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Shri Piyush Goyal chairs the review meeting on the Single window system for industrial clearances and approvals

Learning from the past experiences we should go on improving it in the future: Shri Piyush Goyal

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Railways and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal today said that we will soon have the soft launch of the first phase of the National Single window system. The digital platform will allow investors to identify and apply for various pre-operations approvals required for commencing a business in India. There will be 17 Ministries/Departments and 14 states onboard in the first phase which is likely to be launched soon, the Minister said during the review meeting of the Single window system held today. MoS, Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Prakash also attended the meeting.

Shri Piyush Goyal expressed the hope that it will be a seamless interface where all the facilities from land purchasing to all the information needed to businesses and industrialists will be available. He said that the “Single window” would be a genuine one, acting as a one-stop solution to all the problems or requirements of the investors. This would provide end-to-end facilitation, support, including pre-investment advisory, information related to land banks, and facilitating clearances at Central and State levels, he added.

It will facilitate the investors to know the approvals required to establish a particular business and let them apply for those approvals to commence business, see the status of those approvals as well as provide/seek clarifications regarding the same- all in one platform.

Shri Piyush Goyal also emphasized the security and the authentication of the critical data used in this platform. He said all security measures should be in place to safeguard critical data. He also suggested third-party auditing of the platform before its launch.

The Minister appreciated all the Ministries/Departments and states for showing enthusiasm, interest, and open-mindedness in speedily working on developing the project, despite Covid-19 hurdles.“It is because of your exemplary contribution, cooperation, and hard work that such a huge exercise has reached at an advance stage now”, he said.

Shri Piyush Goyal said that by learning from past experiences we should go on improving them in the future. He hoped that its success will be a real tribute to Dr. Guruprasad Mahapatra, Secretary DPIIT who recently left for his heavenly abode.  

The participants in the meeting gave status reports on their preparedness on being on board the portal. They were told to register in the portal, try out various use cases and identify areas for improvement.

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