The idea behind introducing Udyog Aadhar was to simplify the procedural format that business owners had to go through in order to register their business under Micro Small Medium Enterprise or MSME.
Before the introduction of Udyog Aadhar, the procedural format for the same was quite hectic and a time-consuming bureaucratic process that used to require handling of lots of paperwork. However, with the introduction of Udyog Aadhaar, things have changed and to some extent, have improved for medium, small, and micro-enterprises.
If you own a medium, small or micro-enterprise and you haven’t registered your MSME yet, you should know that on registering your MSME via UAM (Udyog Aadhar Memorandum), you will be liable to enjoy numerous benefits.
Before the introduction of the UAM system, there used to be a former system of EM-I/II (Entrepreneur Memorandum). Under this system, entrepreneurs used to opt for a heterogeneous system.
Some of them used to rely on the national portal, and some of the states had their own individual portal for carrying out MSME registration. Additionally, there were a few who used to rely on manual paperwork.
However, things have changed after the replacement of the old system.
What Is Udyog Aadhar?
The main question that a number of newbie entrepreneurs have in their minds is what Udyog Aadhar really is. If you are also looking for an answer to this question, you are in the right place as you will finally get an answer here.
Udyog Aadhar is nothing but a government registration that is provided along with a recognition certificate and a unique number in order to certify small/medium businesses or enterprises. It’s also called as MSME Registration.
The central motive behind the launch of this facility was to offer a way to the government to provide the maximum benefits to medium or small-scale businesses or industries in India, who are registered via MSME through their Aadhar Card Number.
The owner, director or proprietor of the entity will provide his/her 12-digit Aadhar Number, whether the enterprise or entity is a sole proprietor, an LLP, a Private limited company, or anything else. It should have the recognition certificate provided via the MSME registration process.
Who Should Get Udyog Aadhar?
Let’s get some things clear! Almost every type of business entity can obtain Udyog Aadhar, be it Hindu Undivided Family, Proprietorship, one-person company, Partnership Firm, production company, limited company, private limited company, limited liability partnership, co-operative societies or any association of persons or any other undertaking.
But you should know that there are a set of criteria that an entity has to meet in order to be classified as a medium, small or micro-enterprise for obtaining the MSME registration.
If you own a company or an enterprise, then you should check if your entity can be classified as a medium, small or micro-industry under the criteria defined in the MSMED Act, 2006 for checking your eligibility.
Udyog Aadhar Registration Process
The registration process of Udyog Aadhar is quite easy, and the form filling process is pretty straightforward too. The system today is kind of rejuvenated, and it seeks comparatively less information than the older process. It’s important to note that the MSME Registration is free of cost and the website does not charge any official fee for issuing registration certificate.
Things are way simpler and efficient now. Here is a simple guide for registering under MSME for obtaining Udyog Aadhar.
Step 1: Visit the Official Website
Go to the official Udyog Aadhar Registration portal where you will find the very first step for getting your business registered online.
Step 2: Enter Your Personal Information
The initial particulars that you will need to enter will be your name and your 12-digit unique Aadhar number. Click on “Validate & Generate OTP.” You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP, and after that, you will have to select the social category from the options General, SC, ST, and OBC.
Special Note: It is important to mention here that the Udyog Aadhaar registration is an online portal that is there for individuals who possess an enterprise as well as an Aadhar card. In case a person doesn’t have an Aadhar card, he/she can also file for UAM with the GM (General Manager) of the concerned DIC (District Industries Centre).
In the future, GOI will be addressing the problems faced by entrepreneurs who don’t possess an Aadhar card.
Step 3: Fill Details About the Enterprise/Entity
After that, you, as an applicant, will have to fill the name with which the public/customers will recognize the entity. You will have to file a separate Udyog Aadhar if you own more than one entity or enterprise.
You can fill it as Enterprise-1 and Enterprise-2. You will also have to select the “Type of Organization” from the drop-down list.
Step 4: Filling Correspondence Details
After filling all the details mentioned above, the next information that you will have to provide will be the complete postal address of the company/enterprise/entity including info about the district, pin code, state, email address and mobile number.
Step 5: Fill the Carry Forward Info
You will have to select the date on which your enterprise started its operation from the provided calendar. You will also have to provide information regarding the previous registration through SSI, EM1, and EM2 including the UAM registration number.
Step 6: Fill the Bank Details
You will have to enter the bank account number along with the IFSC code of the concerned branch where your enterprise’s account is active. If you don’t have the IFSC code of the concerned branch, you can obtain the same on the bank’s website.
Step 7: Classification of Your Enterprise
You will have to mention the mainline activity of your enterprise from the “services” or “manufacturing.” We know that things can be a bit confusing if your enterprise involves a combination of both the available options.
If that is the case, then you should consider choosing the category that constitutes the majority portion of the operations in your enterprise. Let’s take an example to establish a better understanding!
If 80% of the total are service operations and 20% manufacturing, then, you will have to go with “Services”.
Step 8: Total Investment
After filling all the above particulars, one of the last things that you will have to do will be entering the total number of workers employed in your enterprise and the total amount of money (in lakhs) that you have invested in your enterprise.
Step 9: Select the District Industry Center and Accept the Declaration
In the final step of this process, you will be selecting the district industry center from the provided drop-down list. After that, you will have to accept the declaration and submit your application in order to finish the process.
At last, you will get an acknowledgment number.
Documents Required for Udyog Aadhar
Below, you will find the details and documents that you will require for completing the registration process in order to obtain Udyog Aadhar for your enterprise.
- Name and Aadhar number of the business owner (as mentioned in the Aadhar card)
- Document required as a proof for SC, ST and OBC social category
- Name of your organization or enterprise
- Previous registration details of your enterprise
- Type of organization that you own
- Current address and account details
- NIC Code or National Industrial Classification Code
- The total number of workers employed at your organization
- Current activities of your firm
- Email ID and mobile number of the entrepreneur
- PAN number and the total investment made in the organization by the entrepreneur
How To Edit Udyog Aadhar Details?
If you have already obtained a Udyog Aadhar number for your enterprise, then you must definitely be relieved.
However, you should know that there might be some mistakes with your Udyog Aadhar details. In case any error has crept during the registration process, you shouldn’t be disheartened as there is a simple and straightforward way by which you can get rid of the problem.
The ministry of MSME has recently launched a new provision that allows applicants to edit the Udyog Aadhar Memorandum. You can easily update or edit your information on Udyog Aadhar with a few clicks only.
Here is a link to update your Udyog Aadhar Details.
Enter your Aadhar number, your name, and the OTP that you receive, and you will be able to edit or update your information.
Benefits Of Udyog Aadhar
One will get to enjoy a number of advantages after registering his/her business and by obtaining Udyog Aadhar. The best thing about obtaining Udyog Aadhar is that the process is quite simple and in addition to that, one won’t have to handle the paperwork for obtaining Udyog Aadhar.
Check out the top 10 benefits derived from the numerous schemes that are offered by the Ministry of MSME with the aim to protect small enterprises and to assist them in growth and development.
- Reduced rate of Interest from banks
- Collateral free loans from banks
- Protection against delayed payments
- Fast resolution of disputes
- After getting registered with MSME, your business will get eligible for availing government scheme benefits which will include loans without guarantee, low-interest rates on loan, and easy loan.
- 15% subsidy under CLCSS scheme for technology upgradation
- The exemption under the direct tax laws
- Carry forward the minimum alternate tax (MAT) credit for up to 15 years instead of 10 years
- Benefits under the Credit guarantee scheme
- Octroi Benefits
- Waiver of Stamp duty and registration fees
- Reimbursement of payment made for obtaining ISO registration
- Reimbursement of payment made for obtaining Trade Mark, Patent or Intellectual Property
- Benefits for Industrial Promotion Subsidy (IPS)
- Benefit up to 75% of registration fees for Barcodes.
- You will have financial backing from the government for participating in foreign business expos.
- You will also get to enjoy other forms of subsidies that will help you in increasing your company’s revenue.
- Concession in electricity bills
- Your company gains preference for government certification
- You will get an exemption when your enterprise applies for government tenders.
You can read in detail about MSME Schemes from this official document of the Government of India.
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