Documents required for MSME application

If your business or enterprise is listed under Schedule –III of Industrial Licensing Exemption Notification, then you can easily apply for PRC without an industrial license. Other units must first acquire an industrial license. All the clearances should be obtained by enterprise whether it be statutory or administrative. For example, a drug license under the drug control order, if required. The PRC is issued based on the application form. No field enquiry is made.

Is MSME registration voluntary or mandatory

MSME registration is totally voluntary. Businessmen and entrepreneurs usually get this done to utilise the advantages offered under it. The registration process is quite easy and simple. You can easily avail it (provided you have a manufacturing plant or a commercial space where you render services), many businesses opt for it over other registrations.

Advantages of MSME registration

Cheaper bank loans

The rate of interest on loan offered to MSMEs is 1-1.5% lower compared to typical business loan interest.

Easy access to credit

PM Modi has introduced the Mudhra Loan scheme, which provides loans to MSME / SSI without collaterals.

Quicker approvals from state and central government bodies

Business registered under MSME are given higher preference in terms of government license and certification.

Tax rebates

MSME / SSI registered businesses enjoy multiple income taxes and capital gains tax subsidies from the government.

Cheaper infrastructure

Charges are lower for MSME registered company for facilities such as electricity and VAT exemptions. In fact, other business services such as patents are also cheaper for MSMEs.

Access to tenders

There are multiple government tenders which are open only to MSMEs to promote small business participation in the India.