Jaipur: Rajasthan has been ranked sixth in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s (DIPP) Report on “Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms” released today. The State has been recognized in ‘Aspiring Leaders Category’, with a number of investor and industry-friendly policy reforms being implemented recently.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje said on the occasion: “This is a defining moment for Rajasthan because improving our ease of doing business directly accelerates job creation for our youth. The Rajasthan model of development aims at vigorously pursuing but balancing social justice, effective governance, and job creation. The central government’s ease of doing business model is a wonderful synthesis of this balance and consistent with our vision that industrial development is a means to an end. We owe it to our youth to make Rajasthan a fertile habitat for job creation. This ranking is just a down payment for this long journey; we are only in the first phase of a multi-year strategic plan to make Rajasthan a job magnet.”
Rajasthan has successfully implemented 61% of the 98-point action plan proposed by DIPP to assess and rank states in terms of ease of doing business. Across the various parameters defined by DIPP, the State has ranked third in country for complying with environment procedures, and for registering and complying with tax procedures and fourth for allotting land and providing construction permits. Rajasthan has also been ranked amongst the top five states in the country for ease of setting up businesses and for carrying out inspections.
DIPP has recognized Rajasthan’s Single Window Clearance System. Through the Single Window System, a unique ID is generated for each applicant looking to establish industry in Rajasthan. The unique ID is available to multiple departments, allowing for tracking of application status by investor, Single Window Agency and respective departments, thus simplifying and streamlining the entire clearance process. Similarly, the State has also been recognized by DIPP for its simplified construction permit requirements; as the State Government has made the construction permits mandatory only for plot sizes of over 40,000 square meter in RIICO industrial areas.