Ministry of MSME Launches CHAMPIONS Portal www.Champions.gov.in
In a major initiative Union Ministry of MSME has launched
CHAMPIONS portal www.Champions.gov.in, a Technology driven Control Room-Cum-Management
The system utilising
modern ICT tools is aimed at assisting Indian MSMEs march into big league as
National and Global CHAMPIONS.
CHAMPIONS : A fact file
The CHAMPIONS stands here for Creation and Harmonious
Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National
Strength. Accordingly, the name of the system is CHAMPIONS.
As the name suggests, the portal is basically for making the
smaller units big by solving their grievances, encouraging, supporting, helping
It is a real one-stop-shop solution of MSME Ministry.
While taking over as Secretary MSME on 30th April evening,
Mr. AK Sharma had indicated that an ICT based system would be set up to help
the MSMEs in present difficult situation and also to handhold them to become
national and international champions.
Accordingly, a comprehensive system known
as CHAMPIONS was trial launched on 9th May, 2020.
It is a technology packed control room-cum-management
In addition to ICT tools including telephone, internet and
video conference, the system is enabled by Artificial Intelligence, Data
Analytics and Machine Learning.
It is also fully integrated on real time basis
with GOI’s main grievances portal CPGRAMS and MSME Ministry’s own other web
The entire ICT architecture is created in house with the help
of NIC in no cost.
Similarly, the physical infrastructure is created in one of
ministry’s dumping rooms in a record time.
As part of the system a network of control rooms is created
in a Hub & Spoke Model.
The Hub is situated in New Delhi in the Secretary
The spokes will be in the States in various offices and
institutions of Ministry. As of now, 66
state level control rooms are created as part of the system.
A detailed operating procedure has been issued, officers
have been deployed and training has been conducted.
On May 9th, Mr. Sharma did a trial launching of the
champions system amidst his officers and staff.