MSME stands for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In a developing country like India, MSME industries are the backbone of the economy.
In this article, I am sharing various points regarding MSME like its categories, registration types, procedure, documents required & benefits of MSME registration.
The MSME sector contributes to 45% of India’s Total Industrial Employment, 50% of India’s Total Exports and 95% of all industrial units of the country and more than 6000 types of products are manufactured in these industries (As per msme.gov.in). When these industries grow, the economy of the country grows as a whole and flourishes. These industries are also known as small-scale industries or SSI’s.
Even if the Company is in the manufacturing line or the service line, registrations for both these areas can be obtained through the MSME act. This registration is not yet made mandatory by the Government but it is beneficial to get one’s business registered under this because it provides a lot of benefits in terms of taxation, setting up the business, credit facilities, loans etc.
The MSME became operational on October 02, 2006. It was established to promote, facilitate and develop the competitiveness of the micro, small and medium enterprises.
The recent move (February 7, 2018) of the Union Cabinet to change classification norms for MSMEs from investment in plant and machinery/equipment’ to ‘annual turnover’ is a big relief for the MSME sector.
For ALL Business Compliances:
1. Manufacturing Enterprises:
The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951) or employing plant and machinery in the process of value addition to the final product having a distinct name or character or use. The Manufacturing Enterprise is defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.
2. Service Enterprises:
The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment.
The limit for investment in plant and machinery/equipment for manufacturing/service enterprises, as notified, vide S.O. 1642(E) dtd.29-09-2006 are as under
|Enterprises||Investment in plant & machinery|
|Micro Enterprises||Does not exceed twenty-five lakh rupees|
|Small Enterprises||More than twenty-five lakh rupees but does not exceed five crore rupees|
|Medium Enterprises||More than five crore rupees but does not exceed ten crore rupees|
|Enterprises||Investment in equipments|
|Micro Enterprises||Does not exceed ten lakh rupees:|
|Small Enterprises||More than ten lakh rupees but does not exceed two crore rupees|
|Medium Enterprises||More than two crore rupees but does not exceed five crore rupees|
3. Registration Types:
There are basically two types of registration:
4. Provisional Registration:
Provisional registration is granted to the unit during its pre-investment period to enable it to take necessary steps to apply for financial credit, land or an industrial set, water, power or telephone connections, etc
5. Permanent /Final Registration:
A provisionally registered Industrial unit when is about to in production can apply for permanent registration. Apart from this, an existing industrial unit is also eligible to apply for permanent registration without opting for the provisional one.
6. Registration Process:
7. Benefits of MSME Registration:
8. Documents Required for MSME Registration:
The entity has to submit various documents like business address proof, copies of purchase and sale bill, and licenses from regulatory bodies. Below are the documents to be submitted along with other documents required case to case:
9. 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.
10. 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, a copy of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, and certificate of incorporation has to be submitted. With it, a copy of the resolution passed in general meeting, and the copy of board resolution authorizing a director to sign the MSME application is also to be submitted.
11. 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.
12. Copies of Sale Bill and Purchase Bill:
Business is required to submit a 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.
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