The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council

Implementation of paperless process for grant of Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum (IEM)

Circular No. ES/184/2020-21                                                            5th June, 2020           

To : Members of the Council


Sub: Implementation of paperless process for grant of Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum (IEM)


Dear Member,


The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a Press Release dated 4th June, 2020 on the implementation of paperless process for the grant of Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum (IEM).

Currently, applications for IEM/IL under I(D&R) Act, 1951 are processed as under : -


  1. Applications are accepted through the IEM portal at 

  2. Through this portal, applications for acknowledgment of IEM – Part A (for the establishment of business) and IEM – Part B (upon commencement of commercial production) are filed online by entrepreneurs of prescribed industrial undertakings. 

  3. The Acknowledgement Certificate of the IEM is issued physically on paper and scanned copy is uploaded on the portal.

  4. Applications for any Amendments to the IEMs are, however, filed manually and ​Acknowledgment Certificates are issued physically on paper with scanned copy uploaded on the portal. 

  5. The Acknowledgment Certificates are thereafter emailed to the applicants.

With a view to enhance transparency and ease of doing business, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade (DPIIT) has enhanced the IEM portal. 


Benefits of the IEM Portal - 

  • Online filing of applications for IEM – Part A, Part B and also for Amendments. 

  • Processing of all applications in paperless mode 

  • Issuance of Acknowledgment Certificates with QR Code electronically. 

  • Shall notify the applicants vide email and SMS instantaneously upon approval. The concerned state government shall also be notified by email simultaneously.



Please note that -

  • Henceforth, no application for IEM – Part A, IEM – Part B and Amendment to IEM already issued shall be filed physically. 

  • No physical certificates shall be issued. 

  • The electronic certificates issued may be verified online with the assigned QR code.


Members may kindly make a note of the above.


Thanking you,


 Yours faithfully,