The Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has invited applications from MSMEs for the National Awards for MSMEs for the year 2022. and has the 20th of April 2022 set as the deadline for submission. The awards are instituted with an objective to felicitate continuous innovation and encourage excellence in MSMEs.
In MSME general category, 12 awards fall under the category of manufacturing-related entrepreneurship, nine awards fall under the service entrepreneurialism, and the prizes range from Rs 1 to 3.0 lakh will be awarded at the winner’s discretion. In MSME special category, there are 14 awards, and the winning prize is set as three lakh rupees.
An organization can submit an application for more than one type of award. The awardee is not eligible to be nominated or evaluated in the same or less award category within the next 4 years. But, there is no limit for awardees to be considered or nominated to be considered for a different category of award next year.