About us

A brief history of OASME

Odisha Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprises was established in year 12th August, 1985 with the concept of providing common forum for cottage, handicraft, tiny, small and medium enterprises of the State of Odisha.

OASME is registered under societies Act vide Registration No. CTC No. 4172/373 of 1985-86, dt. 4.11.1985. The head Office of the Association is situated at Industrial Estate, Cuttack and operating in its own building “Satya Bhavan”.

OASME is an apex Association of Industries recognized by the Government of Odisha, championing the cause of micro, tiny, small Medium, handicraft and cottage sector industries of the State. Being a non-governmental organization, it has protecting the mutual service interest of the above sectors of industries. This Association has achieved outstanding success by creating profound impact on various polices, strategies and procedures put on the anvil by the Central as well as State Government for promotion of the above sectors.

This Assembly is headed by a Chairman, an Executive Chairman, 4 Vice Chairman for Zones a Secretary General assisted by an Additional Secretary General, Joint Secretary General Secretaries and 4 Joint Secretaries. Besides, a Central Executive Committee comprising of fifteen elected members. The Directorate of MSME Development Institute, Govt. of India and OSIC Ltd. Are also representing this Association as Honorary Members. This Association is in 25 District Chapter such as Angul, Bhuabnswar, Balasore, Bolangir, Bargarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Khurdha, Keonjhar, Koraput, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanja, Nayagarh, Nawarangpur, Phulbani, Puri, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, excluding affiliated members. This Association is getting annual grant from the State Govt. and also special grant for organizing important programmes.

OASME Represents

Director in Board of Directors of;

  • Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO)
  • Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (OSIC)


  • Micro & Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (MSEFC)
  • Regional Advisory Committee of Central Excise Customs & Services Tax, Govt. of India
  • GST Trade Consultative Committee of GST & CX, Cuttack
  • Advisory Committee of MSME-DI, Govt. of India
  • Empowered Committee on MSME FINANCE of Reserve Bank of India
  • Industrial Facilitation Council (IFC) of Govt. of Odisha
  • District Level Facilitation Cell (DLFC)
  • Task Force Committee Export Promotion & Marketing, Odisha
  • Sales Tax Advisory Committee
  • State Level Selection Committee for State Export Award
  • State Level Inter Institutional Committee (SLIIC)
  • Odisha Quality Testing Centre
  • Co-ordination Committee of Association of Industries Odisha

Member PLACs of;

  • National Aluminium Company Ltd.
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd.
  • Rourkela Steel Plant
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
  • Indian Rear Earth Ltd.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation


Since its inception this Association has been organizing State and National Level seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, Vendor Development and Ancillary Promotion Programmes, Group Discussion, Open house discussion, Industrial Exhibition, Industrial Awareness Programme for development of MSME industries. OASME sponsors delegation to different National and International Trade fairs and also sponsors delegations to attend International Conferences and meeting held abroad.

In the changed economic scenario, OASMEnow in the process of forming two SVPs for clusters of WOOD Based Industries and Stainless-Steel Industries, and another SVP for consortium marketing of MSME products.

OASME distributes outstanding achievement Awards to the successful entrepreneurs as well as Govt. officials for their outstanding contribution toward development of Industries.

The Governor of the State, Minister from the Govt. of India, Chief Minister and other Ministers of the State, Chairmen of National Level Corporations, Financial Institutions and many distinguished guests and faculties used to attend the OASME’s function.

OASME guides entrepreneurs, provide free consultant and helps establishment of industries in the State. It published the profiles, journals, souvenir to disseminate information amongst the entrepreneurs. Besides these, it takes up individual and sectoral problems through its various Committees and Councils such as OASME Committee on

  • Foundry & Engineering Industries
  • Electrical & Electronics Industries
  • Mineral based Cement, Ceramic & Refractory Industries
  • Rural &Agro based Industries
  • Food, Sea-food & Confectionary Industries
  • Plastic & Polymer Industries
  • OASME International Trade Promotion Council
  • OASME Ancillary Promotion Council
  • I.T. Promotion Council.

OASME has never neglected the rights of Women entrepreneurs. OASME is the first Association in Odisha to introduce Women Wing. It is having a Women Wing headed by a Chairperson at the apex level and Presidents at the District Level. Problems of Women entrepreneurs are being taken up at appropriate level in the right spirit.

OASME has a Common Facility Centre of its own along with an informative library with books and journal connecting to Central Excise, Labour, Income Tax, Industrial policy of different States etc.

“Join OASME to strengthen the voice raised for removal of

industrial sickness and peaceful sustenance of

Micro, Small and Medium enterprises”