The Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesunder the Department of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises and Textile, Govt. of West Bengal, is an important agency for the growth and promotion of Micro & Small Enterprise in West Bengal.


The main objective of the Directorate to facilitate growth and promote MSE, Cottage, Handicrafts, Coir & Lac Sector and to impart training to new and old entrepreneur. The motto of the team of the Directorate either at the Head Quarter, or in the District / Block level is to identify and train prospective entrepreneur and to extend infrastructure support to the entrepreneur of the State.

The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.

The District Industries Centres are concentrating on self-employment generating schemes. The Head Quarters of the Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesis located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings, 1, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata-700 001. The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor, Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata-700 001.

The Directorate and DICs are equipped with specialized officers like engineers, technologist, economist, statistician, food processing experts supported by managerial and other officials. There are 22 District Industries Centres and Sub-DICs. There are four zones headed by Joint Directors at Howrah, Durgapur, Siliguri and Berhampore.

In each District Industries Centre, there are groups of Managers in the rank of Asst. Director and also a number of Industrial Development officers to assist the General Manager who is the organizational Head of the District. Moreover in each block of the state and in some boroughs of Kolkata and Howrah Municipal Corporation one Industrial Development Officer is posted under the control of Block Development Officer or G.M., DIC, Kolkata and Howrah in case of Borough , respectively.

Office Location

The Hd. Qtr. of the Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesis located at 4th, 8th, 9th & 12th floor of New Secretariat Buildings. The Handicraft Section is located at 4th floor, 2, Church Lane & 4th floor, Hemanta Basu Bhawan, 12, B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata. There are 19 District Industries Centres at District Hd. Qtr. and 4 Sub-DICs at Durgapur, Haldia Siliguri and Baruipur. These DICs/Sub DICs are divided into four zones viz. Howrah Zone, Durgapur Zone, Berhampore Zone and Siliguri Zone having their offices at Dte. Hd. Qr., Durgapur, Kalyani and Siliguri respectively. Zonal offices are headed by Joint Directors.

Zonal Concept

To identify the superintendence and control in respect of activities of the different DICs, Sub-DICs, four zonal offices under the direct supervision of Joint Director have been started. Four zones are Howrah, Durgapur, Berhampore and Siliguri.

Directors Since Inception

44 Vijay Vharti, IAS 01-08-2016 -
43. R. Alice Vaz, IAS 29-01-2016 01-08-2016
42. Dive Prasad Karanam, IAS 01-07-2015 15-01-2016
41. Dr. Asvini Kumar Yadav, IAS 09-07-2012 01-07-2015
40. Janab Khalil Ahemed, IAS 30-03-2011 09-07-2012
39. Shri R. K. Sinha, IAS 29-03-2010 30-03-2011
38. Dr. Archana, IAS 10-08-2009 24-03-2010
37. Shri Hridayesh Mohan, IAS 25-06-2008 09-08-2009
36. Dr. Aariz Aftab, IAS 16-08-2007 25-06-2008
35. Shri Manoj Pant, IAS 02-08-2007 15-08-2007
34. Shri A. Chaudhuri, IAS 07-05-2007 31-07-2007
33. Shri N. C. Dey, W.B.C.S. (Exe.) 26-04-2007 06-05-2007
32. Shri A. Subbiah, IAS 02-04-2007 25-04-2007
31. Shri Arun Bal, IAS 02-08-2006 01-04-2007
30. Shri S. Chakraborti, IAS 14-07-2003 01-08-2006
29. Shri A. R. Bardhan, IAS 16-05-2003 14-07-2003
28. Shri S. Chakraborti, IAS 01-11-2002 16-05-2003
27. Shri H. Ramalu, IAS 17-09-2002 31-10-2002
26. Shri S. K. Thade, IAS 12-06-2002 06-09-2002
25. Shri H. Ramalu, IAS 30-05-2002 11-06-2002
24. Shri Balbir Ram, IAS 01-09-2000 29-05-2002
23. Shri D. Som, IAS 06-08-1998 31-08-2000
22. Shri Basudeb Banerjee, IAS 30-09-1996 31-07-1998
21. Shri Gopal Krishna, IAS 18-10-1995 22-07-1996
20. Shri D. Mukhopadhyay, IAS 31-12-1993 15-09-1995
19. Shri Sabyasachi Sen, IAS 11-12-1990 20-12-1993
18. Shri S. N Chowdhury, IAS 03-08-1989 10-12-1990
17. Shri A. Maiti, IAS 03-07-1989 02-08-1989
16. Smt. K. Chaudhuri, IAS 15-06-1988 02-07-1989
15. Shri A. M. Chakrabarti, IAS 12-11-1985 03-06-1988
14. Shri B. N. Mukherjee, IAS 19-08-1985 11-11-1985
13. Shri S. K. Moitra, IAS 08-07-1985 18-08-1985
12. Shri Jawhar Sircar, IAS 12-05-1984 07-07-1985
11. Smt. K. Gupta Menon, IAS 02-05-1983 11-05-1984
10. Shri S. N. Roy, IAS 16-01-1978 01-05-1983
9. Shri B. N. Mandal, IAS 16-01-1975 15-01-1978
8. Shri A. Deb, IAS 16-05-1973 15-01-1975
7. Shri A. K. Ghorai, IAS 10-04-1973 15-05-1973
6. Shri R. K. Saggi, IAS 01-04-1973 09-04-1973
5. Shri S. P. De, IAS 01-04-1972 31-03-1973
4. Shri Arun Sen, IAS 01-02-1972 31-03-1972
3. Shri K. Mishra, IAS 09-06-1970 31-01-1972
2. Shri B. C. Mukherjee, IAS 02-07-1968 08-06-1970
1. Shri A. Choudhury, IAS 08-11-1967 01-07-1968