small scale industries registration in karnataka

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15 January 2009

Dear sir,

Please let me know the procedures of
small scale industries registration
in karnataka.

sanjeev murthy desai (Expert)
16 January 2009

Dear Suchitra,

Small Scale and ancillary units (i.e. undertaking with investment in plant and machinery of less than Rs. 6.0 million and Rs. 7.5 million respectively) should seek registration with the Director of Industries of the State Government.

The main purpose of Registration is to maintain statistics and maintain a roll of such units for the purposes of providing incentives and support services.

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.

A unit can apply for PRC for any item that does not require industrial license which means items listed in Schedule-III and items not listed in Schedule-I or Schedule-II of the licencing Exemption Notification. Units employing less than 50/100 workers with/without power can apply for registration even for those items included in Schedule-II.
- Unit applies for PRC in prescribed application form. No field enquiry is done and PRC is issued.
- PRC is valid for five years. If the entrepreneur is unable to set up the unit in this period, he can apply afresh at the end of five years period.
- Once the unit commences production, it has to apply for permanent registration on the prescribed form.

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.


A Small Scale Unit can violate the regulations in the following ways which will make it liable for de-registration:
- It crosses the investment limits.
- It starts manufacturing any new item or items that require an industrial license or other kind of statutory license.
- It does not satisfy the condition of being owned, controlled or being a subsidiary of any other industrial undertaking.

sanjeev desai

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