Launched three months back the Udyam registration portal of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ministry has received good response from city businessmen, but they are demanding government assistance for new registrations and migration from the old system of Udyog Adhar registration. Though several businessmen have got themselves registered on the portal and generated the Udyam certificate, which is a type of registration of the central government for the MSME industry, it is being reported that the process to fill online form is lengthy and complex, which is not possible for every businessmen to complete easily.
Giving more information, Narinder Mittal, general secretary of Ludhiana Business Forums, said, “Udyam registration is a great initiative launched by the central government for the MSME industry. On the basis of this certificate the businessmen can get easy financing for their venture but can also become eligible to avail of the benefits of schemes for various sectors. But as far as the process of registering on the Udyam registration portal www.udyamregistration.gov.in is concerned, it’s a bit tough for majority of the businessmen from the city, who are not tech-savvy. Therefore, the government should take immediate steps to resolve this issue so that more businessmen can come forward to get themselves registered and avail of the benefits.”
According to Rajesh Bansal, president of All India Tiny and Small Manufacturers Association, “The scheme of Udyog Adhar registration has now been replaced with Udyam registration by the MSME ministry. We know that the registration is for the benefit of the industry, especially micro and small units. But the only hurdle is the process of registration on the new portal and migration of old Udyog Adhaar numbers to the Udyam certificates is the complex system of registration, which is very difficult for us. Until the process of registration is made smoother, majority of the MSME industry will not be able to reap the benefits of Udyam scheme of government.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the concerns raised by the businessmen, Gurpreet Singh Kahlon, member of MSME board of India, said, “I have noted the concerns of the industry with regard to the difficulties being faced in getting the Udyam certificates. At this moment due to coronavirus, we cannot organise physical camps for the registration but we will definitely try to start some online orientation and awareness sessions for the interested businessmen, so that they can learn about the process and easily register themselves.”