MSME Registration: Over the last few decades, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly exciting and active sector of the India Economy. The Government of India's prime motive is "enterprise creation" in the Indian Economy and wants to produce a wide range of products to meet the requirement of the local market and the global market. MSME creates employment and self-employment which strengthens the Indian Economy.

Under the MSMED legislation, Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the manufacturing and service sectors can get MSME Registration or SSI/Small Scale Industry Registration. Although MSME online registration is not required, it is always recommended to small and medium businesses because it gives a number of advantages. Benefits such as borrowing rates charged would be significantly lower, as would tax breaks, capital investment tax breaks, and other government assistance. We can assist your company in obtaining MSME Registration online so that you may take advantage of a variety of perks.


Definition as per the Government of India

The Government of India has enacted the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 in terms of which the definition of micro, small and medium enterprises is as under:

Enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production, processing, or preservation of goods as specified below:

  1. A micro enterprise is an enterprise where investment in plant and machinery does not exceed Rs. 25 lakh
  2. A small enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs. 25 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore
  3. A medium enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs.5 crore but does not exceed Rs.10 crore

In the case of the above enterprises, investment in plant and machinery is the original cost excluding land and building and the items specified by the Ministry of Small Scale Industries vide its notification No.S.O.1722(E) dated October 5, 2006.

Enterprises engaged in providing or rendering services and whose investment in equipment (original cost excluding land and building and furniture, fittings, and other items not directly related to the service rendered or as may be notified under the MSMED Act, 2006 are specified below.

  1. A micro enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment does not exceed Rs. 10 lakh.
  2. A small enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment is more than Rs.10 lakh but does not exceed Rs. 2 crore.
  3. A medium enterprise is an enterprise where the investment in equipment is more than Rs. 2 crore but does not exceed Rs. 5 crore.

This initiative would aid all entrepreneurs, including first-generation women, scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, handicapped, ex-servicemen, marginalized populations, and others, in this endeavor by enabling them to start businesses.


Following documents are required for MSMI

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. PAN Number and GST Number enterprise
  3. Plant location and office address
  4. Bank Account details of the enterprise
  5. Turnover of the enterprise over the last 2 years
  6. Written Down Value of investment made in the business
  7. Type of Income-tax return filed in the previous year
  8. Date of incorporations/ commencement of business
  9. Nature of business activity being carried out
  10. No. of persons employed by the enterprise along with their gender


  1. Documentation - Firstly, prepare/collect all the documents which are required for the MSMI/SSI Registration; all documents are mentioned above.

  2. Submits Application - After collecting all documents, submit an online application with the required documents to the MSME/Udyam office.

  3. Scrutiny - The Udyam officials will verify the documents will check whether application information is correct or not.

  4. Grant of registration certificate - Once application will be approved registration is done. Udyam will grant MSME registration Certificate.

Note: The process of MSMI/SSI Registration vary from State to State.


frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    MSME is Micro small or medium enterprise, any person who want to establish micro small or medium enterprise need to register with Udyam registration online.

      Any entrepreneur having valid Aadhaar Number can apply for MSME Registration Online.

        Only service sector and manufacturing sector is eligible for registration. , the enterprises which are engaging only in trading i.e. buying, selling importing, exporting of goods are not eligible for applying for Udyam Registration.

          MSME Registration is not mandatory yet but MSME Registration benefits a lot in terms of tax, credit facility, loan etc.

            Yes, MSME and SSI enterprise are same.

              MSME is replaced with the Udyam registration.

                Yes, aadhar card is compulsory, without aadhar no registration can be done.

                  Yes, both new as well as existing business can apply for MSME.

                    The certificate will not expire as long as the entity is ethical and financially sound.

                      MSME covers only service and manufacturing sectors.

                        Registering into the MSME has many benefits like get collateral-free loan, gets subsidy to promote the products and services, get loan at low interest rate, incubation scheme for MSME, 100% tax exemption for innovative startup etc.