New Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Clarification


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RBI/2022-23/52
FIDD.MSME & NFS.BC.No.7/06.02.31/2022-23

May 19, 2022

The Chairman/ Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
All Commercial Banks
(including Small Finance Banks, Local Area Banks and Regional Rural Banks)
All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks/State Co-operative Banks/
District Central Co-operative Banks /All-India Financial Institutions/
All Non-Banking Financial Companies

Dear Sir/Madam,

New Definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Clarification

Please refer to our 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.

2. Government of India, vide Gazette Notification S.O. 2134(E) dated May 06, 2022, has notified amendments in sub paragraph (3) paragraph (7) of the notification of Government of India, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises number S.O. 2119 (E), dated June 26, 2020, published in the Gazette of India.

3. In view of the above amendment, it is clarified that:

  1. 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
  2. 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), for classification of MSMEs upto June 30, 2020, has been extended upto June 30, 2022.

Yours faithfully

(Nisha Nambiar)
Chief General Manager


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