RBI Clarification on new MSME definition

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide Circular No. RBI/2022-23/52 FIDD. MSME & NFS.BC.No.7/06.02.31/2022-23 dated 19th May, 2022 has issued notification related to “New Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Clarification”.

New Definitions – Enterprises-  (effective from 01.07.2020):

Type (s) of EntityCriteria
Micro enterpriseswhere the investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment does not exceed one crore rupees and turnover does not exceed five crore rupees;
Small enterpriseswhere the investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment does not exceed ten crore rupees and turnover does not exceed fifty crore rupees;
Medium enterpriseswhere the investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment does not exceed fifty crore rupees and turnover does not exceed two hundred and fifty crore rupees

Previous Circulars:

circulars FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.3/06.02.31/2020-21 dated July 2, 2020FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.4/06.02.31/2020-21 dated August 21, 2020 and FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.16/06.02.31/2021-22 dated February 18, 2022, regarding revised criteria for classification of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

RBI clarifications:

It has been clarified by the RBI that:

  • the existing Entrepreneurs Memorandum (EM) Part II and Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) of the MSMEs obtained till June 30, 2020 shall remain valid till June 30, 2022 for classification as MSMEs; and
  • the validity of documents obtained in terms of O.M. No.12(4)/ 2017-SME dated March 8, 2017 (RBI Circular FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.10/06.02.31/2017-18 dated July 13, 2017 – Click Here), for classification of MSMEs upto June 30, 2020, has been extended upto June 30, 2022.

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