DPIIT - Startup India Recognition

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    Pvt. Ltd. or Partnership Firm

    The Startup should be incorporated as a private limited company or registered as a partnership firm or a limited liability partnership

    Innovation or Improvement

    The Startup should be working towards innovation/ improvement of existing products, services and processes and should have the potential to generate employment/ create wealth.


    Turnover should be less than INR 100 Crores in any of the previous financial years


    An entity shall be considered as a startup up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation

    Benefits of Startup India Scheme

    Income Tax Benefits

    Startups are now given income tax exemption for a period of three years from the date of incorporation, provided they are certified by the Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification. Further, on recognition from DPIIT (Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), and if the aggregate amount of the paid-up share capital and share premium, if any, of the startup after the proposed issuance of shares does not exceed INR 25 crore, the startup will also be exempted from capital gains tax under section 56 of the Income Tax Act, 1961-2014.

    Public Procurement Benefits

    Once your startup is certified by the Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification and a DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) number has been issued to you, you can get listed as a seller on the Government of India’s e-procurement portal – Government e-Marketplace – and have the inside track on all Government of India Ministries/Departments/Public Sector undertakings subject to your ability to meet quality and technical requirements. Certified startups will also be entitled to exemptions on the earnest money deposit in your bid as well as in terms of the requirements regarding prior turnover and experience.

    Financial Benefits

    Startups are exempted from Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) costs of 80% on patents and 50% on trademarks and are actively assisted by government-provided facilitators who help protect and commercialize IPRs. Huh. Scrutiny and disposal of IPR applications is also faster. The government will also pay the fees of the facilitators.

    Registration Benefits

    Startup registration in India is still extremely complex, with incorporation and registration being considered more difficult than the actual conduct of the business due to the complexity of the requirements. Under this scheme, Startup India Hub, a portal for networking opportunities and support for startups, has been created with a problem-solving window being provided by the government under the scheme.

    Regulatory Benefits

    Under the Startup India scheme, startups are allowed to self-certify compliance with six labor laws and three environmental laws through a simple online process. For labor laws, no inspection shall be conducted for a period of 5 years, unless a credible and verifiable complaint of violation is filed in writing, and approved by an officer not less than the Inspecting Officer be one level senior. In the case of environmental laws, startups that fall under the 'white category' (as defined by the Central Pollution Control Board) will be able to self-certify compliance, and only random checks will be conducted in such cases.

    Faster Exit Benefits

    The government has introduced provisions to ease winding up operations by appointing an insolvency professional to expedite the closure of operations and facilitate the sale of goods as well as paying creditors, recognizing limited liability . Startups having a simple debt structure or fulfilling the criteria mentioned under this scheme will be able to achieve full exit within 90 days.

    Documents Required


    Certificate of Incorporation from MCA/Registration Certificate from ROF

    PAN Card

    PAN Card of an entity

    Constitutional documents

    MOA & AOA in case of company and Partnership deed in case of LLP or Partnership Firm

    List of Directors, DP's and Members

    List of Directors or Designated partners or members along with their photographs and contact details

    Social link

    URL of website & Mobile App of an entity (if any) and Social Profile’s (LinkedIn and/or twitter) of Directors, DP’s and members.

    Fund related

    If the entity has received any funds then the details related to the amount of investment and investor.

    IPR Registration

    If the entity has applied or registered any IPR then the Information related to such application or registration.

    Annual Statements/ITR

    To claim deduction under section 80-IAC, Form-1 needs to be filed along with Annual Accounts of the Startup for last three financial years

    Offline registration of a Company

    Application Preparation

    Submission and Verification

    Recognition and Documentation

    Online Registration in Three Easy Steps!

    • Spare less than 10 minutes to fill in our questionnaires
    • Provide basic details & documents required for registration
    • Make payment through secured payment gateways
    • Assigned Relationship Manager
    • Procurement of Digital Signatures (DSC)
    • Application for Name Reservation
    • Documents drafting including MOA and AOA
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • All it takes is 15-18 working days*
    • Let’s keep your business compliant and protected. Time to get on a free assessment call

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    StartUp Recognition is based on Government Scheme providing special benefits to Start Up entities subject to specific conditions as laid down in the rules.

    Only Private Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Registered Partnership Firm are eligible to apply for a StartUp Recognition certificate.

    An entity working for innovation, deployment or commercialization of new products, process or services driven by technology or intellectual property is eligible to apply. A new product/service/process, or a significantly improved existing product/service/process, that can create or add value to customers or a workflow can also file an application to register itself under this scheme.

    After registration you can connect to other Startups, investors or incubators on the Startup India portal under the Tab – ECOSYSTEM or you can connect by login into your account.

    For the period of 10 years from the date of incorporation or up to the turnover increases the limit of Rs. 100 crore in any financial year.