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- India’s rank in Doing Business Report, 2015 was 142 among 189 countrues, which improved to 130 in the Doing Business Report, 2016. Government of India has emphasized on the importance of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and it is a major pillar of ‘Make in India’ initiative. Some of the reforms undertaken by the Government in last two years have been elaborated below:
Requirement of minimum paid up capital and common seal under the Companies Act 2013 has been done away with
Registration for Permanent Account Number (PAN), Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN), EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organization) and ESIC (Employee's State Insurance Corporation) and incorporation of company can be done through a single form on eBiz portal
Time taken for obtaining PAN and TAN on eBiz portal has been brought down to T+1 days
Provision made for applying for company name and Director Identification Number (DIN) at the time of incorporation with single Form-INC29
Online and real time registration of ESIC and EPFO has been introduced
Provision for online payment of EPFO and ESIC contributions has been introduced
Requirement of bank account for registration with EPFO and ESIC has been made optional
Central Registry Rules have been amended to record security interests of all types of property
Number of documents required for imports and exports have been reduced to three
All documents for export and import to be submitted electronically with digital signatures i.e. no physical submission of document
Custom ICEGATE Portal has been integrated with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Animal & Plant Quarantine, Drug Controller & Wildlife Control Bureau for imports
Shram Suvidha Portal launched to issue unique Labour Identification Number (LIN), submission of common electronic returns under 8 Labour Acts and facilitate risk based inspections
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code with provision of easy and faster exit, passed by the Parliament
SARFAESI (Central Registry) Rules have been extended to register extended security interests
- ACHIEVEMENTS IN DELHI
Unified building Bye-laws have been notified
Online registration of Value Added Tax (VAT) with real-time Tax Identification Number (TIN) allotment has been introduced
Commercial divisions and Appellate divisions in Delhi High Court have been established
Municipal Corporations have introduced fast track approval system for building permits with features such as:
– Common application form
– Use of digital signature for filing application and issue of permits
– Online transfer of application and receipt of NOC
– Online system has been integrated with Airport Authority of India (AAI, Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) & National Monument Authority (NMA)
DERC has rationalized LT and HT tariff thereby allowing LT connections upto 150 KVA
Delhi has implemented fix charges for various categories of loads, thereby removing the need for an estimate.
Registration of Delhi VAT is being donewithout the need for field verification by VAT inspector through Delhi VAT Sewa App.
Online application for connections above 100KVA have been made mandatory
- ACHIEVEMENTS IN MUMBAI
Requirement of inspection has been removed to make registration of Shops and Establishments real-time
Commercial divisions and appellate divisions have been established in Bombay High Court
VAT and Profession tax registration has been integrated into a single process
Maharashtra has implemented fix charges for various categories of loads, thereby removing the need for an estimate.
Online application for connections above 100KVA made mandatory
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has introduced fast track approval system for building permits with features such as:
– Common application form
– Online transfer of application and receipt of NOC
– Online system has been integrated with AAI & NMA
Permission for removal of Trees has been integrated with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) single window application system.
Site inspection for construction permits has been minimized by way of self- certification and introducing third party certification. During construction, submission of video clips by architects has been introduced in online Auto DCR system.
VAT Registration Certificate is issued within 1 working day (24 hours).
AutoCAD based software to scrutinize building plans has been implemented.
MCGM has implemented a risk based assessment framework with risk parameters in order to enable fast track approval for buildings.
Cost and time for obtaining construction permit has been reduced by 79.6% and 132 days, respectively.
Property Tax can be paid through mobile app which can be downloaded through apps.mgov.gov.in.
Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) has improved its System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) by 3% and its System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) by 11% in the period June, 2015-March, 2016.
- STARTING A BUSINESS MADE SIMPLER AND EASIER
The Government of India has, in collaboration with the State Governments of Delhi and Maharashtra, undertaken significant reform measures to improve our rank in Starting a Business parameter. The rank has improved from 164 to 155 over the last one year
Registration with ESIC and EPFO has been made real-time by eliminating all physical touch-points. The requirement of opening a bank account has been removed as a mandatory condition for registration with ESIC and EPFO. The system of issuing PAN and TAN has been put in place together within T+1 days on an application using digital signatures on the ebiz platform. PAN and TAN numbers can be issued on CBDT’s portal within T+3 days without digital signature Maharashtra state has combined the process of registration with VAT and profession tax The registration will now be granted in 24 hours and the same has been adopted by Delhi VAT
Form INC 29 has been launched by Ministry of Corporate Affairs to avail 3 pre-registration services viz. ‘Name Availability’, ‘Director Identification Number’ and ‘incorporation of company’ with one form and one payment
The above significant changes will scale down the number of procedures and days taken to start a business which will slash the costs involved as well.
- REDUCTION OF PROCESSES FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
India’s rank under Construction Permit parameter has improved marginally to 183th in 2016 from 184th in 2015. In the states of Maharashtra and Delhi, notable reforms have been undertaken to ease the processes involved and reduce the time taken for grant of construction permit
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has completed the process of single window approval by integrating with internal departments as well as, AAI and NMA through a common application form. NoCs from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Director of Industries, Collector and Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) have been eliminated. MCGM has also introduced digital signing of building permit application, as well as sanctioned maps, thereby eliminating need of physical submission of documents. The manual application for grant of construction permits has been discontinued
Municipal Corporations of Delhi have completed the process of single window approval by integrating with internal departments as well as DMRC, Delhi Fire Services, DUAC, AAI and NMA through a common application form. NOC from Labor Department of Delhi Government is not required if no manufacturing activity is undertaken in the building. It has also introduced digital signing of building permit application, as well as sanctioned maps, thereby eliminating the need of physical submission of documents. Manual submission of application for grant of construction permits has been done away with. Ministry of Urban Development and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) have notified the Unified building Bye-laws. Color coded maps have been developed by AAI, NMA, DUAC and DMRC to enable applicants to determine whether NOC is required for the land for which permission is applied for
These reforms will remarkably reduce compliance burden by reducing the processes and time taken in grant of construction permit.
- GETTING ELECTRICITY MADE HASSLE-FREE
This parameter witnessed a significant improvement in ranking from 99th in 2015 to 70th in 2016. To make further progress various reforms have been undertaken
Maharashtra and Delhi have implemented fixed charges for various categories of loads, thereby removing the need for an estimate
Delhi and Maharashtra have made online applications for connections above 100 KVA mandatory
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has reduced the number of documents required for getting an electricity connection from eight to two:
– Identity proof
– Proof of Ownership/Occupancy of Premises
- IMPORT AND EXPORT PROCEDURES MADE EASIER
The Central Board of Excise and Customs has implemented Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade on ICEGATE portal by integrating FSSAI, Animal Quarantine, Plant Quarantine, Drug Controller and Wildlife Control Bureau for imports
Customs Risk Management System has been extended to other regulatory agencies to ensure risk-based inspections
168 low phytosanitary risk agricultural commodities listed under Schedule VII of the Plant Quarantine Order, 2003 have been identified for 5% random inspection
Mandatory testing of imports from countries where azo dye has not been banned has been reduced from 100% to 25%
TEU volume limit for direct delivery consignments has been removed
Terminal handling receipts have been replaced by web-based e-form 13 at JNPT, Gateway Terminals India and Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal
Filing of import & export declarations and manifests has been made online with digital signatures
An electronic messaging system between shipping lines and custodians for electronic delivery order has been introduced
Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee has been set up at every major customs seaport and airport for speedy clearance of import & export of goods
24x7 customs clearance facilities have been extended to 19 seaports and 17 air cargo complexes
These steps will improve the import and export regulatory environment significantly
- EASIER CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act has been amended to reduce the time taken in arbitration proceedings and grounds on which an award may be challenged
Commercial Appellate Division Bench and Commercial Division Benches are functioning in Bombay High Court and Delhi High Court
- DIGITIZATION PROCESS FOR REGISTERING PROPERTY
In Delhi, all sub-registrar offices have been digitized and records have been integrated with the Land Records Department
In Maharashtra, all property tax records have been digitized
- GETTING CREDIT
SARFAESI (Central Registry) Rules have been extended to allow uploading of data pertaining to security interests created on all types of property
- ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCES MADE EASIER
No clearance is required for 36 white industries
Mine prospecting projects are exempted from requirement of compensatory afforestation and Forest Rights Act certificate for grant of forest clearance
No site inspection is required for mine prospecting projects on forest land for less than 100 ha. for construction of new roads/drilling of boreholes/sample collection pits
Industrial sheds and educational institutions have been exempted from Environmental Clearance
Validity of Environmental Clearance has been increased from five to seven years
Online submission of applications for environment/ forest/wildlife clearances for transparent and expeditious decision-making
NOC/Consent to Establish is not required for getting an industrial electricity connection for setting up new industries and projects
- EBiz PLATFORM
One-stop access for investors to know about the licenses/approvals required from government agencies
User-friendly features such as payment through netbanking, credit & debit cards, status tracking, SMS alerts and help desk support have been enabled
Composite Application Form and one-time payment designed for obtaining approvals from multiple Ministries/Departments, including the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, CBDT, Ministry of Labour & Employment - ESIC & EPFO
Investors can apply for 20 Central Government services;14 Andhra Pradesh, 14 Odisha and 2 Delhi State Government services, 24x7 through the eBiz portal
- CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES INTEGRATED
S. No. Ministry/ Dept. Name Service Name 1. Employee’s State Insurance Corporation Employer Registration 2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Industrial License 3. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum 4. Ministry of Corporate Affairs Name Availability 5. Ministry of Corporate Affairs Director Identification Number 6. Ministry of Corporate Affairs Certificate of Incorporation 7. Ministry of Corporate Affairs Commencement of Business 1 8. Central Board of Direct Taxes Issue of Permanent Account Number (PAN) 9. Central Board of Direct Taxes Issue of Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) 10. Reserve Bank of India Advanced Foreign Remittance (AFR) 11. Reserve Bank of India Foreign Collaboration-General Permission Route (FC-GPR) 12. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization Employer Registration 13. Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization Issue of Explosive License 14. Directorate General of Foreign Trade Importer Exporter Code License 15. Reserve Bank of India Foreign Currency- Transfer of Shares 2 16. Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) Issue of custom duty concession certificate to entrepreneurs under project import scheme 17. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Changes or correction in PAN data 18. Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoL&E) Registration under the Contract Labour Act, 1970 19. Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoL&E) Registration under the Building and other construction workers Act, 1996 20. Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoL&E) Registration under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979
1. Withdrawn from eBiz Portal w.e.f 15.07.2015 pursuant to the Companies (Amendment) Act 2015.
2. FC-TRS an additional service integrated and launched with eBiz portal w.e.f 24.08.2015.
- STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICES COMPLETED
ANDHRA PRADESH (14 SERVICES)
S.No. Department Name Service Name 1. AP-Ground Water Department Permission to draw Ground Water 2. AP-Department of Factories Approvals of plans from Factories Department 3. AP-Department of Factories Factories License 4. AP-Department of Factories Annual Filing under Factories Act 5. AP-Fire Department NOC from Fire Services Department 6. AP-Department of Industries Industrial Incentives(Power) 7. AP-Department of Industries Industrial Incentives (VAT) 8. AP-Department of Industries Allotment of Scarce raw materials 9. AP-Department of Industries MSME Registration 10. AP-Department of Industries NOC Acknowledgement from GM, DIC for MSME 11. AP-Department of Drug Controller License for manufacturing Bulk Drugs and Formulations 12. AP - Department of Town & Country Planning Permission from TCP for Site and Building 13. AP-Commercial Taxes Department VAT Registration 14. AP-Commercial Taxes Department Central Sales Tax (CST) Registration
Odisha (14 Services)
S.No. Department Name Service Name 1. Industries Department, Odisha Project Evaluation cum Allotment of Land 2. Directorate of Factories & Boilers Odisha Registration under Boilers Act 3. Labour Directorate, Odisha Registration under Shops and Establishment Act2 4. Labour Directorate, Odisha Registration of Establishment Employing Contract Labour 5. Water Resources Department, Odisha Permission to draw Water for Industries-Ground Water & Surface Water 6. Directorate of Factories & Boilers, Odisha Approvals of Plan under Factories Act,1948 7. Department of Energy, Odisha New Power Connection 8. Housing and Urban Development Department, Odisha Permission for Site and Building 9. Directorate of Factories & Boilers, Odisha Factories License under Factories Act,1948 10. Housing and Urban Development Department, Odisha Completion cum Occupancy Certificate 11. Commercial Taxes Organisation, Odisha VAT Registration 12. Commercial Taxes Organisation, Odisha CST Registration 13. Odisha State Pollution Control Board Consent to Establish 14. Odisha State Pollution Control Board Consent to Operate
DELHI (2 SERVICES)
S.No. Department Name Service Name 1. Factories Department Factory Filling 2. BYPL(BSES Yamuna Power Limited) New Power Connection
- COMPOSITE APPLICATION FORMS INTEGRATED
List of joined-up(L3) services
S.No. Department Name Service Name 1. INC-29 with 7 services viz., Name Availability (MCA), Director Identification Number (MCA), Certificate of Incorporation (MCA), PAN (CBDT), TAN (CBDT), Employer registration of EPFO and ESIC Ministry of Corporate Affairs, CBDT, EPFO & ESIC 2. NC-7 with 5 services viz., Certificate of Incorporation (MCA), PAN (CBDT), TAN (CBDT), Employer registration of EPFO and ESIC, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, CBDT, EPFO & ESIC 2. 5 registration services under Employer registration under EPFO and ESIC Act, Contract labour Act, Building and other Construction Workers Act, and Inter-state Migrant Workmen Act Ministry of Labour & Employment
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