Committee suggests reforms for Ease of Doing Business in JK

SRINAGAR: The Apex Committee for implementation of ‘Make in India Programme’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the state Monday recommended revival of the district-level single window clearance system.
“The committee recommended revival of district level single window clearance system headed by DDC for setting up of business unit in micro and small scale industry sector,” an official release said here.
It said the committee, headed by the Chief Secretary (CS), also recommended that “no certification (is) to be insisted upon during pre-registration phase, simplifying and removing all bottlenecks in the procedure for allotment of land, and empowered single window clearance system at district, divisional and state level”.
The recommendations were made with an aim to ensure that “the regulatory mechanism is more conducive to starting and operation of a business unit”, it said.
The committee reviewed the existing procedures prevalent in the Industries and Commerce and other government departments for setting up of an industry in the state.
“It suggested major reforms in this regard,” it added.
Chairing the meeting, CS Iqbal Khandey, as per the statement, said “the suggested reforms will make it easier to do business and reduce the complexity and cost of complying with the business regulations, and, at the same time, strengthen the legal institutions”.
“For starting a business, smallest number of procedures should be required and the shortest time to fulfill them. Government is working towards ensuring that reforms create such an enabling framework for stimulating business in the state,” he said.