The idea behind introducing Udyam Registration was to simplify the procedural format that business owners had to go through to register their business under Micro Small Medium Enterprise or MSME.
Before the introduction of Udyam Registration, the procedural format for the same was quite hectic and a time-consuming bureaucratic process that used to require handling lots of paperwork. However, with the introduction of Udyam Registration, 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 Udyam Registration, you will be liable to enjoy numerous benefits.
Before 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 portal for carrying out MSME registration. Additionally, Few of them used to rely on manual paperwork.
However, things have changed after the replacement of the old system.
What Is Udyam Registration?
The main question that several newbie entrepreneurs have in their minds is what Udyam Registration is. If you are having the same question, then you are at the right place.
Udyam Registration also known as MSME Registration is nothing but a government registration that is provided along with a recognition certificate and a unique number. This is to certify small/medium businesses or enterprises.
The central motive behind the launch of this facility was to offer a way for 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. This is a compulsory guideline 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 Can Get Udyam Registration?
Let’s get some things clear! The organizations eligible for Udyam Registration are meant to be either in manufacturing or producing or processing or preservation of goods or in providing the services. In other words, Traders who buy, sell, import, or export the goods are not even eligible for applying for Udyam Registration.
But you should know that there are a set of criteria that an entity has to meet to be classified as a medium, small, or micro-enterprise for obtaining MSME registration.
As per the current notification,
Types of Enterprises (For Manufacturing or Service Sector, Both)
- Micro Enterprises – Investment up to Rs 1 Cr and turnover up to Rs 5 Cr
- Small Enterprises – Investment up to Rs 10 Cr and turnover up to Rs 50 Cr
- Medium Enterprises – Investment upto Rs 50 Cr and turnover upto Rs250 Cr
Udyam Registration Process
The process of Udyam Registration 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 MSME Registration is free of cost and the website does not charge any official fee for issuing a registration certificate.
Things are way more straightforward and efficient now. Here is a simple guide for registering under MSME for obtaining Udyam Registration.
Step 1: Visit the Official Website
The very first step for getting your business registered online will be on visiting the official Udyam Registration portal.
Click on the “For new Entrepreneurs who are not registered yet as MSME” option.
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.
Special Note: For New Enterprises, an Aadhaar number shall be required for Udyam Registration, of the proprietor in the case of a proprietorship firm; of the managing partner in the case of a partnership firm; of a Karta in the case of a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF); of authorized signatory in case of a Company or a Limited Liability Partnership or a Cooperative Society or a Society or a Trust.
Step 3: PAN Verification
Select the type of organization and enter your PAN no and click on validate. PAN validation takes place.
In the case of a Company / LLP / Cooperative Society / Society / Trust that its authorized signatory shall provide the GSTIN and PAN of the Company / LLP / Cooperative Society / Society / Trust along with his Aadhar number.
Step 4: Filling Correspondence Details
After filling in 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. Also info about your company’s district, pin code, state, email address, and mobile number.
Step 5: Fill in the Bank Details
You will have to enter your enterprise’s active bank account number along with the IFSC code of the concerned branch. If you don’t have the IFSC code of the concerned department, you can obtain the same on the bank’s website.
Step 6: Enterprise Details
You will have to mention the mainline activity of your enterprise from the “services” or “manufacturing”. You will have to submit the total number of persons employed and the National Industry Classification(NIC) Code for Activities.
After filling in all the particulars, the last thing will be entering the total amount of money (in lakhs) that you have invested in your machinery or plant.
Step 7: 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 click on “Submit and Get final OTP”
Enter the OTP received on mobile and click on the “Final Submit” button.
Once you click on ‘Submit and Get Final OTP ’you will receive a registration number. Once all your information is verified by the Government, you will receive an E-registration document on your e-mail id.
Points for existing enterprises:
- All existing enterprises registered under EM–Part-II or Udyog Adhar (UAM) shall register again on the Udyam Registration portal on or after the 1st day of July 2020.
- The existing enterprises registered before 30th June 2020, shall continue to be valid only for a period up to the 31st day of March 2021.
- An enterprise registered with any other organization under the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises shall register itself under Udyam Registration
Therefore, the due date for getting registration under Udyam Registration Portal for the existing enterprise is 31st March 2021.
Document Requirement for Udyam Registration?
- The MSME registration process is fully online, paperless, and based on self-declaration.
- There is no requirement for documents or proof for registering an MSME.
- Only the Adhaar Number will be enough for registration.
- PAN & GST linked details on investment and turnover of enterprises will be taken automatically from Government databases.
- Having PAN & GST number is mandatory from 01.04.2021.
What Is The Process In Case Of Any Discrepancy Or Complaint?
In case of any discrepancy or complaint, the General Manager of the District Industries Centre of the concerned District shall undertake an inquiry for verification of the details of Udyam Registration submitted by the enterprise.
Thereafter, forward the matter with necessary remarks to the Director or Commissioner or Industry Secretary concerned of the State Government who after issuing a notice to the enterprise and after allowing presenting its case and based on the findings, may amend the details or recommend to the Ministry of Micro, Small or Medium Enterprises, Government of India, for cancellation of the Udyam Registration Certificate.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting Registered As Udyam?
One will get to enjoy several advantages after registering his/her business and by obtaining Udyam Registration. The best thing about obtaining Udyam Registration is that the process is quite simple and in addition to that, one won’t have to handle the paperwork for obtaining Udyam Registration. Check out the top benefits:
- Udyam registration helps in getting government tenders
- Due to the Udyam, bank loans become cheaper as the interest rate is very low (Upto 1.5% lower than interest on regular loans
- There are various tax rebates available for Udyam
- Becomes easy to get licenses, approvals, and registrations, irrespective of the field of business. Higher preference is given to businesses registered under Udyam for government licenses and certification.
- They get easy access to credit at lower interest rates
- Registered Udyams get tariff subsidies and tax and capital subsidies
- Registration helps in the reduction of the cost of getting a patent done or the cost of setting up the industry. With the help of many rebates and concessions available.
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