Addressing an interactive session on “Delhi 2020 – A Smart Place to Live, Work and Do Business”, organised by FICCI, Sisodia assured the industry that ease of doing business is one of the top priorities of his government and that Delhi would soon become one of the most progressive and modern cities of India.
He added that there is a need for single-window clearance for ease of doing business, and towards this end, the government is making efforts to integrate all the departments via online platform and encouraging use of e-governance and m-governance.
The industry and the government need to work in tandem, said Sisodia and invited industry leaders to share their vision and suggestions with the Delhi Government to resolve the basic issues of the city, such as providing water supply to irregular colonies, quality education, affordable and superior healthcare services and housing to slum dwellers, besides enhancing women security, generating employment opportunities, reducing pollution and improving transport system.
Sisodia said that the government was trying to create a unified tax structure for the northern region to facilitate business. “Uniform and reasonable tax rates, along with minor enforcement and trust between the government and industry, can result in boosting tax collection in the capital.”
The Deputy CM added that in the current financial year, in the first two months of the quarter, there is an increase of almost Rs 800 crore in tax collection.
In response to suggestions from the FICCI Ladies Organisation to create a women industrial park and promoting women in unconventional sectors, such as security guards and bus drivers, Sisodia said that these proposals were laudable and should be deliberated upon further.