Directorate of Industries and Commerce is the functional arm of Industries & Commerce Department of Govt. of Kerala to promote Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the State. The Directorate has been engaged in the identification and skill development of entrepreneurs, providing infrastructure support, extending assistance to get licenses and clearances, providing financial assistance through various schemes, helping to identify marketing avenues, dispute resolution and to revive and rehabilitate the stressed and defunct units.

The Directorate of Industries & Commerce Department is located at Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, headed by the Director of Industries & Commerce. The district level machinery of the directorate is situated at District Industries Centres (DIC), headed by the General Manager, DIC. There are Taluk Industries Offices headed by Assistant District Industries Officers. Industries Extension Officers are deployed in all Block Panchayaths, Municipalities and Corporations. There are two Common Facility Service Centres at Changanassery (Rubber and Plastic) and at Manjeri (Rubber) and Documentation Centre at Vellayambalam under the Directorate.



Directorate of Industries and Commerce (DI&C)

HOD Additional Directors (ADICs) Joint Directors (JDs) Deputy Directors (DDs) Assistant Directors(ADs) / Deputy Registrars (DRs)

Assistant District Industries Officers (ADIOs)/ Assistant Registrars (ARs)

Duties & Responsibilities

(Industries & Commerce)

ADIC (General)
JD(TC) DD(TC) AD(TC)   Training Consultancy
  DD(FC1&2)     Financial Coordination
  DD(FC3&4)     Financial Coordination
  DD(P&M) AD(P&M)   Planning and Monitoring

  AD(ID)   Infrastructure Development
    ADIO (ID) Infrastructure Development
  Women Industries Officer    
Matters related to Women Industries

ADIC (Technical)
  ADIO (IT e-Gov) IT e-governance (Software Support)
    ADIO (IT Infra) IT Infrastructure support
    DR(H&C) AR(H&C) Handicraft & Cooperation

District Industries Centres (DICs):

District General Managers(GMs) Managers Assistant Directors(ADs) / Deputy Registrars(DRs)

Assistant District Industries Officers  (ADIOs)/Assistant Registrars (ARs)

Industries Extension Officers (IEOs)
Thiruvananthapuram 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 7 17
Kollam 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 6 14
Pathanamthitta 1 3 DR-1 ADIOs- 4 11
Alappuzha 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 8 17
Kottayam 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 7 15
Idukki 1 3 DR-1 ADIOs- 6 6
Ernakulam 1 3 AD-2, DR-1 ADIOs- 10 21
Thrissur 1 4 AD-1, DR-1 ADIOs- 7 19
Palakkad 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 7 17
Malappuram 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 7 18
Kozhikode 1 4 AD-1, DR-1 ADIOs- 5 15
Wayanad 1 2 AD-1, DR-1 ADIOs- 3 4
Kannur 1 4 DR-1 ADIOs- 5, AR-1 12
Kasarakode 1 1 AD-1, DR-1 ADIOs- 3 5