Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) Scheme

  1. Name of the Scheme

    Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE).

  2. Guidelines of ASIDE Scheme
  3. O M No & Date:

    Office Memorandum F. No: 20/07/2000 – State Cell dated 06/09/2002 of State Cell, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi.

  4. Objective:

    The objective of the scheme is to involve the state in the export effort by providing assistance to the State Government for creating appropriate infrastructure for development and growth of exports.

  5. Eligible Agencies:

    Under the scheme, funds for the approved projects may be sanctioned to:-

    • Public Sector undertakings of Central/ State Governments
    • Other agencies of Central/ State Governments
    • Export Promotion Councils/ Commodity Boards
    • Apex Trade bodies recognized under the EXIM policy of Government of India and other apex bodies recognized for this purpose by the Empowered Committee set up under para 8.
    • Individual Production/ Service Units dedicated to exports.
  6. Quantum of Assistance:
    • The assistance is being provided to a non-government agency shall be restricted to 50% of the total project cost or Rs. 7.5 crores, whichever is less.
    • For projects of Government Department/Body/Agency,the State Level Export Promotion Committee (SLEPC) may consider full funding of the project on merits.
  7. Criteria for approval of projects:
    • Land free from all encumbrances is prerequisite for consideration of projects for assistance under ASIDE.
    • The proposals must show a direct linkage with the exports
    • The proposed investments should also not duplicate the efforts of any existing organization in the same field.
  8. Application form

    Application Form

    Check List

    For Sanction of Assistance:

    Sr. No.Particulars
    1 Proposal in prescribed format
    2 Constitution of Applicant. Memorandum and Article of Association.
    3 Names & Addresses of beneficiary industrial units and their last three year’s C.A. certified export data
    4 Detailed Project Report with funding pattern and indicated as under

    I. The project proposal should be exhaustive and precise. All aspects related to projects should be supported by data, surveys and projections for future etc.

    The report should contain, inter alia, detailed cost benefit analysis, details of cost of each components of the project, benefits accruing from the projects in both qualitative and quantitative terms, for growth and exports.

    5 Technical and financial appraisal(vetted) report prepared by the competent authority either of State Government or Local Bodies like municipalities etc. or other statutory bodies etc. on the basis of prevailing Schedule of Rates(SOR)
    6 Land acquisition certificate/ document related to availability of land
    7 If finance from source has been tied up, then submit sanction letter of the institution/bank/other source otherwise submit an undertaking that the company will borne the project cost excluding assistance sanctioned
    8 Project Phasing Details and Expected date of project completion
    9 Copy of Government clearances required if any
    10 Note on direct linkage of the proposal with the exports, justify the required infrastructure/project for increasing export of the beneficiaries and expected growth in export due to the project
    11 Confirmation about “The proposed investment should not duplicate the efforts of any existing organization in the same field”

    For Disbursement of Assistance:

    A claim for assistance along with following documents should be submitted to IC office endorsing copy to the concerned DIC.

    Sr. No.Particulars
    1 C.A. Certificate for Expenditure Incurred and Expenditure Statements (Statement including date of payment,
    2 Third Party Quality Assurance Certificate (As per circular)
    3 Progress Report of the project (As per format)
    4 Bank Account Details like Account Name, Bank Name, Account No., IFSC Code No. and Copy of PAN card

    Note:All documents must be self-attested and with seal of the company.

  9. Procedure
    A. For Sanction of Assistance:
    • The applicant shall have to apply to the office of Industries Commissioner in a prescribed application form along with all documentsgiven in the checklist.
    • The application/proposal will be scrutinize and discussion/presentation meeting will be arranged with applicant, if required.
    • Agenda will be prepared and placed before the State Level Export Promotion Committee (SLEPC) for approval.
    • On approval of the project, Sanction Letter will be issued.
    B. For Disbursement of Assistance:
    • Applicant shall have to submit a claim for assistance along with all documents given in the checklist to the Office of Industries Commissionerendorsing copy to the concerned District Industries Center.
    • The Joint Inspection Team of District Industries Center will inspect the siteand submitreportto the Office of Industries Commissioner, as per the conditions indicated in the sanction letter and guidelines of ASIDE, for eligible investment incurred under the scheme.
    • Industries Commissionerate will accord approval to Nodal Agency-GIDC to disburse the amount of assistance.
  10. Contact officer for further details /query

    Name:Shri R N Raval (In Charge)

    Designation: Jt. Commissioner of Industries (IM)
    Address : Block No. 1, 3rd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Sector 11, Gandhinagar-382 010
    Phone : + 91 79 23252682, 23252689, 23252619
    E-mail :

Office of The Industries Commissionerate Block No. 1, 2nd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Gandhinagar 382 010. Gujarat. INDIA
Ph. : 23252683/23252617 • Email ID :

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