SME Times News Bureau | 11 Jul, 2018
Pradesh emerged as the top ranked state in the Union governments
latest ease of doing business index for states released on
As per the index, jointly prepared by the World
Bank and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP),
Andhra Pradesh is followed by neighbouring Telangana, and Haryana is
in third place.
Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the World
Bank conducted an annual reform exercise for all States and UTs under
the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).
aim of this exercise is to improve delivery of various Central
Government regulatory functions and services in an efficient,
effective and transparent manner.
reform plan has expanded from 285 to 372 action points till 2017.
States and UTs have conducted reforms to ease their regulations and
systems in areas such as labour, environmental clearances, single
window system, construction permits, contract enforcement,
registering property and inspections.
and UTs have also enacted Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act to
enforce the timelines on registrations and approvals.
current assessment under the BRAP 2017 is based ona combined score
consisting of Reform
that is based on evidences uploaded by the States and UTs and
is based on the feedback garnered from the actual users of the
services provided to the businesses.
is for the first time that DIPP has introduced taking feedback to
ensure that the reforms have actually reached ground level.