DPIIT Recognised startups can get Registered under the Startup India Initiative:

A. Objective:

To reduce the regulatory burden on Startups, thereby allowing them to focus on their core business and keep compliance costs low.

B. Benefits

  1. Startups shall be allowed to be self-certify compliance for 6 Labour Laws and 3 Environmental Laws through a simple online procedure.
  2. In the case of labour laws, no inspections will be conducted for a period of 5 years. Startups may be inspected only on receipt of credible and verifiable complaint of violation, filed in writing and approved by at least one level senior to the inspecting officer.
  3. In the case of environment laws, startups which fall under the ‘white category’ (as defined by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)) would be able to self-certify compliance and only random checks would be carried out in such cases

      Labour Laws:

  1. The Building and Other Constructions Workers’ (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
  2. The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
  3. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  4. The Contract Labour (Regulation and  Abolition) Act, 1970
  5. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952   
  6. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

     Environment Laws:

  1. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  2. The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess (Amendment) Act, 2003
  3. The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

C. Eligibility

DPIIT recognised startups that are within 5 years of incorporation. To apply for DPIIT recognition, click on “Get Recognised” below.