CM directed Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries to strengthen online services of their respective departments
LUCKNOW || Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that the state government is committed to provide smooth facilities to investors and the common man. To make 'Ease of Doing Business' even better, it is extremely necessary that investors and public get benefits of the government facilities with a click on the computer. He said that the basic requirement is to totally simplify the licensing procedure and all the departments should give impetus to their efforts in this regard.
The CM was presiding over a review meeting here at Lok Bhawan on 'Ease of Doing Business'. It may be recalled that the state of Uttar Pradesh, in a significant achievement, has jumped 12 positions from 2016 to reach the second position in the country in 2019 in 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking. CM expressed satisfaction on this achievement and asked all the departments and agencies to strive further to do better in the next phase.
He said that the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of Union Commerce and Industry Ministry has suggested many reforms for the next phase of Business Reform Action Plan. He directed the concerned departments to prepare an action plan to act upon these and send back the report to the Government of India by October 30, 2020.
The CM directed the Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries of the related departments to strengthen the online services of their respective departments. Ensure the speedy issuance of NOCs and the fee payment system for NOC should be linked to 'Nivesh Mitra' portal. In order to immediate issuance of NOCs, all the system should be in place by September 30, 2020, he instructed.
He further directed to expedite the implementation of reforms in the Geology and Mining Department and asked to make services online by September 20, 2020. He directed to implement proposed reforms in the excise department by the end of this month and link "Film Bandhu" to Nivesh Mitra Portal by the end of next month. He also asked to take necessary steps for online mutation of the properties.
The Chief Minister said that Urban Development department should prepare an action plan for providing online service to the investors. Similarly, Medical, Health and Family Welfare department should provide for online facilities for nursing homes and ultrasound. He said that the simplification of procedures in the Housing Department will facilitate the consumers. He further directed to make licensing process for firecrackers online.
He said that in the first phase, the reforms in the Stamp and Registration Department should be implemented in three districts by October 30, 2020. He asked to develop the software for reforms in the revenue department. Implement online services in tourism department for registration and renewal of hotels and travel agencies.
In the meeting, the Invest UP put up a proposal to reduce the licences/NOCs required to set up and run the industry from 43 to 21. The departments of Environment, Food Security and Drug Administration, Labour and Food and Supply gave their consent on the proposal. Subsequently, the CM directed all the four departments to make progress in this regard by preparing an action plan so that the industrialisation procedure will ease further.