5(1)/2001-SSI BD.& Pol.

10th Sept., 2001


    The Secretary Industries/
    Commissioner/Director Industries

    The Director,

    Small Industries Service Institute,



Subject: Recognition of IT related activities and IT enabled Services as SSI/SSSBE
      and manufacturing /assembling of three wheelers as SSI-reg.


References have been received from different quarters in connection with the recognition of various IT related activities/IT enabled services as an industrial/industry related service activity registrable as Small Scale Industries (SSI)/Small Scale Service and Business (Industry Related) Enterprises (SSSBE) as well as assembly of three wheelers as an industrial activity registrable as Small Scale Industries (SSI).

The matter has been examined. It has been decided that the following IT related activities and IT enabled services shall be treated as industrial activities eligible for registration as Small Scale Industries:

  1. Computer Software Development (which was hitherto being registered as SSSBE- entry 12 Annexure I of this office letter No.4(5)/2000-SSI Bd. & Policy dated 19.9.2000) and Software Services (including Computer Graphics Engineering Design, computerized design and drafting)
  2. Data conversion/Data Processing (Mere data entry will not constitute an SSI activity).
  3. Medical/Legal Transcription using voice/data communication links.
  4. Website Design & Development
  5. Call Centres using voice or data communication links
  6. Back Office processing for Banks/Insurance Companies, Airlines, etc.
  7. Content Development & Animation
  8. Video film making.

The following activities shall henceforth be eligible for registration as Small Scale Service & Business (Industry Related) Enterprises (SSSBE).

  1. Desk Top publishing.
  2. Internet Browsing/Setting up of Cyber Cafes

It has also been decided that assembly of three wheelers shall be treated as an industrial activity eligible for registration as Small Scale Industry:

This may kindly be brought to the notice of all registering authorities and related agencies.

Yours faithfully,

(Pankaj Jain)
Director (SSI Bd. & Pol)
Tel: 23012694

Copy for information and necessary action to:

  1. All as per mailing list.
  2. Deputy Director (SENET) for inclusion in Web site
  3. Deputy Director - Facilitation Counter, DC (SSI)-New Delhi.