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SSI/MSME Registration


Registration of Small Scale Industries(SSIs) & MSME



Registration of an existing or proposed small scale enterprise and micro scale industry is voluntary and not compulsory. It has no statutory basis. But, registration is beneficial for the enterprise itself because it makes the unit eligible for availing the benefits given by the Central or State Governments for the promotion of SSIs. Some of the incentives so obtained by them relate to credit guarantee scheme; priority sector lending; capital subsidy; reduced customs duty; ISO-9000 certification reimbursement; power tariff subsidies; exemptions under tax laws; etc.
The State Directorate or Commissioner of Industries or District Industries Centres (DIC's) are the concerned authorities for registration of small scale units. This registration is both location specific and product specific. Like in certain State capitals and metropolitan cities, it is granted to only those units which are located in the designated industrial areas/estates.


A small scale unit is generally subjected to two types of registration. Initially, a provisional registration is granted for the proposed enterprise. It is termed provisional because the enterprise is yet to come into existence. It is granted for a specified period of time during which the unit is expected to be setup. A 'Provisional Registration Certificate (PRC)' enables the unit to obtain :- (i) term loans and working capital from financial institutions, banks under priority sector lending; (ii) facilities for accommodation, land and other approvals; (iii) no objection certificates (NOCs) and clearances from regulatory bodies such as pollution control board, labour regulations, etc. Once the unit has commenced commercial production, it is granted permanent registration. It is a life time registration given after physical inspection of the enterprise and scrutiny of certain documents.

Some of the formalities required to be completed for seeking permanent registration are :-

  • Clearance from the municipal corporation
  • State pollution control board clearance
  • Sanction from the electricity board
  • Ownership/tenancy rights of the premises where unit is located
  • Copy of partnership deed/Memorandum of articles of association in case of a private limited company
  • Sale bill of product manufactured
  • Sale bill of each end product
  • Purchase bill of each raw material
  • Purchase bill of machinery installed
  • BIS/QC certificate if applicable
  • An affidavit giving status of the unit, machinery installed, power requirement, etc.


The registration certificate so issued by the concerned authority is seen as a proof of the unit being a small scale unit. It enables the unit to get several concessions like :-

  • Income tax exemption and Sales tax exemption as per the State Government policy.
  • Incentives and concessions in power tariff, etc.
  • Price and purchase preference for goods produced.
  • Availability of raw material depending on existing policy.

Though, provisional registration is not compulsory for getting a permanent registration. But, a provisional certificate enables the unit to apply to the various departments and agencies for assistance in setting up of the enterprise.
Such a registration procedures is generally uniform across the States. However, there may be some modifications done by individual States. For example, certain States may have a 'SIDO registration scheme' and a 'State registration scheme'. But, whatever be the registration scheme, the main purpose is to maintain statistics and a roll of such units for providing incentives as well as to create nodal centres at the Centre, State and District levels to promote SSIs. It gives recognition to the industrial unit and helps in generating a database for policy planning.
A small scale unit may also become liable for de-registration, if it crosses the investment limits; starts manufacturing any new item or items that require an industrial license or other kind of statutory license; or does not satisfy the condition of being owned, controlled or being a subsidiary of any other industrial undertaking.



What Is The Benefit Of Registering With SSI?

The registration scheme has no statutory basis. Units would normally get registered to avail some benefits, incentives or support given either by the central or state government. The regime of incentives offered by the centre generally contains the following :

  • Credit prescription (Priority sector lending), differential rates of interest etc
  • Excise Exemption Scheme
  • Exemption under Direct Tax Laws

Statutory support such as reservation and the Interest on Delayed Payments Act States/UTs have their own package of facilities and incentives for small scale. They relate to development of industrial estates, tax subsidies, power tariff subsidies, capital investment subsidies and other support. Both the centre and the state, whether under law or otherwise, target their incentives and support packages generally to units registered with them.

What Are The Objective Of Registration Scheme Of SSI?

They are summarized as follows :

  • To enumerate and maintain a roll of small industries to which the package of incentives and support are targeted.
  • To provide a certificate enabling the units to avail statutory benefits mainly in terms of protection.
  • To serve the purpose of collection of statistics.
  • To create nodal centers at the Centre, State and District levels to promote SSI

What Are The Features Of Scheme in SSI?

Features Of The Scheme Are As Follows :

  • DIC is the primary registering centre
  • Registration is voluntary and not compulsory
  • Two types of registration are done in all States. First, a provisional registration certificate is given. And after that, commencement of production, a permanent registration certificate is given.
  • PRC is normally valid for 5 years and permanent registration is given in perpetuity.

What is Provisional Registration Certificate (PRC)?


  • This is given for the pre-operative period and enables the units to obtain the term loans and working capital from financial institutions/banks under priority sector lending.
  • Obtain facilities for accommodation, land, other approvals etc.
  • Obtain various necessary NOC’s and clearances from regulatory bodies such as Pollution Control Board, Labour Regulations etc.


What is the advantage/benefit of provisional registration of small scale industries(SSI):

• It enables SSI to obtain term loans,and working capital finance from financial institutions and banks.
• It enables SSI to obtain facilities for accommodation, land and other approvals.
• It enables SSI to obtain necessary NOCs from Pollutions board and other regulatory bodies.

Permanent Registration Certificate Enables The Unit To Get The Following Incentives/Concessions(Advantage/Benefit of Permanent Registration of Small Scale Industries(SSI):


  • Income-Tax exemption and Sales Tax exemption as per State Govt. Policy
  • Incentives and concessions in power tariff.Price and purchase preference for goods produced
  • Availability of raw material depending on existing policy
  • Permanent registration of tiny units should be renewed after 5 years

What is Procedure for Registration of SSI?

Features of the present procedures are as follows :

  • A unit can apply for PRC for any item that does not require industrial license which means items listed in Schedule-III and items not listed in Schedule-I or Schedule-II of the licensing exemption notification. Units employing less than 50/100 workers with/without power can apply for registration even for those items that are included in Schedule-II.
  • Unit applies for PRC in prescribed application form. No field enquiry is done and PRC is issued.
  • PRC is valid for five years. If the entrepreneur is unable to set up the unit in this period, he can apply afresh at the end of five years period.
  • Once the unit commences production; it has to apply for permanent registration on the prescribed form.

The Following Form Basis Of Evaluation:


  • The unit has obtained all necessary clearances whether statutory or administrative. E.g. drug license under drug control order, NOC from Pollution Control Board, if required etc.
  • Unit does not violate any location restrictions in force, at the time of evaluation.
  • Value of plant and machinery is within prescribed limits.
  • Unit is not owned, controlled or subsidiary of any other industrial undertaking as per notification.

What Is Requirement For Application Of SSI?

Detail Of Application Form As Per Below :

  • Applicant’s name & address
  • Company/Industries name & address
  • Name of products/Item
  • Coast of Machineries


What is the advantages of establishing small scale industries(SSI):


Advantages of SSI/MSME registration


Documents/Information Required for Small Scale Industries (SSIs) Registration:


All small manufacturing units can get Small Scale Industry Registration in order to avail various government subsidies, allowances and grants. There are two types of registration:


      • Temporary SSI registration:

Documents required for temporary SSI Registration are:

        • Copy of pan of proprietor
        • Copy of Voter ID
        • One Photograph
        • Applcation Form(PartI)
      • Permanent SSI Registration:

Documents required for temporary SSI Registration are:

        • Copy of pan of proprietor
        • Copy of Voter ID
        • Applcation Form(PartII)
        • Pollution License
        • Machinery Bills
        • Copy of Trade License/Incorporation Certificate
        • Electricity Bill(should be in the name of proprietor/company)

viii.Rent agreement(if unit is on rent)

The following slabs have been prescribed under the MSMED Act to determine the status of the Enterprise:



Type of Enterprise

Manufacturing Industry (Investment in Plant and Machinery)

Service Industry (Investment in Equipments)



Does not exceed Rs. 25 Lakh

Does not exceed Rs. 10 Lakh



Exceeds Rs. 25 Lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 Crore

Exceeds Rs. 10 Lakh but does not exceed Rs. 2 Crore



Exceeds Rs. 5 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 10 Crore

Exceeds Rs. 2 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 5 Crore




This service is currently available in our head office Patna only.


Please Use Resources - List of Documents Required Tab tab to know more about documents required for registration at current date.








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