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Training session and demonstration of online web portal of IDLS Scheme held at FDDI

Training session and demonstration of the online web portal of the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida on 06th April 2018.

The session, with duration of five hours, was attended by representatives from DIPP, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and Council for Footwear, Leather and Accessories (CFLA).

The online web portal of the IDLS Scheme was inaugurated by Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, FDDI on 28th March 2018. The online web portal for submission of IDLS applications is active on web link https://www.idls.fddiindia.com.

A view of the training session

The representatives from CLE who attended the session included Mr. A Fayaz Ahmad, Assistant Director, Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme (IFLADP), Southern Region,  Mr. A Poorajan, Export Promotion Officer, Chennai office, Mr. D.K Acharya, Regional Director, Western Region, Mumbai, Mr. Atul Kumar Mishra, Regional Director, Northern Region, New Delhi, Mr. A Laiq Ahmad, Assistant Export Promotion Officer, Northern Region, New Delhi, Mr. Debasis De, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Kolkata, Ms. Pallavi Dubey, Regional Director, Central Region, Kanpur, Mr. Amit Kumar Singh and Mr. Sachin Behl, Office-In-Charge, Jalandhar.

The representatives from CLRI attended the session through video conferencing where as Mr. Rishipal Singh from Liberty Shoes Limited attended the session as representative from CFLA.

Besides this, Mr. Suman Kumar, Section Officer, DIPP and Mr. Niraj Kumar were also present.

The session helped the participants to get an overall view of the Online Application System right from application submission till disbursement of funds & monitoring.  The tools available in the Online Application system enables them to completely automate the administration & processing of online repository of various applicant unit. 

The IDLS Scheme, launched by DIPP is aimed at enabling Tanneries, Footwear, Footwear components, Leather goods and accessories, Leather garments and Leather saddlery manufacturing units to upgrade themselves leading to Productive gains, Right-sizing of capacity, Cost cutting, Design and development including simultaneously encouraging entrepreneurs to diversify and set up new units in the areas as specified.

The scheme is also aimed at enhancement of formal employment opportunity in one of the most employment intensive Leather and product sector.

FDDI and CLRI are the two arms of DIPP working as Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the IDLS Scheme for the period of 3 years (2017-20) for Product units and Tanneries respectively.