The Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(previously, The Directorate of Cottage & Small Scale Industries), Govt. of West Bengal, is an important agency for the growth and promotion of Micro & Small Scale Industries in West Bengal. The main objective of the Directorate is to facilitate growth and promote SSI, Cottage, Handicrafts, Coir & Lac Sector and to impart training to new and old entrepreneur.

SSI sector has acquired a bigger perspective and changed dimension because of the enactment of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act (MSMED Act) by the Govt. of India and implementation of the act throughout the country w.e.f. 2nd October, 2006. The definition and nomenclature and its acknowledgement of Small Industrial Undertakings have been reclassified w.e.f. 2nd October 06.

As per MSMED Act, 2006, a person intending to set­up Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises shall file memorandum of Micro, Small and Medium, as per the case may be, with the authority specified by the State Govt. Thereby, the system of registration as followed so far has been changed w.e.f. 2.10.06. The District Industries Centre of the respective District where the enterprise is situated has been declared as specified authority for Micro & Small Enterprises for acknowledgement of Memorandum. Filing of memorandum has been categorized in two ways i.e., Part-I, applicable for setting up of (proposed) Micro & Small Enterprises and Part II (after commencement of the production/ activity of those enterprises).
The Head Quarters of the Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is located at

4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings, 1, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700 001

The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor,
Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata-700 001

There are 20 District Industries Centres at District Head Quarters and 2 Sub-DICs at Durgapur and Siliguri. There are four zones headed by Joint Directors at Howrah, Durgapur, Siliguri and Berhampore.
Motto :

The motto of the team of the Directorate either at the Head Quarters or in the District is to identify and train prospective entrepreneur and to extend infrastructural support to the entrepreneur of the State. The District Industries Centres are concentrating on self-employment generating schemes.
The districts are covered by the District Industry Centres located at various districts.
The districts are grouped in four zones under Zonal Directors.
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