Center Introduces Measures to Reduce “Compliance Burden” to Increase Ease of Doing Business
The Center said on Tuesday it had adopted measures to reduce the compliance burden by simplifying, eliminating and decriminalizing several laws. Union Minister Piyush Goyal, speaking at a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Industry Promotion and Domestic Trade (DPIIT), said the move would have a transformative impact and effect. multiplier on ease of doing business.
He said the mindset of entrepreneurs has shifted from “unable to understand the complexities” to “it’s so easy to start a business”. “A lot of regulatory compliance has only clouded the new outlook and raised investor reluctance, but today we are creating the most conducive environment for entrepreneurs,” said Goyal.
He said the launch of the National Single Window System (NSWS) shows the Centre’s commitment to simplifying and streamlining things. The NSWS hosts approvals in 18 central departments and 9 states. He said another 14 central departments and 5 states will be added by the end of this year.
“In June 2021, nearly 23,000 processes were placed in these four compartments. Thus, 23,000 reforms have taken place out of the 70,000 that have been listed (by a third party), ”said Anurag Jain, secretary of DPIIT, during the event.
The Center said it has implemented a series of reforms to ease the compliance burden on citizens and businesses.
The Center said it had removed the distinction between national and international PSOs (other service providers). He said the move would allow Indian telecom service providers serving their overseas counterparts to register as PSOs. “Authorized sharing of EPABX and PSTN lines by national and international centers. This gives a massive growth boost to BPO, BPM and ITeS organizations providing voice services in India, ”the Center said in a statement.
The Center said it now allows private and public entities and research institutes to collect, process, store, publish and share geospatial data and services, including maps, enabling an Indian company to offer world-class geospatial services such as Google Maps. “Liberalized access to geospatial data helps stakeholders better plan infrastructure projects, protection against natural disasters and enables environmental protection. Reduced dependence on foreign resources and technology for geospatial mapping, ”the government said.
He said the “Mera Ration” mobile app has been introduced to help users identify the nearest stores at the right price. “Ration cards have been made portable, thus minimizing the pain of compliance of migrant beneficiaries in the use of their food grain quota. The facility covers over 75 crore beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), covering nearly 94.3% of the NFSA population, ”he said.
The government also said it has simplified the online Aadhaar validation process for at least 18 services associated with Driver’s License (DL), Certificate of Registration (RC), Transfer of Ownership, International Driver’s License, hire-purchase, etc. issued at the location of the dealership itself. Vehicle registration can be done anywhere in the state (Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal) compared to the previous process in which it could only be done at the respective RTO ”, he announced.
“The Digital Infrastructure User Interface for Knowledge Sharing has been developed to allow learners and teachers across the country to access NCERT, CBSE and SCERT programs online. 1.85 lakh of embedded electronic content and high portal traffic (around 2,400 crore visits since lockdown) shows its increased usage, ”he added.
The government also said it has launched the Samadhan portal to enable MSMEs across the country to register and track complaints related to late payments and dispute resolution. “CHAMPIONS portal launched by Prime Minister for rapid resolution of MSME grievances. Over 37,000 complaints settled (as of August 21) with a response rate of over 99%. Launch of the Sampark portal to help connect job seekers (interns and students from MSME technology centers) to recruiters. Over 4.73 lakh job seekers and over 6,200 recruiters are registered on the portal so far, ”he said.
The government further stated that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched the BIS Care app to verify the authenticity of ISI marked and hallmarked products and also allow citizens to file complaints against fraudulent products using the app.