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The Government is the single largest buyer of a variety of goods. With a view to increase the share of purchases from the small-scale sector, the Government Stores Purchase Programme was launched in 1955-56. NSIC registers Micro & small Enterprises (MSEs) under Single Point Registration scheme (SPRS) for participation in Government Purchases.

Benefits of Registration

The units registered under Single Point Registration Scheme of NSIC are eligible to get the benefits under ?Public Procurement Policy for Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) Order 2012? as notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, New Delhi vide Gazette Notification dated 23.03.2012.

  • Issue of the Tender Sets free of cost;
  • Exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD),
  • In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price band of L1+15 per cent shall also be allowed to supply a portion upto 20% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price where L1 is non MSEs.
  • Every Central Ministries/Departments/PSUs shall set an annual goal of minimum 20 per cent of the total annual purchases of the products or services produced or rendered by MSEs. Out of annual requirement of 20% procurement from MSEs, 4% is earmarked for units owned by Schedule Caste /Schedule Tribes (as per PPP Order dated 23.03.2012 overall procurement goal shall be mandatory w.e.f. 01/04/2015)
  • In addition to the above, 358 items are also reserved for exclusive purchase from SSI Sector (list are given below in .pdf format).


  • All Micro & Small Enterprises which are registered with the Director of Industries (DI)/District Industries Centre (DIC) as manufacturing/service enterprises or having Acknowledgement of Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM Part-II) are eligible for registration with NSIC under its Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS).

  • Micro & Small Enterprises who have already commenced their commercial production but not completed one year of existence. The Provisional Registration Certificate can be issued to such Micro & Small Enterprises under Single Point Registration scheme with monitory limit of Rs. 5.00 Lacs which shall be valid for the period of one year only from the date of issue after levying the registration fee and obtaining the requisite documents.

How to Apply 

Micro & Small Enterprises shall have to apply either online on our website www.nsicspronline.com or on the prescribed application form in Duplicate and to be submitted to the concerned Zonal/Branch Office of NSIC located nearest to the unit. In case of any difficulty in filling the application form and completing the documentation, please consult any of the Zonal / Branch office of NSIC. The application form containing Terms & conditions are available free of cost from all offices of the NSIC.
The guidelines attached with the Application Form provide a checklist for the documents that are required to be submitted along with the application.


The registration Fee is based on the Net Sales Turnover as per latest audited Balance Sheet of the Micro & Small Enterprise for the Registration, Renewal and any other amendment etc. The Fee structure is indicated in the table as below:   


Category (Net Sales Turnover Based)



Fee for Fresh Registration of Micro & Small Enterprises:  

 a)     Turnover up-to Rs. 100 lakh  




a)    Turnover up-to Rs. 100 lakh:



1)    For Micro Enterprises:

Rs. 3000/-

2)    For Small Enterprises :

Rs. 5000/-


b)     Turnover exceeding Rs. 100 lakh  

b)    Turnover exceeding Rs. 100 lakh

1)    For Micro Enterprises:

Rs. 3000/- plus Rs. 1500/- for every additional turnover of  Rs. 100 Lakh

2)    For Small Enterprises :

Rs. 5000/- plus Rs. 2000/- for every additional turnover of  Rs. 100 Lakh


With cap of Rs. 1 lac for all categories.  


a)    Fee for issuance of amendments in stores (Qualitative & Quantity); Fee for issuance of change in monetary limit or any other amendment in the certificate, and

50% of the charges proposed at I    above for Micro and Small  Enterprises respectively with a cap of Rs. 50,000/-

b)   Fee for issuance of Renewal of G.P. Registration (Every Two Years)  



a)    Micro & Small Enterprises owned by the SC/ST (Definition of SC/ST MSE and eligibility for benefits under NSSH has been explained in Circular No. SIC/HO/NSSH/Scheme/2016-17 dated 09.09.2016)















a)    As per approved scheme of National SC/ST Hub (Circular no. SIC/HO/NSSH/Schemes/2016-17 dated 09.09.2016) in NSIC, the SC/ST units shall be eligible for upfront 100% subsidy on the fee of NSIC for fresh registration / renewal / amendments / competency certificate and also the inspection fees of the empaneled Inspection Agencies/NSIC including Service Tax applicable.  The SSPRS shall be run as a pilot project charging nominal fee of Rs. 100 per unit during this F.Y. 2016-17 and further continuation of the same shall be subject to review.

b)    MSEs other than SC/ST located in the entire North Eastern Region   b)    The units located in North Eastern Region other than SC/ST will be given 20% concession in fee (no change in the fee being collected by BOs for Technical Inspections of MSEs)  

The Registration Fee as mentioned in the table above is exclusive of the Inspection charges as levied by the inspecting agency.  Such charges as decided by the Inspecting Agency are borne by the unit. Till such time the Inspecting Agency makes any amendments in their charges, the present Inspection fee of Inspecting Agencies is as under :-

A.   Inspection Fees for MSME-DI


Class of Enterprise

Inspection Fees for MSME-DI


Micro Enterprises

Rs.  2000/-


Small Enterprises

Rs.  3000/-

B.   The Professional fee payable by MSEs to M/s RITES Ltd., and M/s Consultancy Development Centre for undertaking physical inspection will be as under:-




1. a)Rs. 6000/- per unit Plus Service tax    

       as  applicable for Micro Enterprises 

    b) Rs. 8000/- per unit Plus Service tax  

        as applicable for Small Enterprises

2. Besides above, it has also been decided that RITES is permitted to deduct 25% of the inspection fee towards cancellation charges where delay has been taken place on applicant MSE’s on account as administrative charges / processing fee.


1.   Micro & Small Enterprises shall have to apply either online on our website www.nsicspronline.com  or on the prescribed application form (in duplicate) along-with requisite fee and documents to the Zonal/Branch/Sub Branch and Sub Office/Extension office of NSIC situated nearest to their location.

2.   Duplicate copy of the G.P. Registration Application Form submitted by the Micro & Small Enterprise will be forwarded to the concerned MSME-DI RITES / CDC  along with copies of required documents and requisite Draft/Pay Order of inspection charges in favor of concerned Inspection Agency requesting for carrying out the Technical Inspection of Micro & Small Enterprise and forward their recommendations in this regard.

3.   After receiving  Inspection Report, NSIC will issue the GP Registration Certificate to Micro & Small Enterprise for items/stores as recommended.

Procedure for calculation & fixation of Monetary Limits of Micro & Small Enterprises.  

Monetary limit of the company is fixed on the basis of the unit's net sales turnover during the last three years reflected in the Audited Balance Sheets.

Monetary limit will be fixed on the basis of highest turnover during the last three year which may or may not be of last year provided the unit?s installed and operating capacity has not been reduced. 

1. In case there is no decrease in plant and machinery, than 50% of highest turnover during the last 3 years reflected in audited balance sheet will be the basis for fixation of monetary limit.

2. In case there is decrease in plant and machinery for more than 10%, the following will be considered:
a. Where the turnover of the Enterprise has steadily increased over the last three years and the unit is in profit continuously, the Monetary Limit may be fixed at 50% of net sales turnover achieved in the last year.
b. In case the Company/Partnership concern/Proprietorship unit is in loss for one year out of past three years, their monetary limit will be fixed at 40% of their average net sales turnover.
c. Similarly, when the Micro & Small Enterprise is in loss for two years out of the past three years, the monetary limit will be accordingly fixed at 30% of their average net sales turnover of the past three years.
d. In the event of Micro & Small Enterprise being in loss throughout past three years, the monetary limit of the Unit will be fixed at 20% of the average net sales turnover of the Unit during the past three years 

Validity Period of G. P. Registration  

The G. P. Registration Certificate granted to the Micro & Small Enterprise under Single Point Registration Scheme (Revised), 2003 is valid for Two Years and will be reviewed and renewed after every two years by verifying continuous Commercial and Technical Competence of the registered Micro & Small Enterprise in manufacturing / producing the stores for which it has been registered by NSIC.



1.A copy of Acknowledgement of Entrepreneurs Memorandum Part-II;

2.Details of of Plant & Machinery and Raw Material clearly showing date of purchase & original purchase value (NOT DEPRECIATED) of individual machinery (Format of application form).

3.Performance Statement as per format/Performa G of the application form.

4.Self-attested copy of ownership documents of the premises or copy of lease deed.

5.Declaration/Certificate from the Proprietor/Partner/Director whether or not they have any link with large scale unit(s). In case of their links with large scale unit(s), the details thereof to be specified.

6.Two copies of each of Declarations duly signed by the authorized person of the applicant SSI Unit accepting conditions of registration (Format D & E of application form).

7.List of raw materials and finished goods in stock.