The central idea behind introducing the Udyam Registration, previously called Udyog Aadhar, was to simplify the tedious process that business owners had to go through to register or enlist their business as an MSME.
About Udyog Aadhar
Udyog Aadhar or Udyam Registration is an identification system, particularly for MSMEs. It is a Government registration system that offers a recognition certificate and unique number to certify micro, small and medium enterprises. By registering your business via MSME Udyog Aadhar or Udyam Registration, you can enjoy numerous benefits that the Government offers for MSMEs.
Udyog Aadhar Registration Process
The process of Udyog Aadhar registration is entirely online and based on self-declaration. It is also free of cost. Before you register your enterprise under MSME Udyog Aadhar, check whether your business fits the eligibility criteria. Given below is how enterprises are classified.
|Enterprise||Maximum Investment in Plant and Machinery||Turnover Threshold|
|Micro-Enterprise||Up to Rs.1 crore||Up to Rs.5 crore|
|Small Enterprise||Up to Rs.10 crore||Up to Rs.50 crore|
|Medium Enterprise||Up to Rs.50 crore||Up to Rs. 250 crore|
Here is a simple guide for registering your business as an MSME.
Step 1. Visit the official Udyam registration portal.
Step 2. Select the “For new entrepreneurs who are not registered yet as MSME” option.
Step 3. Enter your name as per your Aadhar card along with your Aadhar number. Then click on “Validate and Generate OTP.” You will get an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and click Validate. Doing this will validate your Aadhaar number.
Step 4. In the next step, select your organisation type, enter your PAN number, and click on validate. Doing this will validate your PAN.
Step 5. Next, you will need to provide your enterprise’s address, location, email address, mobile number, etc.
Step 6. You will also have to give your enterprise’s active bank account details.
Step 7. The next set of information to be filled is the enterprise’s details. Mention your business’s main activity, i.e., ‘manufacturing’ or ‘services.’ Then submit the National Industrial Classification (NIC) Code for Activities and the number of people employed. After this, enter the amount of money you have invested in plant or machinery.
Step 8. After submitting all the particulars, select the District Industry center from a drop-down menu. After selecting, accept the declaration and click on “Submit and Get Final OTP”. Enter the OTP number and click the “Final Submit” button.
Step 9. After clicking on “Submit and Get Final OTP,” you will receive a registration number. Once the information is verified, you will receive an E-registration document in your email.
After registering your MSME with MSME Udyog Aadhar, you become eligible for benefits like getting a business loan at subsidised rates.
Whether it is for working capital or business expansion, MSME loans can offer you adequate finance quickly. To avail a loan, check your business loan eligibility and the documents required.
Once you have checked your business loan eligibility, and have your paperwork in order, fill the application and get the funds in your bank account.