CHENNAI: Keen to remove the single largest hurdle cited by companies ahead of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) scheduled to be held in September, the Tamil Nadu government has issued an order mandating Single Window Clearance for projects, instructing that applications should be cleared within 30 days from the date of submission.
As per the current procedure, those seeking Single Window Clearance have to file a Common Application Form with the Documentation and Clearance Centre in the Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau (Guidance Bureau), the designated agency for providing Single Window Clearance.
The Guidance Bureau would then circulate the application to all agencies concerned and convene a Screening Committee meeting with ‘Nodal Officers’ from agencies involved in mandatory pre-project clearances. The applicant company is required to make a presentation of compliances and clarifications after which the Screening Committee would issue an in-principle No Objection Certificate.
This lengthy procedure is being put on fast track now to make the State a more attractive prospect for investors attending the GIM on September 9 and 10, especially since the investment target has been set at Rs 1,00,000 crore and MoUs with various domestic and multi-national companies are set to inked.
“The government has decided to get all such clearances issued by all concerned departments/agencies within a period of 30 days from the date of application for Single Window Clearance to the Guidance Bureau,” said the GO issued on April 21.
The government has also decided to appoint escort officers to assist the units seeking clearance to obtain it within 30 days from the date of the application.
No more hurdles
QUIKIE CLEARANCE: Applications for new projects in TN will now be cleared within 30 days from date of submission
GIM READY: Decision comes ahead of the Global Investors Meet to be held from Sept 9 to 10
LESS PAPER WORK: Those seeking nod for projects have to file a single application form
HELP AT HAND: Escort officers to help units seeking clearance