New Delhi, Sep 29 (TNA) A big exercise is being carried out by Central Ministries & States/UTs to reduce compliance burden and the aim of this exercise is to simplify, decriminalize & remove redundant laws, union minister Piyush Goyal has said.
He further said that India, under PM Modi, has come a long way from red-tapism to laying the red carpet for businesses. The mindset has evolved from “Not able to understand complexities” to “It’s so simple to start a business”.
He said that numerous regulatory compliances only confused the new prospects & built hesitation in investors but today we are creating a most conducive environment for entrepreneurs. The Minister said that the soft launch of the National Single Window System is an outstanding example of Government's commitment to simply and rationalise things.
The NSWS portal hosts approvals across 18 Central Departments & 9 States and another 14 Central depts & 5 states will be added by Dec’21. Goyal said that through a participative & consultative approach with all stakeholders we are identifying & eliminating hurdles in a timebound manner.
Secretary DPIIT said that more than 22,000 compliances have been reduced by Union Ministries, States & UTs so far under the initiative and about 13,000 compliances simplified while more than 1,200 processes have been digitized. It may be noted that during last fee years 103 offences have been decriminalized and 327 redundant provisions/laws removed.