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.
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
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.