Single Window System for clearances and approvals of industry he Central Government is working on setting up a in the country. Despite the presence of several IT platforms for investing in India such as in departments of the Government of India and State single window clearances, investors need to visit multiple platforms to gather information and obtain clearances from different stakeholders.
Features of the Single Window System
- The creation of a centralized Investment Clearance Cell which would provide
. end-to-end facilitation support
. pre-investment advisory
. information related to land banks
. facilitating clearances at Central and State level
was proposed and the same is also a Budget Announcement 2020-21.
- The cell is being planned as a one-stop digital platform to obtain all requisite central and state clearances required to start business operations in India.
- The Investment Clearance Cell will be a National portal that integrates the existing clearance systems of the various departments of the central and state governments without disruption to the existing IT portals of Ministries and will have a single, unified application form.
- This will eliminate the need for investors to visit multiple platforms/ offices to gather information and obtain clearances from different stakeholders and provide time-bound approvals and real time status updates to investors.
- Further, a GIS enabled land bank under Industrial Information System (IIS) is being developed, and it has been launched in a phased manner with integration of 6 States Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Odisha and Goa; other concerned states are being on boarded.
- With the objective of facilitating investment, fostering innovation, building best in class manufacturing infrastructure, making it easy to do business and enhancing skill development, the Government is focusing on 27 sectors under Make in India 2.0.
- The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is coordinating action plans for 15 manufacturing sectors, while the Department of Commerce is coordinating 12 service sectors.