The Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises under the Department of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises and Textile, Govt. of West Bengal, is an important agency for the growth and promotion of Micro & Small Enterprise in West Bengal.
The main objective of the Directorate to facilitate growth and promote MSE, Cottage, Handicrafts, Coir & Lac Sector and to impart training to new and old entrepreneur. The motto of the team of the Directorate either at the Head Quarter, or in the District / Block level is to identify and train prospective entrepreneur and to extend infrastructure support to the entrepreneur of the State.
The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.
The District Industries Centres are concentrating on self-employment generating schemes. The Head Quarters of the Directorate of Micro & Small Scale 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.
The Directorate and DICs are equipped with specialized officers like engineers, technologist, economist, statistician, food processing experts supported by managerial and other officials. There are 22 District Industries Centres and Sub-DICs. There are four zones headed by Joint Directors at Howrah, Durgapur, Siliguri and Berhampore.
The Hd. Qtr. of the Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises is located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings. The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor, Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata. There are 19 District Industries Centres at District Hd. Qtr. and 4 Sub-DICs at Durgapur, Haldia, Siliguri and Baruipur. These DICs/Sub DICs are divided into four zones viz. Howrah , Durgapur , Berhampore and Siliguri having their offices at Dte. Hd. Qr., Durgapur, Kalyani and Siliguri respectively. Zonal offices are headed by Joint Directors.
To identify the superintendence and control in respect of activities of the different DICs, Sub-DICs, four zonal offices under the direct supervision of Joint Director have been started. Four zones are Howrah, Durgapur, Berhampore and Siliguri.
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