DPIIT Registration

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) was established in the year 1995 and was reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier, separate Ministries of Small-Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries (SI &A& RI) and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October, 1999. The department was earlier called Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and was renamed as DPIIT in January, 2019.

 There are five territorial divisions for international cooperation and industrial promotion handling matters emanating from America, Europe, CIS countries, Africa and Middle East, Asia and Oceania. In 2018, matters related to e-commerce were transferred to the Department and in 2019, the Department has been given charge for matters related to Internal Trade, welfare of traders and their employees and Startups.

The role of DPIIT is:

  1. To promote/accelerate industrial development of the country.
  2. To promote foreign direct investment.
  3. Support balanced development of industries.
  4. Productivity in Indian industry.
  5. Industrial Management.
  6. Matters related to e-Commerce and start-ups.
  7. Facilitating Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).
  8. Promotion of internal trade including retail trade, welfare of traders and their employees.
  9. Investment by NRIs.
  10. Grant of Industrial Licenses (IL) and acknowledging Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM).

Administered by the Department:

  • The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951.
  • The Explosives Act, 1884.
  • The Inflammable Substances Act, 1952.
  • The Boilers Act, 1923.
  • The Copyright Act, 1957.
  • The Patents Act, 1970.
  • The Design Act, 2000.
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999;
  • The Trade Marks Act, 1999.
  • The National Institute of Design Act, 2014. 


  • Public Procurement
  • Ease of Doing Business (EODB)
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy
  • National IPR Policy
  • National Design Policy
  • Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS)
  • Productivity and Quality
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Activities