MoST, Ministry of Science and Technology with its “Certification Incentive Programme” bases Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the content of internationally recognized standards via accepting 242 applicants firms for award of Incentive Grant.
MoST, the Ministry of Science and Technology with its “Certification Incentive Programme” bases Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the content of internationally recognized standards via accepting 242 applicants firms for award of Incentive Grant.
As per the Annual Development Plan, as many as 242 applicants firms were selected out of total 486 applicants from various SMEs across country for the award of Incentive Grant against various Certification Schemes.
Under the same initiative, several training programmes have been initiated for the skill and capacity building of SMEs personnel and Ministry of Science and Technology and its organizations were designed in consultation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, sector specific Trade Associations, SMEs and other stakeholders.
The aforementioned training programme has been outsourced through open bid. The hired firm will be conducting 2-Day training courses, that would not be based on examination, against 19 certification standards and 5-Day lead auditor courses against 08 certifications/ accreditation Standards which will be examination based.
keeping in view the government’s manifesto regarding empowering and supporting of SMEs, awareness among SMEs for adoption of certification systems to assist for improving their performance and productivity would continue to be done under Certification Incentive Programme.
Under the same scheme, more awareness seminars in Association with local Chambers of Commerce and Industry will be arranged throughout Pakistan, as and when required in order to intensify the receiving number of applications by SMEs for grant of Incentive Award.