A Step-by-Step Guide for obtaining Make in India Certificate


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Make in India campaign in 2014, envisioning the transformation of the country into a global manufacturing powerhouse. This initiative aims to boost employment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, and propel overall economic growth by supporting domestic manufacturing and output.

To encourage the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Government issued the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) [PPP-MII] Order 2017, under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Order No.P-45021/2/2017-B.E.-II dated 15.06.2017.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the Make in India Certificate:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be an Indian or foreign company with manufacturing or service operations based in India.
  • The products must undergo a minimum of 20% value addition in India.
  • Class-I Local Supplier: A supplier or service provider with local content equal to or more than 50%.
  • Class-II Local Supplier: A supplier or service provider with local content more than 20% but less than 50%.

(Note: Only ‘Class-I local supplier’ and ‘Class-II local supplier’ are eligible to bid for procurement with an estimated value of purchases less than Rs. 200 crore.)

Documents Required:

  • Company registration and incorporation documents (GST Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation).
  • GeM Bid Document.
  • List of products manufactured in India, along with the percentage of local value addition.
  • Raw Material and Service Cost break up.
  • Details and address of your manufacturing facilities in India.
  • Purchase Bill of machines, tools, and equipment used.
  • Purchase bill from the supplier.

By adhering to these steps and providing the necessary documents, companies, across all industry sectors can obtain the Make in India Certificate, facilitating their participation in government procurement processes and contributing to the vision of a self-reliant and globally competitive India.

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