C’garh among top states in ‘Ease of Doing Business’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jul 2018 11:40:56



Staff Reporter


With an impressive implementation score of 99.5 percent and feedback score of 78.5 percent, Chhattisgarh is amongst the high top achiever states of the country (as per the DIPP-World Bank EoDB rankings) in Ease of Doing Business.Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh while extending his heartiest congratulations to the officials concerned, stated that he is extremely pleased to inform that Chhattisgarh, which has been consistently ranked 4th in the DIPP-World Bank Ease of doing business rankings for 2016 and 2015, has gone a step further in 2017.

Giving details of the comparative study between 2016 ranking and 2017 ranking, the Chief Minister informed that the Combined Score Card for 2016 was 97.32 percent while in 2017 the state achieved 97.36 percent. Similarly, the Implementation Score Card for 2016 was 97.32 percent which enhanced in 2017 to 97.46 percent while the Feed back Score card in 2017 was 78.44 percent. The reform points in 2016 was 340 while in 2017 it was 372 reforms with increase in reform areas to 12 in 2017 in comparison to 10 in 2016. The number of departments involved in 2017 is 20 plus while in 2016 it was 15 plus.
Giving details on Chhattisgarh’s success strategy, the Chief Minister further informed that the state’s approach has been to make it easier for both new investors, as well as existing investors, to carry out business operations, by targeting every significant step in its life-cycle from its very inception. Every major state government department that is part of a business operation’s service delivery eco-system was mapped and then systematically went about doing away with or simplifying each governmental process or point of interface that impacted business operations.
Dr Singh informed that our efforts in business reforms have already started to translate into results a testament of which is that more than 25,000 Industrial units have availed Udyam Akanksha certificates (Unit Registration certificates) through the Chhattisgarh Industries Single window portal since its launch.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh while briefing about the last mile delivery and usage said this time around we have also gone to the last mile and have held Ease of doing business workshops in all the 27 districts of the state, so as to sensitize the business users of the reforms that have been implemented and to gather their feedback on the same. Thus ease of doing business is now being implemented in partnership with their intended users i.e., the Industrialists of the state, informed the Chief Minister.The Chief Minister informed that under Business Reform 2017 some of the key reforms that have been implemented as part of this year’s Ease of Doing business exercise include online system for “construction permit” in Chhattisgarh has been adjudged as the ‘Best Practice’ in the India, single window system for granting construction permits with integration with external agencies such Indian Railways, National Monuments Authority (NMA), Airport authority of India (AAI) etc. Also Central Inspection Agency was constituted for conducting synchronized compliance inspections for Chhattisgarh Labour department, Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board and Chhattisgarh Boiler department, etc. For solving commercial disputes, paper-less courts were established. First Commercial Court was established in the country in Naya Raipur to expedite commercial cases with new and modern infrastructure. Introduction of functionality for issuing eSummons in Commercial disputes registered at the Commercial court in Naya Raipur.

Under the finance sector, centralized online portal for providing information on rates/tarrifs, making online payment and registration for all applicable fees, for payment of levies and taxes related to State Transport department, State excise department, Registration fees and Stamp duty and Electricity duty. Online system has been established for all Registrations and renewals under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, where service can be availed through single window system.