History of FMSMTA
We take great pleasure to inform you that the leading Lights of our trade have for the first time come together to make a dream come true and formed “Federation of Maharashtra Stationary Manufacturers And Traders Association.” (FMSMTA) In April 2005.
The main aim of FMSMTA shall be to enhance the business relationship within the trade and develop a cordial environment for further growth of the industry and trade to the advantage of all i.e manufacturers, traders and consumers. The Federation shall also endeavor to coordinate between the various associations and bring unity amongst all.
As a first step after the formation of the federation, the office bearers met our own Hon. Finance minister Mr. Jayant Patil on 23-04-05 and presented a memorandum on VAT TAX rates. As the result of our discussions with Hon. Minister the government issued the notification about the reduction of VATTAX on many school & office stationary products.
After great success in getting VAT TAX reduced the federation decided to give members platform for displaying the new products as well as their presence. Hence Trade Fairs were organized in 2006,2008,2010,2012 and fair was known as Stationary World” at Nehru Center, Mumbai. The FMSMTA has also organized many informative seminars, many motivation seminars, many entertainment programs etc in last 11 years.
The federation has also filed writ petition on LBT/Octroi and also on legal metrology department to protect the members.
To go one more step ahead & appreciate the outstanding performens from the Stationery Industry & trade, the grand lind Award Function is been organise on 26th March, 2016 at B. N. Vaidya Auditorium, King George School, Dadar, Mumbai. After grand success of Award Function FMSMTA will continue to organise such events year on years…
The 2nd award function will be a grand entertainment in which 7 Stationery Gaurav Awards, 2 Stationary Ratna Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award and Best performaning Association during year Award would be given. The program would be followed by Dinner. The approx. time of the program is 4 hours.
How did we get inspiration
Taking part in various programs in Gujarat by our industry members came to know that we should have similar type of organization where under one roof all the standard associations come together with common goal for better future of industry.
First formal meeting was held at Hotel Siddharth, Bandra where almost 50 delegates were present to their valuable ideas to form this federation.