ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR AVAILING ASSISTANCE UNDER PMEGP
Eligibility Conditions of Beneficiaries
(i) Any individual, above 18 years of age
(ii) There will be no income ceiling for assistance for setting up projects under PMEGP.
(iii) For setting up of project costing above Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business / service sector, the beneficiaries should possess at least VIII standard pass educational qualification.
(iv) Assistance under the Scheme is available only for new projects sanctioned specifically under the PMEGP.
(v) Self Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other Scheme) are also eligible for assistance under PMEGP.
(vi) Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act,1860;
(vii) Production Co-operative Societies, and
(viii) Charitable Trusts.
(ix) Existing Units (under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible.
Other eligibility conditions
(i) A certified copy of the caste/community certificate or relevant document issued by the competent authority in the case of other special categories, is required to be produced by the beneficiary to the concerned branch of the Banks along with the Margin Money (subsidy) Claim.
(ii) A certified copy of the bye-laws of the institutions is required to be appended to the Margin Money (subsidy) Claim, wherever necessary.
(iii) Project cost will include Capital Expenditure and one cycle of Working Capital. Projects without Capital Expenditure are not eligible for financing under the Scheme. Projects costing more than Rs.5 lakh, which do not require working capital, need clearance from the Regional Office or Controller of the Bank’s Branch and the claims are required to be submitted with such certified copy of approval from Regional Office or Controller, as the case may be.
(iv) Cost of the land should not be included in the Project cost. Cost of the ready built as well as long lease or rental Workshed / Workshop can be included in the project cost subject to restricting such cost of ready built as well as long lease or rental workshed/workshop to be included in the project cost calculated for a maximum period of 3 years only.
(v) PMEGP is applicable to all new viable micro enterprises, including Village Industries projects except activities indicated in the negative list of Village Industries. Existing/old units are not eligible (Para 29 of the guidelines refers).