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Government launches eBiz portal: A one-stop-shop for investors and industries

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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched the eBiz platform along with two DIPP services and an integrated payment gateway. The eBiz project is one of the integrated mission mode projects under the National e-Governance Plan of the Government of India.

 The aim of the project is to transform the business environment in the country by providing efficient, convenient, transparent and integrated electronic services to investors, industries and businesses in the areas of information on forms and procedures, licenses, permits, registrations, approvals, clearances, permissions, reporting, filing, payments and compliances throughout the life-cycle of an industry or business entity.

 The eBiz portal, comprising information on forms and procedures, was earlier launched by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma at the CII Partnership Summit in Agra on January 28, 2013. The second phase of the project, viz., the platform launch, is being carried out now. This consists of two DIPP services, viz., Industrial Licenses and Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum (IEM) and the integrated payment gateway with the Central Bank of India.

 User can fill the eForms online/offline, upload the attachments, make payment online and submit the form for processing of the department. He will be provided with copy of challan, which he can save or print, acknowledgement of submission and tracking of status of the form besides receiving sms alerts on important notifications. The certificate/ approval/ clearance/ permit etc. can be finally downloaded from eBiz. The eBiz platform, thus, enables a transformational shift in the Governments’ service delivery approach from being department-centric to customer-centric. The eBiz platform is now in public domain and will allow the addition of more and more services across Central Government, State Government etc

 eBiz- India’s Government-to-Business (G2B) portal was conceptualized with support from National Institute of Smart Government (NISG) as the consulting partner and developed by Infosys in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for a period of 10 years. The first three years of the term would be the pilot phase, while the remaining seven years will be the expansion phase.

 During the pilot phase, a total of 50 (26 central + 24 state) services are being implemented across five pilot states viz., Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.. This phase will also include the launch of a single window for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

 Further, over the course of the second and third years, five additional states, namely Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal will be brought under the ambit of this project. It is envisaged that during the next ten years, more than 200 services related to investors and businesses will be rolled-out across the country.

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