The Mid-States MSDC is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and one of 24 regional councils operating in the United States. The Council was created by the Indianapolis business community in the mid ’70s to address and support minority business development.
Through the dedication and continuing support of its original founders, the Indiana Regional Purchasing Council (IRPC) as it was initially named, became the Indiana Regional Minority Purchasing Council (IRMPC), followed by the Indiana Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (IRMSDC), the Indiana Business Diversity Council (IBDC), Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council (IMSDC) and now, the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC). The successive name changes reflect the increasing scope of programs and services made available to the minority business community.
The Mid-States MSDC is supported by corporate membership dues, contributions, and by funding from the NMSDC.
OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification is an international standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within the worklpace. Implementing the standard will send a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a priority within your organisation.
An increasing number of organisations are completing OHSAS 18001 certification as employers are under increasing pressure to ensure that a rigorous health and safety policy is in place which protects employees against possible occupational risks and reduces the likelihood of accidents in the workplace. By planning ahead an organisation can also identify health and safety risks and conform to health and safety legislation.
MCCIA has been playing a significant role in accelerating the industrial and economic development of Pune region for more than eight decades now. It is one of the most active chambers of Commerce in India and has been instrumental in promoting number of institutions in Pune. MCCIA has continuously driven to make Pune a global business destination and has been catalyst for economic development of the region.
♦ Functioning of the Chamber
The Chamber renders services to the industry through committees consisting of reputed experts, professionals and entrepreneurs through strategic planning, sending memorandum to Government on policies and regulations and organizing educative events and symposiums for members.
♦ The History
Mahratta Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) was founded by Late Mr A. R. Bhat in 1934 to accelerate the industrial growth in and around Pune. Mr Bhat was a journalist and an economist and was the General Manager of the famous Marathi newspaper 'Kesari'. Thus the first office of the MCCI was established in 'Kesari' premises.
In 1947 the Chamber moved to their own premises on Tilak Road, Pune. In 1998 agricultural activities were also included in the scope of the Chamber's activities and MCCI became MCCIA. In July 2006 most of the offices shifted to the modern office at the MCCIA trade Tower on Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.
In nearly 45 years of service to its members, NACD has placed the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of employees, communities, and the environment.
In December 1991, the member companies of NACD undertook as its most important mission the inception of Responsible Distribution, developed by NACD members for NACD members. In 2016, NACD celebrated 25 years of improving safety and performance through Responsible Distribution.
Responsible Distribution is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. NACD members play a leadership role in their communities as information resources and are eager to provide the same assistance and guidance to local, state, and federal legislators on technical issues relating to the safe handling, storage, transportation, use, and disposal of chemical products.Key Benefits of Responsible Distribution
It has been long pending issue to streamline all the different types of indirect taxes and implement a “single taxation” system. This system is called as GST ( GST is the abbreviated form of Goods & Services Tax). The main expectation from this system is to abolish all indirect taxes and only GST would be levied. As the name suggests, the GST will be levied both on Goods and Services.
GST was first introduced during 2007-08 budget session. On 17th December 2014, the current Union Cabinet ministry approved the proposal for introduction GST Constitutional Amendment Bill. On 19th of December 2014, the bill was presented on GST in Loksabha. The Bill will be tabled and taken up for discussion during the coming Budget session. The current central government is very determined to implement GST Constitutional Amendment Bill.
GST is a tax that we need to pay on supply of goods & services. Any person, who is providing or supplying goods and services is liable to charge GST.
Import Export Code (IEC) is a ten digit code issued by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to all those who are engaged in the business of Import and Export of goods. One doesn't need to be a registered entity to apply for IEC Code. You can apply even as an individual if you are starting your venture for International Trade of Export and Import.
IEC number is the primary proof as an Exporter/Importer in India. It has lifetime validity. It can also be submitted to government authorities as a proof to obtain various benefits on their exports or imports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council etc.