The central ministries and states/UTs are conducting an exercise to reduce the compliance burden. The aim of this exercise is to simplify, decriminalize and remove redundant laws, said Piyush Goyal while speaking at the workshop on National Workshop on Reducing Compliance Burden organised by DPIIT.
Goyal said that India, under PM Modi, has come a long way from red-tapism to laying the red carpet for businesses. The mindset has evolved from “not able to understand complexities” to “it’s so simple to start a business”. He said that numerous regulatory compliances only confused the new prospects and built hesitation in investors but today we are creating a most conducive environment for entrepreneurs.
The minister said that the soft launch of the National Single Window System is an outstanding example of the government’s commitment to simplify and rationalise things.
The NSWS portal hosts approvals across 18 Central Departments and 9 States and another 14 Central departments 5 states will be added by December 2021.
Goyal said that through a participative and consultative approach with all stakeholders we are identifying and eliminating hurdles in a timebound manner.
Speaking on the occasion Secretary DPIIT said that more than 22,000 compliances have been reduced by Union ministries, states and UTs so far under the initiative and about 13,000 compliances simplified while more than 1,200 processes have been digitized. It may be noted that during the last few years 103 offences have been decriminalized and 327 redundant provisions/laws removed.
Goyal said that the National Workshop on Reducing Compliance Burden will showcase the progress, achievements and notable initiatives under the exercise of reducing compliance burden to ensure ease of living and ease of doing business.
During the workshop ministries and states showcased iconic reforms, shared best practices and highlighted impact created in a continuous endeavour to reduce compliance burden and improve quality of living for citizens.
On the occasion Piyush Goyal also released the Stakeholders Booklet on Reduction of Compliances.
The Workshop is going to promote peer learning among ministries and states/UTs to facilitate swift adoption of best practices for improved service delivery to citizens and businesses.
With the intent to ensure “minimum government, maximum governance” the Government of India embarked on an ambitious journey to reduce burdensome compliances.
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) pioneered this initiative and closely engaged with the States/UTs and Ministries for more than two years to improve the regulatory and governance model across the country.
Under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and its achievements, DPIIT held this National Workshop on Reducing Compliance Burden.
(With inputs from Press Information Bureau)
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