Ministry to ease norms to aid MSME participation in public procurement

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on September 18, 2015

The Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) plans to introduce a single page registration form and do away with the ‘prior experience’ clause under the Compulsory Public Procurement Order for the sector.


Speaking at the an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Anup Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, said the move will ease norms for doing business for the MSME sector.


“Ease of doing business is important for growth. We are also working on easing access to capital and lowering the cost of capital for the MSME sector,” Pujari said.


He added that the Government is also seeking to redefine MSME through a hike in investment limits in plant and machinery. The bill to enhance the same has been introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Under the Bill, the investment limit in plant and machinery is proposed to be raised to ₹50 lakh for micro enterprises, ₹10 crore for small enterprises and ₹30 crore for medium enterprises.

The current limits are ₹ 25 lakh, ₹ 5 crore and ₹ 10 crore respectively.


In a video address at the same event, Kalraj Mishra, Minister of MSME, said the difficulties faced by MSMEs in carrying out their business and the way these could be addressed should be communicated to the Ministry.

Published on September 18, 2015

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