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ODISHA SHARES ITS EXPERIENCE ON IMPROVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN THE COUNTRY

ODISHA SHARES ITS EXPERIENCE ON IMPROVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN THE COUNTRY

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Debalaxmi Mohanty
ODISHA SHARES ITS EXPERIENCE ON IMPROVING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN THE COUNTRY

CHIEF SECRETARY ADVISES DEPARTMENTS TO IDENTIFY PROCDURAL NEEDS

FOR MAKING THEM MORE INVESTOR FIRENDLY.

Bhubaneswar 7th July: OBB: Deba Laxmi :Odisha shared its experience on improving business environment in the country in a knowledge sharing discourse held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in Secretariat conference hall today wherein Secretary Industry Sri Vishal Dev outlines the issues for discussion and the consultant Agency made presentation on some of the good practices. The experts appreciated the initiatives taken by Govt of Odisha in the matters of commercial tax reform, single window clearance, and procedural automation of pollution control clearance. Odisha shared its experience on improving business environment in the country in a knowledge sharing discourse held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in Secretariat conference hall today wherein Secretary Industry Sri Vishal Dev outlines the issues for discussion and the consultant Agency made presentation on some of the good practices. The experts appreciated the initiatives taken by Govt of Odisha in the matters of commercial tax reform, single window clearance, and procedural automation of pollution control clearances.

Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra has directed all the concerned departments to identify their procedural needs for expediting business projects to make them more investor friendly.Discussions in the meeting reveal that the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt of India has engaged M/s Accenture to conduct a study on ‘Improving the Business Environment’ in India’. They have conducted a comprehensive study of the regulatory and procedural practices being followed in different States of India. The team has also made also made interactions with various stake holders involved in the process. The study report has identified 6 best practices from various states including Odisha which they shared with State Govt in the meeting. The six best practices identified include integrated and automated system for tax regulation compliances, labor related compliances,infrastructure & utility related approvals, land & building related approvals, environmental clearances and other business regulatory compliances. Action points for each of these identified areas have also been discussed in the meeting. It has been discussed that Odisha has already initiated business facilitating initiates in the matters of e-registration, e-way bill, e-payment and e-returns. Computerization of pollution cleanses has been taken up. Single window clearance system has been put to operation in the State. The department of MS & ME has also launched on line receipt and processing of the application for setting up micro small & medium scale industries. It was deliberated to improve upon land aggregation & allotment, and labour law management regulations. Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra has directed all the concerned departments to identify their procedural needs and covey those to IDCO within 15 days for making those more investor friendly, automated and delivering. 

  • Participants
The Additional Chief Secretary Finance Sri U.N. Behera, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Dr Taratatt, Principal Secretary Forest & Environment Sri Raj Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Commercial Tax Sri Manoj Ahuja, Secretary MS&ME Sri Panchanana Das along with senior officers from the departments of Energy, Water Resources , Labour and Industry participated in deliberations.

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