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Single Point Registration Scheme

Single Point Registration Scheme

Single Point Registration Scheme

The Government of India has introduced various start-up schemes over a period of time to boost up Indian Startup ecosystem. Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS) is a startup scheme launched in 2003 and managed by the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC). In this article, we look at the various aspects of the Single Point Registration Scheme, eligibility, conditions and application procedure. 

Scheme Overview

The National Small Industries Corporation Limited was introduced in 1955 by the Indian Government to promote the growth of small industries in our country. NSIC registers all Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) in India under this Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS) for participation in Government Purchases.

Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Enterprises are classified as Micro, Small & Medium based on the limit of investment for manufacturing /service sector. Eligible MSME units are provided with Udyog Aadhar registration certificate. The following is the criteria for obtaining Udyog Aadhar.

Manufacturing Sector – Investment in Plant & Machinery

Service Enterprises – Investment in equipment

    Enterprises Manufacturing Sector Service Sector
Micro Enterprises Less than 25Lakh Less than 10 Lakh
Small Enterprises 25 Lakh – 5 Crore 10 Lakh – 2 Crore
Medium Enterprises 5Crore – 10 Crore 2 Crore – 5 Crore

Advantages of Registering under Single Point Registration Scheme

MSEs registered under Single Point Registration Scheme through NSIC for participation in Government purchases are eligible for following benefits.

  • Tender sets will be issued under free of cost.
  • The eligible micro and small enterprises will get an exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD).
  • In tender participating, MSEs quoting price within the price band of L1+15 per cent will be allowed to supply a portion up to 20% of the requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price where L1 is non-MSMEs.
  • All Central Ministries/Departments /PSUs shall set an annual goal of minimum 20% of total annual purchases of products produced or rendered by MSMEs.
  • Out of annual requirement of 20% procurement from MSMEs, 4% is earmarked for units owned by Schedule Caste /Schedule Tribes.
  • For exclusive purchase from MSMEs, about 358 items are reserved.


MSMEs registered as manufacturing/service enterprises with the Director of Industries (DI)/District Industries Centre (DIC) is eligible for SPRS. Also, MSMEs is having Udyog Aadhar or an acknowledgement of Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM Part-II),  are eligible. Finally, MSMEs who have started commercial production but not completed 1 year of existence is eligible for the Single Point Registration Scheme.

Single Point Registration Scheme Certificate

Micro & Small Enterprises who have registered under Single Point Registration Scheme will be granted a Certificate. The Single Point Registration Scheme certificate will be valid for 2 years. Certificate can be renewed by every 2 years. Renewal will be done after verifying continuous Commercial and Technical Competence of registered MSEs.

Also, NSIC will issue Provisional Registration Certificate to new MSEs under Single Point Registration Scheme who have started the commercial production but not having audited Balance Sheet for the last one year. In such cases, the certificate will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Fee for Single Point Registration 

The Fee structure for registering under Single Point Registration Scheme is provided below:



Micro Enterprises Small Enterprises


MSEs other than SC/ST

Fresh Registration Turnover up-to Rs. 100 lakh Rs.3000 Rs.5000 Rs. 1 lakh
Turnover exceeding Rs. 100 lakh Rs. 3000/- plus Rs. 1500/- for every additional turnover of Rs. 100 Lakh Rs. 5000/- plus Rs. 2000/- for every additional turnover of Rs. 100 Lakh Rs. 1 lakh
Issuance of certificate /  Amendment in the certificate 50% of fresh registration 50% of fresh registration Rs.50000
Renewal of Registration Certificate 50% of the fresh registration 50% of the fresh registration


Micro & Small Enterprises owned by

the SC/ST

Fresh registration / renewal / amendments / competency certificate 100% subsidy

100% subsidy

MSEs other than SC/ST located in the entire North Eastern Region

Fresh registration / renewal / amendments / competency certificate 20% concession in fee

20% concession in fee

Documents Required for Single Point Registration Scheme

The following documents must be submitted for registration:

  • Declaration of having made entry in MSME Data Bank.
  • Self-attested copy of PAN.
  • Udyog Adhaar Memorandum (UAM) No.
  • Proof of ownership of Plant & Machinery/Equipment & Tools and Raw Material showing date/year of purchase & Original Purchase value (NOT DEPRECIATED) of individual machinery.
  • Performance Statement as per Performa Annexure-F of the application.
  • Self-attested copy of ownership documents of the premises or copy of lease deed.
  • Certificate from the Proprietor/Partner/Directors whether or not they have any link with large scale Unit(s).

Additional Documents

In addition to the above documents, following documents must also be submitted:

Partnership Firm

  • General Power of Attorney in favour of one of the Partners duly notarized
  • Partnership Deed duly notarized.
  • Form ‘A’ from Registrar of Firms showing the names of the partners.

Limited liability Partnership (LLP)

  • Copy of Incorporation Certificate of LLP.
  • Copy of Form 4 : It contains information about the appointments of the designated partners and their consents.
  • Copy of Form 2: It shows the location of the main or registered offices of the LLP, details of all the partners, statements etc.

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  • Certificate of Incorporation duly authenticated
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association duly authenticated
  • Names of sitting Directors, their addresses and shareholdings
  • Board Resolution as per Annexure A(2) in favour of the Signatory of the application and documents

In Case of Cooperative Societies

  • Certificate of Registration of Societies
  • Society’s Bye-Laws/Regulations etc.
  • Names of Members, their addresses and share-holding
  • Current Certificate from Registrar of Societies 
  • Details of authorized share capital 
  • Details of movable as well as immovable property owned by the Society
  • Resolution of Society for seeking registration under Government Purchase Program
  • Resolution in favour of Signatory of the application & documents.

Online Registration Process

The step by step guidelines to apply online for Single Point Registration Scheme is given below:

Step 1: Visit NSIC home page

Step 2: Enter your PAN card / Aadhar/GST number.

Step 3: Fill the Name of firm, application date & all other relevant details.

Step 4 : Enter head office, factory and branches address.

Step 5: Fill all other relevant informations.

Step 6: Contact nearest NSIC branch for required documents scan them and upload the same.

Step 7: The originals of certificates and other document need to be shown in branch or field office.

Offline Registration Process

Step 1: Submit application form (in duplicate) along-with requisite fee and documents to the nearest  Zonal/Branch and Sub Office/Extension office of NSIC .

SPRS Application form