Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Micro, Small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the major contributor to Indian Economy. They provide employment to over 40% of workforce in India and contribute around 45% of manufacturing output. In India, due to their low scale and poor adoption of technology, MSMEs have very poor productivity. Financing is the biggest challenge and the lack of it is the main reason for an SME going out of business.

Recently, Government changes the criteria for defining MSME. According to the new amendment, MSME will be categorised on the basis of their annual turnover instead of investment in plant and machinery/equipment as under:

Nature of Business Turnover
Micro enterprise Upto 5 crore
Small enterprise Upto 75 Crore
Medium enterprise Upto 250 Crore

Schemes for MSME

1. Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme

Nature of Assistance Manufacturing = Rs. 25 Lakhs

Service Sector = Rs. 10 Lakhs

How to Apply The beneficiaries can also submit their application online at http://www.kviconline.gov.in/pmegp/pmegponlineapp and take the printout of the application and submit the same to respective offices along with Detailed Project Report and other required documents.

2. Credit Guarantee Trust Fund for Micro & Small Enterprises

Nature of Assistance Collateral free loan up to a limit of ₹ 100 lakh is available for individual MSE on payment of guarantee fee to bank by the MSE
How to Apply Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria may approach banks / financial institutions, and select Regional Rural Banks which are eligible under the scheme. Web links are www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/sccrguarn.htm

3. Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC)

Nature of Assistance Credit at a concessional rate of interest of 4% per annum for working capital is made available and difference between the actual lending rate and 4% is paid by the Central Government through KVIC to the lending banks.
Who can apply The Khadi institutions having valid Khadi certificate registered with the KVIC/State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs)
How to Apply The Khadi institutions will apply to the financing bank for working capital alongwith the ISEC certificate issued by KVIC. Based on the working capital sanctioned, financing bank will raise the reimbursement claim to the nodal branch for the differential interest rate over and above 4%.

There are many schemes specially designed for MSME which can be accessed through http://msme.gov.in/all-schemes

How to Register MSME with Government or Getting Udyog Aaadhar Number ??

Registration of MSME with Government not statutory but for availing benefits of various schemes of government, Udyog Aaadhar Number is must. Following is the procedure for registration of your MSME with government.

Login to https://udyogaadhaar.gov.in/UA/UAM_Registration.aspx. Enter Aaadhar No. and name of entrepreneur. Site will verify your name with Aadhar database. After verification, following details will require for registration:

  1. Name of enterprise
  2. Type of enterprise
  3. PAN of entrepreneur
  4. Address of enterprise
  5. Mobile No and Email ID
  6. Bank IFSC and Account No
  7. Activity and NIC code
  8. Date of Commencement of business
  9. Investment Amount

After submitting application, Portal generate certificate of registration mentioning Udyog Aaadhar Number.

Benefits of Udyog Aaadhar Registration:

  1. Once you are registered under the MSME, you are eligible for the all most of the government scheme regarding the funding like without Guarantee Loan, Easy Loan, Low Interest Rate Loan
  2. You will get the financial support from the government to participate in foreign expo.
  3. You will get the various government subsidies
  4. Credit prescription (Priority sector lending)
  5. Statutory support such as reservation and the Interest on Delayed Payments Act. (It is to be noted that the Banking Laws, Excise Law and the Direct Taxes Law have incorporated the word MSME in their exemption notifications.
  6. States/UTs have their own package of facilities and incentives for small scale. They relate to development of industrial estates, tax subsidies, power tariff subsidies, capital investment subsidies and other support.
  7. Both the Centre and the State, whether under law or otherwise, target their incentives and support packages generally to units registered with them.

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6 responses to “Udyog Aaadhar Registration Process and its Benefits”

  1. Monika Thakkar says:

    Can we open the bank account in the name of proprietary concern,only on the basis of Udyog Aadhaar?

    • Dhaval Gusani says:

      No. Bank will not accept only UAN for opening of Account. There are other documents require like Shop Act registration, address proof, Aadhar card etc

  2. CMA B. N. Chatterjee says:

    Good info. Lot of eligible MSMEs are not getting their benefits.

  3. ramjiyahoo says:

    But most of the banks (govt & Pvt) do not accept MSME certificate (udyog aadhar certificate) as a supporting main document for opening of bank accounts by business firms. why it is so ?

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