BHUBANESWAR: With the Centre’s insistence that the ‘Make in India’ programme should be implemented in a time bound manner, the State Government has constituted four committees headed by Additional Chief Secretaries (ACSs) to ensure compliance in time.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided by Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati at the State Secretariat here.
Official sources said all the senior officers will initiate action on 98 points in a time bound manner. They will review the existing approval processes and eliminate redundancies as well as slackness.
ACS in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) Aditya Prasad Padhi will head the committee on setting up a new business and enforcing contracts. The committee will meet twice a month to chart out basic clearances for setting up a business and publish comprehensive checklist for all requirements of licences, registrations, environment clearances, land and building related approvals.
Besides, the committee will prescribe timelines for service delivery and implementation of single window clearance, institutional mechanism for starting business, including all clearances and approvals for incentives within the existing policy frame work.
The committee will also ensure, among others, single registration and ID for all state taxes, online registration process, implementation of rules for timely service delivery, proper facilitation mechanism, toll free helpline, setting up specialised reddressal forums to resolve commercial disputes, fixing time limit for disposal of commercial cases.
Development Commissioner UN Behera will head the committee on environment, labour and inspection reforms. It will look into requirement of environmental compliances, developing and implementing electronic consent management system for all environment and pollution related approvals.
Committee on finance and tax headed by ACS (Finance) R Balakrishnan will look after online payment of all State levies and allow filing of online returns annually and promote acceptance of returns at service centres.
ACS (Revenue and Disaster Management) Taradatt will head the committee on infrastructure to develop a framework to earmark land parcels for variety of industries.
Sources said the Cabinet will approve all reforms proposed in these four areas based on the recommendations made by the official committees.