The strength and development of any country partially or wholly depends on its economy and when it comes to the economy, the progress of small and medium scale industries matters a lot. With the aim to promote these small and medium scale industries Government of India introduced several reforms and emphasised on planning in order to widen the horizon of the industrial sector. One such facility to encourage entrepreneurship, employment and livelihood opportunities and enhance the competitiveness of the MSMEs, Government of India designed Udyog Aadhaar –a one page registration process.
Let us learn more about the same in this guide by earlyGST.
Just like any other business, small and medium scale industries also need to register themselves with the MSME. They can do it either online or offline using Udyog Aadhaar. Udyog Aadhaar or Aadhaar for business is a unique 12 digit Government Identification number provided by the Ministry of MSME for the small and medium enterprises. The main motive behind launching this facility was to provide maximum benefits to these industries and to help in the development of the nation.
Gone are the days when you had to stand in long queues to get your work done that included a lot of paperwork. Now everything can be done online with the help of technology reducing paperwork and saving time. With a view to promoting the ease of doing business, the ministry of MSME came out with a one page Udyog Aadhaar registration form which can be filled online. The registration process is free of cost, paperless and results in instant registration. Just follow the steps given below:
STEP 1: Firstly visit the official site – (https://udyogaadhaar.gov.in/UA/UAM_Registration.aspx)
STEP 2: Now enter your Individual Aadhaar number.
Note: In case of partnership, the person applying for Udyog Aadhaar shall give his Aadhaar number. In case of a company, the authorized signatory who is applying for Udyog Aadhaar shall give his Aadhaar.
STEP 3: Once done with the step 2, you will receive OTP in your registered mobile number linked with your Aadhaar card. Enter the same OTP to proceed further.
STEP 4: Now fill out the Udyog Aadhaar Form which includes:
STEP 5: Once you have filled out all the details click on submit
STEP 6: Again you will receive the OTP. Enter the same.
STEP 7: Now lastly enter the code on the screen for final submission and hence completing your registration.
The registration can be done offline also by few simple steps given below:
STEP 1: In case you do not have Aadhaar card, apply for the same.
STEP 2: Until you receive the Aadhaar card, the application for Udyog Aadhaar shall be made to the District Industry Centre (DIC) or MSME –DI
STEP 3: Submit the following documents to the DIC or MSME-DI
STEP 4: Fill out the physical form
STEP 5: Submit the same to DIC or MSME-DI
After the submission, you will a get an acknowledgement of the successful submission of the form. Once done with this you will receive a certificate online with Udyog Aadhaar number printed on it. You can also get this certificate printed.
There are several benefits of Udyog Aadhaar registration available for small and medium scale industries. Some are listed below:
Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum or UAM is a one-page registration form which constitutes a self-declaration format under which the MSME will self-certify its existence, bank account details, promoter / owner’s Aadhaar details and other minimum information required.
On submission of the form, Udyog Aadhaar Acknowledgement shall be generated and mailed to the email address provided in the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum which shall contain unique Udyog Aadhaar Number (UAN). There is no registration fee applicable for the same. There is no restriction on filing more than one Udyog Aadhaar memorandum using the same Aadhaar number.
Existing enterprises, who have already filed Entrepreneurship Memorandum-I or Entrepreneurship Memorandum-II or both, or the holders of Small Scale Industry registration, prior to the coming into force of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006) shall not be required to file Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum, but if they so desire, they can file the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum as well.
You can verify your Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum by visiting the official site and following the simple steps given below:
STEP 1. Enter the 12 digit UAM No. (i.e. DL05A0000001)
STEP 2. Enter the valid verification code as given in the Captcha image
STEP 3: Enter the verification code received on the registered mobile number
STEP 4: Lastly, click on verify button
For any queries related to Udyog Aadhaar you can either send mail on below email id:
1. How to do correction in Udyog Aadhaar?
Answer: The correction in Udyog Aadhaar can be done in the same manner as in case of edit/update Udyog Aadhaar explained above.
2. How to get a loan on Udyog Aadhaar registration?
Answer: To meet the needs of small and medium scale industries the government of India has launched a scheme widely known as MUDRA (Micro Units Development Refinance Agency). Under this scheme, the existing entrepreneurs can avail loan to enhance their business or start a new business.
These loans are usually without any guarantee and no procurement fee is incurred. The repayment period can get extended up to a period of five years. The entrepreneurs can also avail working capital loan under Mudra Card.
3. How to get Udyog Aadhaar acknowledgement?
Answer: In order to get Udyog Aadhaar Acknowledgement you just have to visit the official site. Enter your UAN number and Aadhaar number. Then, click on submit as shown below;
4. How to submit the supporting documents while filing UAM online?
Answer: The information sought is on self-certification basis and no supporting documents are required at the time of online filing of UAM.
5. Who has access to the data from the UAM portal?
Answer: The UAM Portal shall have suitable provisions to allow officials of the State Governments including GM DICs to have password protected access to data of their jurisdiction.
6. How is the closing of the business unit recorded by the entrepreneur in the UAM?
Answer: It may not be made obligatory for the closing unit to inform about it to the State / UT concerned or the UAM portal.