MSME means Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. The Government of India passed an act named Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act of 2006 has Start MSME or Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. These enterprises are mainly involved in goods and commodities manufacturing, production, preservation, or processing

Generally, the small-scale industries (SSIs) include industries that manufacture, produce, and render services with the help of small machines and less workforce. The maximum investment limit of Small-Scale Industries cannot exceed. 1 crore in plants & industries, and machinery. Both of these enterprises work under the guiding principle of the Government of India. These types of enterprises need to fall under the guidelines set by the Government of India. 

Are SSI and MSME the same? :-

Yes. Earlier industries that make goods and do a production of goods and provided services on a small scale or micro-scale get the Small-Scale Industries (SSI) registration. The small-scale and micro-scale industries came under the MSME Act. hence, both MSME and SSI are the same. Simply The government expands the scope of the SSI and termed it MSME.  The government passed the MSME (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) Act in the year of 2006.

What are the Documents Required for MSME Registration?

Only 2 documents are basically required as the MSMEs registration known as Aadhaar Card and PAN Card are the only necessary documents that are required for MSME registration. MSME registration is entirely online, and no proof of documents is required. PAN and GST linked details on investment and turnover of enterprises will be taken automatically by the Udyam Registration Portal from the Government databases. The Udyam Registration Portal is fully integrated with Income Tax and GSTIN systems.

GST is not compulsory for every enterprise because every enterprise does not require Gst registration under the GST law. But if, the enterprises that need compulsory GST registration under the GST regime must have GST registration for their enterprise Udyam Registration.

Those enterprises who have UAM registration or any other registration issued by any authority for their enterprise under the Ministry of MSME will have to re-register themselves in the current Udyam Registration Portal by clicking on the “For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered yet MSME or those with EM-II.” in the official website of the government.

The enterprises that are having a UAM registration need to migrate to Udyam Registration before 30/06/2022. For instance, suppose that the entrepreneurs having UAM registration do not migrate to Udyam Registration before 30/06/2022. In that case, the UAM registration of their enterprise will become invalid, and they will not be able to avail of the benefits provided to the MSMEs by the government of india. 

What documents are needed to apply for SSI registration?

The registration of SSI/MSME for small and micro industries is issued by the MSMEs Ministry. A person can apply on the Udyam Registration portal online to obtain SSI/MSME registration. Only the basic need is the PAN card of the proprietor and the Aadhaar card for registration of SSI.

Benefits avail by MSME/ SSI Registration