Indian government is carrying various incentive schemes to boost and encourage the small
entrepreneurs. Small Scale and ancillary units are those in which investment in plant and machinery
of less than Rs. 10 million. Such Industries should seek registration with the Director of Industries of
the concerned State Government.
Features of the Scheme
Features of the scheme are as follows:
- DIC is the primary registering centre
- Registration is voluntary and not compulsory.
- Two types of registration is done in all States. First a provisional registration certificate is given. And after commencement of production, a permanent registration certificate is given.
- PRC is normally valid for 5 years and permanent registration is given in perpetuity.
Provisional Registration Certificate(PRC)
- This is given for the pre-operative period and enables the units to obtain the term loans and working capital from financial institutions/banks under priority sector lending.
- Obtain facilities for accommodation, land, other approvals etc.
- Obtain various necessary NOCs and clearances from regulatory bodies such as Pollution Control Board, Labour Regulations etc.
Permanent Registration Certificate
Enables the unit to get the followingincentives/concessions:
- Income-Tax exemption and Sales Tax exemption as per State Govt. Policy.
- Incentives and concessions in power tariff etc.
- Price and purchase preference for goods produced.
- Availability of raw material depending on existing policy.
- Permanent registration of tiny units should be renewed after 5 years.
The following form basis of evaluation:
- The unit has obtained all necessary clearances whether statutory or administrative. e.g. drug license under drug control order, NOC from Pollution Control Board, if required etc.
- Unit does not violate any locational restrictions in force, at the time of evaluation.
- Value of plant and machinery is within prescribed limits.
- Unit is not owned, controlled or subsidiary of any other industrial undertaking as per notification.