Ministry: 
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Introduced
    Lok Sabha
    Jul 23, 2018
    Gray
  • Referred
    Standing Committee
    Oct 04, 2018
    Gray
  • Report
    Standing Committee Report
    Dec 28, 2018
    Gray
  • The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr. Giriraj Singh on July 23, 2018. The Bill amends the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.  The Act classifies and regulates enterprises as micro, small and medium enterprises.
     
  • The Act classifies micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) on the basis of investment in: (i) plant and machinery, for enterprises engaged in the manufacturing or production of goods, and (ii) equipment, for enterprises providing services.
     
  • The Bill introduces a uniform classification for all MSMEs.  Under the Bill, all MSMEs, whether they are manufacturing or service-providing enterprises, will be classified on the basis of their annual turnover.
     
  • The changes in the classification of MSMEs are given in Table 1.

Table 1: Classification of enterprises as micro, small and medium enterprises (in Rs)
 

Type of Enterprise

2006 Act

2018 Bill

Manufacturing

Services

All enterprises

Investment in Plant and Machinery

Investment in Equipment

Annual Turnover

Micro

25 lakh

10 lakh

5 crore

Small

25 lakh to

5 crore

10 lakh to

2 crore

5 to

75 crore

Medium

5 to 10 crore

2 to 5 crore

75 to

250 crore

  • The central government may change these annual turnover limits through a notification. The maximum turnover may be up to three times the limits specified in the Bill.
     
  • Under the Act, the central government may classify micro, tiny or village enterprises as small enterprises. The Bill seeks to extend this to allow the classification of micro, tiny or village enterprises as small as well as medium enterprises.

 

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