CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 10 – Underscoring the need to now focus on District Level Business Reforms, the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce and Investment Promotion Ms. Vini Mahajan on Tuesday directed for evolving a time bound action-plan for implementation of all the reforms already implemented at the state level.

Chairing a meeting after the conclusion of a State Level Workshop held here under her chairmanship here at MGSIPA on Tuesday, Ms Vini Mahajan disclosed that based upon the implementation of these reforms, each district would be ranked based upon the feedback of users.

Reiterating that the Ease of Doing Business is a core priority area for the Government of Punjab, Ms. Vini Mahajan stated that it is one of the core pillars in the Punjab Industrial & Business Development Policy, 2017 reinforced by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019 held last week. Expressing satisfaction at the progress, she disclosed that led by the Department of Industries & Commerce and with the support of 14 Departments & Agencies, state has been able to implement all 187 reform points shared by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

DPIIT has shared a District Level Business Action Reforms Plan covering 218 recommendations under 08 Reform Areas of Starting a Business, Urban Local Body, Land Reform Enabler, Land Administration and Property Registration Enablers, Obtaining Approval for Construction, Paying Taxes, Miscellaneous, Grievance Redressal/ Paperless Courts and Law & Order. 18 Departments are expected to implement these Reforms.

During the workshop, Project Manager Sh. Girdhari Lal explained the modalities of implementation of District level Business Reform Action Plan to the participants. The workshop was held to sensitise the concerned departments about the reforms  proposals, and they have been asked to present comprehensive strategy in this regard, the spokesperson revealed.

Prominent amongst others present during the workshop included Sh. Sibin C., Director of Industries & Commerce, Punjab, Mr. Manasavi Kumar, Special Secretary Revenue and Mr. A.K. Panday, IG Police. The workshop was attended by Nodal Officer from concerned department, All Additional/ Joint/ Deputy Director/ GM, DICs from the Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab, All Sector Officers/ Nodal Officers of Regulatory Departments in the PBIP.

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