CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has moved up three notches in the rankings relating to implementation of action plans of the Department of Industrial Policy under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).In 2016, Tamil Nadu stood at rank 18 under the Business Reform Action Plan, which is prepared by the DIPP in partnership with the World Bank. The BRAP includes 372 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and procedures spread across 12 reform areas.
This year, the CMDA is part of 17 action plans under the DIPP’s draft business reforms action plan.
Among those, the CMDA along with the Revenue department and the Directorate of Town and Country Planning managed to get five points under the action plan on land administration and transfer of land and property. The focus under the area was change in land use for conversion to industrial use of land outside industrial parks or industrial development corporations.
The CMDA has been directed to furnish information and implement an online application system by following details like publishing list of documents required in its website, the clear timelines mandated through the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act and allowing online application submission and payment there of besides tracking monitoring of applications.
However, under other action plans, it just managed a single point. Some of the major reforms where it failed include development of master plans or zonal plans or land use plans with legal sanction for all urban areas and making them available online, the construction permit procedure and publishing information about the procedure including pre-construction and post-construction documents. These also include no-objection certificates, registrations and other mandatory state approvals on the website for rural areas.It also lacked a well defined inspection procedure and checklist on the department’s website when it comes to the building plan approval process.
State failed to break top-10 ranking in 2017
The 2017 ranking had placed Tamil Nadu at 15, way below Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The State had failed to break into the top 10 rankings as it fared poorly in the implementation of 17 action plans of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).
Tamil Nadu stood at rank 18 under the Business Reform Action Plan, which is prepared by the DIPP in partnership with the World Bank in 2016
17 action plans
This year, the CMDA is part of these many plans under the DIPP’s draft business reforms action plan