BRIEF PROFIE OF BIHAR INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

Known popularly as “BIA’ the Bihar Industries Association was established in 1943, had been only apex representative body of industry & service sector of the united Bihar till 2000 before creation of Jharkhand State and now the State of Bihar. Its membership comprises of large, medium and small-scale industries spread throughout the State.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

The main objective of this Association is to promote industrial development of this State by focusing attention of the State and Central Government and other authorities towards the impediments in the way of Industrialization and to promote and safeguard the interest of industries in general and industries of Bihar in particular. The Association acts as a representative body with the sole object of advancing and promoting the common cause of industry. It also helps in formulating healthy legislation and State Policies with regards to the protection of Industries in Bihar. It has always endeavoured to maintain harmonious relations between labour and capital and undertakes work of labour welfare and social services.

Status & Recognition:

The Association is registered under Indian Companies Act, 1956, Section-25 as a non-profit making organisation. It is recognised by the Central and State Governments as a representative body of Industry & Service sector. It is also affiliated to Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), FISME etc.



Membership:

The membership of the Association is open to any association, individual, financial institutions, organisation engaged in any branch of industry, mining or any profession including law, taxation, consultancy, etc. Several Government undertakings are also its members.

EXPERIENCE:

BIA has a wide range of experience of more than 74 years with National & International exposure in the field of Industrial sectors.

INSTITUTIONAL PROMOTER

  1. Bihar Industries Association (BIA) has been the main promoter of Magadh Stock Exchange Association established in the year 1989 at Patna.
  2. It has promoted Patna Productivity Council now as Bihar State Productivity Council.
  3. BIA Centre for Research and Training.
  4. BIA is running an incubation centre in its premises to help and support new start-ups.

STUDY / PROJECT UNDERTAKEN

BIA had conducted a Diagnostic Study of Industrial Units of Bihar districts with help & support of Department of Industries, Govt. of Bihar & SIDBI. The main objective of the Survey / Study was to prepare a "Status Report" of Industrial Units situated and to ascertain reasons for sickness and closure in Industries and to suggest strategy for revival and rehabilitation of the unit and to make capital and assets blocked in sick unit once again productive.



CONTRIBUTION OF BIA IN FINALISATION OF FOLLOWING REPORTS

  1. It was closely associated in the exercise of preparation of sectoral report for Industries Commission constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. J. J. Irani.
  2. It also worked with Finance Commission constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. C. Jha for preparation of report on Financial restructuring of the State of Bihar.

IN RECENT PAST BIA SUBMITTED REPORT / MEMORANDUM TO THE FOLLOWING.

  1. It has been the main guiding force behind development of VAT legislation for the State of Bihar.

(2) In the light of suggestion of H. E. the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during inaugural function of DIOMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION FUNCTION of the Association on 30. 05. 2003, BIA organized three programmes in the area of Agriculture, Tourism and Education and prepared a vision paper on each of the topic and were duly submitted to H. E.

During visit of H.E. the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, to Bihar the BIA submitted a Memorandum highlighting several issues like need for fiscal incentives, debt restructuring for Bihar, adoption and mechanism for flood Protection Measures, Water Resource management, Creation of Centres of Excellence, Improvement of health System.

(3) BIA had got the opportunity to present a suggestion / presentation before Administrative Reforms Commission, where it suggested / highlighted several important issues pertinent for re-orientation of State Economy through Administrative Reforms.

(4) It has been the part of high level state delegation to participate in Pravashi Bhartia Diwas Conference.

SKILL UPGRADATION - HRD

  1. Bihar Industries Association has successfully conducted Cost Accountancy Coaching  Centre of The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWA) for 29 years from 1970 to 1999
  2. It has been conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for the last 7 years with support of Department of Industries, Govt. of Bihar with an objective to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in youth to become an entrepreneur and take enterprise venture.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

  1. It organized Mahila Udyog Mela for 3 consecutive years  from 1996 to 1998 with an objective to promote women entrepreneurs engaged in Handicraft and other tiny industries sector by providing opportunity to display and market their product.
  2. It organized a special  course on Vermiculture exclusively for rural women with an objective to motivate them for self employment and be a part of rural development.
  3. We organized and hold a very successful discussion-cum-lecture programme on the topic of “WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT’ in association with the office of American Consulate General – Kolkata. The programme was addressed by Ms Hedy M. Ratner, the Founder and Co-Chairperson of Women’s Business Centre, Chicago, USA and Ms Susan Schulz of American Consulate General, Kolkata.

(6) Memorandum cum presentation before 12th Finance Commission as well as Parliamentry Committee on Industry during their visit the state.

(7) Memorandum submitted to Planning Commission.

(8) Memorandum and discussion with World Bank Team visiting time to time in the state.

FUTURE PROPOSED PROJECTS

  1. To conduct a Study of sick and/or closed industries for Rehabilitation purpose. The Department of Industries has already given its consent to be a part of the Study team and suggested to start the study from Muzaffarpur Industrial Area as a test case.
  2. We are planning to conduct a resource mapping exercise in the field of Litchi in the districts of Agri-Export Zone of the State.
  3. we are also planning to conduct a survey of Export potentiality of the State and to prepare a detailed status report on the same.
  4. We are planning to get prepare a documentary film focusing on cluster of industries in Bihar

Representation on Public Bodies:

The Association has been able to establish an excellent rapport with different authorities of the State Government at various levels from the Chief Minister downwards. The advice tendered by the Association from time to time has always received due consideration and appreciation. The result has been that the Association is currently represented on over 60 Public bodies, various Corporations, State Level Advisory Committee of both Central and State Government, Railway Consultative Committees etc.

Main Board/Advisory Committees of the State and Central Govt. in which BIA has been given representation :

Sl. No.

NAME OF BOARD / COMMITTEE

 

STATUS

       

i

SSI BOARD (MINISTRY OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF INDIA)

:

SPECIAL INVITEES

       

ii    

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BIHAR INDUSTRIAL AREA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - BIADA)

:

MEMBER

       

iii

LAND ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE-CUM-PCC (DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

iv

STATE LEVEL COMMITTEE FOR REHABILITATION OF SICK SSI UNITS (DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

v

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF UDYOG MITRA

(DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

vi

INDUSTRY FACILITATION COMMITTEE  (IFCC)

(DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

vii

STATE LEVEL STEERING COMMITTEE ON AGRI-EXPORT ZONE (LITCHI) (DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES, GOVT. OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

viii

BIHAR STATE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD.

:

MEMBER

       

ix

SUGAR ADVISORY BOARD (SUGAR CANE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT)

:

MEMBER

       

x

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS COUNCIL UNDER CHIEF SECRETARY

:

MEMBER

       

xi

STATE INVESTMENT PROMOTION BOARD

(THIS BOARD HAS BEEN CONSTITUTED UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER TO PROMOTE INVESTMENT IN THE STATE)

:

MEMBER

       

xii

HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE OF DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, GOVT. OF BIHAR UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF CHIEF SECRETARY.

:

MEMBER

       

xiii

REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND

:

MEMBER

       

xiv

BOARD OF EXAMINATION ( LABOUR DEPARTMENT )

:

MEMBER

       

xv

MINIMUM WAGES ADVISORY BOARD, (DEPTT OF LABOUR, GOVT OF BIHAR)

:

MEMBER

       

xvi

CENTRAL EXCISE REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR ORGANISED SECTOR AND SSI, PATNA COMMISSIONERATE

:

MEMBER

       

xvii

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CENTRAL EXCISE

:

MEMBER

       

xviii

STATE HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY  (DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, GOVT OF BIHAR)

:

SPECIAL INVITEES

       

xix

STATE LEVEL INTER – INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE (SLIIC) ON BIHAR (RESERVE BANK OF INDIA)

:

MEMBER

       

xx

EMPOWERED COMMITTEE ON FLOW OF CREDIT TO SME FOR THE STATE OF BIHAR (RESERVE BANK OF INDIA)

:

MEMBER

       

xxi

STATE LEVEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON VAT

:

MEMBER

       

Xxii

REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF CIPET

:

MEMBER

       

xxiii

MANAGING COMMITTEE, INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, BIHAR STATE BRANCH.

:

MEMBER

       

xxiv

INSTITUTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF ITI, PATNA

:

MEMBER

       

xxv

INSTITUTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF ITI FOR WOMEN, DIGHA

:

MEMBER

       

xxvi

STATE LEVEL COMMITTEE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PURA PROJECT.

:

MEMBER

       

xxvii

STATE LEVEL COMMITTEE FOR REHABILITATION OF SICK LARGE/ MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY, INDUSTRIES

:

MEMBER




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