MSME stands for micro, small and medium enterprises and any enterprise that falls under any of these three categories. MSME enterprises are the backbone of any economy and are an engine of economic growth, promoting equitable development for all. Therefore, to support and promote MSMEs, the Government of India through various subsidies, schemes and incentives promote MSMEs through the MSMED Act. To avail the benefits under the MSMED Act from Central or State Government and the
MSME enterprises of manufacturing sector can be categorized on the basis of amount invested in plant and machinery –
- Micro enterprises– Entities investing less than Rs 25 lakhs in plant and machinery
- Small enterprises– Entities investing between Rs 25 lakhs and ₹ 5 crores in plant and machinery
- Medium enterprises– Entities investing between Rs 5 crores and ₹ 10 crores in plant and machinery
MSME enterprises in the service sector can be categorized on the basis of amount invested in equipment-
- Micro enterprises– Entities investing less than Rs 10 lakhs
- Small enterprises– Entities investing more than Rs 10 lakhs but less than ₹ 2 crores
- Medium enterprises– Entities investing Rs 2 crores but less than ₹ 5 crores.
Aadhar number is now compulsory for registering under MSME act. An application is to be filed online using Udyog Aadhar Registration, and this can be verified using e-Aadhar OTP.
Provisional registration is given in the initial five years if an entity hasn’t started its business yet. During this period, it can obtain loans from banks, and apply for various NOCs from regulatory bodies. Once the entity commences its operations, it can apply for a permanent license which has a lifetime validity, unless canceled.
Banking Sector, MSME Registration is required.
The entity has to submit business address proof, copies of purchase and sale bill, and licenses from regulatory bodies.
1. Business Address Proof
If the premise is self-owned– Allotment letter, possession letter, lease deed or property tax receipt. If there is a municipal license in the business name or in the name of the proprietor, partner or director of the business, no other possession document is required to be submitted.
If the premise is rented– Rent receipt and a no objection certificate from the landlord is required. Also, any utility bill or document evidencing the landlord’s ownership is to be submitted.
2. Copies of Sale Bill and Purchase Bill
Business is required to submit copy of sale bill related to each end product that it will supply. Also, for each raw material that it will purchase, a purchase bill has to be submitted.
3. Partnership Deed/ MoA and AoA
If the business is a partnership firm, it has to submit its partnership deed. If the partnership firm is registered, it has to submit registration certificate also.
In case of a company, copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, and certificate of incorporation has to be submitted. With it, copy of the resolution passed in general meeting, and a copy of board resolution authorizing a director to sign the MSME application is also to be submitted.
4. Copy of Licenses and Bills of Machinery Purchased
In few cases, the applicant has to submit a copy of industrial license which is to be obtained by giving an application to Govt. of India. Further, all bills and receipts related to purchase and installation of plant and machinery have to be kept safe and required to be submitted on demand.