Small Scale Industries (SSI)

SSI stands for Small Scale Industries. Registering an organisation as an SSI will entitle the organisation to various benefits.

Registration of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for two types of Companies:-

• Manufacturing Entity- The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951). The Manufacturing Enterprise are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.

• Service Entity- The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment.

No. Type of Enterprise Manufacturing Enterprises
(Investment in Plant and Machinery)
Service Industry
(Investment in equipment)
1 Micro Does not exceed Rs. 25 Lakh Does not exceed Rs. 10 Lakh
2 Small Exceeds Rs. 25 Lakh but does not exceed Rs. 5 Crore Exceeds Rs. 10 Lakh but does not exceed Rs. 2 Crore
3 Medium Exceeds Rs. 5 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 10 Crore Exceeds Rs. 2 Crore but does not exceed Rs. 5 Crore

For which purpose SSI registration. Is beneficial ?

• Presently it is required to participate in Govt. Purchase Program.

• Getting financial assistance from various nationalized banks and Financial Institutions.

• Tax exemptions.

Benefits of Registering :

Even though there is no statutory basis for SSI registration, organisations would normally get registered to avail some benefits, incentives or support given either by the Central or State Government. Some of the incentives are as follows :

• Credit prescription (Priority sector lending), differential rates of interest

• Excise Exemption Scheme

• Direct Tax exemption

• Statutory support

Banking Laws, Excise Law and the Direct Taxes Law have incorporated the word SSI in their exemption notifications. Though in many cases they may define it differently, generally the registration certificate issued by the registering authority is seen as proof of being registered as an SSI

States/Union Territories have their own set of facilities and incentives for small scale industries. They relate to development of industrial estates, tax subsidies, power tariff subsidies, capital investment subsidies and other support. Both the Centre and the State Governments, whether under law or otherwise, target their incentives and support packages generally to organisations registered with them.

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