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Cabinet Approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017

PM Modi led Union Cabinet of India has approved the North East Industrial Development Scheme with the financial assistance of Rs. 3000 crores upto March, 2020. The required financial assistance will be offered after analysing the progress of the scheme in 2020.

Objectives

The main objective of the scheme is to promote employment in the North East states by offering incentives to the MSME sectors  All eligible industrial units, which are getting benefits of one or more components of other schemes of the Government of India, will also be considered for benefits of other components of this scheme. The overall cap for benefits under all components of incentives will be of Rs. 200 crores per unit.

Incentives Provided

Under the Scheme, the following incentives shall be provided to new industrial units set up in the North Eastern States including Sikkim:


  • Central Capital Investment Incentive for Access to Credit (CCIIAC)
  • 30% of the investment in Plant & Machinery with an upper limit of Rs.5 Crore on the incentive amount per unit.
  • Central Interest Incentive (Cll)
  • 3% on working capital credit advanced by eligible Banks/ Financial institutions for first 5 years from the date of commencement of commercial production by the unit.
  • Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (CCII)
  • Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium on insurance of building and Plant & Machinery for 5 years from the date of commencement of commercial production by the unit.
  • Goods and Service Tax (GST) Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement up to the extent of Central Govt. share of CGST and IGST for 5 Years from the date of commencement of commercial production by the unit.
  • Income-Tax (IT) Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement of Centre's share of income tax for first 5 years including the year of commencement of commercial production by the unit.
  • Transport Incentive (TI) 
  • Transport Incentive (TI) 20% of the cost of transportation including the subsidy currently provided by Railways/ Railway PSU for movement of finished goods by rail. 20% of cost of transportation for finished goods, for movement through inland waterways Authority of India. 33% of the cost of transportation of air freight on perishable goods (as defined by IATA) from the airport nearest to place of production to any airport within the country.
  • Employment Incentive (EI)
  • The Government shall pay 3.67% of the employer's contribution to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in addition to Government bearing 8.33% Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) contribution of the employer in the Pradhan Mantri RojgarProtsahanYojana (PMRPY).

Expected Questions


Which of the following incentive will not be offered under North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017?
a. Employment Incentive (EI)
b. Transport Incentive
c. Central Interest Incentive
d. Other than the above

What is the year of completion of the North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017?
a. 2021
b. 2020
c. 2022
d. 2025
Cabinet Approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 Cabinet Approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 Reviewed by insiya yadav on March 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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