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Empowering Enterprises: BIS Announces Enhanced Concessions for Micro, Small, and Start-Up Businesses

Boosting Growth through Financial Incentives

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), under the Department of Consumer Affairs, has issued a pivotal notification aimed at providing significant financial relief to micro, small, and start-up enterprises. This move, effective immediately, introduces substantial concessions designed to foster growth and innovation within these sectors.

Key Amendments to BIS Conformity Assessment Regulations

As per the latest amendments to the notification No. CMD-2/G-18 dated 24th May 2023, several critical changes have been made to support enterprises of varying scales:

  • 1. Concessions for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

    Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will receive a 20% concession in fees.

  • 2. Enhanced Concessions for Micro Scale Enterprises

    From the date of this notification until May 31, 2026, micro scale enterprises will enjoy an 80% concession in fees compared to large scale enterprises.

  • 3. Enhanced Concessions for Small Scale Enterprises

    Small scale enterprises will benefit from a 50% fee concession from now until May 31, 2026.

  • 4. Enhanced Concessions for Start-Up Enterprises

    Start-up enterprises will also receive an 80% fee concession through May 31, 2026, aligning them with the benefits provided to micro scale enterprises.

  • 5. Additional Concessions for Women Entrepreneur Enterprises

    Women-led enterprises will gain an additional 10% concession on fees applicable to their scale of operation (micro, small, or medium) until May 31, 2026.

Driving Innovation and Inclusivity

These amendments reflect BIS's commitment to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive business ecosystem. By significantly reducing the financial burden on smaller and start-up enterprises, BIS aims to encourage innovation, support entrepreneurship, and ensure sustainable growth across diverse sectors.

Conclusion: A Step Towards Empowerment

This proactive approach by BIS underlines the importance of supporting small businesses and start-ups, recognizing their critical role in economic development and job creation. The enhanced concessions will not only alleviate financial constraints but also empower enterprises to scale new heights of success. For more information and to take advantage of these concessions, businesses are encouraged to review the detailed notification and ensure compliance with the updated BIS Conformity Assessment Regulations. Let’s embrace these changes and contribute to a thriving entrepreneurial landscape in India.