1. Push to upgrade Odisha in ease of doing business

Push to upgrade Odisha in ease of doing business

To achieve third position among India states in ease of doing business as per World Bank, the Odisha government today fixed timelines for implementation of required reforms.

By: | Bhubaneshwar | Published: June 17, 2016 9:27 AM
World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, global economy, tax evasion, Panama Papers On achievements so far, A P Padhi said the compliances to reform agenda by the departments varied from 46 to 100 per cent.(PTI)

To achieve third position among India states in ease of doing business as per World Bank, the Odisha government today fixed timelines for implementation of required reforms.

The timelines were set for different departments at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary A P Padhi here.

Earlier, the assessment done by World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), central government, had placed Odisha in the seventh position.

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While reviewing the progress, Padhi directed concerned departments to prioritise implementation of the reforms as departmental agenda and achieve the set targets by July 30, Principal Secretary of Industries Department S Chopra said.

Padhi directed the departments to upload reforms implemented in their respective departmental websites in a prominent and user-friendly manner so that investors could easily access and use it while complying to various statutory clearances and certificates.

The departments were told to segregate and categorise various points applicable for different types of industries and communicate with them accordingly through e-mail, mass media and SMS modes, Chopra said.

Stating that state government was in the process of making things easier for small and medium scale industries as these are likely to create more employment, Chopra said.

On achievements so far, he said the compliances to reform agenda by the departments varied from 46 to 100 per cent.

While the department of water resource recorded 100 per cent compliance to reform agenda by June 16, departments like commercial taxes, energy, labour and employees state insurance, industries and pollution control board varied from 82 to 98 per cent.

The overall compliance by June 16 was around 83 per cent, Chopra said.

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