E-biz project, one-stop shop for approvals & certificates, takes off
The ‘licence and permit wizard’ of the portal will also be ready for approvals and payments related to licences, permits and no-objection certificates, apart from information on the mandatory one-time approvals and details about periodic filings/compliances.
This will be followed by a full launch in these states in September when 18 central government services and 47 services in the five pilot states as well as a full-fledged payment gateway will be operational. In the next 10 years, over 200 services will be added. By June 2014, the project will cover Orissa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan also.
In the meantime, Infosys – which is designing and developing the e-Biz platform – has been asked to integrate the project with as many banks as possible, the sources said.
The government is holding talks with the Comptroller and Auditor General to get its approval for the state government receipts on payments made by investors to be integrated into the system.
The approval of the CGA – which is in charge of collecting receipts related to the central government – for the project follows a series of discussions that the government had with the department of information technology, the RBI and public sector banks.
The payment gateway will facilitate all payments to be collected at a single window on the portal and then it will be split and transferred to the
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