Udyam is an online system for registering micro, small and medium enterprises launched by the Union MSME Ministry on July 1, 2020. The government had also revised the definition of MSMEs from the same date. More than 88 lakh MSMEs have successfully registered themselves to date through the Udyam registration portal.
Any person can avail a free Udyam registration for their enterprise through a fully digital and paperless process based on self-declaration. Udyam registration is a prerequisite for availing the benefits of schemes or programmes of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises such as Credit Guarantee Scheme, public procurement policy, additional edge in Government Tenders and protection against delayed payments etc.
An e-certificate called the “Udyam Registration Certificate” is issued online on completion of the registration process. This certificate has a dynamic QR Code through which the web page of the registration portal and details about the enterprise can be accessed.
Aadhaar, PAN and GST numbers are required for registration. The Udyam portal is seamlessly integrated with Income Tax and GST Identification systems along with the government e-marketplace. The details on investment and turnover are taken automatically from government databases.
The Aadhaar number shall be of the proprietor in the case of a proprietorship firm, of the managing partner in the case of a partnership firm and of a ‘karta’ in the case of a Hindu Undivided Family.
Misrepresents or attempts to suppress the self-declared facts and figures appearing in the Udyam Registration or updation process is liable to penalty under section 27 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.
No enterprise is allowed to file for more than one Udyam Registration. However, any number of activities including manufacturing or service or both may be specified or added in one registration.
Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) vide it's notification dated 26th June, 2020, informed the members about the new process of registration of enterprises starting from 1st July, 2020 named " Udyam Registration"