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Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed revised guidelines for MSMEs as a landmark step. He said that this move would help the traders boost business. It would also give them various benefits. Traders were waiting for this decision for since long.

Union Minister of MSMEs and Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced revised guidelines for MSMEs with the inclusion of retail and wholesale trade as MSMEs. Official sources explain that the move will have an immediate impact on smaller retailers and wholesalers with businesses up to Rs. 2.5 crores. He tweeted that retailers and wholesalers will come under the definition of MSMEs.

Earlier traders and wholesalers were facing lots of problems when they were not considered MSMEs.While applying for the loan they were not considered in the definition of MSMEs and hence never get any financial benefit out of it. Now every business person can get the benefits for the same. This is really an appreciable step for all traders and businessmen.

What is Udyam Registration Portal?

udyam portal

Udyam Registration Portal helps the business person to get the Government tenders. Due to Udyam, the loans get cheaper. The interest rate on these loans is up to 1.5% lower than the interest rate on regular loans. For the facilities, Higher preference is always given to businesses that are registered under Udyam for Government licence and certification.

All the traders and wholesalers will now be able to register themselves on the Udyam portal under newly revised guidelines.

How much time does it take?

Udyam registration takes around four to five working days for the issuance of the certificate. Usually, you get an email alert with the registration number and important details regarding the certification.

Is GST mandatory for Udyam MSME registration?

No, the GSTIN number is not mandatory for registration. The Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises notified that there is no need for GSTIN for MSME Udyam registration.

With this Traders will be availing of immediate-term finance as part of various schemes announced under the “Atma-nirbhar Bharat” program. this landmark decision will have a structural impact on the sector. It will be further formalized by giving better finance options for businesses that went to get structured. In addition to it, it will give retail MSMEs the support they need to survive, revive and thrive.

Interestingly, Retail and trade associations have welcomed the move. They say it will enable traders to get access to needed capital having been impacted greatly due to the pandemic.

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