What is MSME/Udyam Registration?
MSME/Udyam registration is an initiative by the Government of India to give legal and operational identity to micro, small, and medium businesses in India. Udyam registration was previously known as MSME registration or Udyog Aadhar registration and is governed by the MSME (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise) Development Act, 2006. In 2020, the registration process was changed from Udyog Aadhar registration to Udyam registration in order to simplify the registration process and help businesses accelerate growth. The entire process is online and based on self-declaration. All registered businesses can take the benefits granted under the MSME scheme. This includes many financial benefits such as easy loan facilities, hassle-free registrations, additional edge in Government Tenders, protection against delayed payments, etc.
Eligibility Criteria for MSME/Udyam Registration
The business entities that fall under the following three categories can apply for MSME Registration /Udyam registration online.
Micro Enterprises: Businesses whose investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹1 crore and the annual turnover is not more than ₹5 crores.
Small Enterprises: Entities whose investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹10 crores and the annual turnover is not more than ₹50 crores.
Medium Enterprises: Businesses whose investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹50 crores and the annual turnover is not more than ₹250 crores.