ZED Scheme

Key Benefits

Certification Levels and Cost of Certification Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) is a simple, transparent and affordable certification with 3 levels i.e., Bronze, Silver and Gold, and is based on well defined parameters of Quality, Safety, Production, Cleanliness, Energy, Environment and more…
a) Certification Level 1: BRONZE: Rs. 10,000/-
b) Certification Level 2: SILVER: Rs. 40,000/-
c) Certification Level 3: GOLD: Rs. 90,000/-
Subsidy on cost of ZED certification:
• Joining Reward of Rs. 10,000/- (Bronze will become free if availed)
• 80%-60%-50% for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises respectively.
Additional subsidy:
• 10% for Women/SC/ST owned MSMEs OR MSMEs in NER/Himalayan/LWE/Island territories/aspirational districts.
• 5% for MSMEs which are also a part of the SFURTI OR Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of the Ministry.
Financial Assistance : The Ministry of MSME also provides support to MSMEs under ZED certification Scheme
o Financial Assistance in Testing/Quality/Product Certification
o Subsidy on Handholding Support
o Subsidy on Technology Upgradation for Zero Effect Solutions
MSME KAWACH (Knowledge Acquisition through WASH for an Accelerated COVID-19 Handling) Certification: After taking ZED Pledge, MSMEs can avail support for their preparedness to mitigate COVID 19 risks after obtaining Certification based on WASH Standard.

 Eligibility/ Applicability

All manufacturing MSMEs registered with the UDYAM registration portal (of the MoMSME) will be eligible to participate in MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification and avail related benefits/incentives

 Implementing Agency

The scheme is implemented by Quality Council of India (QCI).

How to apply

Eligible MSMEs shall apply through online portal : https://zed.msme.gov.in/
For any further query may kindly click on the following link to connect with ZED Team: https://zed.msme.gov.in/contact-us

Contact: Sh Vinamra Mishra, Director, Ministry of MSME, New Delhi.
Email: vinamra.mishra@gov.in
Ph.: 23061756


The ZED Certification envisages promotion of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices amongst MSMEs so as to: • Encourage and enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products using latest technology, tools & to constantly upgrade their processes for achievement of high quality and high productivity with the least effect on the environment • Develop an Ecosystem for ZED Manufacturing in MSMEs, for enhancing competitiveness and enabling exports • Promote adoption of ZED practices and recognising the efforts of successful MSMEs • Encourage MSMEs to achieve higher ZED Certification levels through graded incentives • Increase public awareness on demanding Zero Defect and Zero Effect products through the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification • Identify areas to improve upon, thereby assisting the Government in policy decisions and investment prioritization

ZED Scheme
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