The MSME recently launched Champions portal which will be instrumental in implementing the schemes that have been announced for the MSMEs in the Economic Package Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan. MSME also mentioned that an economic package of this magnitude is historic one to fulfil the expectations and aspirations of the MSME, village and cottage industry sector
The Champions portal is a grievance registration and management system for the MSME units to deal with issues relating to finance, raw materials, labour, regulatory permissions etc. particularly in view of the COVID-19 impact faced by small businesses. The portal – champions.gov.in – will allow MSME associations, units, employees, and aspiring entrepreneurs, etc. to register their complaints, suggestions or seek information about policy initiatives taken specially to the MSMEs.
Since the portal is a technology packed management information system through ICT tools including telephone, internet, video conference, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence enabled, etc., it will hugely help the India MSME segment to compete globally and establish their foothold across countries, Ronal Rughani, Chairman SRTEPC stated. He also informed that this portal is the need of the hour to provide a handholding support to the MSME units who are grappling with challenges specially during this COVID – 19 pandemic. This portal will be an efficient mechanism for the units to have a real one-stop-shop solution with the MSME Ministry for solving their grievances.