Frequently Asked Questions


Any Indian Start-Up Company who fulfils eligibility criteria as per Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) definition can apply.

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 DIPP.

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 by DIPP as Start-Up
  3. Resume of founders and team members
  4. Govt. ID Proof (PAN / Aadhar / Driving License/Passport)

Non mandatory

  1. Patent certificate (Filed/Granted)
  2. Balance Sheet & P/L account

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

Few areas primarily related to Health, Society and Environment are included as Non-Core Area. For more details Click Here

Yes, you can select multiple core or non-core areas.

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.

Yes. You will be informed whenever your Proposals clear each Stage viz. (i) Eligibility Screening (ii) Shortlisting (iii) Evaluation and (iv) Approval.

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.

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 relevant button.

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

Each attachment size should not exceed the size of 500 KB.

Attachment should be of PDF type only.

Preferably Google Chrome should be used.