to 2% of GDP by some estimates.

    This Seminar was conducted by Mr. R.K. Hasija Advocate Punjab & Haryana High Court and Chief Advisor at     GSTaxperts Attorney & Consultants and Mr. S.J Singh Ex-Commissioner Central Excise & Service Tax Chandigarh. These eminent experts explained at length and breadth the importance and implications of Goods & Service Tax (GST).Some drawbacks of model GST law were also discussed which the experts impressed upon CICU to take up with authorities concerned. The participants had a lively interaction and their questions were responded to the highest intellectual satisfaction.

    More than 250 participants participated in this seminar. This event was attended by Chairmen, Presidents of various Associations and Leading Industrialists namely S/Sh. S.C Rehlan President FIEO,   Suresh Chaudhary, S.M Mehta, Jaspal Singh Shahpuri, Yashpal Gosain, Jaspal Singh Sall, Surinder Singh, Sham Lal Gupta, Jatinder Singh Manchanda, M.S Lamba, Jaswinder Singh Birdi, Jagtar Singh, Interjit Nagpal, Rajat Sood, Phuman Singh, S.B Singh, Rajnish Bansal, Parveen Chadha and others.

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    CICU has been organizing various programs for the benefit of the industry and trade sectors of Punjab. Skill up-gradation of the Industrial employees/workers is one of the key agenda under the “Make In India” initiative by the Government & facilitated by Chamber. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regard and has decided to launch the “Excellence in Plant Management” program. The second session of this program was conducted on 6th September 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in his welcome address said that there is a dire need for the up-gradation of the industry in terms of plant management especially in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, where things are still handled on traditional concepts & mismatch with today’s competitive scenario. For Global Competition, achieving Excellence in Business has become very important and plant management plays a vital role in its up-gradation. There is a direct co-relation between skill up-gradation of employees and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the business.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that Plant Management is a blend of Lean Concepts like 5S, 3M & Kaizen, Daily Work Management, Inventory Management, C/T study &TAKT Time, SMED (Quick change over), Production Improvement by monitoring O.E.E, TPM & TQM etc. are effective tools for achieving Excellence in Plant Management. The organizations can improve their working by implementing these strategies.

    The interactive and thought provoking session was conducted by Sh. Rakesh Gupta, founder CEO of M/s ACE1 Consulting. He is B.E., MS (BITS Pilani) & pursuing PhD (IIT Delhi). Sh. Gupta is having 31 years of rich experience in automotive & engineering industry. He has worked with ACMA, ACT division as Principal Counsellor for 11.5 years. He has worked with United Nations (UNIDO) as National Expert to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Component Industry.

    In his second session, he enlightened the participants with concepts like Flow Manufacturing & Single pc flow, C/T study &TAKT Time, SMED (Quick change over), Production VS Productivity, Production losses, Daily production report, H.W. Points. The participants showed their PPTs on the Implementations done in their shop floor based on the learning of Day – 1 on 5S, Visual Management, Safety, Waste Control, 3M, Kaizen, Layout Changes for improving production, quality, safety and costs etc. Their learning was  measured through different tests conducted by the faculty.

    The program was attended by 30 participants from different industrial sectors like auto components, fasteners, garments & textiles, bicycle components, agriculture & horticulture machinery and machine tools etc.

    The program was highly appreciated by the participants.

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  • CICU CONDEMNS ESIC H

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President in a Press released today said that ESIC has raised threshold Wage Limit from Rs. 15000/- to Rs.21000/- thereby raising wage ceiling by 40%.  This new wage ceiling will add 50.00 lacs workers to ESIC.  Moreover, ESIC has not only increased the wage limit, but allowed insured persons to opt for continuing the cover even if their salary breaches the salary.

    He further mentioned that majority of industrial workers are not receiving required medical care at ESIC Dispensaries and Model Hospitals in Punjab. In case of sudden accident, Industrialists have to incur additional cost for providing emergency treatment at other hospital/s as there is no facility for the same at ESIC Dispensaries and Model Hospitals in Punjab after 5:30 PM on all working days as well as on every Saturday, Sunday & holidays. 

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary said that employer has to contribute 4.75% of a worker’s salary towards ESIC as contribution while for worker it stands as 1.75%.
    This enhancement of wage ceiling which will come into effect from October’ 01, 2016 is uncalled for and unjustified as by this move. 

    He said that though employers and workers are contributing to ESIC at the rate of 6.50% of the wages of workers under the scheme yet majority of dispensaries functioning in Punjab have been woefully short of doctors, supply of required medicines, basic facilities and infrastructure, which fall within the ambit of ESIC responsibilities. However in case of delayed payment of contribution, the concerned industrialist is being panelized heavily.

    Both of them have urged upon Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister for Labour to review the enhanced wage ceiling in the interest of the industrial growth and development of Industry which already facing financial crunch in the prevailing adverse economic scenario. 

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     INDUSTRIES TO GO ‘HIGHTECH TO CONSERVE WATER & SAVE ENVIRONMENT’

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that Shri Manpreet Singh, IAS, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board inaugurated New Generation Tricotect Instrument at New Swan Electroplating Plant.

    Shri Manpreet Singh, IAS mentioned that the need of the hour is to control the usage of chemical in Electroplating Industry and adopt Modern Technology to conserve water and save environment for our next generations.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU & CEO, LETS mentioned that water is one of the prime resources and water level is declining day-by-day.  So conservation of water is need of the hour.  He also said that LETS lifts about 5.00 lacs litres of waste water per day for its re-usage.  Acceptance of New Technology will save our environments.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU & Chairman, Small Industrial Development Board, Punjab mentioned that Tricotech is a Patent Technology of Atotech and this first of its kind in Northern India.  He further mentioned that Regeneration System for Passivation leads to Reduce the Dumps and Wastes, Reduce Waste Water, Increase Quality Consistency, Reduce Cost, No Production Interruption due to Fresh Make Ups.  He further mentioned that University of Minnesota study on Tritotect quotes that this technology helps to Consistent Product Appearance, Consistent Corrosion Protection, Bath Life can increase to 2 years or more and Annual saving up to 50% on passivates.

    Shri Rajesh Uppal, Sr. Manager, M/s Autotech India (P) Ltd. explained about the specifications and benefits of Tricotect Technology.

    Other prominent persons who were present at the time of inauguration were    Mr. Gurbakash Singh Gill, XEN, PPCB, Mr. A K Hira, Mr. Damanjit Singh & Mr. Ravi Prakash.

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    CICU Organized Seminar on “Production & Quality Improvements through Root Cause Analysis”

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) organized one day Program on Production & Quality Improvements through Root Cause Analysis at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.   The Seminar was attended by more than 40 participants including general managers, plant heads & senior level managers and executives from production, quality, planning & control, R&D, engineering and maintenance departments of various industrial units.   

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU welcomed the participants and mentioned that CICU is regularly conducting such workshops, seminars and exhibitions etc. on important and relevant subjects such as quality, productivity enhancement, energy efficiency, cost reduction, IT, finance, material managements, personality development, corporate grooming,  environment and pollution control measures etc. for the benefits of industry and trade sectors of Punjab. He further mentioned that CICU endeavors to make Ludhiana industry a world class manufacturing hub and achieve the missions like ‘Make in India’ and Zero Defect Zero Effect .He further narrated that the concept of Root Cause Analysis is very useful and effective tool to change the mind set of our workforce involved in production and quality by reducing wastages, rejections and costs, resulting in upgrading industry for national and international competitions.

     

    The interactive and thought provoking sessions were conducted by Sh. Manjit Singh, DGM, Design and Development (New Products). He is B.Tech industrial engineering and having more than sixteen years experience in this field. He explained in details day to day internal & external problems faced by the manufacturing industry. Topics  like how to do 5 Why Analysis, Gemba Technique, Fish Bone Diagram, Affinity Diagram for efficient and effective use to give best results, 7 QC tools and how RCA helps to reduce the COPQ. He also explained the powerful solutions & methodologies in achieving this objective to save material, man power, time, energy and costs etc. which will improve overall efficiency and profitability of the industry.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This seminar will make valuable contribution for Production & Quality Improvements through the Root Cause Analysis Techniques. Sh. Ahuja was hopeful that knowledge shared in this seminar, if implemented practically and effectively will definitely improve the productivity, quality, reduce costs and accidents in their respective industries.

    He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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    CICU Organized Certificates Distribution Function under Skill Development Programs

    CICU organized a function for Distribution of Employable Skills Certificates at CICU Head Office, Gill Road, Ludhiana. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Director Micro Small & Medium Enterprises DI was the Chief Guest and distributed the certificates to more than 100 successful candidates, who had recently completed different Vocational Training Programs in Retail Sale & Marketing (Sales Associate), Automotive Sector (Customer Relationship Executive & Showroom Host/Hostess) under Prime Minister Koshal Vikas Yojana by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Banking & Accounts course under Learn & Earn Scheme by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. The skilled manpower in these areas is highly demanded in the respective sectors.

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) is running a Skill Development Centre since 2012 for unemployed and underemployed school & college pass out and drop out candidates for providing an access for Skill Development Trainings in short term (1-3 months) and flexi hour’s courses, improving their employability and making them available for proper jobs in industry and trade sectors of Punjab. These courses are run under different Government Schemes like Learn & Earn under Ministry of Minority Affairs (GOI), Prime Minister Koshal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) and Skill India Programs for re-enforcement of other National Programs like Make-in-India and Zero Defect & Zero Effect etc.

    These training programs will help the youth to improve their economic condition and keep them away from social evils and drug addiction. After the Skill Development Trainings, they will be available for increasing our productivity as well as ability to adopt in changing industrial environment to face global competition. We need large young population to acquire these vocational skills in India as presently only 10% are getting the skill trainings compared to 60% to 96% in developed countries. CICU is providing these Trainings to the youths 'Free of Cost'. After successful training CICU is helping these candidate for suitable jobs in its Member Industry and Trade Sectors in Punjab region.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that in the present scenario skill trainings are very important for the up-gradation of productivity, quality, cost reduction & improvement of environment and making our industry competitive at National & International levels for sustainable growth. They congratulated the successful candidates and wish them a bright & successful career.

    S/Sh. Inderjit Singh Navyug Vice President and Pardeep Wadhawan Co-Patron CICU and Sham Lal Gupta leading industrialist were also graced the occasion.

    They were hopeful that skills and knowledge gained by the candidates will definitely help in Nation Building.

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    Awareness Program on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs

    MSME Development Institute, Govt. of India, Ludhiana in association with Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) & Punjab State Agriculture Implements Manufacturers Association (PSAIMA) organized Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    The main objective of this Awareness program was to create consciousness about the Brands, Design, Patent and Trademark under the intellectual Property Rights.

    Sh. Vijay Kumar Director MSME-DI Ludhiana while inaugurating the program informed the need of such programs to protect their Designing, Patent and other Trade Mark Rights from imitation. He also informed that using the copy of Design, Product and Trade Mark is a crime under the IPR Act.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President of Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings while welcoming the Chief Guest and other dignitaries said that this awareness program is useful for the all industrial sectors. He stressed that units should come forward to get themselves registered under the Intellectual Property Rights. This will be helpful in making the Brand image in the national as well as International Markets.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary of Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana while speaking on the occasion, said that Agricultural Implement and Auto Part Industries are changing their products day by day to achieve the markets avenues. He further said that there is a need to develop new designs and protect them under the Intellectual Property Rights.

    Sh. Rahul Taneja , Scientist from HSCST presented the details about the rights of the manufactures under the Intellectual Property Rights. Sh. Gurharminder Singh , Sr. Scientific Officer from PSCST, Chandigarh spoke about Trademarks, Copyrights etc. related to Agricultural Implements Industry.

    Sh. Malkiat Singh President of Punjab State Agriculture Implements Manufacturers Associations(PSAIMA) presented the vote of thanks and assured that their members will get the benefit as told by the experts.

    Sh. Ankur Pathak, Sh. Neeraj Arora and Sh. Manoj Sharma, Assistant Directors from MSME-DI, Ludhiana provided the details of the subsidy Amount of Rs. 25000/- for Domestic Patent and Rs 200000/- for International Patent available for acquiring the certificates under the IPR and regarding other MSME schemes.

    Program was attended by more than 100 participants from MSMEs

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  • CICU Inaugurates Fiv

    CICU has been organizing various programs for the benefit of the industry and trade sectors of Punjab. Skill up-gradation of the Industrial employees/workers is one of the key agenda under the “Make In India” initiative by the Government & facilitated by Chamber. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regard and has decided to launch the “Excellence in Plant Management” program. This type of program has been organized for the first time in Ludhiana. The first session of this program was conducted on 23rd August 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in his welcome address said that there is a dire need for the up-gradation of the industry in terms of plant management especially in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, where things are still handled on traditional concepts & mismatch with today’s competitive scenario. For Global Competition, achieving Excellence in Business has become very important and plant management plays a vital role in its up-gradation.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that Plant Management is a blend of Lean Concepts like 5S, 3M & Kaizen, Daily Work Management, Inventory Management, Production Improvement by monitoring O.E.E, TPM & TQM etc. are effective tools for achieving Excellence in Plant Management. The organizations can improve their working by implementing these strategies.

    The interactive and thought provoking session was conducted by Sh. Rakesh Gupta, founder CEO of M/s ACE1 Consulting. He is B.E., MS (BITS Pilani) & pursuing PhD (IIT Delhi). Sh. Gupta is having 31 years of rich experience in automotive & engineering industry. He has worked with ACMA, ACT division as Principal Counsellor for 11.5 years. He has worked with United Nations (UNIDO) as National Expert to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Component Industry. In his first session, he enlightened the participants with concepts like 5S, Visual management, Safety, 7 types of Wastes and its control, 3M, Kaizen, Layout Changes and LCA concepts for excellent working.

    Sh. SB Singh Publicity Secretary CICU said knowledge shared in this program, if implemented practically and effectively will definitely improve the productivity, quality, reduce wastages, accidents and costs in their respective industries.

    The program was attended by 30 participants from different industrial sectors like auto components, fasteners, garments & textiles, bicycle components, agriculture & horticulture machinery and machine tools etc.

    The program was highly appreciated by the participants.

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  • Ramgarhia Education

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU in a statement released today said that Ramgarhia Education Council (Regd.) held a ceremony to honour Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja who has been appointed Chairman of Small Scale Industries Development Board (SSIDB) by the Government of Punjab, recently.

    Shri Ranjodh Singh, President, Ramgarhia Education Council mentioned that Ludhiana Industry is delighted on the appointment of Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja as Chairman of SSIDB.  He also said that the Industry has high hopes from him and looks for speedy growth of Ludhiana Industry under his leadership.

    Shri Jagtar Singh Bhambra, General Secretary, Ramgarhia Education Council revealed that his appointment as Chairman of SSIB is the result of his tireless and sincere efforts which Mr. Upkar Singh Ahuja has been making for the growth and development of Industry for the last two decades.

    The prominent Industrialists who attended the ceremony were – Sarv Shri Manjit Singh, MSSS, Rajinder Singh, Jagtar Singh, Gurmit Singh Kular, Surinder Singh, MAPCO, Jagdev Singh, Jasvir Singh, G S Auto, Raghbir Singh Sohal, President, Plywood Manufacturing Association, Charanjit Singh Vishawkarma, Baldev Singh, Nexo, Harjit Singh Sond & Gurcharan Singh Lotey.

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  • CICU to form Hi-tech

    CICU Manufacturing Excellence Committee organizes the seminar on Lean Manufacturing for the development of industries. An Interaction Meeting with the members of this Committee was held at CICU, focal point, Ludhiana. It was chaired by S. Avatar Singh, President of Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings. The purpose of this meeting was to make aware the Industrialist about the need of the new developments required to compete in the International Markets.

    S. Avtar Singh President of CICU while welcoming the industrialist emphasizes that we should make efforts to develop New Designs and Machinery for which schemes are available from Ministry of MSME. He further said that chamber is organizing various Seminars for the up-liftment of MSME’s.

    S. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary of CICU said there is a need for Low Cost Automation which can be achieved through Development and by changing the prevailing processes of manufacturing. He also explained the activities of chamber for the development of various Industrial sectors. He also informed about skilling manpower   through the Skill development Centre being run by Chamber.

    Sh. Vinod K Pandita (CEO) of Perception Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd.,  told the benefit about LEAN MANUFACTURING CLUSTER and said that cluster is a very strong tool to carry improvement in industries as industry has a lot by sharing of best practice & learn from each other. He also discussed about what are challenges facing in SME’s industries and give the knowledge about Business development, Marketing Strategy, Sustainability, Safety measures, Skill development, Business Goal, Quality management Culture and how we can get maximum result with available resource.  

    Sh. Tarlochan Singh, Chairman of the Manufacturing Excellence Committee said that it is the time for Industries to get benefit by applying the lean Manufacturing Technique. It is a need of an hour as industry is passing from a very crucial time due to competition from China and other countries.

    Sh. Mukhinder Singh from Phagwara said that there a need to develop interchangeable Parts of the Machines.  Sh H.S. Saggu who came from Mohali said R&D facilities are required to develop new designs.

    In the meeting, S/Sh.  Sushil Kumar, Ranjit singh, Sandeep Singh, Beneypal Singh, Kamaljeet Singh, Mukhinder Singh, H.S.saggu, Gurmail Singh, Lakhvir Singh, were present to share their views.

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  • Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuj

    Delegation comprising Sh. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Hon’ble Irrigation Minister Punjab,Sh. Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, Industrial Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, Sh. Darshan Singh Shivalik MLA, Sh. Manpreet Singh Ayali MLA, Sh. Avtar Singh President, Sh. Phuman Singh Finance Secretary, Sh. Didarjit Singh Press Secretary CICU and Sh. Nitin Goyal leading Industrialist from Raikot called on S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minster Punjab and thanked him for appointing Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU, as  Chairman Small Industry Development Board Punjab. Punjab Government under the stewardship of S. Parkash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister had earlier appointed late Sh. Inderjit Singh Pardhan as Chairman of Small Industry Development Board Punjab. Deputy Chief Minister assured the delegation to resolve all pending industrial issues shortly.

    The Entire Members of CICU and its 32 affiliated Industrial Associations of Punjab thanks to S. Parkash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister and S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minster Punjab for appointment of Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja as Chairman Small Industry Development Board Punjab by considering his selfless services being rendered for the uplift, growth and development of MSME Sector in Punjab. Sh. Ahuja is considered as torchbearer, effective watchdog being responsible, credible and respectable industrial personality. All industrial leaders expressed confidence that Sh. Ahuja Group Managing Director New Swan Companies would handle the affairs of Industrial Development Board Punjab in a smooth, effective and transparent manner.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja assured the Industrialists that his first priority will be the speedy growth and development of MSME Sector in Punjab through regular interaction so as to meet out aspirations of industrialists. All out Efforts will be made to amicably resolve industrial issues.

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    Fifth, one day Seminar on “Improve Quality by Poka Yoke-Mistake Proofing” was organized today by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn methods and procedures of Poka Yoke to be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this competitive scenario, this seminar will enable participants to deliver superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies. 

    This highly interactive and thought provoking seminar was conducted by Sh. Neeraj Gaur. He is B.E (Mech.), Six Sigma Black Belt from ACMA and Qualified Auditor for ISO/TS16949. He is having more than 16 years experience in Quality and Quality Management Systems. He discussed in details Poka-Yoke Approach, How Poka-Yoke is Part of Kaizen Activity, Importance of Poka-Yoke, Poka-Yoke Levels, Selection of Poka-Yoke Projects, Safety Improvement Related Examples, Poka-Yoke Reporting, Poak-Yoke Steps Implementation , Human Errors & Poka-Yoke, How to Build Poka-Yoke Culture and few Case Studies from important  manufacturing processes .He also gave important tips regarding day-to-day shop floor problems and their solutions for benefit of industry and trade sectors.

    More than 50 participants comprising proprietors, partners, directors, general managers, plant heads & senior level managers from production, quality, planning & control, R&D, engineering and maintenance participated in this program.   

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This seminar will make valuable contribution for use of effective Poka Yoke skills for promoting participative management, cross functional team working, fulfilling quality assurance, cost reduction and relieve workers of constant attention to worrisome problems, which are essential to compete, survive and prosper. Sh. Ahuja was hopeful that knowledge shared in the seminar if implemented practically and effectively will definitely improve the productivity, quality; reduce costs and accidents in their respective industries. He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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    CICU Conducts Seminar on Good HR Practices for the Benefit of Industry

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU in a statement released today emphasized that Indian Industry has a challenging time ahead which can sustain and grow by working hardly and smartly. Human Resource Management is a planned approach to managing people effectively for performance. It aims to establish a more open, flexible and caring management style so that Staff will be motivated, developed and managed in a way that they give their best to support in achieving departmental objectives and enhance productivity.Good HR practices not only eliminate behavior and work-quality problems, but motivate employees to contribute more for growth and development of company. Often, a company accepts from its employees to perform "360-degree feedback" that assesses peers and subordinates as well as supervisors and management.

    Sh. Upkar Singh General Secretary CICU said after globalization of markets and liberalization of Indian economy, the Indian Industries have been experiencing stiff competition. The role of Human Resources is changing as fast as technology and the global market place. The positive result of these changes is that HR Professionals have the opportunities to play a more strategic role in business.  The challenge of HR Managers is to keep up to date with latest HR Innovations-Technological, Legal and otherwise. The above beings so true that today we need to understand what are some of the best practices of HR which can keep pace with growing demands of business and environment. It encourages   employees for taking responsibility for their performance and progress, helps set goals and direct efforts, provides opportunity for career development and improvement and assures fair individual evaluations.  Also does it have an agility and flexibility to mold and to tune itself with growing needs of the Indian Subcontinent when India is moving towards Make-in-India.

    The interactive & thought-provoking program on Good HR Practices was conducted at CICU Complex Focal Point Ludhiana by Capt S Jolly, an ex-armed forces expert having immense experience in corporate training delivery.

    More than 50 participants comprising proprietors, partners, directors, general managers and HRD heads representing various industries attended this programme and significant strategies emanated for enhancing efficiency and strengthening execution capabilities in organizations. The training provided to the participants an extensive knowledge on the subject and its implementation will definitely benefit industry.

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    Program on “Marketing Beyond Limits” organized by CICU was a ‘Grand Success’

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in a statement released today said that of a unique program on “Marketing beyond Limits” was organized on 31-72016 late in the evening at Hotel Park Plaza by renowned experts shared their expertise to accelerate growth trajectory and to implement latest trends on marketing and promotion strategy to face substantial challenges from customers with changing and diverging needs to new competitors and breakthrough technology.

     

    Shri Upkar Singh said that in rapidly changing scenario there is need to find Innovative ways of Marketing to support companies in all industries in staying ahead of new market development, capturing new opportunities and shaping marketing straggles.  In this Era of Global Competition, we have to work collaboratively with our clients to drive Transformative Changes and Profitable Growth while ensuring substantial business success. 

     

    Key speakers provided wide range of solutions, marketing knowhow and creative width like biggies to participants. 

     

    Shri Rahul Taneja, Scientists, Patent Information Centre, Intellectual Property Facilitation (IPR) Centre for MSME, Haryana State Council for Science & Technology in his presentation mentioned that Companies need to pay full attention on IPRs which is very uncommon in this part of country.  He described very simple ways regarding the need, importance and significance of Patent, Trade Marks, Industrial Designs & Copy Rights in this competitive global market. 

     

    Shri Sandeep Jain, Executive Director, Monte Carlo said that the methods of marketing are changing depending upon customers requirements and satisfaction.  The need of the hour is to review carefully the feedback supports about products, quality and design and bring changes accordingly.  Now-a-days, Business to Govt. (B@G) concept is gaining importance

     

    Shri Sujit Sen Gupta , Professor of Marketing and Sales, IILM, Institute of High Education, New Delhi with a vast experience of 35 years in Industry, in his presentation mentioned that marketing practices are continuously evolving, every department and has to play active role, significance of use of Digital World, Internet of Things, Location Based Marketing and On Demand Marketing.  With the changing concepts of marketing, he laid emphasis on Design Thinking, Dominance of Customers, Customer Engagements, Concentration of Services and Use of Customer Satisfaction Experiences for expanding business.  In this context, he showed a case study which was highly applauded by the participants. 

    Shri Sajal Gohs , Managing Director  & Founder of Be Foundations said that there is dire need for uplifting the Industry in terms of Brand Building as it will lead to better value addition.  Emphasis and Concepts of Creativity, Use of Power of Technology and Drafting Ideas into Dreams so as to rope in customers in this highly competitive market.

    Shri Swapan Dutta, President (Retail), Monte Carlo with over 25 years of experience in fields of Apparels & Technology in his presentation laid emphasis on Customer Retention Management, adoption of View Strategy like SMS Marketing, Customized Offers, Innovative Schemes linked with perceived value of product, Online Sights to reach customer, Cross Promotions and focus on Customer Experiences.

    This was followed by very interesting ‘Question–Answer’ session in which participants cleared their doubts.

    The high value event was sponsored by Be Foundations, Atotech, OYO Rooms, Orbit Tours & Travels, Kitty Breads, Ludhiana Beverages, Saini Tech Paint Shop Solutions, New Swan Enterprises, Kings Exports, Pie Hand Tools, Lucky Exports & The Times of India.

    The Program was jam packed as more than 150 Industrialists mainly comprising of YBL from all types of Industry attended the event. Prominent Industrialists who attended the Program were – Sarv Shri Ramesh Mago, Rajnish Ahuja, T R Mishra, Pankaj Sharma, Didarjit Singh, Jitender Pal Singh, Manjit Singh Matharoo, Yashpal Gosain, Sanjay Dhiman & others.

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    CICU Hails Power Tariff Relief and Concessions Granted to Industry

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a press conference held today hailed reduction in power tariff and concessions granted to Industry as under:

    • Reduction in rates for Industrial Consumers i.e. Rs. 4.99/unit for Small Power (SP) category, Rs. 5.99/unit for Medium Supply (MS) category and Rs. 6.35/unit for Large Supply (LS).
    • Removable of Peak Load Exemption charges from 1st August for MS Consumers and from 1st October for LS category.
    • Consumption above the maximum annual consumption of last two years to be charged at the Rs. 4.99/unit for LS category.
    • Peak load hours restrictions surcharge which was earlier being levied at Rs. 2 per unit on the industry but now this charge has been waived, thereby giving a relief of Rs. 200 crore per month to the Industry. This would reduce the use of generators, leading to decrease in the environmental pollution in the State also.
    • Supply voltage limits for releasing industrial loads to be enhanced.
    • Regulations related to controversial law of unauthorized use of electricity to be reviewed.
    • Marriage palaces, which have to pay huge minimum monthly charges on their power connections in off season as well, will now be billed under annual minimum charges. Under this, they will pay only for actual usage in off season. 

    Punjab now has power surplus and good power environment for setting up industry. Sh. Avtar Singh President and Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU have requested and urged upon S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab to consider following inputs for the further promotion of the industry:

    • Peak load restrictions should be abolished immediately.
    • Industrial units consuming electricity during night hours should be provided relief at the of Rs.3 per unit.
    • In Mix Land Use Areas Ludhiana and designated Industrial Zones in Punjab electricity connections should be provided without submission of No Objection Certificate (NOC) and Change of Land Use (CLU) certificate
    • Providing further concessions in tariff at par with other States where rates are comparatively cheaper.
    • New Power tariff should be made effective from 1st April 2016, instead of 1st August 2016.

     

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  • CICU & LETS Organize

    CICU & LETS Organized Mass Plantation and Industrial Interaction with Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal, Hon’ble Industry & Commerce Minister Punjab

     Sh. Avtar Singh Chief Executive Officer LETS & President CICU said that protection of environment is of paramount importance now-a-days. There is urgent need for maintaining greenery in order to reduce the adverse impact of pollution. We should keep our environment clean & green for a healthy living. He highlighted pollution related problems of industry and presented memorandum to Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal Hon’ble Industry Minister Punjab.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU apprised specific industrial issues and submitted memorandum to Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal Hon’ble Industry Minister Punjab. CICU has taken several initiative to keep industry environmental friendly. More than 1000 shrubs/herbs are being planted in middle of main roads and parks so as to maintain proper greenery and to develop green industrial belt.

    Mass plantation drive was inaugurated by Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal Hon’ble Industry Minister Punjab at CICU Complex Focal Point Ludhiana. He highlighted the significant and importance of maintaining greenery. He said that there is a great need for making Ludhiana Clean and Green City in order to reduce the adverse impact of pollution. He released booklet on Rain Harvesting published by Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja Group Managing Director New Swan Companies. This booklet provides very valuable guidance regarding preservation of water.

    After holding interactive session with the leading industrialists, the Industry Minister announced as under:

    • Lauded the efforts of LETS & CICU in making Ludhiana Clean and Green City.
    • State Government is committed to provide Exhibition Centre to Ludhiana Industry. 
    • Assured every possible help to resolve specific industrial issues by holding meeting with CICU & LETS delegation.
    • Will take more initiatives to hasten industrial growth.
    • Appreciated the role of industry in generating revenue for the state exchequer.  
    • Advised Sh. Gulshan Rai Chief Environmental Engineer for extension of VDS up to 31.12.2016

    More than 350 Members of LETS & CICU attended this session which included prominent dignitaries and key industrialists namely: S/Sh. Shakti Sharma Chairman PSIEC, Lalit Sharma Member PPCB,  Jatinder Mittal Facilitation Member MSME , Sh. Vijay Kumar Director MSME-DI, Mahesh Khanna General Manager DIC Ludhiana , Sh. Gulshan Rai Chief  Environmental Engineer PPCB, Charanjit Singh Vishwakarma President UCPMA, Jagbir Singh Sokhi Councilor Municipal Corporation &  President Ludhiana Sewing Machine Club, G.S Kahlon President Auto Parts, Manmohan Singh Ubhi, Daljit Singh Dico & Jeevan Sood Directors LETS , Satish Dhanda, Rajnish Ahuja, Rajnish Bansal, Phuman Singh, S.S. Passi, Inderjit Nagpal ,Jogga Singh Deol  etc.

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  • CICU's ORGANIZES OPE

    CICU’s ORGANIZES OPEN “CHESS COMPETITION”

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that CICU’s organized An Open “Chess Competition” in which about 30 Chess Players participated and the winners were presented the awards.  Mr. Sahil Batra, a well known National Chess Player, was the Judge of the Competition.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President mentioned that the motive of holding the Chess Competition is to developed social relationships amongst the Industry & talented persons from society and to know and understand one another in a better way.

    Shri Upkar Singn Ahuja said that Sports play a very important part in developing friendly relations and be get opportunity and learn from one another the ethical ways and means of success and to be mentally & morally strong.  The following were declared winners:-

    1.      Mr. Rajkamal of M/s Gobind Rubbers – 1st Prize Winner

    2.      Mr. Prichay Saxena - an open participant - 2nd Prize Winner &

    3.      Mr. Angad Singh of M/s Big Ben - was 3rd Prize Winner

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    CICU Organized Program on 7 Quality Tools for MSMEs

    MSME Development Institute, Govt. of India, Ludhiana in association with Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings organized Training Programme on 7 Quality Tools for MSMEs at Conference Hall – Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings – Ludhiana.

    The main objective of this training program is to create consciousness about the latest quality techniques, standards & technology to improve the quality of the product by implementing these tools.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President of Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings while summing up the program and said that this program is useful for the all industrial sectors. He said that market of the product cannot be done without adopting the quality parameters which satisfies the customers. He further said that in this competition era reduced cost of production will create new market avenues for the MSMEs.

    Sh. Kamal Singh Deputy Director MSME-DI Ludhiana while speaking on the occasion, said that quality plays a vital role in marketing of the products either in Domestic or International Marketing. He further said that there is a need to adopt the latest techniques and designs.

    Sh. S.S Bedi Former Assistant Director of MSME and representative of CICU also spoke on the occasion. He said that the countries who are conscious in quality up gradation have adopted the 7 quality tools. These tools can also help in Micro and Small sector in improving the productive and reduction the rejections and reducing the cost of production.

    Sh. RajaGopal Consultant from Mohali presented the details on Lean  Management, Six-sigma and Kaizen. Sh. R.S Solanki Consultant from Mohali presented details on Quality Tools. Sh. C.L Aneja Ex-M.D., HMT Pinjore presented the details on the Quality Management Systems.

     Sh. Kundan Lal, Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana Welcome the Dignitaries and provided the brief details of the program. Sh. Ankur Pathak Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana presented  the brief details of the program. Sh. R.K Parmar Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana presented vote of thanks.

     Program was attended by more than 100 participants from MSMEs, including Sh. Ravinder Saini, Kuldeep Sehgal, and Sh. Amit Sharma were also Present.

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  • Issues of Financial

    Industrial Interaction Held with Sh. Nirmal Chand Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India and Sh. Vijay Kumar Director DI-MSME Concerning Industry Related Issues

     

    An industrial interaction was held on 8th July 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point, and Ludhiana with Sh. Nirmal Chand Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India to resolve the issues being faced by micro, small & medium enterprises

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU said that MSME sector is facing adverse economic scenario. He presented memorandum to Sh. Nirmal Chand emphasizing Increasing Credit to MSME Sector, Availability of Loans under the CGTMSE Scheme, Submission of Application for Availment of Subsidy for Technology Up-gradation and Modernization Scheme, Prescribing Uniform Bank Charges and Interest Subvention and Revival of Irregular Accounts & Relaxation in NPA Norms.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh, General Secretary CICU said that after globalization of markets and liberalization of economy MSME sector is facing stiff competition. He presented memorandum to Sh. Nirmal Chand highlighting Introducing One Time Settlement Scheme and Creation of Data Bank for Sick Industrial Units , Interest Subvention for Education Loan for Studying Aboard and Women Entrepreneurs , Mentioning ITC (HS) Code 1905 in Annexure – A, under Interest Equalization Scheme for Manufacturers and Exporter of Biscuits and Waiver off Submission of CLU Certificate and PTM, Waiver off Submission of Stock Statement for Temporary Overdraft Facility.

     

    Sh. Nirmal Chand Regional Director RBI Chandigarh took note of the issues and assured to prepare formal document and submit policy related issues to Central Office for providing amicable solutions. He also assured the industrialists that their interests will be taken care of and operational issues will be got resolved with the consent of local Bank authorities. He advised MSMEs to refer The Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) in case of discrepancies relating to charges levied by different Banks. MSMEs can also refer their specific issues to Banking Ombudsman Chandigarh or Competent Authority Reserve Bank of India. Smt. Rachna Dikshit General Manager RBI Chandigarh and Local Heads of various Banks participated in this program.

     

    Sh. Vijay Kumar Director DI-MSME, Ludhiana mentioned that Ludhiana industry, which plays very important role in the growth of industry in Punjab, is also great revenue and employment generator and their best practices should be adopted by the other states for their rapid growth & development of MSME sector.  He informed that recently Mobile App has been launched by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises where any Entrepreneur can get requisite information for various MSME schemes.

     

    This meeting was attended by Chairmen, Presidents of various associations and Leading Industrialists such as S/Sh. T.R. Mishra, J.S Sokhi, Ram Lubhaya, Jaspal Singh Shahpuri, Suresh Chaudhary, Rajnish Bansal, Sham Lal and others.

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  • CICU organized A Awa

    CICU organized A Awareness  Program on Learn to Run Your Business in a Systematic Way

    CICU organized Awareness Program on   Learn to Run Your Business in a Systematic Way on 6th July 2016 at CICU Head Office, Gill Road, Ludhiana.

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU while inaugurating the program said that industry and trade sector of Punjab is passing through a very difficult phase due to lower demand, high competition and financial constraints. He suggested that there are number of schemes for the development of SMEs and industry should adopt to avail the benefits.

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary mentioned that how to work in a systematic way & adopts the modern practices in SMEs. It is tough time for SME’s and working in systematic way will lead to growth of SME’s in a volatile time. He explained in details about the importance of firm business plan & various Pillars of business plan to run business smoothly & grow.

     

    Sh. Jagbir Singh Sokhi, President Sewing Machine Development Club Ludhiana said that ISO 9000 Management System are required by buyers as it has become mandatory term in the tenders floated by the various Government Departments.

    Sh. S.S. Bedi Former Assistant Director MSME presented the details of the ISO Management Systems and its benefits to the participants. He said that there is a 75% subsidy for acquiring ISO Systems, which is maximum Rs. 75000/- per unit. He also provided the details of other MSME schemes for benefits of industry and trade sectors.

    Sh. S.B. Singh, Publicity Secretary CICU aware the participant about 9000 Management system which can help the MSMEs units to increase the productivity and decrease in non-confirmance and increase the effectiveness in employees by its implementation.

    This interactive program was attended by more than 40 leading industrialists like S/Sh. Rajnish Bansal, Sanjay Bhatia, Didarjit Singh, Manjit Singh, R.P. Nagpal, Daljit Singh Dico, Aanand Kumar and Kulwant Singh, General Secretary Sewing Machine Development Club Ludhiana. 

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  • CICU LAUNCHES CICU

    CICU LAUNCHES “CICU’s BUSINESS WOMEN FORUM”

    Sh.  Avtar Singh President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary in joint statement released today said that CICU held a ceremony for launching ‘CICU’s Business Women Forum’ at Hotel Park Plaza, Ludhiana.  Smt. Amrit Kaur Gill, PCS, Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana inaugurated the Ceremony.

    Smt. Amrit Kaur Gill, mentioned in her speech that this step of CICU for the recognition of business women is a commendable effort as now-a-days; women have been playing very vital role in all fields and this step of recognizing them, will help the women to be more confident and encouraged.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President while talking in the ceremony said that purpose of launching this Forum is to boost the morale of women as it has been need of the hour and their participation in the business will help the business to swiftly flourish.

    Shri Upkar Singh, General Secretary in his speech said, it is observed that the Industry or Businesses where women have been working as CFO or CEO are growing very fast.  He further said that the communication skill of women are better than the men, and thus; the employees who work under the command of women feel them secure and work with dedication and sincerity which help the business to run smoothly and develop constantly.

    Shri Jagbir Singh Sokhi, City Councillor in his statement said that this initiative of CICU is really a very praise worthy step and it will certainly give long term pleasing and beneficial results.

    Prominent persons who joined the ceremony of were Mr. Ramesh Mago, Ms. Darshika Poddar, Ms. Baljit Kaur, Ms. Ritu Bhatia Other prominent personalities were Mr. Sonu Gandhi, Fashion Designer and Dr. Neelam Sodhi, Mr. Jagbir Singh Sokhi, City Councillor.   

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  • CICU Organized Progr

    CICU Organized Program on Excellence in Packaging with MSME Support

    MSME Development Institute, Ludhiana in association with Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings organized  Two Days Training  Programme on Packaging for Exports at Conference Hall – Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings – Ludhiana.

    The main objective of this two days training program is to create consciousness about the latest packaging techniques, design, trends, standards & technology for domestic and export market. The two days training program will consist of Technical Session and case study for better understanding of the technical aspects of the packaging following by Question Answer Session.

    Sh. Vijay Kumar Director MSME-DI Ludhiana while speaking on the occasion, set the Packaging Plays a vital role in marketing of the products either in Domestic or International Marketing. He further said that there is a meet to adopted the lasted packaging techniques and designs.

    Sh. Avtar Singh President of Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings inaugurate the program and said that this program is useful for the all industrial sectors. He said that market of the product cannot be done without packaging.

    Sh. Upkar singh Ahuja General Sectary of  Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings express his gratitude to MSME and faculties of Indian Institute of Packaging Delhi for providing the new concepts in packaging.

    Sh. Rahul Tripude, Assistant Director Indian Institute of Packaging, New Delhi Spoke about the basics of packaging its significant in International Trade.

    Sh. S.s Bedi Former Assistant Director of MSME also spoke on the occasion. Sh. Kundan Lal, Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana Welcome the Dignitaries and provided the brief details of the program. Sh. R K Parmar Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana presented  the Vote of Thanks.

    Program was attended by 30 industries of the MSMEs. The workshop will begin with welcome address & brief of the programme to create consciousness about the latest packaging techniques, design, trends, standards & technology for domestic and export market by MSME Development Institute, Ludhiana. The expert faculty for technical session of this program will be from the Indian Institute of Packaging, New Delhi. The expert faculty will provide the technical inputs on significance of good packaging practices in international trade, case study of product packaging, analysis of packaging of the participants, practical demonstrations and field visits. This will be followed by Question – Answer session and summing up the session with concluding remarks and expressing vote of thanks to all involved in making this program successful.

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  • CICUs 62 Members De

    CICU’s 62 Members Delegation gets “Warm Welcome” from ‘China Machine Tool Industry’ at CIMES Exhibition at Beijing, China

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a statement released today said that ‘China Machine Tool Industry’ gave  Warm Welcome to CICU’s 62 Members Delegation led by Shri Avtar Singh, President CICU  on their arrival at CIMES - China International Machine Tool & Tools Exhibition being held at Beijing from 22nd to 26th June’ 2016.  He also mentioned that the objective of the visit is to:-

    • Meet with the Exhibitors of Hi-tech Machinery & Equipments at CIMES to find out the sources from widest selection of Machine Tools across Asia.
    • Attend Technical Seminars and to undertake factory visits to a few companies with the motive of upgrading Ludhiana SMEs.
    • Find out possibilities of promoting Bilateral Trade & Business.

    He added that CICU has set up a Booth in CIMES to disseminate information about Indian Industries and tie-up with various International Chambers of Machine Tool Associations to strengthen the Manufacturing Technology in India.

    He further mentioned that now-a-days Upgrading SMEs has been backbone of the Industry to survive and to grow.  So, since long CICU has been striving hard for the growth and promotion of Ludhiana SMEs.  Therefore, keeping in view the importance of making visits to International Trade Fairs and to be aware with latest technology, automation and modern techniques, CICU looks forward to Ludhiana SMEs up gradation through the aforesaid Delegation visit to CIMES

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  • CICU organizes Funct

                              CICU organizes Function for Distribution of “Employable Skills Certificates”

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that CICU organized a function for Distribution of Employable Skills Certificates at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Hon’ble Cabinet Minister - Shri Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, was the Chief Guest of the Function and he gave away the Certificates to more than 100 successful candidates, who had recently completed the Vocational Training Programs for National Certificate in Modular Employable Skills under various Schemes by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

    Shri Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Cabinet Minister said that it is a ‘Beyond Praiseworthy Effort’ of CICU to run this Free Training Centre  for the unemployed and fresh pass out students to bring them up as Skilled Workers to be Employable.  He also said that it will lead the youths to be good citizens and to be away from drugs and antisocial evils.  He said that such Training Centres are need of the hour and as only 10% Indian students come out as skilled in comparison to developed countries’ ratio of 60% to 96%.  He further said that other organizations should also come forward and follow CICU’s footsteps.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President said that in the present scenario Skill Trainings are very important for the up-gradation of productivity, quality, cost reduction & improvement of environment for making our industry competitive at National & International levels for sustainable growth.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja mentioned that since 2012 CICU has been running a Skill Development Centre for unemployed, underemployed school & college pass out youths for providing access to Skill Development Trainings.  Training Centre runs Short Term & Flexi Hours Courses to improve Working Skill and employability in Industry and Trade Sectors. These courses run under different Government Schemes such as Learn & Earn under Ministry of Minority Affairs, Prime Minister Koshal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), National Digital Literacy Mission and Skill India Programs for re-enforcement of other National Programs like Make-in-India & Zero Defect & Zero Effect etc.

    They all congratulated the successful candidates and wish them to a bright & successful career. 

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  • CICU PLANS AIR TAXI

    CICU PLANS “AIR TAXI POOLING” TO FACILITATE MEMBERS & THEIR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that since long CICU has been striving   hard and approaching to various Airlines Operators to introduced flights from Ludhiana to Delhi & Delhi to Ludhiana on daily basis.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja mentioned that they have written letters to SpiceJet, Jet Airways & Go Air Airlines etc. requesting them to start Ludhiana-Delhi-Ludhiana Daily Flights from Sahnewal Airport.  He also told that CICU has proposed the Assured Business of 1000 Seat Bookings for the 1st 3 months to Air Operators.

    CICU has also has planned to tie-up with Service Providers of 10 Sitters Air Crafts from Sahenwal Airport to Delhi and to return from Delhi to Ludhiana.  He further mentioned that this service will:-

    • Facilitate the Members in terms of Time Savings &
    • Very Economical in terms Cost as hiring of Air Taxi for 1 OR 2 Members is very costly, but its pooling will cost too less.

    Elaborating the necessity of Daily Flights from Ludhiana, he said that Ludhiana is Hub of Industries and about 40000 SMEs are running in Ludhiana only which supply their products to big Industries based in Delhi, Haryana and adjoining States.  Thus, Ludhiana Industrialists & Businessmen’s visit to Delhi is a daily common task.  But due to non availability of Flights from Ludhiana, they either have to travel to Mohali Air Port OR to travel through Trains or Luxury Buses which are too much time consuming and very tiring as well.

    In view of the above, CICU has planned to approach to various Air Taxi Service Providers to introduce “10 Sitters Air Craft’ from Sahnewal Air Port to Delhi which on the one hand will generate more business of the Air Taxi Providers and will also increase the Trades & Business of Ludhiana Industries on the other hand.  

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  • CICU Formed Manufact

    Chamber   of   Industrial   &   Commercial   Undertakings has formed Manufacturing Excellence Committee for the development of industries. An Interaction Meeting with the members of this Committee was held at CICU, focal point, Ludhiana. It was chaired by Sh. Avtar  Singh ,President of Chamber   of   Industrial   &   Commercial   Undertakings. The purpose of this meeting was to make aware the Industrialist about the need of the new developments required to compete in the International Markets.

    Sh.  Avtar Singh  President of CICU while welcoming the industrialist emphasizes that  we should make efforts to develop New Designs and Machinery for which schemes are available  from Ministry of MSME. He further said that   chamber is organizing various Seminars for the up-liftment of   MSME’s.

    Sh. Upkar singh Ahuja, General  Secretary of CICU said there is a need for Low Cost Automation which can be achieved through Development and by changing the  prevailing processes of manufacturing. He also explained   the activities of chamber for the development of various Industrial sectors. He also informed about skilling manpower   through the Skill development Centre being run by Chamber.

    CICU also nominated S.Tarlochan Singh as chairman, Sh. Sushil Kumar as Vice chairman and Ranjit singh noble as convene of said committee.

    Sh.  Tarlochan Singh ,  Chairman of the Manufacturing Excellence Committee said that it is the time for Industries to get benefit  by joining to gether and to share vies with the other members. He thanked the CICU for this initiative which will prove a mile stone in the coming period.

    Sh. Mukhinder Singh from Phagwara said that there a need to develop interchangeable Parts of the Machines.  Sh H.S.saggu who came from Mohali said R&D facilities are required to develop new designs.

    In the meeting,  S/Sh.  Vipan Mittal, Ratandeep singh, Jagtar singh,Harvinder Singh,Gurmail singh Kamaljeet Singh, N.P.Singh, Harjot singh,Mandeep Kalra, Ranjit Singh, Sushil  Kumar and Sh. S.S.Bedi former Asst. Director MSME were present to share their views.

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  • Ludhiana Industries

    Ludhiana Industries availed special benefits from CICU & Siemens Joint Program on Achieving Global Competitiveness through Design.

    CICU conducted special program jointly with Siemens on Achieving Global Competitiveness through Design in MSMEs in coordination with Kadkraft Systems at Hotel Park Plaza, Ludhiana on 15 June, 2016.

    Shri Avtar Singh, President, CICU in his welcome speech said “Production success depends upon the thoroughness and quality of manufacturing plans” These plans should be accurate and complete during delivery to production for being truly effective. Siemens provides complete support during manufacturing plan, defining process and while taking it to the shop floors. He also shared his views on the importance of improving design to meet customer demands.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU shared his views in his detailed presentation on APQP and other factors which would revive the glory of the agriculture machinery manufacturers of Punjab, Further discussed the difference on traditional & modern manufacturing methods and software as key tool to enhance quality of products. It can only be achieved by using Latest Industrial Software & He also announced a special discounted price of Siemens software if bought through CICU channel.

    Mr. Raman Gupta, MD, M/s KADKRAFT SYSTEMS gave his presentation on ‘How Software can be useful in manufacturing &talked about the modern trends in the agri-machinery sector and the need to launch innovative agriculture products which are produced quickly with lower energy consumption.

    Mr. Anshuman Prakash, Technical Lead presented Solid Edge for CAD for accelerated design faster revision and better reuse to launch new products for the farming sector. Siemens expert from Pune demonstrated on how Siemens technology can be used to improve design process for innovation in agri-machinery sector & gave their presentation on ‘How Software Can Reduce Time in Development of New Product Manufacturing, Good Quality Products at Competitive Price & Designing of Products Is More Easy and Faster with the usage of Software. 

    Agriculture machinery manufacturers appreciated the benefits gained by using Siemens design platform. Sh. Rajnish Ahuja, Sh. Sukhbir Singh Sokhi, Sh. Rajnish Bansal Sh. Pankaj Sharma, S. Rajdeep Singh, Sh. O P Bassi,Sh. Shasheesh Saini,Manager, Sh. Swaran Singh, S.S. Passi, Sanjay Dhiman and other prominent  120  industrialist were present in the Program.

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  • CICU to focus on Tec

              CICU to focus on Technology, formed High Level Technology Upgradation Committee

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in a statement released said that of Sh. J.R. Single nominated Chairman of technology CICU up gradation Committee  use of high end technology in manufacturing is very poor in Punjab especially Ludhiana Industry as compared to large number of countries of the world. A growing and competitive manufacturing sector is now becoming the prime mover of modern economy, therefore, technology upgradation is the vital essence for the success of the Punjab industrial Sector. Accordingly, CICU has formed High Level Technology Upgradation Committee under the Chairmanship of Sh. J.R. Single, Managing Director M/s East Caste Forgings comprising 20 other key industrialists as its members to serve larger interest of all types of industry.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU said that Technology Up-gradation has emerged as an important attribute in enhancing competitiveness for any manufacturing industry. Our Industrial sector needs to focus on adoption of new technology to meet challenges of liberalization and globalization. In the prevailing economic scenario there is dire need to catalyze the manufacturing growth which will contribute to the national focus of “Make-in-India” program of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

     

    Sh. Ahuja requested the industrialists to avail benefits of TADF Scheme which is technically and administratively managed by Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) jointly promoted by Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The main highlights and benefits under TADF are as under.

    • Direct Technology Acquisition for which reimbursement of 50% of Technology Transfer Fee or Rs. 20 Lakhs whichever is lower.
    • Indirect Technology Acquisition with subsidy of 50% of mutually agreed value or      Rs. 20 Lakhs whichever is lower.
    • Subsidy for Manufacturing Equipment/Technology with subsidy of up to 10% of Capital Expenditure incurred on new Plant and Machinery subject to maximum of    Rs. 50 Lakhs.
    • Incentive Scheme for Green Manufacturing facilitating resource conservation activities in industries located in NIMZ through the introduction of incentive / subsidy schemes for energy/ environmental / water audits, construction of green buildings, implementation of waste treatment Facilities and implementation of renewable energy projects.

     

    Committee will focus on sharing on best practices in technology and availing of Government benefits under various schemes for technology up gradation. This Special meeting was attended by S/Sh. Tejvinder Singh M/s Big Ben Exports, Rahul Ahuja M/s Ahuja industrial Corporation, Harminder Singh M/s HMK India, Paratp Singh M/s Ishmeet Forgings Pvt. Ltd., Manminder Singh Pabla M/s Pabla Bear Ltd., Rajesh Uppal M/s Atotech India, M.P. SinghM/s Hindon Metalforms Pvt. Ltd., Honey Sethi M/s A.B. Steel Works, S.B. Singh M/s Taaran Industries and Gourav Sehgal M/s Pye Tools Pvt. Ltd..

     

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  • CICU Conducts Traini

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) conducted Training Program on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana, today.  

    The Program offered essential skills aimed at helping the participants to standardize and improve the various Key Performance Indicators at different levels. Understanding of appropriate KPIs would help the management to take data base decisions and focus its limited resources in a way which helps in fast improvements. The KPIs forms the foundation stone of performance management system in an enterprise.

    The Interactive & Thought Provoking Program was conducted by Shri Rakesh Gupta, CEO, ACE-1 Consulting who is a member and fellow in the Management of many leading Industries.  He has more than 30 years rich experience in Automotive Industry & Engineering Industry.  He has worked with United Nations as National Expert to improve competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Components Industries. This one day program has been developed by the faculty through his vast and in-depth work experience of 30 years.

    More than 55 participants comprising of Proprietors, Partners, Directors, Plant Heads & Sr. Level Managers attended the Program and learned about 9 Primary KPIs, 23 Secondary KPIs, Understanding of each KPI in detail, How to make monthly trend graphs of each KPI, Key methods to improve the KPI and Benefits of KPI to business units & enterprises, especially MSMEs that will help them to convert raw data into presentable data, easy analysis of data, correct and effective decisions based on data, focus on Proper Utilization of Limited Resources of their company, to monitor and correct, planning, development and execution of ongoing processes, future strategies, assured delivery of results, and fast improvements to increase overall profitability of organization.  

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  • 7th National Kaizen

    7th National Kaizen Competition was organized by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Complex, E-648-A Phase-V Focal Point Ludhiana.

    This program was graced by Sh. Sachit Jain, JMD, Vardhman Textiles Ltd as Chief Guest, Sh. Vivek Vardhan, Technical Head, Tata Steels Ltd & Sh. Harshender Garg, Brand Manager, Tata Steelium, Ludhiana as Guests of Honors and presented awards to the winning Teams.

    Three member jury comprising eminent professional’s i.e. Sh. A.P. Sharma, General Manager, Central Tool Room, Sh. G. Saravanan, Regional Director, National Productivity Council, Chandigarh and Sh. Ankur Pathak, Assistant Director MSME DI, Ludhiana. 26 Teams from Tier-1 industries participated in this Mega Event.

     

    Grand Awards

    • First Award

    M/s Vardhman Spinning & General Mills Ltd, Chd Road, Ldh

    Team No. 24

     

    • Second Award

    M/s Rockman Industries Ltd , Ludhiana

    Team No. 20

     

    • Third Award

    M/s. Vardhman Yarns & Threads, Baddi

    Team No. 23

     

     

    Special Category Awards

    • Environment

     

    M/s.  Farmparts Company, Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Team No. 3

    • IT Improvement

    M/s.  Farmparts Company, Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Team No. 5

    • Automation

    M/s. Moon Light Auto Pvt Ltd, Ludhiana

    Team No. 12

    • Poka-Yoke

    M/s. SKG Engineering Co.

    Team No. 15

    • Poka-Yoke

    M/s. Sokhi Steels Pvt Ltd

    Team No. 19

    • Energy Saving

    M/s. Hero Cycles Ltd, Ludhiana

    Team No. 8

    • Energy Saving

    M/s.  Farmparts Company, Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Team No. 7

    • SMED

    M/s. Eastmant Cast & Forge, Ludhiana

    Team No. 1

    • Safety

    M/s. Kay Jay Forgings Pvt Ltd, Ludhiana

    Team No. 9

    • Cost Saving

    M/s. Mehta Engineers Ludhiana

    Team No. 11

    • Product Quality
    •  

    M/s. Rockman Industries ltd, Ludhiana

    Team No. 21

    • Product uality Improvement

    M/s.  Farmparts Company, Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Team No. 4

    It was a packed program, deliberating on number of continuous improvement suggestions, which will be shared for implementation at all levels relevance to stakeholders engaged in Trade & Industrial activities.

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  • CICU Organized Semin

    Fourth, one day Seminar on “Poka Yoke-Mistake Proofing” was organized today by Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings at CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana.

     

    Sh. Avtar Singh, President, CICU welcomed the participants and said that in the present economic scenario, MSMEs are to be encouraged for raising talents and skills, which could lead them towards door of success in these challenging times. The participants will learn methods and procedures of Poka Yoke to be adopted in their organizations. He further said that in this competitive scenario, this seminar will enable participants to deliver superior values and put in efforts to provide maximum gains for their companies. 

     

    Sh. Sanjay Bhatia, Joint Secretary CICU & Managing Partner, M/s Sangeeta Steel Corporation shared his practical experiences for the use of Poka Yoke practices to improve overall working of industry & trade.

    This highly interactive and thought provoking seminar was conducted by Sh. Rajiv Sachar, AVP, New Swan Auto Comp Pvt. Ltd. He is having more than 25 years experience in design & development, tool room, production, quality and administration. He discussed in details the use of various error proof systems, tools and techniques of Poka-Yoke and practical implementation in various types of industries. He also gave important tips regarding day-to-day shop floor problems and their solutions for use in industrial and business enterprises.

       

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in his concluding remarks said that due to globalization of the Indian economy, MSME Sector is facing new challenges. This seminar made valuable contribution for use of effective Poka Yoke skills for promoting participative management, cross functional team working, fulfilling quality assurance, cost reduction and reliving workers of constant attention to worrisome problems, which are essential to compete, survive and prosper. More than 40 participants comprising proprietors, partners, directors, general managers, plant heads & senior level managers from production, operations, quality, planning & control, R&D, engineering and maintenance, participated in this program. Sh. Ahuja hopeful that knowledge shared in the seminar if implemented practically and effectively will definitely improve the productivity, quality, reduce costs and accidents in their respective industries. He appreciated the participants for lively and interactive discussions.

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  • Revised Rates of Cer

    Due to Hike in Service Tax CICU Charges are Increased With Effect From 15th November’ 2015

    Are as under:

    (Rates are including Service Tax @14.5%)

    1. Issue of Certificate of Origin (Non Preferential)

    •  For Members: From Rs. 65/- to Rs. 70/- Per Set.
    • For Non-Members: From Rs. 145/- to Rs. 150/- Per Set

    2. Attestation of Extra Documents relating to Exports.

    • For Members: Rs. 25/- to Rs. 30/- per document.
    • For Non-Members: From Rs. 55/- to Rs. 60/- per document

    3.Fee for Issue of Recommendatory Letter to concerned Embassy / High Commission for grant of Visa from Rs. 125 to Rs. 130 per Letter.

     

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  • CICU & “Truck Mandi” Fixinnov Technology Private Limited Signed MoU for Promoting of Truck Logistics Via E-Commerce By Linking Transporter and The Industries

    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU said that this signing of MoU will be a great opportunity for Industries which are always looking for the best price from the logistics provider on day to day activities. CICU has developed business ties with “Truck Mandi” which will lead to easiness of business to all segments of industry in Logistics. The action taken by CICU will attracted number of leading Industries with best quotation through e-commerce in the logistic segment. This tie-up will boost a solid bond with young entrepreneur and develop a new trend of business.

     

    Sh. Upkar Singh General Secretary CICU said that Punjab Industry is at an important phase of industrialization and modernization and is strongly supported by vast domestic and international demand. This new approach of e-business will continue and will result in strong and ongoing demand for availability of trucks to each industry in short span of time. The need of this new business will boost time saving and cost reduction in Industries. There was a strong need to develop comprehensive and holistic web portal service that will be a key tool for supplier and customer to link together to logistic companies by sitting on their desk.

     

    Mr. Ankit Jain - CEO young entrepreneur and his team, Anurag Jain, Nishant Jadon, Akshay Garg, Lokraj Ahuja said that we have designed a website which will link all truck logistic provider with the industries to get the best service and will also help in delivery of goods on time to Industry with advanced communication, monitoring delivery time, Better Pricing,Real time tracking’ Instant email, SMS and on-call updates of your freight, advance technological system to maintain your data and operations.

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Forth Coming Activities

  • 1. IETSS 2016 (International Engineering Technology & Sourcing show- Exhibition on Machine Tools & automation technology) will be unique expo one of its kind exhibition show casing innovations in the field of engineering & allied industries and advancement of technology used to carry on the different phases of production right from the placing the raw materials into shop floors to the finishing goods in modern storage godowns.

    As it's going to be a two way show so apart from displaying the engineering machinery & technology, the platform will provide the opportunity to source products buyer/seller in the concurrent buyer -seller meet during the fair. With this aim in mind, we are coming up with an exhibition on Machinery, Engineering & Allied industries in the month of November 2016. The exhibition promises to have participation from India & aboard countries.

    The object of organizeing the IETSS is to create the interactive platform for industry & promote their products & services on National & International Platform.

    IETSS promoted by a team of marketing and finance professionals, is a one stop for total communication solutions, catering to the communication need of Corporate Clients. We are best known for our creative approach to Engineering Machine Tool & Automation Industries across India.

    FOCUSED SECTOR

    • Abrasive Tools & Products
    • Assembling Systems & Industrial Robots
    • Auto Parts
    • Automation & Robotics
    • Ball Bearings
    • Castings & Forgings
    • Chemical Process Machinery
    • CNC Machines and SPMs
    • CNC Tools Manufacturers
    • Computer Application, CAD / CAM Solutions
    • Die & Mould
    • Drilling and Boring Machines
    • Electric Discharge Machines (EDM)
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Electro Erosion Machines
    • Engineering Machinery & Parts
    • Engineering Measurement Devices
    • Fasteners Manufacturers
    • Forgings
    • Foundry and Forging Machines
    • Gear Cutting and Finishing Machines
    • Hand Tools
    • Hardening and Heating Machines
    • Honing, Lapping, polishing and Deburring machines
    • Hydraulic, Mechanical & Pneumatic Power Presses & Hammers
    • Industrial Maintenance Products
    • Instrumentation
    • IT Products & Services
    • Laser Plasma, Water Jets-Robotics
    • Lathes & CNCs
    • Light & Heavy Batteries
    • Light & Medium Industries
    • Logistics & SCM
    • Lubricants / Adhesives
    • Machine Tools & Accessories
    • Machining Centres
    • Manufacturing Aids
    • Material Handling Equipments
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metal & Steel
    • Metal Forming Machine Tools
    • Milling and Grinding Machines
    • Motors ( AC/DC, Geard, Servo)
    • Newly Launched & Specialize Products & Services
    • Packaging Machinery & Equipment
    • Pipes, Tubes & Fittings
    • Planning, Shaping, Slotting and broaching Machines
    • Plastics Machinery & Equipment
    • Pneumatics and Hydraulic Products
    • Pollution Control Systems
    • Power Tools
    • Process Plant Machinery & Eqpt
    • Pumps & Valves
    • Quality Control Accessories
    • Safety & Security
    • Sawing and Cutting Machines
    • Sensors/ Automatic Voltage Regulators
    • Shearing and Bending Machines
    • Sheet Metal Components
    • Special Purpose Machines
    • Testing & Measuring Instruments
    • Textile Machinery
    • Tractor Parts
    • Transformers
    • Used Machinery
    • Water Treatment Products
    • Welding & Cutting Equipments
    • Wires & Cables
    ....
  • 2. Cost optimization through resource conservation in MSME units: Ludhiana Cluster

                                                                             Under the project

               “Providing Project Development Support for Enhancement of Energy Efficiency in MSME Industries

     

    CICU organizing a workshop/round table discussion on Thursday, 21, January, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at CICU’s Conference Hall, Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU), E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Near BSNL Exchange, Ludhiana-141010, Punjab. Officials from World Bank and SIDBI will be present at this meeting.

    The agenda for the discussions is as follows:

    a) Experience sharing by SME industries in Ludhiana, who have participated in the study, and reaped     

        initial benefits

    b) Interactive session between SIDBI World Bank and the participants to discuss incentives being provided  

        under the project (concessional loan, performance linked grant) and potential participation  

    ....
  • 3. 

    CICU Conducts Seminar on Performance Reviews

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) conducted Seminar on Performance Reviews on 3rd February, 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.  
    Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU said that Performance Review is an analysis and discussion of an employee's performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. The appraisal is based on results obtained by the employee in his/her job, not on the employee's personality characteristics. The review measures skills and accomplishments with reasonable accuracy and uniformity. It provides a way to help identify areas for performance enhancement and to help promote professional growth

    Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary CICU said that this program will help the participants to gain a better understanding of each employee's abilities, recognize achievement, to evaluate job progress & then to design training for the further development of skills and strengths, stimulate employee's interest and improve job performance and retain & develop talent critical to the ongoing success of organization.

    The interactive & thought-provoking program was conducted by Capt S Jolly, an ex-armed forces person having immense experience in corporate training delivery. The program covered topics namely understanding the elements of an effective appraisal system, review of the performance parameters and diagnose performance issues, planning for the feedback session, skills required for effective appraisal discussion, develop and agree action plans for improvement & construct new goals and gain commitment.

    More than 40 participants comprising proprietors, partners, managing directors, chief executive officers, general managers and HRD heads representing various industries attended this program and significant strategies emanated for enhancing efficiency and strengthening execution capabilities in organizations. The participants attained extensive knowledge on the subject and its implementation will definitely benefit industry.

     

    ....
  • 4. 

    Chambers of Industrial Undertakings (CICU) in association with Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) is organizing a training programme on “How to Double your Profits within a year” by Mr. Rahul Jain founder and CEO of Business Coach India and pioneer in getting Business Coach in India.

    He has an experience of more than 17 years in this field. He specializes in coaching business owners, in the MSME space to scale up their business to the next level. More than 4000 business owners in the MSME space have benefited from his services. His expertise includes Business coaching, sales and marketing, operations, systems and processes and realization of human resources.

    Topics:

    • How to have full control on your business by working only one day a week
    • How to Double Your Profits within a year 

    Date: 25th June, 2016 

    Venue: CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Adjoining BSNL, Exchange Focal Point, Ludhiana

    Date & Time: 25th June, 2016 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm with followed by high tea

    Seats: 50 (first-come first-serve)

    Fee per participant: Rs. 1200/- (Inc. of Service Tax 15%) Per Participant

    The attached Registration Form may be filled in and returned latest by 22nd June 2016. The participation fee can be paid in cash or by cheque / demand draft favouring “Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU)” payable at Ludhiana.

    We would like to invite you to participate in this highly beneficial workshop.  A line of confirmation regarding your participation will be highly appreciated. A copy of the flyer is also attached for your kind perusal.                        

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  • 5. 

    CICU PLANS “AIR TAXI POOLING” TO FACILITATE MEMBERS & THEIR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

    Shri Avtar Singh, President & Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in a joint statement released today said that since long CICU has been striving   hard and approaching to various Airlines Operators to introduced flights from Ludhiana to Delhi & Delhi to Ludhiana on daily basis.

    Shri Upkar Singh Ahuja mentioned that they have written letters to SpiceJet, Jet Airways & Go Air Airlines etc. requesting them to start Ludhiana-Delhi-Ludhiana Daily Flights from Sahnewal Airport.  He also told that CICU has proposed the Assured Business of 1000 Seat Bookings for the 1st 3 months to Air Operators.

    CICU has also has planned to tie-up with Service Providers of 10 Sitters Air Crafts from Sahenwal Airport to Delhi and to return from Delhi to Ludhiana.  He further mentioned that this service will:-

    • Facilitate the Members in terms of Time Savings &
    • Very Economical in terms Cost as hiring of Air Taxi for 1 OR 2 Members is very costly, but its pooling will cost too less.

    Elaborating the necessity of Daily Flights from Ludhiana, he said that Ludhiana is Hub of Industries and about 40000 SMEs are running in Ludhiana only which supply their products to big Industries based in Delhi, Haryana and adjoining States.  Thus, Ludhiana Industrialists & Businessmen’s visit to Delhi is a daily common task.  But due to non availability of Flights from Ludhiana, they either have to travel to Mohali Air Port OR to travel through Trains or Luxury Buses which are too much time consuming and very tiring as well.

    In view of the above, CICU has planned to approach to various Air Taxi Service Providers to introduce “10 Sitters Air Craft’ from Sahnewal Air Port to Delhi which on the one hand will generate more business of the Air Taxi Providers and will also increase the Trades & Business of Ludhiana Industries on the other hand

    ....
  • 6. 

    Two Day Training Program on “Excellence in Product Packaging (EPP)”

    Tuesday & Wednesday, 28th & 29th June, 2016

    Introduction:-  

    CICU in association with MSME–DI, Ludhiana, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India is organizing 2 days program on Packaging for Export and National markets on 28th and 29th June, 16 in the Meeting Hall of Chamber.

    Objective:-

    Packaging of products play a vital role as it attracts the customer and must reach safe to the destination. The program will be beneficial to learn best practices being adopted to conserve the resources, reduce the cost of packaging and to improve the quality of packaging of the goods for Export as well to National markets.

    It Will Have Following Sessions:-

    • Role of packaging of products.
    • Good packaging practices as per International standards.
    • Description and Specifications of material used for packaging.
    • Designs of packaging and there acceptability in Markets.
    • Analyzing of problems being faced by MSME’s.
    • Visit to 2-3 units for solving their problems.        

        

    Target Audience:-

    Owners of Units, junior and middle level Managers from production, Quality control advisers from the  MSME’s of Textiles, Hosiery, Bicycle parts, Fasteners, Hand Tools, Auto Parts, Card Board, Packaging Machinery  manufactures  and others can participate.

    Faculty:-

    The Experts from Indian Institute of Packaging, New Delhi will explain the Techniques and Material to be used for packaging of goods.

    Please note:-

    You are also requested to   inform us the problems/issues related to packaging being faced by you so that same can be forwarded to the visiting guest faculties for providing immediate solution.  A visit to 2-3 units will also be arranged on 29th June, 2016 to discuss the practices already exist for packaging and improvement there in.

    Venue                       : CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Adj. BSNL Exchange, Focal Point, Ludhiana.    

    Time & Date              : 28th June & 29th 2016 from 02:00 PM onwards.

    Fee per participant    : Rs. 500/- Per Participant.

    Seats                         : 50 (First-Come-First-Serve)

    You’re requested to register yourself for participation.

     

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  • 7. 

    CHESS COMPETITION

    CHAMBERS OF INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL UNDERTAKINGS (CICU)

    (Government of India Recognized)

    Cordially Invites you

    Chess Competition on Sunday, 17th July 2016

    PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS & AGES ARE WELCOME”

                           Time & Venue From 2.30 PM Onwards at E-648-A, CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ldh

    Best Compliments From:

    S. AVTAR SINGH                                                                                          S. UPKAR SINGH AHUJA

    President CICU                                                                                               General Secretary CICU

    Please Note:

    Fee: Rs575 (500+15% Service Tax) per Player & free for Audience /Viewers

    For details Contact 98158-00622 / 98764-40764 / 0161-2675888 or S.SAINI@CICUINDIA.ORG

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  • 8. 

    Seminar on Good HR Practices

                                                                                     on

                                                                2nd August 2016 (Tuesday)

    Introduction:

    Human Resource Management is a planned approach to managing people effectively for performance. It aims to establish a more open, flexible and caring management style so that Staff will be motivated, developed and managed in a way that they give their best to support in achieving Departmental Objectives and enhance productivity.

    Objectives:

    The role of Human Resources is changing as fast as technology and the global market place.  Historically, the HR Department was viewed as Administrative overhead.  HR processed payroll, handled benefits administration, kept personal files and other records, managed hiring process and provided other administrative support to the business.  Those items have changed.  The positive result of these changes is that HR Professionals have the opportunities to play a more strategic role in business.  The challenge of HR Managers is to keep up to date with latest HR Innovations-Technological, Legal and otherwise.

    The above being so true that today we need to understand what are some of the best practices of HR which can keep pace with growing demands of business and environment.  Also does it have a agility and flexibility to mold and to tune itself with growing needs of the Indian Subcontinent when India is moving towards Make-in-India.

    Program Topics:

    1. Articulation of Vision, Mission & Values
    2. Manpower Planning
    3. Training & Development
    1. Human Resource Management Plan
    2. Performance Management
    3. Service Quality Enhancement

    Who Should Attend:

    The Seminar is poised for all leading proponents of HR and Industry Captains in various roles.  It should also be attended by various Departmental Heads who need to keep their man force intact and trained.

    Faculty:

    Captain S. Jolly – is an ex-armed force personnel, he brings on table immense experience on Corporate Training Delivery.  He has been working with various Industries like IT, Telecom, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Service and has done various programs on Leadership, Sales Management, Customer Service, Outbound (Team Building), Performance Leadership for all levels in the Corporate Hierarchy.  His success lies in Easy to Conduct Personality, using live real time, relevant examples and his ability to be flexible on delivery style.  He has facilitated Training Programs and has addressed more than 15000 participants across the country and abroad.

    Venue                    : CICU Complex, E-648/A, Phase V, Adjoining BSNL Exchange,

                                    Focal Point,   Ludhiana

    Time & Date          : 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM – 2nd August' 2016 (Tuesday)

    Fee                       : Rs.1,000/- + Service Tax @ 15% = Rs.1,150/- per participant

    Seats                    : 50 on First Come, First Service basis.

    The enclosed registration form may be filled and returned latest by 30th July 2016. The Participation fee can be paid in cash or by cheque favoring Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (Payable at Ludhiana).

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  • 9. 

    Seminar on

                                                  Improve Quality By Poka Yoke - Mistake Proofing

                                                                      (On 6th August, 2016) 

    Introduction:

    Poka-Yoke is the Japanese term which means mistake proofing. It is a way to produce the products having Zero Defects by fixing and eliminating man & machine errors. A Poka-Yoke is one of the most effective waste elimination tool used to establish lean manufacturing in the organization. This technique helps to reduce cost of poor quality and avoid 100% inspection. Day-by-day, cost pressures are building up. Poka-Yoke technique can help to deal with the cost pressure by reducing waste. Poka-Yoke can be applied to all manufacturing and service processes. The program is organize to create awareness, provide understanding & develops skills in participants to develop perfection in their processes with no capital investment.

    Objectives:

    • To aware about Poka-Yoke and Lean Manufacturing.
    • Understanding & Application of basic techniques relating to Poka-Yoke Concepts.
    • To equip them with methods and procedures of Poka-Yoke in various types of organizations.
    • To appraise the participants for benefits of Poka-Yoke relating to Productivity, Quality, Cost & Delivery etc.

    It Would Have Following Sessions:

    • History of Poka-Yoke
    • Poka-Yoke Approach
    • How Poka-Yoke is Part of Kaizen Activity
    • Importance of Poka-Yoke
    • Poka-Yoke Levels
    • Selection of Poka-Yoke Projects
    • Safety Improvement Related Examples
    • Poka-Yoke Reporting
    • Poak-Yoke Steps Implementation
    • Human Errors & Poka-Yoke
    • How to Build Poka-Yoke Culture
    • Case Studies
    • Question-Answer & Feedback Session

    Target Audience:

    Junior and Middle level Managers from Production, Quality, Operations, Maintenance, Planning and Control, R&D, Engineering, Tool Design & Delivery Departments especially from MSMEs will be benefited from this program.

    Faculty:                 

    The interactive and thought provoking program will be conducted by Sh. Neeraj Gaur, presently working at M/s New Swan Enterprise – as Manager – QA and having more than 16 years experience in Quality and Quality Management System. He is Six Sigma Black Belt from ACMA and Qualified Auditor for ISO/TS 16949.

    Venue                                                : CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Adjoining BSNL

                                                                       Exchange Focal Point, Ludhiana    

    Time & Date                                      : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM on Saturday 6th August, 2016

    Fee per participant                            : Rs. 805 (Rs.700 - Seminar Fee + Rs. 105 - Service Tax)

    The attached Registration Form may be filled in and returned latest by 5th August 2016. The participation fee can be paid in cash or by cheque/demand draft favouring “Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) payable at Ludhiana.

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  • 10. 

    First Time in Ludhiana

                             Five Days Program on Certified Course in Excellence in Plant Management

                                              Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings

                                                            (Government of India Recognized)

                                  Head Office: 2nd Floor, M.C. Block Gill Road, Ludhiana - 141003

                                            Pb. :0161 - 2530551, Telefax : 0161-2540551

                         E-mail : training@cicuindia.org, chamber@cicuindia.org Websile : www.cicuindia.org

                                      CICU Complex: E-648A, Phase V, Focal Point, Ludhiana- 141010

                                     Phone : 0161-2670888, 2672888, 2675888, Telefax : 0161-2671551

                                     Email: infolecicuisxlia.org

     

    Introduction:

    As you know Skill up gradation of the people is one of the key agenda under the "Make In India" initiative by the government. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regard and has decided to launch the "Excellence in Plant Management" program. The research has shown that there is a direct co- relation between the skill up gradation of the people and KPI of the business such as Customer Satisfactions, Business Top line & Bottom line growth, employee satisfaction, etc. This is an attempt by CICU to raise and upgrade the skill of shop floor managers at par with the world's best.

     

    Objective:

    "Excellence in Plant Management" helps in the Business Growth of the company and more Profits in addition to culture change (People engagement in Value adding activities).The program would provide the insight necessary not only on the theory aspects but also practical aspects of the implementation on the shop floor. The program design and delivery ensures that the participants get clarity on the concept of Best Manufacturing Practices and are able to implement these in their units.

     

    It Would Have Following Sessions:

    The entire program would be completed in S months (August 2016 to Dec 2016) and one day per month would be conducted. The 5 days of the program have been declared well in advance on the page 3 of this brochure along with the contents of the program each day wise.

    Benefits of Excellence in Plant Management:

    1. Brings role clarity and develops accountability.

    2. Elaborate ways to make the process better through continuous improvements.

    3. To bring Process performance (quality and output) consistency.

    4. Establishes Ownership of the process.

    5. To develop team environment into the culture.

    6. Training material would be given to each participant.

    Focus Group: Plant Head/CEO/Business Heads & Entrepreneurs of MSME Units.

    Faculty:

    Mr. Rakesh Gupta is the founder CEO of M/S ACE1 Consulting. He is B.E., MS(BITS Pilani) & pursuing PhD (IIT Delhi). Mr. Gupta is having 31 years of rich work experience in automotive & engineering industry. He has worked in ACMA, ACT division as Principal Counselor for 11.5 years. He has worked with United Nations (UNIDO) as National Expert to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Component Industry. He is senior assessor for Manufacturing Excellence Awards & Business Excellence Awards. Mr. Gupta is a certified ZED Consultant and Six Sigma Black Belt. Mr. Gupta is a consultant and advisor to many leading National & International industries and has helped many enterprises to transform. His client list includes reputed auto component manufacturing units, garment manufacturing units, steel rolling mills, fastener making units, etc.

     

    Venue:                      CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Adjoining BSNL Exchange,Focal Point, Ludhiana.

    Time& Date:              10.00 am-5.30pm (date wise program)

    Fees:                         Rs. 9000+ Service Tax 15%(Rs. 1350) = Rs. 10350/- per participant

    Number of Seats:       25 only (First come-first serve basis)

    Certificate:                 A certificate would be given to all those participants who are able to successfully                                             complete the program based on a) Attendance, b) Written Test, c) Implementation of                                       the learnings in their units.

    S.No.

    Days & Dates

    Time

    1.

    Day 1

    23rd August, 2016

    (Tuesday)

    10:00 am to 5:30pm

    2.

    Day 2

    6th September, 2016

    (Tuesday)

    10:00 am to 5:30pm

    3.

    Day 3

    18th October, 2016

    (Tuesday)

    10:00 am to 5:30pm

    4

     

    Day 4

    8th November, 2016

    (Tuesday)

    10:00 am to 5:30pm

    5.

    Day 5

    14th December, 2016

    (Wednesday)

    10:00 am to 5:30pm

    For more Information/Registration, Please contact

    Mr. N.K. Gupta

    Manager (Education & Training)

    Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings

    (Government of India Recognized)

    Head Office: 2nd Floor, M.C. Block Gill Road, Ludhiana - 141003

    Tel: 0161-2530551, 2540551

    Mob: +91 9417203056

    E-mail: training@cicuindia.org, chamber@cicuindia.org

    Website: www.cicuindia.org

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  • 11. 

    Invitation

                                          MSME Development Institute, Ludhiana

                                         Government of India, Ministry of MSME

                                                         In Association with

                                      Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings

                                                                      &

                                                Punjab State Agriculture Implements

                                                  (Government of India Recognized)

                                               Manufacturers Association (PSAIMA)

                                                          Cordially invites you

                                                                       to

                                     Awareness Program on Intellectual Property Rights

                                                        (Trademark & Patent)

                                      Wednesday, 24thAugust, 2016 at 3.00 pm (Sharp)

                                                                       at

                                                    "Sohan Lal Pahwa Auditorium"

                                   CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Focal Point, Ludhiana

                                                   With Best Complements From

                              Vijay Kumar                                                      Avtar Singh

                           Director-MSME-DI                                                President-CICU

                          Ph.: 0161-2533225                                                Mob.: 98140-34060

                             Malkiat Singh                                                   Upkar Singh Ahuja

                          President-PSAIMA                                               General Secretary-CICU

                          Mob.: 98558-94015                                                Mob.: 98158-00622

                                                              Followed by Hi-Tea

    ....
  • 12. 

    One Day Training Program on Production & Quality Improvement Through Root Cause Analysis Friday, 26th August, 2016

    Introduction:

    Production & Quality improvements are very important for sustainable growth, which can be achieved through Root Cause Analysis Techniques. It is a structured review of problems designed to indentify and verify the actual problem. Basically root cause analysis is very strong method of problem solving and helps in improvement of production & quality. It is a collective term that describes wide range of approaches, tools and techniques used to identify the cause of problem.

    Objectives:

    Understanding, implementing & monitoring the Root Cause Methodology to avoid the repetition of problems and to become loyal for own Customers. It helps to identify the problem, solve the problem, conserve the resource, reduce cost of poor quality, develops the team-work and selects appropriate countermeasures.

    Coverage:

    This program will focus on day to day internal & external problems faced by industry and trade. Topics like how to do 5 Why Analysis, Gemba Technique, Fish Bone Diagram, Affinity Diagram for efficient and effective use to give best results, learning of 7 QC tools and how RCA helps to reduce the COPQ.

    Target Audience:

    Junior and middle level Managers from Production, Quality, Operation, Maintenance, Tool room, Design, PPC, HR & R&D departments etc. can attend this program.

    Faculty:

    The interactive and thought provoking program will be conducted by Mr. Manjit Singh, DGM New Swan Group of Companies. He is B-tech (Industrial Engg.) & having more than 16 years experience in this field.

    Venue                             : CICU Complex, E-648-A, Phase-V, Adjoining BSNL, Exchange Focal Point, 

                                             Ludhiana    

    Time & Date                   : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM on 26/08/2016

    Fee per participant         : Rs.805/- (Rs. 700 – Seminar Fee + Rs. 105 Service Tax) Per Participant

    Seats                             : 50 (First-Come-First-Serve)

    The participation fee can be paid in cash or by cheque / demand draft favouring “Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) payable at Ludhiana.

    Hope, this program will definitely benefit the participants.

    ....
  • 13. 

    "Say Yes to Sustainable MSMEs in India”

     

                          

     

    Cordially invites you for a seminar

    On

    Gearing up for GROWTH & PROSPECT OF MSME SECTOR & India’s Current Economic Scenario”

     

    Venue: Kohinoor Hall, Hotel Park Plaza, Ludhiana | Date: 15 Feb, 2017| Timing: 6:30 onwards

     

    This seminar will include the following session:

    •          India’s Micro & Macro Economic Scenario and Post Budget Scenario for Indian MSME;s
    •          Gearing up for Era of Digitalization (Digital Payments)
    •          Impact of Energy Efficiency on Manufacturing MSME
    •          Q & A Session
    •          Vote of Thanks
    •          Followed by Networking Dinner

     

    With Best Compliments

    S. Upkar Singh Ahuja

    General Secretary

    Cell No :+91-98158-00622

    E-mail: cicu@cicuindia.org

    Avtar Singh

    President

    Mob.: 98140-34060

    Email: info1@cicuindia.org

     

    ....
  • 14. 

                                                 INVITATION

              Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU)

                                                           (Government of India Recognized)

                                                                Cordially Invites you on

                     "Implementation of GST Act & Impact of Industries"

                                                                                    with

    Mr. S.J.Singh

    IRS-Ex-Commisioner

       Central Excise Chandigarh                                                                

                       

    Mr. R.K. Hasija

    Advocate (Chandigarh)

    Central Excise, Customs, Vat, GST, Service Tax, Foreing Trade Policy, Sez's   

     

    Mr. K.K Sharma

    IRS, Ex-Member

    Central Board of Excise &                       Customs       

                                                                                       On

                                              Saturday, 22nd April 2017 | Time3:30 PM onwards

                                         Venue: E-648-A, CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana

                                                                    (Followed by High Tea)         

     

     

    ....
  • 15. 

    CICU Brings Laurels to MSME Industry by accredited as ‘SILVER standard’ at ‘National Level’ in the Award Ceremony Function Organized by of Quality Council of India, New Delhi

    Avtar Singh President & Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary, CICU in the joint Statement said that Chamber has been accredited SILVER STANDARD at National Level by Quality Council of India, New Delhi.

    The Award Ceremony function was held at India International Centre, New Delhi for the Business Management Organizations (BMOs). The Award Ceremony was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Sh. Kalraj Mishra. During his addressed to the audience, he said that BMOs have to lot of activities for the sustainable development of the MSMEs. He further said that lot of funds have been earmarked for the MSMEs sector.

    During the Award Ceremony, Sh. Hari Bhai Chaudhary Hon’ble Minister of State of MSME informed that Zero effect Zero Defect (ZED) scheme has been launched, so that quality of the MSME sector is improved. He further said that other schemes like ISO-9000, 14000 have been meruzed in the ZED scheme.  

     

    Sh. Piyush Shrivastva, Additional Development Commissioner Office of the DC-MSME said that the accredited BMOs will be invited in formulation of the policies of the Government of India and due wastages will be given to the BMOs, which are accredited with  Quality Council of India.

    The Award was received by Sh. S.S Bedi, Assistant Director (Retd.), MSME who is working as an advisor in the Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana. They said that Sh. S.S Bedi was the instrumental in getting the accreditation with Quality Council of India.

    The Award received by the Chamber is a motivation and moral boosting for the Members of the Chamber.  Sh. Avtar Singh and Sh. Upkar Sing Ahuja  have assured to keep marching ahead with greater dedication, determination, hard work, devotion and contribution to industrial development in Punjab by the support of their Members. 

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CICU is registered as a non-profit making society. It was registered/established in the year 1968 under the Indian Trade Union Act- 1926 and also under Registration of Society Act-I. The Chamber is regional organization, autonomous and controlled by its members and is completely non-political in its outlook and functions. It is managed by the Executive Committee nominated by the President who is elected by the members.

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