Make in India certification: Initiative for MSMEs

Updated on October 21, 2022 03:39:52 PM

Make in India is initiated with the sole aim of inviting various commercial sectors from around the world to manufacture their products in India and sell them worldwide.

MII undertaking is now mandatory for MSMEs to participate in government tenders as the government encourages local manufacturers and service providers through various schemes and policies.

There are several other advantages and benefits that the Make in India initiative has brought to the Indian economy. Because businesses worldwide have invested significantly in the Make in India program and have seen success, India has become a center for manufacturing enterprises.

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What is the Make in India (MII) Certification?

Make in India is a certification for local OEMs that MSMEs require to ensure that their products are predominantly manufactured in India only. MSMEs are expected to comply with this requirement in light of recent efforts to encourage domestic manufacturing and strengthen the Indian industrial complex.

Classification of MII local suppliers as per DPIIT

Classes of Local suppliers based on local content as per the revised PPP-MII Order dated 04.06.2020 issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) are as under.

Local content is described as: "local content is the percentage of Indian materials used for manufacturing a particular product".

Class-1 local supplier: A vendor or service provider whose goods, services, or works submitted for procurement have a local content percentage equal to, or greater than 50% will be considered a class-1 local supplier or vendor.

Class-2 local supplier: A vendor or services provider whose items, services, or works are available for procurement has a local content greater than 20% but less than 50%.

Non-local Supplier: A supplier or service provider whose goods, services, or works are being offered for procurement has a local content that is less than or equivalent to 20% of the total.

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Why do MSMEs require Make in India Certification

As per the revised released circular no, P-45021/2/2017-PP (BE-II), Only 'Class-I local suppliers' and 'Class-II local suppliers' shall be eligible to bid in the procurement of all goods, and services, or works, with an estimated value of purchases less than Rs. 200 crores.

Therefore it is now obligatory for OEMs to produce an undertaking of MII to participate in bidding in Government tender and public procurements such as on the GeM portal or NICSI.

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Fee for Make in India certification

The professional fee for preparing a CA-certified MII certificate on an urgent basis is ₹9,999, and the issuance of regular certificate costs around ₹4,999.


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On urgent basis ₹ 9,999/- per certificate
On regular basis ₹ 4,499/- per certificate

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Documents required for Make in India certification

The following documents are required to prepare the Make in India (MII) certificate.

  1. GSTIN certificate
  2. OEM certification (Optional)
  3. Purchase bill for the supplier
  4. Purchase bill of machines, tools & other critical equipment used
  5. Details of components that have been used in the making of a product
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Procedure for the preparation of MII certificate

Procedure for the preparation of mii certificate

The following documents are required to prepare the Make in India (MII) certificate.

  1. Detail and documentation of the product
  2. Break-up of raw material used in the manufacturing
  3. Calculation of the percentage of Indian & overseas components
  4. Verified and certified by authorized Chartered accounts (CAs)
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How to Get MII certificate with Professional Utilities

You can get your CA-certified make-in-India certificate in 3 steps with us

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Benefits of Make in India certification

  • Export benefits for manufacturers
  • Preference during L1 bidding to MII certified vendors
  • Helps during participation in the tender of government
  • Increases participation of MSME in public procurements
  • Help build the image of brand India and self-reliability
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MII certificate for Gem Vendors?

To verify the number of Indian components included in a product, the local supplier or seller must provide a self-certification of the product's local components (also known as a Make in India or MII certificate) in a format that has been prescribed. The "self-certification of local content" is what the "Make in India" certification for GeM boils down to.

Who are the class 1 suppliers?

Vendors having more than 50% of Indian components in their products are classified as class 1 suppliers as per DPIIT.

Can Non-local suppliers take part in the bidding process?

Non-local suppliers can not take part in the L1 bidding process. However, they will be allowed to participate if the tender requirement needs overseas manufacturers.

How to get a make-in-India certificate for Gem Vendors?

You can get an MII certificate in 3 simple steps with professional Utilities

  1. Contact us
  2. Provide necessary details
  3. Get the MII certificate verified by CA within the due date
What is the cost of obtaining the MII certificate?

The professional fee for obtaining an MII certificate is around ₹ 4,999 only.

Is it mandatory for suppliers to produce an MII certificate?

Yes, per the revised circulation of DPIIT, all local vendors are required to provide an MII undertaking to participate in government tenders.