ISO 9000/ISO 14001 Certification Reimbursement


SME has emerged as dynamic and vibrant and is making significant contribution to industrial production, export and employment generation. The process of economic liberalisation and market reforms has opened up Indian SMEs to global competition. In order to enhance the competitive strength of SME, the Government has introduced an incentive scheme for their technological upgradation/quality improvement and environment management. The scheme provides incentives to those SMEs/ancillary undertakings who have acquired ISO 9000/ISO 14001/HACCP certification. The scheme is enlarged so as to include reimbursement of expenses for acquiring ISO 14001 certification.

 Nature of assistance

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

 Who can apply

Permanent registered micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are eligible to avail the incentive scheme. The scheme is applicable to those MSEs/ancillary/SSSB units who have already acquired ISO-9000/ISO-14001/ HACCP certification.

 How to apply

MSEs with their EM No. are required to submit their application, duly completed, to their local Director, MSME-DI addresses given in the following website: