Ease of Doing Business: Telangana bid to secure No 1 rank again

  • CS reviews Business Reform Action Plan

Hyderabad: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has sent the new proposed “Business Reform Action Plan” for the year 2016-17 to the State government with a request to furnish the inputs/remarks/suggestion. DIPP has also informed the government that the States’ rankings will be based on the level of compliance with these reforms and usage of the systems.

There are a set of 294 questions in the “New Business Reform Action Plan” covering 13 Secretariat departments and 27 Heads of Departments. Out of these, there are four newly added Secretariat departments — Agriculture, Health & Family Welfare, Food & Civil Supplies, Roads & Buildings and eight newly added HoDs – Commissioner, Agriculture; Ayush; Director, Medical and Health; Drug Control Administration; Controller of Legal Metrology; Engineer-in- Chief, Roads and Buildings Department; Mines and Geology Department; Chief Electrical Inspectorate.

On Tuesday, Telangana Chief Secretary SP Singh reviewed with officials ways and means of improving Ease of Doing Business (EODB). While congratulating all the departments for their tireless, persistent efforts for securing No.1 rank in the country in the Ease of Doing Business, the Chief Secretary directed them to keep up the spirit this year also. He also directed holding inter-departmental meeting and create operational systems for day-to-day use. Singh reviewed the activities taken up by the departments and directed them to ensure the reforms to be implemented at the ground level.

The Chief Secretary directed all the departments which were part of EODB-2016 to offer handholding services to the new departments in implementation of the reforms.

Under the new action plan for EODB, each department has a nodal officer for implementing the reforms. The Chief Secretary has requested all Principal Secretaries/Secretaries/HoDs to ensure that all reforms are put into use by March 31. –NSS

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