Frequently Asked Questions


Any Indian Start-Up Company who fulfils eligibility criteria as per Department for Promotion of Industrial and Internal Trade (DPIIT) definition and is working in the area of ‘Renewable and Alternate energy’ like Treatment of Bio mass, Production and Upgradation of Bio Gas / Bio Fuel / other value-added products, Compression and Transportation of Bio Gas, Integration of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) Plants with City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks & Other sources of Renewable and Alternate Energy etc. can apply in this round.

Yes, if you have an idea you can still apply. However, prior to submission of your Proposal, you have to register as a Company and get it recognised as a ‘Start-Up’ by DPIIT.

You can only apply through online mode in GAIL website

The following documents /certificates are required to be uploaded


  1. Certificate of incorporation of your company
  2. Certificate of recognition as Start-Up by DPIIT (previously DIPP)
  3. Qualification Certificate of founders and team members
  4. Govt. ID Proof (PAN / Aadhar / Driving License/Passport)
  5. Declaration of BlackList
  6. Patent certificate,if any (Filed/Granted)

Non mandatory

  1. Balance Sheet & P/L account

Areas related to GAIL’s present Business verticals are defined as focus areas. For more details Click Here

Yes, you can select multiple areas out of List of Areas in Drop Down Menu during online Application

GAIL has adopted a 4 stage Process viz.

  1. Eligibility Screening
  2. Shortlisting
  3. Evaluation and
  4. Approval

The time duration will depend on the no.s of Proposals received by GAIL. It shall be our endeavour to process the Proposals within 6 months.
The Proposals would get automatically rejected in case it is not evaluated within 6 months.

Yes, through E-Mail. A unique ID will be provided to your Proposal.

Yes. You can view the Status of your Proposal online though your Unique ID.

Once you have completed the registration form, an activation link shall be sent to your registered E-Mail ID. When you click the activation link, system will prompt you to generate your password.

Password length should be between 8 to 15 characters. It should consist of minimum one alphabetic character, one numeric value and one special character. Password is case sensitive.

Your Login ID will be your registered E-Mail ID.

After successful generation of your login credentials, you need to login to the system through your valid credentials and click on "Submit" button. Please Note that the time-limit for submission of Proposal is 20 minutes. The System will automatically log off after this time-limit. Hence you are requested to keep all the required documents ready beforehand.

You need to login to the system through your valid credentials and click on " Submitted Proposals".

Each attachment file size should not exceed 500 kb.

Attachment should be of PDF type only.

Preferably Google Chrome should be used.

GAIL primarily invests in Equity of start-up. Moreover, GAIL’s equity stake shall be kept below 20%.