Monday, 10 April 2017

Business Reform Action Plan

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry  had  circulated to all States/Union Territories  in October 2015, a 340 point Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) with an objective to increase transparency and  efficiency of various Government regulatory functions and services for business in India.  The result of the Assessment of Implementation of Business Reforms 2015-16 by States/UTs was released  on 31.10.2016. The Assessment studies the extent to which States/UTs  have implemented DIPP’s 340-point  BRAP, covering the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The BRAP includes recommendations for reforms on 58 regulatory processes, policies, practices and  procedures spread across 10 reform areas, that is, access to information and transparency enablers; single window; environmental registration enablers; obtaining electricity connection; availability of land; construction permit enablers; inspection reform enablers; labour regulation enablers;  online tax and  return filing and commercial dispute resolution enablers spanning the lifecycle of a typical business.   

            Data for assessment of Implementation of Business Reforms  was collected from States/UTs  on the BRAP portal http://eodb.dipp.gov.in.  The portal, among the first of its kind globally, allowed States and UTs  to submit evidence of implemented reforms. At least 32 States and UTs submitted evidence of implementation of 7,124 reforms. These submissions were reviewed by the World Bank team and validated by DIPP’s team to study whether they met the objectives of the BRAP. The portal allowed  collaborative dialogue between DIPP and the States/UTs to analyse the evidence submitted. The results of the assessment demonstrate that States/UTs  have increasingly risen to address the challenge of making it easier to do business. The national implementation average stands at 48.93%, which is significantly higher than the previous year’s national average of 32%. The table below demonstrates the  progress made by States and their implementation score: 

2016 Rank
State
Score (%)
2015 Rank
1.
98.78
2
1.
98.78
13
3.
98.21
1
4.
97.32
4
5.
97.01
5
6
96.95
14
7.
96.57
3
8.
96.43
6
9.
96.13
23
10.
92.86
8
11.
92.73
7
12.
91.07
16
13.
88.39
9
14.
84.52
10
15.
84.23
11
16.
75.82
21
17.
65.48
17
18.
62.80
12
19.
47.62
15
20.
26.97
18
21.
18.15
19
22.
16.67
26
23.
14.58
-
24.
14.29
22
25.
1.79
-
26.
1.49
20
26.
1.49
31
28.
1.19
-
29.
0.89
28
30.
0.60
27
31.
0.30
32
31.
0.30
29
31.
0.30
24
31.
0.30
30
31.
0.30
25
31.
0.30
-

The status of implementation of the said BRAP was reviewed by World Bank team and validated by DIPP based on the submissions made by States/UTs.

            This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. NirmalaSitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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