Autonomous Bodies are set up whenever it is felt that certain functions need to be discharged outside the governmental set up with some amount of independence and flexibility without day-to-day interference of the Governmental machinery. These are set up by the Ministries/Departments concerned with the subject matter and are funded through grants-in-aid, either fully or partially, depending on the extent which such institutes generate internal resources of their own. These grants are regulated by the Ministry of Finance through their instructions as well as the instructions relating to powers for creation of posts and etc. They are mostly registered as societies under the Societies Registration Act and in certain cases they have been set up as statutory institutions under the provisions contained in various Acts.

    A total of 18 Autonomous Bodies fall within the purview of Development Commissioner (MSME). A complete list may be seen below.

    (A) MSME-Tool Rooms (MSME-TRs)

    10 MSME-Tool Rooms have been setup to assist in their Technological upgradation by providing precision toolings, trained manpower & consultancy in the area of tool & die making.

           List of Autonomous Bodies under Development Commissioner (MSME)

    1. Central Tool Room & Training Centre,
      Bon-Hooghly Industrial Area,
      KOLKATA - 700 035 (WEST BENGAL)

    2. Central Tool Room,
      A-5, Focal Point,
      LUDHIANA - 141 003 (Punjab)

    3. Central Institute of Tool Design,
      AI to AS, A.P.I.E. Balanagar,
      HYDERABAD - 500 037 (A.P.)

    4. Central Institute of Hand Tools,
      G.T.Road, Bye-Pass,
      JALANDHAR - 144 008 (Punjab)

    5. Indo-German Tool Room,
      Plot No.291/B-303/A,
      Industrial Area, Sector-E, Sanwar Road,
      INDORE - 452 003 (M.P.)

    6. Indo-German Tool Room,
      Plot No.5003, Phase-IV, GIDC,
      Mehmedabad Road, Vatva,
      AHMEDABAD - 382 445 (Gujarat)

    7. Indo-German Tool Room,
      P-31, MIDC, Chikalthana Indl. Area,
      AURANGABAD - 431 210. (Maharashtra)

    8. Central Tool Room & Training Centre,
      B-36, Chandka Industrial Area,
      BHUBANESHWAR - 751 031. (Orissa)

    9. Indo-Danish Tool Room,
      M-4 (Part) Phase-VI,
      Tata Kendra Road, Gamharia,
      JAMSHEDPUR - 832 108 (JHARKHAND)

    10. Tool Room and Training Centre,
      C/o Directorate of Industries,
      Udyog Bhawan, Post Bamunimaidan,
      GUWAHATI 781 021.

    (B) MSME- Technology Development Centre (MSME-TDCs)

    MSME-Technology Development Centre (MSME-TDCs) are product specific Centres for looking into MSMEs specific problems and rendering technical services, developing and upgrading technologies and manpower development in specific product groups like Foundry & Forging, Electronics, Frgrance & Flavour, Sport Shoes, Electrical Measuring Instruments and Glass.

    1. Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments (IDEMI)
      Swantantryaveer Tatya Tope Marg,
      Chunabhatti, Sion P.O.,
      MUMBAI - 400 022.

    2. Electronics Service & Training Centre (ESTC)
      Village Kanya, District Nainital
      RAMNAGAR - 244 715. (Uttaranchal)

    3. MSME-Technical Development Center-Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre,
      (formerly FFDC),
      Industrial Estate,
      G.T.Road, P.O. Makrand Nagar,
      Kannauj, Farrukhabad - 209 726 (U.P.)

    4. MSME-Technical Development Center-Centre for Development of Glass Industry
      (formerly CGDI),
      A-1/1, Industrial Area, Jalesar Road,
      FEROZABAD - 283 003 (U.P.)

    5. MSME-Technical Development Center-Foundry & Forging,
      (formerly PPDC)
      Foundry Nagar,
      AGRA - 282 006 (U.P.)

    6. MSME-Technical Development Center-Sports Goods and Leisure Time Equipments,
      (formerly PPDC)
      Sports Goods Complex, Delhi-Road,
      MEERUT - 250 002. (U.P.)

    (C) MSME-Training Institutes (MSME-TIs)

    The Central Footwear Training Institutes have been setup with State-of-the art machinery to impart training in the modern methods of footwear manufacturing. The primary objectives of the institutes is human resources development in the field of footwear sector.

    1. MSME- Technical Development Center - Footwear
      ( formerly Central Footwear Training Institute)
      Vikas Sheel Bharat Compound,
      Transport Nagar,
      AGRA - 282 005.(U.P.)

    2. MSME-Technical Development Center Footwear
      (formerly Central Footwear Training Institute)
      65/1, G.S.T.Road, Guindy,
      CHENNAI - 600 032.

Related Links: Training Calendar for Autonomous bodies