Toll-free Helpline for SMEs in Offing

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 15, 2009

To provide assistance on issues like taxation, finance, laws, marketing and other relevant topics, the government plans to launch a toll-free helpline for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

This was disclosed by Dinesh Rai, secretary, ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises, at a conference on Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) for Small and Medium Enterprises recently.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to SMEs, Rai said, "The toll-free helpline is part of our resolve to assist SMEs in day-to-day operations, finance, marketing, legal, banking and taxation domains."

In addition, Rai said the governmrnt plans to run a national skill and development centre  for the SMEs.

The conference was attended by Dinesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of, Rajiv Sodhi, director-emerging geographies, Microsoft India, Gurmukh Singh, head-business marketing, Intel South Asia, and. Harish Bahl, founder & chief executive officer, Smile Interactive Technologies Group, among others.