KSSIA seeks extension in ‘Udyam Aadhar’ registration

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Feb 14: The Kashmir Small Scale Industrial Association (KSSIA) today demanded grant of extension in ‘Udyam Aadhar’ registration by existing industrial enterprises while expressing uncertainty over completion of the process by thousands of enterprises by end of March.
In a day-long interactive session with officers of the Ministry of MSME, KSSIA members raised several issues that come in the way of online registration and observed that the process was unlikely to be completed by March-end.
As per a statement issued here, the members expressed dismay over the silence maintained by Industries and Commerce Department over the issue as no awareness drive so far has been launched by them to inform the enterprises that ‘Udyam’ registration was mandatory for the post April 1, 2021.
President KSSIA Syed Fazal Illah while endorsing the apprehensions raised by the members, asked the authorities to grant extension in the process of registration under ‘Udyam,’ besides clarifying some of the vital issues.
“Whereas all those enterprises having an annual turnover of Rs 40 lakh or less are exempted from filing of returns under GST, the online form does not accept them unless they furnish details of GST registration,” he said.
He said that the Government should also come up with the renewed role of DICs which hitherto would take up the task of registering or make changes in the approved activities of the units.
Earlier, In-charge MSME Ministry in Kashmir Suhail Allaqaband disseminated information on the process of registration with Udyam Portal.
He clarified that Udyam portal has been established by GOI as a single-window system after doing away with the authorization of all other online or offline system or agencies hitherto entitled to do MSME registrations or undertaking any of the activity related to the process.
He also informed about a 5-day Management programme is being conducted by the Ministry of MSME at Craft Development from 1st of March, 2021 and sought overwhelming participation of the staff of enterprises in it.