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Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Under MSMED Act, 2006:  Who is covered by MSME, before and after change?

The definition of MSME is changed by the government. It is clarified by FM in her speech in economy package. Let us first have a look, what is that change?

Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Under MSMED Act, 2006


a) Who are covered?

  • proprietorship,
  • Hindu undivided family,
  • an association of persons,
  • co-operative society, partnership firm,
  • company or undertaking,
  • by whatever name called, is allowed to be registered as MSME.

b) What is included and excluded in investment in Plant & Machinery- See annexure 1

c) Definition of equipment

Related Topic:
What are the benefits for MSME in India?

I. the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or thing: such as

i. the implements used in an operation or activity

ii. all the fixed assets other than land and buildings of a business enterprise

iii. the rolling stock of a railway

II. a piece of such equipment

Specific exclusions for calculation of investment in Plant & machinery

Items Basis of Value Reference
Cost of pollution control, research and
development, industrial safety devices, and specified items.
Original price (whether
plant & machinery new
or old)
Explanation 1 to section
7(1) of the MSMED Act,
Tools, jigs, dies, molds and spare parts for maintenance and cost of consumable stores    
Installation cost    
Research and Development equipment and pollution control equipment Original price (whether
plant & machinery new
or old)
Power generation set and extra transformer as per regulation of state electricity board   Notification No S.O.
1722(E) dated 5th
October 2006
Bank charges and other charges paid to NSIC or SSC In the case of imported
machinery, import duty,
custom clearance
charges, shipping
charges, taxes will be
Parts and consumables required for providing electricity to plant and machinery or other safety measures.    
Gas producer plants    
Transportation charges for local machinery from a place of manufacture to the site of enterprises    
Technical know-how charges for the erection of plant and machinery    
Raw material storage tanks    
Firefighting equipment    


Registration under the MSMED Act

✓ Visit this link for the official website of MSME “Udyog Aadhaar Portal”

✓ Mobile must be linked with AADHAAR as OTP based authentication

✓ No documents to upload

✓ No government fees

✓ Instant registration certificate once fills all information and click submit.

Download the copy:


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