In a strong-worded warning, MSME Ministry on Saturday cautioned the public not to fall prey to “unauthorised” and “ill-intentioned” activities of MSME Export Promotion Council and said that it is not associated with the organisation in any way.
“Ministry takes strong note of mischievous activities of this organization projecting itself as part of the MSME Ministry,” said a statement from Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises headed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
The Ministry said it is noticed that certain messages are being circulated in media and social media regarding issuance of appointment letter to the post of ‘director’ by the MSME Export Promotion Council.
“Ministry denies its role or authorization in issuing of appointment letters in its name by this organization,” said Ministry of MSME.
It is also seen that this organisation is using the name of the Ministry of MSME.
“It is hereby clarified that Ministry of MSME, Government of India, is not associated with the MSME Export Promotion Council in any way. Also, the Ministry of MSME has not authorised any posting or appointment to any post related with this council. The public is informed and advised not to fall prey to such messages or such elements,” an official statement said.
However, the MSME Export Council on its website has clarified that it is a private company formed for charitable purpose. “MSME Export Promotion Council is a private company and not any department of the Government of India,” it said.
MSME Export Council also distanced itself from Chairman of the UP Chapter of the EPC Harinarayan Rajbhar, stating that he is not anyway associated with MSME Export Council and it does not have any office outside Delhi.