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Single window system for industrial clearances and approvals expects a launch: Piyush Goyal

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National Single window system will have a smooth launch, said the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Railways and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal on Wednesday.

This digital platform will allow investors to identify and apply for various pre-operations approvals required for commencing a business in India. Overall 17 Ministries/Departments and 14 states are 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 on Wednesday. MoS, Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Prakash too attended the meeting.
Shri Goyal expects 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 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.
The minister also adds that they should learn from past experiences to improve 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 a status report on their preparedness for being on board the portal and were told to register in the portal, try out various use cases and identify areas for improvement.

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