SSI (Govt. of India) - Reimbursement Scheme

Scheme of Reimbursement of expenses for acquiring vaious ISO Certification

Govt. of India in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) or Office of Development Commissioner (MSME) have been implementing a Plan Scheme, under which 75% of the expenses incurred by MSME units in acquiring Quality Management System) QMS) - ISO 9000 certification & Environment Management System (EMS) - ISO 14001 certification are reimbursed. The reimbursement amount is restricted upto Rs.75, 000/- .


The scheme shall be named as Incentive Scheme of Reimbursement of expenses for acquiring Quality Management System (QMS), ISO-9001 certification/environment management (EMS) ISO-14001 certification.


The Scheme shall provide one time reimbursement of 75% of the admissible expenses incurred for acquiring ISO 9000 certification, limited to Rs. 75,000 to a MSME unit. In case a unit has already claimed maximum subsidy of Rs. 75,000/- for acquiring ISO 9000 certification from Central Govt./State Govt./Financial Institution, it shall not be eligible for further subsidy for acquiring ISO 14001 certification. On the other hand, if a unit has claimed subsidy less than Rs. 75,000 for acquiring ISO 9001 certification, it would be eligible to claim subsidy for acquiring ISO 14001/certification equal to the difference between Rs. 75,000 and the subsidy already claimed.


The Scheme envisages reimbursement of charges of acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001 certifications to the extent of 75% of the expenditure subject to a maximum of Rs. 75,000/- in each case.


The Permanent Registered Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units are eligible to avail the Incentive Scheme.


The Scheme is applicable to those Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units who have already acquired ISO-9001/ISO-14001 certification.


It is an all India Scheme administered by Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. A Screening Committee under the Chairmanship of AS&DC(MSME) has been set up to consider the applications for approval of reimbursement.


The Scheme shall provide one time reimbursement only against a Permanent MSME registration Certificate. The amount of incentive/subsidy/grant already availed for acquiring ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 Certification under any Central Govt. (including DCSSI Incentive Scheme)/State Govt. /Financial Institution shall be adjusted against the entitlement of reimbursement.


It means the total entitlement of reimbursement of acquiring one or more than on certifications shall be up to the maximum limit of Rs. 75,000/- only. In case a unit has received reimbursement/subsidy/grant from Central Govt./State Govt./Financial Institution against any one of the certifications for an amount less than maximum limit of Rs. 75,000/-, the unit shall be eligible to receive the balance amount only.


  1. Only one time reimbursement is allowed against a Permanent EM registration for acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001 certification; irrespective of the fact whether the concerned MSME has one or more than one Unit(s) within the same premises/location or outside.
  2. In case an ISO-9000/ISO-14001 certificate is obtained jointly by MSME units (even having a separate Permanent EM registration certificates) under the corporate/group of Industries category, the total reimbursement shall be limited to 75% of the total expenditure incurred by the concerned units or Rs. 75,000/- whichever is less; and each MSME unit shall get the amount on pro-rata basis.

The Scheme Contemplates norms of reimbursement as under:


Payments made to Certification Agency (excluding travel & hotel expenses & Surveillance charges)


Payments made towards:

(i) Consultancy; (ii) Training; and (iii) Calibration
      = Full Amount
      = Up to Rs. 30,000/- (Rupees Thirty Thousand only)


The entitlement for reimbursement:

75% (a) full Amount + (b) up to Rs.30,000/- (Up to Rs. 75,000/-, Rupees Seventy Five Thousand only.


Source: http://www.laghu-udyog.com/schemes/sciso9000.htm