frequently asked questions

1. General FAQs

A citizen of India, a nonresident entity, NRIs-resident in Nepal and Bhutan, An FII a SEBI registered Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI) Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI). 

District Industries Centers, SWCAs and Directorate of Industries, concerned Head of Department may be contacted for guidance. Any Investor can apply online through Common Application Form on the ‘https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/’ for approval of the project.

2. Department Of Industries

After the notification dated 18-09-2015,filing of EM-I/II by States/UTs should be discouraged and instead all efforts be made to popularize the filing of UAM on the portal created by Ministry of MSME i.e. https://udyogaadhaar.gov.in

It is clarified that once the UAM has been notified dated 18-09-15, there cannot be a different cut-off date announced for adopting UAM. However, in order to maintain continuity, the cases of EM-I/II filing under process till 18-09-2015 may be accepted.

All other online/ offline systems of registration of MSMEs created and maintained by Central/State/UT Governments should cease to register new MSMEs forthwith. Such online platforms may be allowed to exist for the time being to enable access to useful legacy data for decision making. Henceforth, there should be only one system i.e. UAM for the registration of new MSME units.

The NIC code can be selected once the aadhaar number is validated and major activity (manufacturing or service) is selected. In order to simplify the selection of appropriate NIC code, a three-stage drop-down list is available to the users.

NIC has been advised to suitably provide this provision in a way that several e-procurement portals in the country, created by the government or private but being used by the government could benefit from the UAM portal in so far as online verification of a MSME unit is concerned.

In order to promote ease of doing business for MSMEs, it has been decided to seek lesser information than EM-I/II in the UAM.

The information sought is on self-certification basis and no supporting documents are required at the time of online filing of UAM.

The role of facilitating the creation and growth of enterprises in the States/UTs is not proposed to change in any manner whatsoever through UAM. The concept of “Udyog Bandhu” may therefore not be affected by UAM.

Yes, since the new system constitutes self declaration format, the change in the line of productions accordingly may be incorporated.

At present Aadhaar Number is mandatory for registration under UAM. However, the GoI will find a way out for covering those cases where Aadhaar Number is not available.

Legally, the EM-I/II ceases to exist after 18-09-15. States/UTs may encourage providing all benefits/concessions to MSMEs based on UAM only.

No. However, GM DICs , on the UAM portal, shall be able to enter their remarks on the respective information provided by the entrepreneurs while filing the UAM online.

New registrations in the EM Portal have been stopped forthwith.

The UAM Portal shall have suitable provisions to allow officials of the State Governments including GM DICs to have password protected access to data of their jurisdiction.

Presently the NIC Codes are only available in English. However, the same may be made available in Hindi in due course.

Since the UAM is being filing on self certification basis and the UAN is generated instantly, there cannot be any monitoring of the registration process. However, the enterprises filing the UAM online are liable to provide documentary proof of information provided in the UAM, wherever necessary, to the Central Government, State Government or such person as may be authorized.

Notification clearly states that the UAM filed is on self declaration basis. Therefore, no separate disclaimer is required.

Power load indicates the requirement of energy to the MSME unit. This has no relevance to the activity of the enterprise and the subject matter is dealt by the State/UT Governments.

The legacy of SSI registration and EM-I/II does not mandate for updation and the same used to be filed as a one-time exercise on the part of MSME units. The same is proposed to continue.

It may not be made obligatory for the closing unit to inform about it to the State/UT concerned or the UAM portal.

The Udyog Aadhaar Registration can be done online by individuals themselves in case they have an Aadhaar number. However, in all exceptional cases, including those of not having Aadhaar number, can still file Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum ,in offline mode(i.e. on paper form), with the General Manager(GM) of the concerned District Industries Centre(DIC). The same has also been notified in the gazette dated 18-09-15. The persons having Aadhaar numbers, by virtue of having provided the demographic as well as biometric details to the state, once and for all, indeed enjoy a greater ease of registration at the UAM portal.

The ministry for micro, small and medium enterprises had in September’15 notified Udyog Aadhaar, taking a cue from the prime minister's radio show “Mann Ki Baat”, where he had talked about simplifying procedures to start a business with a single-page registration form. A large chunk of enterprises in India are simply not registered due to the cumbersome paperwork involved in the process and, therefore, can't tap the government schemes for them. The KV Kamath panel on financing the MSME sector, that has been the biggest job creator in recent years, had recommended that the registration should be universalized. The concept of Udyog Aadhaar and ease of registration have thus originated to ensure wider coverage of MSMEs to avail the benefits under various Schemes of Central/ State governments.

Some of the States have less than adequate coverage till date as per the UIDAI data. It has been clarified to such States, such as Assam that the option of assisted filing of UAM in offline mode with the GM (DIC) could be resorted to. Aadhaar number is not a mandatory requirement when the States/UTs have offices in the Districts headed by GM (DICs) and whose primary role is to promote and facilitate industries in the District. The UAM can be filled through the concerned GM (DIC). The States/UTs have been asked to sensitize their District Industries Centers for a proactive role in Udyog Aadhaar.

Prior to 18-09-15, when the Entrepreneurs’ Memorandum-II was filled with the GM (DIC), heterogeneous systems were in vogue. Some States had their own online systems for registering MSMEs, some were using the national portal created by Ministry of MSME and some (around 10 states) were continuing with the manual (paper form) system of filing EM-II. The new system of Udyog Aadhaar offers convergence of all heterogeneous systems to a single system of registration. The system is capable of delivering assured ease of doing business where the UIDAI has coverage i.e. 92% of the country’s adult population. The Udyog Aadhaar portal has suitable provisions for sharing State/ District specific data of registrations under Udyog Aadhaar with the respective States/ Districts. This initiative of maintaining the data on MSMEs with Ministry of MSME is likely to save cost in the long run since States/UTs would no longer be requiring to maintain the same.

States with low coverage under Aadhaar card have been requested during the earlier video conferences to use the offline mode of UAM. The offices of GM (DIC) may assist the entrepreneurs by filing their UAM online. Aadhaar number is not a mandatory requirement for filing UAM. The UAM form in hardcopy duly filled in without Aadhaar number can be submitted to the concerned GM-DICs. GM-DICs have been authorized to file such UAMs without Aadhaar number online. Government of Assam may accordingly sensitize their District Industries Centers.

The number of employees does not have a bearing on the size or type of the enterprise as per the MSMED Act'2006. A single figure indicating "persons employed' is being captured in the UAM Investment in Land, Building etc. are not material for classification of MSMEs. The Act permits classification only on the basis of the Investment on Plant & Machinery. Government of Assam may accordingly sensitize their District Industries Centers.

The registration process is designed to capture the mainline of business and not each and every product (including their variations and micro descriptions). Therefore, UAM captures the main activity, either in manufacturing, or, on service side. The aim is to work towards Ease-of-doing-business.

DIC could collect hardcopy of the online application and file the UAM online from their offices. The connectivity issues may be sorted out in consultation with local offices of NIC. The MC offices at the district level may also be utilized by DICs for online filing of UAMs.

Neither online filing nor having Aadhaar number is mandatory for entrepreneurs to file UAM. The UAM form in hard-copy duly filled in without Aadhaar number can be submitted to the concerned GM-DICs. GM-DICs have been authorized to file such UAMs without Aadhaar number online. The entrepreneurs having Aadhaar number can file the UAM by themselves using the online facility.

It was suggested that such awareness be spread through the District Industries Centers (DICs). Further, the DICs should write a welcome letter to each entrepreneur for successful filing of UAM registration.

In accordance with the provision of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are classified in two Classes:

  1. Manufacturing Enterprises- The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951) or employing plant and machinery in the process of value addition to the final product having a distinct name or character or use. The Manufacturing Enterprises are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.
  2. Service Enterprises: The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment. 1. The limit for investment in plant and machinery / equipment for manufacturing / service enterprises, as notified, vide S.O.1642(E)dtd.29-09-2006 are as under:
Sr. No. Category Manufacturing Sector(Investment in Plant & Machinery Service Sector (Investment in equipments)
1 Micro Enterprises Does not exceed twenty five lakh rupees Does not exceed ten lakh rupees:
2 Small Enterprises More than twenty five lakh rupees but does not exceed five Crore rupees More than ten lakh rupees but does not exceed two Crore rupees
3 Medium Enterprises More than five Crore rupees but does not exceed ten Crore rupees More than two Crore rupees but does not exceed five core rupees

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Power Incentives: Concessional Rate of Electricity Duty:

Eligible industrial enterprises would be charged a concessional rate of electricity duty as per the table given below:

 

Sr.

No.

Category of power supply

Concessional rate of electricity dut

1.

Extra     High     Tension     (EHT) category    consumers     (supply

voltage exceeding 33 kVA)

7% for five years and thereafter per applicable prevailing rate.

2

Large     Industrial     Consumers (with connected demand above

100 KW and supply voltage not exceeding 33 kVA)

5% for five years and thereafter per applicable prevailing rate

3

Medium    Industrial     Consumer (with       connected        demand

between 51 to 100 kVA)

3% for five years and thereafter per applicable prevailing rate

4

Small     Industries     Consumers (with connected demand upto

50 kVA)

1% for five years and thereafter per applicable prevailing rate

5

All Industrial consumers including EHT category consumers which employ more

than 300 Himachlies

1% for five years and thereafter rate would be as per rates applica under respective category

6

Exemption from payment of electricity duty on power generated

captive / standby generation through DG Set(s) up to 31-03-2023.

i)


Concessional rate of electricity charges: (excluding  any  surcharge, peak load exemption charge, winter charge, fuel adjustment charge,  service charge, GST or any other charge under any name in the Tariff Schedule):-

a)    Eligible enterprises would be charged energy charges 15% lower than the approved energy charges for the respective category for a period of 3 years.

b)    Existing industrial consumers, a rebate of 15% on energy charges shall be applicable for additional power consumption beyond the level of preceding financial year.

Incentives of concessional rate of electricity charges would be notified in


 

the Schedule of Tariff for Himachal Pradesh on year to year basis by the

H.P. State Electricity Board and it would not be binding upon the State Government during the applicability of Policy.

ii)

No electricity duty would be charged on power generated for captive / standby generation through DG Set(s) for its own consumption by any

Industrial Enterprise upto 31.3.2023.

Eligible Enterprise(s) would be charged Stamp Duty @ 50%, 30% & 10% for MSMEs and @ 50%, 30% & 20% for large & Anchor enterprises of applicable rate in Category ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ areas respectively on instrument of conveyance deed or lease deed for setting up or expansion of enterprise(s) as notified by Revenue Department from time to time.

Assistance for access to Technology, Competitiveness, Innovation and Quality Certification:-

All enterprise(s) shall be reimbursed 50% of expenses incurred for the setting up in house testing facilities / equipments / Plant and Machinery required for obtaining certification of Bureau of Indian Standards / World Health Organization– GMP /ISO / Organic Certification / any International Certification excluding Plant and Machinery / equipments used directly in manufacturing process or rendering of services, as the case may be subject to maximum of Rs. 5 Lakh per enterprise.

Provided enterprises should have obtained EM-II/COP/PMT/UAM(Verified) from the concerned field officer for availing this incentive and is in regular production at the time of disbursement. The unit has to submit its claim complete in all respect after Commencement of commercial Production and also within 3-months from the date of incurring expenditure for setting up of such facilities.


Assistance to encourage water conservation; compliances of Environment, Health and Safety Standards to Eligible Enterprises:

Eligible Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise(s) (MSMEs) shall be reimbursed:-

a) 25% of expenditure incurred for the purchase of Plant & Machinery / equipments for setting up of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), rain water harvesting system excluding expenditure incurred on construction, subject to maximum of Rs. 2 lakhs per enterprise. All eligible enterprises shall submit the claim to the Director or any other officer authorised by him within 3 months from the date of commencement of commercial  Production.

b) 50% of Power Tariff paid for running of ETP for a period of 3 years, subject to maximum of Rs. 1 lakhs per annum. This incentive would be disbursed subject to installation of separate electricity meter/sub-meter exclusively for running of ETP.

Provided the eligible enterprise(s) should be in regular production at the time of sanction/disbursement of this claim and shall submit claim on the prescribed format and obtain a certificate from H.P.S.E.B.L clearly depicting the total expenses incurred for running ETP only.

Incentives to enterprises of Special Category of Entrepreneurs 

Eligible Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise(s) (MSMEs) will be reimbursed 50% of cost incurred on inland carriage and inland transit insurance of Plant and Machinery subject to maximum of Rs. 2 lakhs per enterprise in Category ‘A’ area and Rs 3 lakhs in Category ‘B’ & ‘C’ areas; Notwithstanding anything contained anywhere in these rules the following incentives to such enterprise(s) will be admissible:

a) Reimbursement of 90% of the charges paid to the consultant for preparation of DPR; certification / valuation of Technical Civil Works, subject to maximum of Rs. 20,000 for Micro; Rs. 50,000 for Small and Rs. 1,00,000 for Medium Sector Enterprise(s).

b) Interest Subvention @ 5% on term loan for a period of 5 years subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 3 lakhs, Rs. 5 lakhs and Rs. 7 lakhs per annum in Category A, B & C areas respectively subject to condition that interest subsidy would be calculated on simple interest .

c) 100% reimbursement of cost incurred in transportation and inland transit insurance of Plant and Machinery after Commencement of Commercial Production subject to a maximum of Rs.3 lakhs.

d) Out of turn allotment of plot / shed available in Industrial Areas / Estates exclusively to the Persons with Disabilities.

Provided such claim is submitted within one year from the date of Commencement of production (COP) or after undertaking Substantial expansion as taken on record by the concerned field officer.

Incentive to Export Oriented Unit(s)(EOUs)for Promotion of Export

A. Eligible Enterprise(s) would be provided following incentives:-

i) reimbursement of cost incurred for shipment of export samples from the port/ container depot to the port of destination subject to maximum of Rs. 1,00,000/- per Enterprise during its period of operation.

ii) reimbursement of 50% of the cost incurred on publishing export marketing brochures/ product literature and participating in the relevant overseas trade fairs approved by the Government of India/State Government with a ceiling of Rs. 3,00,000/- per Enterprise during its period of operation.

B. Land will be allotted for the setting up of Inland Container Depot (s) at a concessional rate to be fixed by the Government.

The claim(s) must be filed within 3 months from the date of actual shipment to the Director Industry or any other officer authorised by him.

1. Tobacco and Tobacco Products including Cigarettes and Pan Masala

2. Thermal Power Plant (Coal / Oil based)

3. Coal Washeries / Dry Coal Processing

4. Tanning and Dyeing extracts, tannins and their derivatives, Dyes, Colours, Paints

and Varnishes, Putty, Fillers and other Mastics, Inks

5. Foundries using Coal

6. Minerals Fuels, Mineral Oils and products of their Distillation; Bituminous

Substances, Mineral Waxes

7. Cement Clinker and Asbestos Raw including Fibre.

8. Explosive (including Industrial explosives, detonators & fuses, Fireworks, Matches,

Propellant Powders etc.)

9. Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers

10. Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides & Pesticides (basic Manufacture and

Formulation)

11. Manufacture of Pulp-Wood Pulp, Mechanical or Chemical (including Dissolving

Pulp)

12. Production of Firewood and Charcoal

1. Information Technology / Information Technology Enabled Services, BPO

2. Warehouse

3. Marketing Yard for Fruits & Vegetables Products

4. Reefer Vehicle

5. Instant Quick Freezing and Irradiation Facilities

6. Ripening Chambers

7. Cold Chain Facility

8. Equipment / Vehicle Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

9. Equipment Rental and Leasing

10. Industrial R&D Labs, Industrial Testing Lab

11. Laboratories Engaged in Testing of Raw Materials, Finished Products

12. Weigh Bridge

13. Designs studio

14. Battery Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

15. Packaging activities

16. Laundry Services

17. Desktop Publishing

18. Research and Development / Industrial Testing Facilities

19. Photographic Lab

20. EDP Institute Established by Voluntary Associations / NGO’s

21. Event Management and Audio Visual Services

S.

No.

District

Category     “A”

Areas (excludes Backward Panchayats)

Category ‘B’ Areas (Entire area under           the                    following Development Blocks including left out areas  of  the Development Blocks indicated under Category 'A' Areas and excludes any Backward

Panchayat)

Category  ‘C’  Area (Includes all Tribal Areas, Development                               Blocks mentioned under this category and includes all Backward                         Panchayats located in 'A' and 'B'

Category Areas)

1

Bilaspur

 

Bilaspur    Sadar,    Ghumarwin,

Jhandutta

 

2

Chamba

 

Bhattiyat, Chamba

Bharmaur,    Pangi,    Tissa,

Salooni, Mehla

 

3

 

Hamirpur

 

Hamirpur,     Bijhari,                     Nadaun, Bhoranj,                          Sujanpur-Tihra,

Bamsan

 

 

 

4

 

 

Kangra

 

Kangra, Rait, Nagrota Bagwan, Panchrukhi, Fatehpur, Lamba Gaon, Baijnath, Nagrota Surian, Dehra, Bhawarna, Paragpur, Indora, Nurpur, Sulah,

Dharamshala

 

5

Kinnaur

 

 

Kalpa, Pooh, Nichar

6

Kullu

 

Kullu, Naggar-Katrain

Anni, Nirmand, Banjar

7

Lahaul&

Spiti

 

 

Lahaul    (Keylong),    Spiti

(Kaza)

 

8

 

Mandi

 

Mandi Sadar, Sundernagar, Balh,

Gopalpur,    Darang,                   Chauntra, Dharampur

 

Seraj, Karsog, Gohar

9

Shimla

 

Theog,      Mashobra,      Jubbal,

Narkanda, Basantpur

Rohru, Chopal, Chhohara,

Rampur, Nankhar

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Sirmaur

1)     All           areas included         in Kanungo circles of    Majra         and Paonta       Sahib including Industrial   Area Paonta Sahib in Paonta      Sahib Development

Block

 

 

 

Rajgarh, All Left out Areas (i.e excluding Areas indicated in Category 'A' list) of Paonta  Sahib, and Nahan Development Blocks

 

 

 

 

 

Pacchad, Shillai, Sangrah


 

2)     All           areas included         in Kanungo circles of                Nahan including Industrial   Area Kala    Amb    in Nahan Development

Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solan

1)         All          Areas included         in kanungo circles of            Kasauli including Industrial          Area Parwanoo       in Dharampur Development Block

2)         All             Areas included         in kanungo circles of Nalagarh and Doon, including Industrial Area/s Baddi, Barotiwala,  EPIP                 etc.    in

Nalagarh Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kandaghat, Kunihar, Solan

 

12

Una

 

Amb,

Haroli

Gagret,

Dhundla,

Una,

 

i) Existing and New Enterprise(s) giving employment to more than 80% Bonafide Himachlies and also employing minimum of 50 Bonafide Himachlies on regular job, would be eligible for this incentive. Such enterprise would be provided Rs. 1000 per month per additional employment generated over the threshold limit of 80% and 50 bonafide Himachlies for a period of 10 years from the date of crossing of this threshold limit:
provided in case an existing enterprise has already employed more than 80% and 50 bonafide Himachlies on regular job, the benefit under this Rule will be available only for additional employment generated to Bonafide Himachlies after appointed date.

ii) This incentive would be subject to the condition that the Eligible Enterprise(s) should be regular in payment of employer share under EPF scheme/ESI Scheme as certified by concerned department .Claim(s) will be filed by the unit within 3 months (by 30th June every year) on annual basis duly verified by the concerned to the Director or any other officer authorised by him.

iii) Bonafide Himachalies employed by the industrial enterprises would be eligible for skill development allowance as notified by the Department 
of Labour & Employment under Skill Development Allowance Scheme- 2018 This incentive will be administered by Labour and Employment Department as notified from time to time.

Under the scheme State Mission on Food Processing (SMFP) following Incentives are available to food Processing Industries in the State:-

Scheme Assistance Provided for Extent Assistance
Establishment & Technology up-gradation of Food Processing Industries For establishment and technology of food processing industries in sectors like fruit & vegetables, milk/meat/ poultry/ fish products etc. 33.33% of cost of Plant & machinery and Technical Civil works subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakh
Integrated Cold Chain Establishment of Cold Chain for Non horticulture product processing units such as Dairy, Meat, Aquaculture and marine etc Grant-in-aid @ 50% of the bank appraised project cost or 50% of actual investment on building, Plant & Machinery whichever is less subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 Crore per project Interest subvention @ 7% per year subject to max of Rs. 25.00 lakh per years for 7 years
Promotion Activities For organizing conference / Seminars, Study, survey, exhibition and fair & Study tours Up to 50% of the cost subject to Max Rs. 2.50 Crore
Primary Processing Centres/ Collection centre For running primary processing centres/ collection centres for horticulture and non horticulture produce 75% of project cost subject to Max. Rs. 2.50 Crore.
Modernization of Meat Shops For modernization of existing Meat shops 75% of cost of Machinery, equipment & Technical Civil works, Subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 lakh
Reefer Vehicle For purchase of Reefer Vehicles, Mobile pre-cooling van (s) @50% of the cost upto maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh

3. Mining

Major minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in the MMDR Act,1957 and the common major minerals are Limestone, Clay, Coal, Quartz etc. minor Minerals are those specified in the schedule appended in Minor Mineral concession rules and the common minor minerals are sand stone

RP means Reconnaissance Permit, PL means Prospecting License, ML means Mining Lease.

For the copy of Act/ Rules/Policy click this weblink: - www.himachal.nic.in

For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015) Application in form- O along with Fees 2500/- for joint inspection & and following documents are required along with application

For the Procedure click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in(Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). An application for the grant of a mining lease shall be made to the State Geologist, H.P. in From-C. Every application for the grant of mining lease shall be accompanied by:- A non-refundable fee of Rs. 5000/- and following documents are required

  1. CA- form "B" (Certificate of Approval)
  2. Revenue paper viz Jamabandi/tatima etc.
  3. Consents of Land Owners in case of private land
  4. NOC of concerned gram panchayat (in the shape of resolution)
  5. Income Tax clearance certificate
  6. Location Site Plan
  7. On receipt of the application for the grant of a mining lease the State Geologist H.P. the case is sent to Joint Inspection Committee chaired by the concerned SDM and after the recommendations of Joint Inspection Committee ‘Letter of Intent’ is issued for completing the required formalities like forest and environment clearances etc. Thereafter, mining lease is granted and executed in favour of the applicant.

The application must be filed within prescribed format in (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015). Whatever entries are being made, must be complete in all respect and should be supported with documentary evidences. In absence of all documents, disposal of application may be delayed. Incomplete applications are liable to be cancelled.

Minor Minerals of the State are governed by (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015 and the policies made for these purposes.

Three types of mineral concessions for minor minerals are granted i.e. Mining Lease, Auction Quarry and Permit. click this weblink: - http://www.himachal.nic.in (Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015).

To grant quarry lease, powers are delegated to State Geologist, Director of Industries and to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, depending upon type of minerals and size of area as under;

  1. State Geologist= ? 1.5 hect
  2. Director = ? 3 hect
  3. Government= more than 3 hect

Permit for minor minerals (Sand Stone and Bajri) are granted for fixed period and for fixed quantity, which are to be utilized. Mining Officer, State Geologist and Director of Industries are authorized to issue permits.

Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent are mentioned in Schedule-in Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015

Royalty from mining lease area is charged on basis of mineral production from the mining lease area as per the rates specified under mining Rules. In case of auction of mineral the contract money is charged in equal quarterly installments.

Any ‘person’ who is either an Indian national or a company registered in India is eligible to obtain mineral concessions. While in case of an individual, the ‘person’ should be a citizen of India, in case of a firm or other association of individuals, all members of the firm or members of the association should be citizens of India.

A RP for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for 3 years and for maximum area of 5,000 square kilometer, to be relinquished progressively.

A PL for any mineral or prescribed group of associated minerals is granted for a maximum period of 3 years and for a maximum area of 25 square kilometer.

If the mining leaseholder violates any of the terms and conditions of the mining lease, including default in payment of mining dues, the mining lease can be terminated.

The auction quarries for extraction of minerals area notified by the State Government from time to time. Any person can participate in the auction as per the procedure and terms & conditions specified in the Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage) Rules, 2015. The period of Auction in case of forest Land is 15 years whereas, in government land the period is 10 years.

About Geological Wing

The Geological Wing was set up in the Department of Industries, H.P. in the Year 1964 -65 with only one Geologist, who was heading the Organisation on deputation from Geological Survey of India. On the reorganisation of erstwhile State of Punjab, in November 1966, majority of Geologist and staff were allotted to Himachal Pradesh. Thus a well equipped Geological Wing started functioning in the Himachal Pradesh from Nov, 1966
Primarily, work entrusted to the Geological Wing was to explore the mineral wealth of the State for their scientific and economical exploitation and setting up of mineral based industries. With the passage of time, the nature of work and responsibilities of the Geological Wing have increased manifold. With the changing scenario, the Mining industry in Himachal has emerged as a major economic activity, which is contributing significantly to the economy of the State and mining sector has become a new thrust area focusing Development and regulation, resulting into creation of various other allied issues pertaining to mining. The Geological Wing is part and parcel of the Industries Department, consisting of 353 Officers/employees against the sanctioned strength.
Geological Wing is headed by the State Geologist who works under the control and supervision of Director of Industries. The State Geologist is further assisted by Geologists and Assistant Geologists and by the Mining Officers in the field, apart from the supporting staff from drilling, surveying, draughtsman and ministerial staff.

Organisational Chart of Geological Wing

4. Startup Himachal

Any entity, Proprietor, Limited Company, registered partnership firm under Indian Partnership Act, 1932 or Limited Liability Partnership, proposing to set up an enterprise in micro and small scale category in Industry or service sector relating to the focus area like Technology driven innovation in any sectors etc. and in the manufacturing sector in the State after 31-03-2016. Startup also cover innovative projects wherein ideas be generated or is process of introducing new or making changes with updated technology, large and small radical and incremental, to products, processes, and services that result in the introduction of some new and innovative products.

Innovation/ idea is the process of introducing new or making changes with updated technology, large and small radical and incremental, to products, processes, and services that result in the introduction of some new and innovative products.

The Key focus area under the Scheme is as under:-

  1. Technology driven Innovation in any sector
  2. Rural infrastructure and facilities, crafts, arts, water and sanitation, renewable energy, healthcare, etc.
  3. Clean tech
  4. Agriculture, Horticulture and the related areas
  5. Food Processing
  6. Retail
  7. Tourism and Hospitality
  8. Mobile, IT and ITes including hardware
  9. Biotechnology

All Start-ups/ new industries/Innovation Projects would be eligible for availing applicable incentives for components covered under this scheme.

Generally projects are sponsored to these incubation centres on the basis of expertise available with them for example:-

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi for IT & Core Engineering related project.
  2. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur for Core Engineering projects.
  3. Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar, H.P. Krishi Vishv Vidalaya, Palampur, for Agriculture related project.
  4. CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur for Food Processing related project.
  5. Deptt. of Biotechnology, H.P.U. Shimla for Biotechnilogy related projects.
  6. Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Nauni, Solan for Horticulture & Forest related projects.
  7. Jay Pee University of Information Technology, Wakanghat, Solan for IT related projects.
  8. State Council For Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE), SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla 9

The incentives under this scheme to the Innovation Projects will be as under:-

  1. Rs. 25,000/- per month will be provided to the innovation projects as sustenance allowance for one year whose project is recommended by the Host Institution and approved by the Empowered Committee.
  2. Incubation center will provide support to the startups and innovation projects by providing mentoring services, access to their labs, facilities, etc. on a free-of-cost (FOC) basis.
  3. Marketing/commercialization assistance of maximum of Rs. 10 lakh will be provided to the innovation project to launch its products/services in the market. The assistance will be provided in the following manner:-
    1. It can be given to an innovation project where he has secured funding maximum 25% from a known and registered angel/venture funds/reputed incubator. The amount could be disbursed as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis as has been given by registered angel/venture funds/reputed incubator.
      Or
    2. It can be given as matching assistance to reputed incubators established by the Host Institution to fund innovation project as part of accelerator programme as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis.
  4. Patent Filing Cost: The cost of filing and processing of patent application will be reimbursed to the incubated startup companies subject to a limit of Rs. 2 lakh (0.2 million) per Indian patent awarded or actual cost incurred, whichever is less. For awarded foreign patents on a single subject matter, up to Rs. 10 lakh (1 Million) or actual cost incurred, whichever is less would be reimbursed. The reimbursement will be done in 2 stages, i.e., 75% after the patent is filed and the balance 25% after the patent is granted. This incentive shall be routed through the incubator concerned.

Incentives to New Industries/Startups/Innovation Projects

  1. The scheme of incentives for startups/new industries/Innovation Projects shall be as under and shall be governed by the Incentive Rules, 2004 and as modified from time to time and incentives admissible under the State/Govt. of India sponsored schemes.
  2. Start-ups/new industries/Innovation Projects will be eligible for grant on the cost of preparation of feasibility study/project report @ 75% of the cost subject to maximum of Rs. 1,00,000/- in each case. Subsidy will be routed through the Support Centre ( HPCED)
  3. Availability of Land: Department of Industries/Sectors will provide land to start-ups/new industries/Innovation Projects in micro and small scale Industries/Sectors in Industrial Areas of Category B and C Areas at concessional rate @ 50% of the rates fixed by Department of Industries from time to time
  4. Concession in Stamp Duty: All new Start-up/new industries/Innovation Projects Units to be setup in Himachal Pradesh will be charged stamp duty @ 3% only on conveyance deed and lease deed from the date of notification by Revenue Department
    Other Incentive
  5. Concession in Fee for obtaining consent from H.P. Pollution Control Board: Fees for obtaining consent to establish and consent to renew would be reduced by 25% for green industry and by 10% for orange Industry after issue of notification by the concerned Department.
  6. Interest subvention: The new startups in Micro sector with an investment up to Rs 25 Lakh employing at least 5 persons and proposing to take loan from Scheduled Nationalized Banks or State cooperative banks will be provided interest subvention @5% up to a loan of Rs 25 lakh for three years.
  7. Purchase Preference by Govt. of H.P./ Public Sector undertaking: The products of Small Scale Industry including 'Village Industry' as defined under the Incentives Rules, 2004 as amended from time to time and located within Himachal Pradesh is being given purchase preference in respect of purchases affected by the Government Departments, Boards and State owned or controlled Corporations. Purchase orders to such firms may be placed at the lowest approved rates at least to the extent of 30% of the total procurement provided the quoted price of such local units are within the range of 15% of the L-1 rates. Provided further Start Ups in micro and small scale categories in the manufacturing sector will also be entitled for such purchase preference by Govt. of HP/PSUs. Such Start Ups may also be exempted from the prior experience/turnover requirements provided they meet the requisite quality standards as laid down in the tender.
  8. Apart from the incentives listed under this Scheme, startups/innovative projects would also be entitled for various other incentives under the Incentive Rules, 2004 (as amended from time to time).

Yes, Himachal Pradesh Centre Entrepreneurship Development (HPCED) at Udyog Bhawan, Directorate of Industries, Shimla-171001 has been declared as support Centre and the Department of Industries collaborate with HPCED which can provides the following:-

  1. The other functions of the support center would be as under:-
    1. The center would prepare a directory of budding entrepreneurs and promising enterprises which have been set up under the PMEGP or funded through various Govt. schemes, Banks, etc. and share their success stories with new entrepreneurs.
    2. Providing hand-holding support to potential entrepreneurs and startups to collaborate with the center and State Govt., Bank, Consultants etc. wherever required.
    3. To assist startups through their life cycle with focus on providing training, preparation of feasibility report, obtaining finance, business structuring, purchase of raw material and marketing support.
    4. Organizing Mentorship programs in collaboration with Govt. Organizations, Incubation Centers, Educational Institutions and Private Organizations.
    5. To recommend cases to incubators as per the areas of interest shown by the potential entrepreneur.
  2. The HPCED may hire/empanel individual Consultants/ agencies with the prior approval of the Empowered Committee to hold seminars and workshops in the IIT, IIM, Technology Centre, Universities and other technical institutions in the state to publicize the scheme and identify suitable beneficiaries or potential entrepreneurs. The cost norms for such workshops shall be performance based, parameters of which will be got approved by the HPCED from the EC.
  3. HPCED would be the friend, Mentor and guide to hold the hands of potential entrepreneurs and walk with them throughout their Journey. The support center can also rope in industrial organizational partners/institutions such as CII, PHDCCI, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, MSME institutions, etc. to expose; orient and support the startups and new industries/entrepreneurs to take up commercial production.
  4. A programme would be chalked out by HPCED to send selected startups, college and school students, faculty etc., with the approval of EC to leading startup destinations in the country and abroad for getting exposure as well as an opportunity to meet and converse with industry leaders, thinkers and innovators. Provision shall be made to ensure 1/3rd representation of women entrepreneurs, Students and teachers etc.
  5. The HPCED would be provided need based grant starting with Rs. 1.00 crore per annum to perform the role assigned to it under the Scheme, to reimburse the cost of the institutions, and to meet out expenses towards trainings, exposure visits, handholding, etc.

General Managers Districts Industries Centres of concerned Districts and Dy. Director of Industries (Incentive), Himachal Pradesh at Headquarter Shimla.

5. Boilers

Boiler is a closed vessel in which steam is generated for use external to itself but does not include a pressure vessel, if,
(i) Capacity less than 25 litres, or
(ii) Design & working pressure less than 1 Kg/cm2, or
(iii) Water is heated below 100°C
(If any of the above condition is fulfilled then the vessel is not a boiler)

Yes. As per section 7 of Boilers Act – 1923 it is mandatory to get the boiler registered.

Inspecting Authority of manufacturing State issues drawings and certificates (Form-II, III, IV-A & III-C) of boilers. Application for registration of boiler along with above documents, fee for registration through challan & ownership undertaking are to be submitted to Boiler Inspectorate. In case of big boilers requiring assembly & welding at site, details of appropriate class of boiler erector with consent letter & technical capability is also to be submitted. The owner of Boiler may engage third party inspecting authority for inspection during erection who will submit certificate in Form–IIC to Chief Inspector of Boilers. Boiler Inspectorate shall carryout inspection & necessary tests and issue provisional orders within 48 hrs and registration number shall be issued within 30 by the Chief Inspector of Boilers.

An application is to be submitted to Boiler Inspectorate, Himachal Pradesh for transfer of a boiler from other State for installation & its use in Himachal Pradesh. Alongwith application name of State from which transfer is sought, registry number of boiler, document in proof of purchase (money receipt/bill etc.) and ownership undertaking are to be submitted. After receipt of application, Memorandum of Inspection & Registration book are obtained from concerned Boiler Inspectorate & then ownership of boiler is recorded in favour of the applicant. Thereafter inspection & testing is carried out & boiler is permitted for use from the date of inspection & testing.

For new boilers installed for the first time, the Provisional Order on FORM-V is issued valid for six months during which period steam test of Boiler is conducted and the certificate is issued on Form-VI. Thereafter, certificate for use of Boiler is issued for a period of one year after carrying out inspection/tests prescribed as per technical standards laid down in Indian Boiler Regulations – 1950 (IBR – 1950).

Section 6(c) of Boilers Act – 1923 prohibits use of a boiler after expiry of validity of its certificate. Hence, it is mandatory to get the boiler inspected before the expiry of validity period. If plant is forced shutdown due to other reasons, inspection of boiler can be arranged during the period of shutdown so that boiler may not be stopped again for annual inspection.

No. As per “Ease of Doing Business” policy of Government of India; inspection can be conducted by the Central Boiler Board approved Inspecting Authority/ Competent person/ Boiler Engineers registered with Chief Inspector of Boilers. The owners of boilers should opt for third party inspection of boilers so that the inspection of the boiler is conducted in time. The third party Inspecting Authorities approved for the State are as under:-

  1. M/s Lloyds Register Asia, 63-64, Kalptaru Square, 6th Floor, Kpndivita Lane Off. Andheri Kurla Road, Mumbai-59 E-mail : delhi@lr.org,sunildutt.kaushik@lr.org Mobile 098186-60546, 011-43250250.
  2. M/s Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd, Marwah Centre, 6th Floor, Opp. Ansha Industrial Estate, K. Marwah Marg, Off. Saki Vihar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-400072.
  3. M/S ABS Industrial Verification, (India) Pvt. Ltd. 10th Floor, Lakhanis Centrium, Sector 15, Plot no. 27, CBD Belapur(E), Navi Mumbai-14
  4. M/s TUV India Pvt. Ltd (TUV Nord Group), 801, Raheja Plaza-1, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar (W) Mumbai-400086.
  5. M/s Intertek India Pvt. Ltd,E-20, Block B1, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044.
  6. M/s TUV SUD South Asea Pvt. Ltd, TUV, SUD House, Off Saki Vihar Road, Saki Naka, Andheri (East) Mumbai-400072
  7. M/s Vincottee International India Assessment Services Pvt. Ltd. A-49, FIEE Complex, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi-110020.
  8. M/s HSB International (India) Private Ltd, Unit-404, 4th Floor, Ozone, Vikram Sarabhai Mills Compound, Sarabhai Road, Vadodara-390003 Gujarat.
  9. Competent Person approved by the Central Boiler Board.

    1. The owner of the Boilers should check the validity of the Certificate of Inspecting Authority as well as the Competent person before placing the order for inspection of Boiler. The Inspecting Authorities will provide a copy of the Certificate issued by CBB and the Competent person shall also supply a copy of his Certificate along with Authorisation Card and Specimen signature before starting inspection work in the State. They shall abide by the provisions of Public Service Guarantee act of the State. The Memorandum of Inspection Book (MIB) shall be collected by the Competent person before inspection and returned after the inspection as per the provisions of Regulations.

As per provision of section 8(4) of the Boilers Act – 1923 Inspecting Authority has to carry out inspection within 15 days from the date of communication from the user of Boiler. Since Inspectorate of Boilers does not have adequate manpower to inspect the Boilers, owners of boilers should opt for third party inspection of boilers/inspection by competent person/Boiler Engineer so that the inspection of the boiler is conducted in time before the expiry of current certificate for use of boiler.

A valid certificate is mandatory for use of a boiler. If boiler is not to be use in future after expiry of validity, then annual inspection of boiler is not necessary. It is desirable to intimate to Boiler Inspectorate for not using the boiler in future.

Unserviceable boiler has to be cut into pieces & scrapped so that same cannot be illegally used. Such scrapped boiler should be offered for physical inspection so that its registration may be cancelled & all States may be intimated.

A boiler with valid certificate cannot be used under following circumstances:-
When any accident occurs to the boiler.
When boiler is shifted from its place to other place.
When any alteration, addition or renewal is made.
When Chief Inspector directs to make any alteration, addition or renewal.
When an order is sent by Boiler Inspectorate to owner that boiler or steam pipe line are in dangerous condition.

It is compulsory to take prior approval as per provision of section 12 & 13 of Act to carry out any repairs to boiler or pipe line so as to ensure quality of workmanship & use of standard material for the safety of boiler.

As per provision of section 18 of the Act, intimation of accident with full details must be submitted within 24 hours to Boiler Inspectorate & damaged boiler should not be used. Boiler Inspectorate shall carry out investigation & shall propose necessary repairs. After carrying out suggested repairs, inspection & necessary tests of boiler shall be carried out and boiler shall be permitted for further use.

“Steam pipe” means any pipe through which steam passes if
(i) the pressure at which steam passes through such pipe exceeds 3.5 Kg/cm2 above atmospheric pressure, or
(ii) such pipe exceeds 254 millimetre in internal diameter and pressure of steam exceeds 1.0 Kg/cm2 above atmospheric pressure
and includes in either of the above cases any connected fitting of steam pipe.

Prior approval for drawing of steam pipe line is compulsory. As per requirement of service conditions (steam pressure & temperature), the design of pipe line & its material specification, gradient, drainage, support, arrangement of isolation for safety and capacity of safety valves etc. are checked as per technical standards prescribed in IBR-1950. Thus, the safety of pipe line is ensured so that it may not explode during use.

As per provision of regulation 392 of IBR – 1950, it is compulsory to engage a recognized boiler erector or boiler repairer of appropriate class. Recognised boiler erector or boiler repairer have experienced engineers, technicians, certified welders, proper tools and internal quality control system to ensure the quality of workmanship.

No. As per provision of chapter 13 of IBR – 1950 welders are tested and certified for various grades of material & various test positions. Only appropriate class of welder having valid certificate can be deployed for welding work.

The certificate is issued for a period of two years. Welder may again appear for test for renewal of his certificate on or after expiry of validity of his certificate. As per rules any person possessing welder certificate issued by other State can work in the State of Himachal Pradesh after getting his certificate endorsed by the Chief Inspector of Boilers after payment of prescribed fee.

No. As per provision of section 6(e) of the Act only certified Boiler Operation Engineers/Boiler Attendants are authorised to operate a boiler with following limitations:-
Operation of boiler upto 200 Sq.metre heating surface area - By Second Class Boiler Attendant
Operation of boiler upto 1000 Sq.metre heating surface area - By First Class Boiler Attendant
Operation of boiler above 1000 Sq.metre heating surface area - By Boiler Operation Engineer(BOE)

Himachal Pradesh Government has not constituted Board of Examiners to conduct examinations for Boiler Attendants & Boiler Operation Engineers. Persons with minimum qualification & experience in boilers as prescribed in rules may get their applications forwarded to other States to appear in the examination.

Yes. As per rules any person possessing certificate issued by other State can work in the State of Himachal Pradesh after getting his certificate endorsed by the Chief Inspector of Boilers after payment of prescribed fee.

If a person is aggrieved by an order of an Inspector he can file an appeal within 30 days from the date of issue of order to the Chief Inspector as per provision of section 19 of the Act. In case the person is not satisfied with the order of Chief Inspector, he may file an appeal to Central Government within 30 days against the order of Chief Inspector as per provision of section 20 of the Act.

Fee for all activities under Boilers Act – 1923 and rules/regulations framed there under is to be deposited through E- challan in following receipt head of revenue:
0852 – Industries 07 –800 – Other receipts, 02 – Licence fee Treasury: Shimla-Capital Treasury
DDO code: CTO00-083 D.D.(Industries) Shimla
The website URL for e-payment is https://himkosh.hp.nic.in/eChallan/ and login can be done either as guest or own login could be created. The website can also be accessed at URL https://himachal.nic.in/ and then selecting e-Challan under the link e-services.

Office of Chief Inspector of Boilers
Udyog Bhawan
Bemloe, Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Pin:- 171001.
Tel.No. 0177-2813414

6. Land

Permission of the state Government under section 118 HP Tenancyand LandReforms Act 1972 is required for purchase of land by Non-agriculturist of HP.

Under the section 118 of HPT&LR Act1972, no transfer of land including transfer by the decree of civil court or for recovery of arrear land revenue by way of sale, gift, will, exchange, loan mortgage with possession/creation of a tenancy in any other manner shall be valid in favor of person who is not an agriculturist.

It is clarified that allotment of plots/land under the Industrial areas developed/ declared by the Industries department and other agencies are exempt under this provision i.e. No separate permission is required after the allotment of plots/ land by Industries department.

Any person or legal entity who is not covered under the definition of an agriculturist as per section 2(2) of the HPT&LR Act 1972 are required to obtain permission under the Act ibid for transfer of land by way of sale/ lease, etc.

Applicants have to apply online on the Single Window portal via link  https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/  by filling up the Common Application Form for approval of the Project. After approval of the project, the investor has to apply for the Essentiality Certificate and thereafter for permission of purchase / acquisition of land by applying on LR XIV form to the DC/ Revenue department.

1.   Latest copy of Jamabandi&Tatimashajra.

2.   Copy of agreement to sell between the transferor& transferee of land.

3.   Affidavit of the transferor stating that after the proposal transfer , will not become   landless , and if he will not claim any benefit/ land under any scheme prepared for the benefit of landless persons in the State.

4.   NOC of all the co- sharers / tenants of the land proposed to be transferred

5.  In case of non-agriculturist seeking to sell land or building purchased after obtaining permission u/s 118, proof of utilization for the purpose for which permission was obtained from relevantdepartment or local body concerned within the period allowed for utilization. 

6.  Essentiality Certificate.

The application may be processed in accordance with Rule 38-A u/s 118 of HP Tenancy & land reform Rules, 1975(link given below)

Minimum need based certified by the chartered Engineer, as well as Essentiality Certificate issued by the Head of Department concerned.

The permission given under u/s 118 for setting up Industrial unit/ any enterprise in H.P is valid upto two year for implementation of the project. The permission can be further extend for one year by the Revenue department.

If proposed purchaser is a non-agriculturist, he has to apply for permission to purchase the land as per provision of Rules on form LR-XIV provided in those cases, whose land is proposed to be utilized for the same purpose for which earlier permission was granted, the recommendation of the department concerned will be sufficient in place of in essentiality certificate (EC), however, in case the granted EC permission will originally be required if Rules specify EC for the changed purpose. 

The application should have an attached copy of permission letter vide which permission to purchase was granted and copy of extension letter, if an extension was required & was granted and copy of NOC of Concerned department.

Yes, through application to State Govt. with a copy of land transfer deed attached. 

a) Individual 
b) Society 
c) Company (Pvt. Public. LPP)
d. Partnership Firm.

YesIt  is  mandatory to  have  Change  of  Land  Use (CLU) and charges has to be paid for CLU.  CLU is not required in case the land is already in a designated industrial area.

7. Pre-Approvals

NOTE: LIST OF PRE APPROVAL IS INDICATIVE AND EXHAUSTIVE.

Sr. No

Department Name

Service Name

1

Industries

Essentiality Certificate

2

Industries

Allotment of Plots

3

UD/TCP

CLU and Construction Permit

4

IPH


APPLY For Ground WaterAuthority for permission or NOC from IPH

5

Forest

NOC for Tree felling irrespective of location of land From Forest Department

6

PWD

NOC From PWD Department

7

Fire

Apply for Fire S.I.R(Site Inspection Report)

8

HPPCB

Consent to Establish under HPPCB AIR Act,1981, WATER Act,1974

9

Dy. Registrar of Firm

Registration of Partnership firms

10

TCP


Building Map Approval

 

11

Labour

Registration under H.P. Shops And Commercial Establishments Acts, 1969

12

Forest

Tree Transit Permission

13

HP Cooperative Society

Apply for Himachal Pradesh Societies registration

14

Revenue Department

Property Registration

Pre –Operational

NOTE: LIST OF PRE APPROVAL IS INDICATIVE AND EXHAUSTIVE.

Sr. No

Department Name

Service Name

1

MC

Apply for trade Licence

2

Fire

Apply for NOC

3

UD/TCP

CLU and Construction Permit

4

Labour

Factory building plan and registration of factory under Factories Act 1948; Registration under Building And Other Construction Worker's Welfare (BOCW) Act, 1996 ; Registration under Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Act, 1970 (Contractor / Principal Employer); Registration under Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE & CS) Act, 1979 (Contractor / Principal Employer)

5

Industries

For availing incentives and Registration of Boilers under the Boilers Act, 1923

6

Health Safety & Regulation

Registration of Retail / Bulk Drug License (Pharmacy) and Renewal; Wholesale drug license; Granting and Renewal of Drug Manufacturing License.

7

Fire

Apply for Fire S.I.R(Site Inspection Report)

8

HPPCB

Consent to Operate under HPPCB AIR Act,1981, WATER Act,1974;Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans boundary Movement) Rules, 2016

9

UD/ TCP

Completion plan (after completion of building in all respect )

 

8. Finance

No. However, the state of Himachal has a presence of all the Major Public and Private Sector Banks and other financial Institution.

An investor can either finance the project from the bank/ FI or can self finance the project. However, the Bank Appraisal letter mandatory for availing incentive under State Mission on Food Processing and Industrial Development Scheme 2017.

9. F&Q related to State and Central Schemes

 I.        State Mission on Food Processing

Sr. No.

 Scheme

Grant-in-aid

Maximum limit of Grant –in –aid

Eligible Sector

1

Technology Up-gradation/ Establishment / Modernization of FPIs (Cost of Plant & Machinery & Technical Civil Works)

33.33%

Max. Rs. 75 lakhs.

Food  processing  sectors like fruits & vegetables, milk/ meat/poultry/fish products, cereal/ other consumer food products, rice/flour/pulse/ oil milling and such other agri/horti/sectors including  food flavours, colours, oleoresins, spices, coconut, mushrooms, wines and hops

2

Cold Chain  for Non-Horticulture products

50%

Max. Rs. 5.00 Crore.

Interest subvention @ 7%  per year subject to max of Rs. 25.00 lakh per  years for 7 years

Following sectors may be covered under the scheme:

Dairy-All milk and milk products, etc.

Meat- All meat and meat products etc.

Aquaculture and marine products like Prawns, Seafood, Fish, and their processed products etc.

Any other non-horticultural food products requiring integrated cold chain.

 

3

Scheme for Creating primary Processing Centers /Collection Centers in Rural Areas

75%

Max. Rs. 2.50 Cr.

The Scheme is applicable to both horticulture and non-horticulture produce such as fruits, vegetables, grains & pulses, dairy products, meat , poultry and fish etc.

 

4

Modernization of Meat Shops

75%

Max. Rs. 5.0 lakhs

 

All implementing agencies/organizations such as Government/PSUs/ Joint Ventures/ NGOs/Cooperatives/SHGs/ Private Sector/ Individuals engaged  in the operations of meat shops would be eligible for financial  assistance under the scheme.

 

5

Reefer Vehicles

50%

Max. Rs. 50 lakhs

 

The assistance will be available to the individual entrepreneurs, partnership firms, registered societies, co-operatives, NGOs, SHGs, Companies and Corporations etc.

The applicant / beneficiary should have sound financial back ground and the Projects necessarily be supported by Bank/ FIs by way of term loan.

 

 II.        CM Start Up Scheme

            The incentives under this scheme to the Innovation Projects will be as under:

  1. Rs. 25,000/- per month will be provided to the innovation projects as sustenance allowance for one year whose project is recommended by the Host Institution and approved by the Empowered Committee.
  2. Incubation center will provide support to the startups and innovation projects by providing mentoring services, access to their labs, facilities, etc. on a free-of-cost (FOC) basis.
  3. Marketing/commercialization assistance of maximum of Rs. 10 lakh will be provided to the innovation project to launch its products/services in the market. The assistance will be provided in the following manner:-
    1. It can be given to an innovation project where he has secured funding maximum 25% from a known and registered angel/venture funds/reputed incubator. The amount could be disbursed as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis as has been given by registered angel/venture funds/reputedincubator.
      Or
    2. It can be given as matching assistance to reputed incubators established by the Host Institution to fund innovation project as part of accelerator programme as purely/partly grants or soft loan/equity on a case-to-case basis.

 

  1. Patent Filing Cost: The cost of filing and processing of patent application will be reimbursed to the incubated startup companies subject to a limit of Rs. 2 lakh (0.2 million) per Indian patent awarded or actual cost incurred, whichever is less. For awarded foreign patents on a single subject matter, up to Rs. 10 lakh (1 Million) or actual cost incurred, whichever is less would be reimbursed. The reimbursement will be done in 2 stages, i.e., 75% after the patent is filed and the balance 25% after the patent is granted. This incentive shall be routed through the incubator concerned.


 III.        MukhyaMantriSwabhlamvanYogna

 

The Scheme is applicable to the age of 18 years or more youth of Himachal Pradesh, who are upto the age of 45 years at the time the ancl of of ii) iii) filling the common application form on the Departmental website: https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in.Link for detailed guidelines of the scheme          is: https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/themes/backend/uploads/Mukhya_Mantri_Swavlamban_Yojana_2018.pdf

I.        Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme,

 

Categories of Beneficiary Under PMEGP

Rate of (Margin Money) Subsidy (of Project Cost)

Area(Location of Project )

Urban

Rural

General Category

15%

25%

Special (including SC / ST / OBC /Minorities/Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas etc.

25%

35%

 

Rs.25.00 lakhs for manufacturing unit and Rs.10.00 lakhs for Service Unit. Capital Expenditure Loan, one cycle of working capital and 10% of project cost as own contribution in case of General category and 5% of project cost in case of weaker section.   

 

II.     a)  Industrial Development Scheme 2017(Central Capital Investment Incentives for access to credit(CCIIAC) @ 30% of investment in plant & Machinery with an upper limit of Rs 5 Cr for all illegal new industrial units and existing units on their substantial expansion in manufacturing and service sector. This scheme will also be applicable to bio technology and hydro power generation unit upto 10 Megawatt. 

        b) Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (CCII) - Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium on insurance of building, plant & Machinery  for a period of 5 yrs from the date of commencement of commercial production/operation.

 

III. Kisan Sampada Scheme: Link for detailed guidelines of the schem is: http://mofpi.nic.in/sites/default/files/agro_cluster.pdf

10. State Focus Sectors

Yes there are 8 focus sector of the state which is as under:-
 I.         Agri Business, Food Processing & Post Harvest Technology.
II.         Manufacturing & Pharmaceuticals.
III.       Tourism, Hospitality & Civil Aviation.
IV.        Hydro & Renewable Energy.
V.          Wellness, Healthcare And Ayush.
VI.       Housing & Urban Development, Transport, Infrastructure & Logistics.
VII.      Information Technology, ITES & Electronics.
VIII.    Education & Skill Development.

Yes, all the approved are time bound and covered under Public Service Guarantee Act 2011.

No. However, in case of substantial expansion (Increase in 25 % of investment in P&M) by the unit incentives can be availed under some selective schemes.

Latest authentic data  available  in  respect  of  focus sector is available on the wesite: www.investinhimachal.com and  https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/. These may also be obtained from 8  focus departments respective websites too.

11. MoUs

A MoU is an intention by an investor to invest in the state, although with no legal biding on the either party. The basic objective of signing MoUs is to facilitate the investor in obtaining the approval required for setting a unit.

Yes. An investor can contact the HOD of the concerned department in which sector he wants to invest.

12. Building Norms and Approvals


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Investor friendly planning regulation norms under H.P. Town & Country Planning Act 1977


The following Planning regulations will be applicable for eligible Industrial

enterprises after notification by the Department of Town and Country Planning of the Government.


 


Sl.

No.

Size of plot

Minimum Set Backs (in Mtr.)  and Maximum Floor Area Ratio

(FAR)

1

150 Sq. Mtr. To 500 Sq. Mtr.

 

Front Set Back

3

Right Set Back

2

Left Set Back

2

Rear Set Back

2

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

2

2

501 Sq. Mtr. to 1000 Sq.  Mtr.

Front Set Back

5

Right Set Back

2

Left Set Back

2

Rear Set Back

3

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

2

3

1001Sq. Mtr to 5000 Sq.  Mtr.

Front Set Back

10

Right Set Back

5

Left Set Back

5

Rear Set Back

5

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

1.5

4

5001Sq. Mtr. to 10,000 Sq.

Mtr.

Front Set Back

15

Right Set Back

7.5

Left Set Back

7.5

Rear Set Back

7.5

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

1.25

5

Above 10,001 Sq. Mtr.

Front Set Back

15

Right Set Back

7.5

Left Set Back

7.5

Rear Set Back

7.5

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

1

 


 


1             There is no upper limit for height of structure of Industrial use and flexible as per the requirement of Industrial EnterpriseHowever  the total floor area should be within the prescribed FAR.

2             Right of Way should not be less than 5 Mtr. for plot having area  upto 1,000 Sq. Mtr and in case of plots having  area more than  1000 Sq. Mtrs., the Right of Way should not be less than 10 Mtr.

3             Parking Floor up to 15 feet height (4.50 Mtr.) at is  allowed  and  such parking floor would not be counted in permissible FAR.

4             Basement / Cellar exclusively for industries set up on plot size exceeding 1,000 Sq. Mtr. for captive use is allowed. In such cases basement would not be counted in permissible FAR.

5             In case of plots having area of 5,001 Sq. Mtr. & above regulations  of minimum Set Backs would be of mandatory. In other category of plots regulation of minimum Front Set Back would be mandatory  and rest of the SBs are flexible as per functional requirements of  the industrial enterprise(s). This flexibility in SB’s is subject to condition that the average area under SB’s should be minimal area which was to be kept under a particular SB in case flexibility was  not provided.

6             The Security Room / Driver’s Rest Room up to floor area of 25 Sq. Mtr. would not be counted in permissible FAR.

7             MSME Enterprises after obtaining the title of land and applying for development permission may start physical implementation of project without waiting for statutory approvals under H. P. Town & Country Planning Act-1977 in accordance to the provisions of self certification as stated in Rule 19 of these Rules.

For Industrial Unit in Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh Area (BBNDA) is the competent authority for the approval of building plan. In other designated industrial area's, town and country planning is the competent authority to approve the building plan.

Minimum land requirement is 50 acres of contiguous land and free from any kind of encumbrance. The selection of land needs to be justified in terms of connectivity and availability of basic infrastructure such as approach road, power, water etc as also in terms of availability of raw materials/market.

13. Single Window Clearance System

The Single Window Clearance System Portal is a single window facilitation mechanism for investors. The portal is a rapid medium of information for investors on Government policies, incentive schemes and the availability of infrastructure. It provides manuals to help investors understand the application process for proposed investment projects. The portal will also facilitate different stakeholder departments to process applications by investors and approve them online. It also aims to build a centralized repository of sector-wise investments in the State and Government policies, and, ultimately, to deliver to investors a high-quality and ever more responsive service.

Process to get the approval to set up Industry in Himachal Pradesh is completely online. Apply for Common Application Form on Department of Industries website (https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/). Your application is processed online and final approval letter will be issued online using Digital Sign.

What are required documents to be uploaded for Single Window Approval?
Only three documents are required for setting up New Industries in Himachal Pradesh:
1.   ID Proof
2.   Address Proof
3.   Detail Project Report
I am an existing investor in the state, how does Single Window provide me assistance?
Existing investors can apply to regulatory agencies for renewal of services, take advantage of risk-based synchronized inspections, resolve issues with government departments on Department of Industries website (https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in).

New Users can register themselves by filling the registration form and OTP based verification of email/mobile number provided. There is no fee for registration.

“Know your Approvals” tool on the website:https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in.  It provides industrial units with customized information regarding requisite approvals and applicable Pre-Establishment or Post Establishment approval including Procedures, Timelines, Checklists and links to apply. Investors Guide and User Manuals for all services are also available on the portal.

No. If UAM is already registered and verified by GMDIC, then no need to apply for CAF under Single Window Portal.

Raise your ticket on Single Window portal. Your ticket will be replied maximum within a time period of 15 days.

Yes, there is a prescribed fee to be paid by the applicant for processing of each application form for obtaining In-Principle approval through online payment based on the Unit Category as listed below:-

Sr No.

Category

Fees (INR)

1

Micro

No Fees

2

Small

1000

3

Medium

5000

4

Large

10000

Once the Common application form (CAF) is submitted by an Investors, State Single window Nodal officers scrutinizes the application and forwards the CAF to departmental nodal officers for their in principle comments. Within a time period of 7 days Departmental Nodal officers has to submit their in principle comments to State Single window nodal officer. Departmental Nodal officer can clarify their one time queries from Investor maximum within a time period of three working days.

Two type of Committees are defined under State Single window Act, 2018. State Review committee headed by Director Industries grants approval to cases having investments in Plant and Machinery less than 10 crores and State Clearance and Monitoring authority headed by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, grants approval to cases having investments in Plant and

Machinery more than 10 crores and list of Industries defined under Negative list of Industrial Incentive rules ,2004(amended from time to time).

Apply online on emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in under “Industrial Plots” http://www.agisac.gov.in/industrygis/Newindustrygis.aspx. Fill the application, upload documents and submit application.

Rates for Industrial plots are revised every year. Updated Industrial Plot rate are updated on website and can find under “Industrial Plots”. Link:https://emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in/themes/backend/uploads/IndustrialPlotRates.pdf.

The industrial plots at Category A,B and C areas are given @ 50%, 60% and 70% respectively of rebate on the existing rate.

Upon completion of the required details in the application form, the user will be redirected to the payment gateway where multiple online payment modes are available including Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card Payment.

Users can track the real-time status of their applications via clicking on respective ID on their Dashboard. Email and SMS notifications are sent at all critical stages of the application.

Once the application is approved by the respective department, applicant will receive notification via email and SMS and the approved certificate can be downloaded without the need for any physical touch point.

Government of Himachal Pradesh is committed to providing facilitation support and time-bound clearances to investors. Timelines for various approvals are mapped under the Himachal Pradesh Public Services Guarantee Act (HPPSG), 2011.

14. Investable Projects under Urban Development Smart City Projects

For Retrofitting and Redevelopment options, statutory limits of ULB will be the boundary and for Greenfield development, it can be beyond the city limits, but within the notified planning area of the City.

AMRUT and SCM are complimentary to each other. Cities may take up the core infrastructure for the full city under AMRUT and choose areas for development under the Smart City Mission. In due course, the City can replicate the area based development to other areas of the City.

The selection of the private partners for the remaining share will have to be decided by State/ ULB in a transparent and fair manner.

15. Solid Waste Management

To  kick start  SWM  projects,  the  Central  Government will  be  providing  adequate  funds  to  the  State  Governments  as  part  of the  1st instalment.  The share of the Central Government will be in the form of a maximum 20% Grant/VGF for each Project.

16. HOUSING FOR ALL (URBAN) MISSION - Affordable Housing in Partnership with Public & Private sectors

A  house  is  defined  as  an  all-weather  single  unit  or  a unit  in  a  multi-storeyed  super  structure  having  carpet area of upto 30 sq. m. for EWS category and upto 60 sqm.  for  LIG  category  with  adequate  basic  civic services  and  infrastructure  services  like  toilet,  water, electricity, etc. 

Area enclosed within the walls, actual area to lay the carpet. This area does not include the thickness of the inner walls.

Affordable Housing through Partnership will be implemented through:

·         States/UTs/ULBs/Parastatals  with  no  private sector

·         States/UTs/ULBs/Parastatals with private sector

The Mission will provide financial assistance at the rate of Rs.  1.5  Lakh  per  EWS  house  being  built under  these  different  partnerships  by States/UTs/Cities. 

An  affordable  housing  project  can  be  a  mix  of houses for different categories (EWS, LIG, and HIG etc)  but it will be eligible for central assistance, if at least 35% of the houses in the project are for EWS category  and  a  single  project  has  at  least  250 houses.   CSMC,  however,  can  reduce  the requirement  of  minimum  number  of  houses  in  one project on the request of State Government. 

EWSand LIG could be grouped together at one plot, but it will be eligible for central assistance only if at least 35% in the project are for EWS category and the single project has at least 250 houses. 

Thedeveloper may provide a mix of houses for different categories, but it should have at least 35% of total housing for EWS category.

17. Horticulture Department

Director of Horticulture Himachal Pradesh heading the Horticulture Department & his contact no. is 0177-2842390. 

There are 3 Nos. projects which are investible in HP related to Horticulture department. The details of the projects are as under:

1.    Solan- Chail, Deothi, Kasouli, Jaunaji

2.    Shimla- all upper parts of Shim;a

3.    Chamba- Dalhousie


An interested entrepreneur need to submit a complete proposal/ DPR along with prescribed application form and required document like revenue papers, affidavits, term loan sanction letter for lending Bank etc., to the Deputy Directors of Horticulture in the concern District. Project proposals are then scrutinized and approved at State Level. 

Presently, mushroom production in Himachal Pradesh is 13904 MT. 

In charge Subject Matter Specialist Mushroom at Solan, Palampur, Bajaura, Rampur (Duttnagar), Directorate of Mushroom Research at Chambaghat, Distt. Solan are the persons who can be contacted for the same.

Persons having practical training in mushroom from Govt. Institutes are eligible for getting Mushroom projects. 

Department is providing credit linked back ended assistance under MIDH for the establishment of food processing unit which may also include a mushroom processing plant. The assistance is @ 50% with maximum upto 400 lakh per unit. 

1.    Solan- Chail, Deothi, Kasouli, Jaunaji

2.    Shimla- all upper parts of Shim;a

3.    Chamba- Dalhousie

Are the most suitable areas for growing and peocessing of Mushroom. 

Mushroom canning unit can be installed for getting more prices in market.

Fruit Technologist"

1.     Shimla

2.     Kullu at Shamshi

3.     Sirmour at Dhualakuan

4.     Kangra at NagrotaBhagwan

Fruit Canning Unit:

1.     Sirmour at Rajgarh

2.     Bilaspur at Nihal

3.     Kinnaur at Reckongpeo

4.     Chamba at Rajpura

1.    White Button Mushroom

2.    Dhingri Mushroom

3.    Shittake Mushroom

18. FAQ from Industry Perspective for Collaboration with HPKVN

HPKVN is looking forward to collaboration with the private sector for the following Projects: -

Investible Project

Coverage/ Location

Nature of Collaboration

1.     Short Term Training program

PAN Himachal

Any Sector as per industry demand and youth aspiration

Training Service Provider

2.     Graduate Add On – in colleges - for final year students

25 Government Degree Colleges

Sectors – BFSI, Electronics, IT-ITeS, Beauty & Wellness, Apparel & Made ups, Media & Entertainment, Tourism

2 packages

Training Service Provider for NSQF Aligned Trainings in the Chosen Sectors

3.      B. Voc

12 Government Degree Colleges

Sectors – Retail, Tourism & Hospitality

Training Service Provider for NSQF aligned Skill Component

4.     City Livelihood Centres (CLC)

2 Nos

CLC Sundernagar–Automobile

CLC Shamshi– Tourism & Hospitality

PPP Model – Operation and Service Delivery

5.     Centre of Excellence

1 No: Shoghi, Dist Shimla

Tourism & Hospitality Sector

Upskilling in:

-   Culinary Art, and F&B

-   Sustainable Eco-tourism

-   Event Management & Planning

-   Advanced Hotel Management

-   Tourism Entrepreneurship

PPP Model – Operation and Service Delivery

 

HPKVN follows a transparent and equal opportunities process for all collaborations. The business opportunities are advertised on HPKVN website and leading national newspapers inviting eligible organizations for submission of Expression of Interest. Thereafter, ADB procurement guidelines are followed. For further informationplease refer to the link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/adb-procurement-policy.pdf

A.      Overall, the trainer service provider will be responsible for the following key activities amongst other functions–

a.       Mobilization & Counseling of candidates and enrollment of candidates with right aptitude.

b.      Setting up of well-equipped quality training facilities accredited by the SSC.

c.       On boarding of experienced and SSC certified trainers for training delivery.

d.      Training, assessment and certification of candidates.

e.       Networking with industries and placement of candidates.

In case of B. Voc degree programme and Graduate Add On programme, the TSP will also coordinate with the Department of Higher Education, Principals and Staff of the respective college where the programme will be implemented.

HPKVN has developed the infrastructure at both the location keeping in mind the requirements for quality skilling of the Himachali Youth. The broad specifications are as follows:-

CLC Shamshi

Total Area

Three-storeystructure with total operating area of 395 Sq. m. (4252 Sq. ft.).

Administration

Counseling cum placement officer’s room, staff room, Center Managers Room

Academic area

30 students; 2 Practical cum Class Rooms;Computer Lab; and Store

Accommodation facilities

30 bed Hostel rooms;

Warden room; andToilets

Mess

Dining and Kitchen

Other Utilities

Segregated and DAPT Toilets, Store room

 

CLC Sundernagar

Total Area

Three-storey architecture with total operating area of 546 Sq. m. (5875 Sq. ft.)

Administration

Center Manager Room, Staff room, Staff toilets

Academic area

3 Practical Classroom, computer lab, rooms  

Accommodation facilities

Boys and Girls Hostel, warden room, pantry

Mess

Dining, kitchen, store

Other Utilities

Separate toilets, electrical room, store room

The CLCs will be the hub for quality trainings in high aspiration job roles in the selected sectors. The private industry partner will be engaged for operation as well as service delivery.The partner will mobilize the candidates on the basis of scientific evaluation of their aspirations and aptitude. Further placement support will be facilitated by the partner.

The scope of responsibilities for the Partner will include and not be restricted to the following:

-     Capacity building of CoE executives and staff

-     Continuous professional learning and development for the staff

-     Joint research opportunities

-     Curriculum Development

-     Assessment and certifications

-     Student and faculty exchange programs

The Center of Excellence will provide high quality up skilling to candidates who have already attained academic qualification in tourism and hospitality and are keen to undergo further specialization. The center will provide a range of short term, medium term and long term courses and will enable youth to attain international certification and placements with reputed organizations.

The tenure will vary between 3 to 5 years depending on the requirement and performance of the partner.

The centers established in association with industry will provide industry oriented trainings in niche sectors and high NSQF job roles. Accordingly, the management will lay emphasis on mobilization and counselling of youth through scientific process to ensure selection of candidates most suitable to the respective job roles. The centers will be equipped with latest technology and will deliver industry focused skills to the youth. In addition, focus will be laid on the placement of candidates or facilitation of entrepreneurship.

19. FAQ from IT department

IT Park, Gaggal, Kangra District.
IT Park, Mehli, Shimla District.
IT Park, Waknaghat, Solan District.

Gaggal : 2.9 Acre

Waknaghat: 70.6 Acre
Mehli: 14000 Sq. ft.

Location

Road

Rail

Air port

Gaggal- Kangara

Lat/Long:

32.2190°N, 76.3234 °E

Elevation – 770m

Amritsar – 192Km

Shimla         – 231Km

Chandigarh –244Km

 

Amb Andaura – 71Km

Pathankot.      – 87Km

Jalandhar – 138Km

Gaggal airport – 2Km

Chandigarh – 166km

Amritsar – 145Km

Waknaghat - Solan

Lat/Long:

31.0079°N, 77.0881°E

Elevation - 1,544m

On NH 22 Shimla Chandigarh High way

 

Chandigarh – 93Km

Shimla.        – 22Km

Nearest Train station Kaithlighat - 3.5km

 

Shimla – 22Km

Kalka – 66km

 

Jubbarhatti   -33km

Chandigarh – 102 Km

 

Mehli– Shimla

Lat/Long:

31.0698°N, 77.18817°E

Elevation – 2,202m

Shimla – 7Km

Chandigarh – 126Km

Delhi –360Km

Shimla – 7Km

Kalka–96Km

Jubbarhatti     -33km

Chandigarh – 102 Km

 

Business Process Outsourcing

Software Development
Electronics Manufacturing
Incubation Hub
Artificial Intelligence
Data Centre 
Research and Development 

High quality communication infrastructure

Pool of skilled manpower
Excellent power situation
Low setup and recurring costs
Suitable environment for IT Industries

Aspirational well educated youth.

Capability to increase the pool of skilled manpower
Technical Manpower working in other areas willing to move back to Himachal
Well-developed road network
High quality communication infrastructure including OFCs even in the remote areas
State wise presence of national banks & financial institution
Well-developed hospitality industry and great  life-style
Excellent power situation and virgin land for development
High tele-density state

 

    Incentives

 

 

Category

Capital Subsidy

Interest Subvention

Assistance for Transportation of Plant and Machinery

IT,ITes Enterprises

@ 25% of Fixed Capital Investment, excluding the cost of land, subject to a ceiling of INR 1 crores.

@ 4% on term loan with a maximum ceiling of INR 15 lakhs per annum.

50% of cost incurred in inland carriage and inland transit insurance of Plant and Machinery, subject to maximum of INR 5 lakhs per enterprise after the Commencement of Commercial Operations.

ESDM Enterprises and Green Data Centres

 

 

@ 50% of Fixed Capital Investment, excluding the cost of land, subject to a ceiling of INR 2 crores.

@ 4% on term loan with a maximum ceiling of INR 20 lakhs per annum.

50% of cost incurred in inland carriage and inland transit insurance of Plant and Machinery, subject to maximum of INR 7 lakhs per enterprise after the Commencement of Commercial Operations.

 

Other Incentives for IT, ITes Enterprises:

 

·         Subsidy towards Cost of Preparation of Detailed Project Report: Reimbursed up to 50%

·         Rebate on Stamp Duty and Registration Fee: Eligible Enterprises will be reimbursed 80% of the  Stamp Duty & Registration Fee paid on instrument of conveyance deed or lease dee after the Commencement of Commercial Operations.

·         Exemption from Payment of Change in Land Use Fee:Eligible Enterpriseswill be exempted from payment of Change in Land Use fee levied under the provisions of H.P. Town and Country Planning Act – 1977.

·         Assistance for Patent Filling:All enterprises will be reimbursed INR 5 lakhs or 50% of expenditure incurred/charges paid to patent attorney, patent service centre and patent filing agency.

·         Net SGST Reimbursement: 90% of Net SGST paid to the State Government under H.P. GST  Act 2017 for a period of 7 years, up to a maximum limit of 100% of the Fixed Capital Investment from the Commencement of Commercial Operations.

IT skilling centre has already been allocated 6 bighas in Waknaghat .This is an
Investment by HP Kaushal Vikash Nigam  under the HPSDP program which is financed by the ADB.

State  has taken various initiatives in the area of IT, e-Governance, Digital

Economy and ICT Infrastructure.

 

CM Help line :A single platform for all the public grievances redressal and information services in the State.

Command and Control Centre: To make Himachal safer, the State government is setting up a State level hi-tech command and control centre.

E-District: As of today 59 G2C services are available on line and work is in progress for 136 more G2C services on e-District portal which would act as a single online platform to take government services to the people.

IT Parks:We are In Process to develop 3 IT Parks in State for investment and employment.

e-Office: e-Office is being implemented to create less paper environment in Government Offices.34 Departments are using e-Office and work in progress for 20 more departments.

HP State Data Centre: State of the-art Data Centre for hosting e-Governance applications on the cloud.

HIMSWAN: Sate wide network to provide connectivity to Government offices/Boards and corporations.

Local Preference: All software and hardware to be purchased by the Government would have a local preference clause.
Land Banks: The Government would create land banks in selected districts by acquiring land and demarcating them as IT Parks/ IT SEZs with provision of basic IT infrastructure and connectivity.
Relaxation in inspections from various Departments: Eligible Enterprises will be exempted from inspections by the Labor Inspector, Factory Inspector and Boiler Inspector without the prior approval of Head of the respective Departments.
Time bound Clearances: The Government will provide all the clearances in a time bound manner under the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011.

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