The general members of FNCSI are the micro, cottage and small industries registered in the respective government authorities of Nepal. Up to now there are about 35,000 general members including about 11000 women entrepreneurs associated in all district chapters of FNCSI network. Besides, the national level Commodity Associations have their own membership network; the central level commodity associations only are the institutional members of the FNCSI.
Definition of Member Industries (as of Industrial Policy-2010):
i) Micro Industries: Enterprise with fixed capital not exceeding NRs. 200,000 working at local level utilizing local raw materials and labors with total employees not exceeding nine persons and electrical power consumption utilizing less than 10 KW. The registered group of such enterprises can only be the general members of the FNCSI.
ii) Cottage Industries: Local human resource and raw material based on traditional industries reflecting country’s indigenous art and culture.
iii) Small Industries: Small scale industries (SSI) with authorized capital size (fixed assets) not exceeding NRs. 50 millions but not the cottage industries.