A single comprehensive act for development and regulation of small enterprises had been a long outstanding demand of the Sector so as to free it from a plethora of laws and regulations and visit of inspectors, which it had to face with limited awareness and resources. The need has been emphasized from time to time by stake holders at different fora. In addition, recommendations to provide for a proper legal framework for small sector to relieve it of the requirements to comply with multiple rules and regulations were made by the Committees such as the Abid Hussain Committee (1997) and Study Group under Dr. S.P. Gupta (2000). While the small scale industries continued to be important for the economy, in the recent years the small scale services have also emerged as a significant sector contributing substantially to the economy and employing millions of workers. Therefore, it became necessary, as is the practice worldwide, to address the concerns of both the small scale industries and services together and recognize them as small enterprises. The worldwide as a composite sector. In a fast growing economy like ours, the natural mobility of small enterprises to medium ones has to be facilitated through appropriate policy interventions and legal framework. With these objectives in view, the Government came with an exclusive legislation for micro, small and medium enterprises known as the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.
The Different provisions under MSMED Act-2006, which protects the MSME sector, are as under :-