Winds of Change
Dear Foreigner :
Since installation of NDA government at the Centre in May 2014 , Winds of Change are sweeping across India
These changes are taking place in political , social and economic spheres
But the most far-reaching changes are manifesting in the economy
Especially in the area of dismantling of unnecessary controls , removal of hurdles
, streamlining of processes etc , relating to setting up of businesses / industries
In short , Governments in India ( both , at Centre and in States ) are determined
to make India ,
THE EASIEST PLACE TO DO BUSINESS
Following news-report is indicative of the "
Winds of Reform " , sweeping India
with regards ,
- Hemen Parekh
Source : Economic Times / 10 Feb 2015 / Bengaluru
States to be Ranked on Ease of Biz
The ranking , to be done with help of a consulting agency , is expected to be in
place by June 2015
The Centre will soon start ranking states on the ease of doing business and in getting
clearances, quietly pushing 'competitive federalism' along with 'cooperative federalism'
that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for at the first NITI Aayog meet on Sunday
The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP)
has circulated 98 action points to state governments on "creating an enabling framework
for simulating investments in manufacturing" with specific timelines for each action.
The states will be ranked based on these parameters that include the ease in setting
up business, registration of property, labour compliances, infrastructure availability,
finance and tax issues, inspection reforms and ease in exiting business
The move is in line with the Modi government's goal to take India to the top 50
in the World Bank rankings on the ease of doing business, up from a lowly 142th
position at present.
"They are passing on the pressure from the PM down to the states through this,"
Karnataka's commissioner for industrial development Gaurav Gupta told ET.
"If one state is ranked low, it will be under tremendous
pressure to improve that ranking in order to attract investments," he
The ranking, to be done with the help of a consultative agency, is expected to be
in place by June.
The action plan was made after consulting state governments across political lines
as well as different industries.
" They are asking us how the states can help manufacture or
make in India ," Gupta said. " They ask us to explain what we are doing
and then tell us what they expect of us.
" Surendrakumar Bagade, Maharashtra's development commissioner for industries, said
the ranking will push each state to perform better.
Some Goals and Deadline DIPP Set for
Implement and enforce single-window clearance institutional
mechanism for starting up of business with all relevant officers of various
departments housed in a single office. MARCH 31, 2015
Combine all application forms required to
start a business into one online combined application form.
MAY 31, 2015
Provisions for deemed approvals for applications
on which suitable action is not taken within prescribed time limits. along with
penalty on officers failing to dispose of cases in time.
MARCH 31, 2015
Develop a comprehensive digitalised GIS-enabled land
records database in a time-bound manner, preferably with information
on available infrastructure like water, power, sewerage, highway/road connectivity,
etc. JUNE 30, 2015
Ensure date is digitised at sub-registrar’s office,
land records and municipal records for property tax.
JUNE 30, 2015
Develop a portal for providing
Online services for various labour law compliances, and registration
and renewal of licences. JUNE 30, 2015
Consolidate and rationalise all state specific labour
laws to bring consistency in definitions & coverage.
JUNE 30, 2015
Allow online payment of all state levies
and taxes. JUNE 30, 2015
Set up specialised courts or commercial divisions
in existing courts to resolve commercial disputes.
JUNE 30, 2015
Develop a single-window approval system
for state-level issues to ensure easy exit of business.
JUNE 30, 2015