Is Cancelation of Udyog Aadhaar Required on Closure of Business?

Application of Udyog Aadhaar is mandatory for all entities working as MSMEs, without Udyog Aadhaar no entity shall be eligible for availing benefits introduced by the government for MSMEs.

Udyog Aadhaar simplifies regulatory procedures for MSMEs whether it related to the application of new GST registration, filling trademark /copyright/patent applications, availing collateral free loans and scheme/offers of government. As

Registration of UDYOG Aadhaar is entirely an online process. On completion of registration, a unique 12 digit identification number is issued to the owner as a legal identity proof of business by the government.

In spite of easy registration, unlike GST license cancellation or cancellation of any other registration, there is no particular procedure defined for cancellation or surrender of Udyog Aadhaar memorandum.

Thus, MSMEs getting into the process of closure of business have to get their Udyog Aadhaar canceled through an off-line process.

Why cancel Udyog Aadhaar?

Udyog Aadhaar is a recognition certificate issued by the government for assuring all compliance filing and receipt of benefits by entities registered as MSMEs. In case, the business gets reconstituted or close down due to some reason the registration is to be rectified or canceled:

– To avoid its misuse by any other person/entity not eligible to avail any benefits under any scheme.

– To avoid misrepresentation of any person through such registration in any institution.

– To avoid penalties imposed by the government on misuse or forged actions initiated using such registrations.

How to Cancel Udyog Aadhaar offline?

Step 1: Locating a Udyog Aadhaar Registration Center: To apply for cancellation of Udyog Aadhaar one has to find the nearest located Udyog Aadhaar center. Generally, there are a number of Udyog Aadhaar centers located in every state. To check the nearest Udyog Aadhaar center click here.

Step 2: Application for cancellation: Submit an application stating details of business and reason for the cancellation of registration to the respective judicial officer.

Step 3: Submission of documents and declarations: While no specific document is required to apply for the cancellation of Udyog Aadhaar registration, one has to ensure that following documents are carried along to the judicial officer including the application of cancellation, declaration by an applicant, bank details of the business.

Step 4: Receipt of acknowledgment: On proceeding and receipt of an application, the judicial officer shall issue a receipt of the acknowledgment of cancellation, which can be used for future references.

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