In a bid to ensure fast and efficient Government-to-Business (G2B) services, the Project Monitoring Group in the Cabinet Secretariat has set up an online digital platform, eNivesh, for monitoring clearances required for setting up business/projects in the country. It can monitor the processing of 88 different types clearances / approvals granted by various Central Government Ministries/Department and Governments of States/UTs.
Out of the 88 clearances, 80 clearances have been digitised. While a set of four clearances in respect of Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are not proposed to be digitised due to security reasons, digitisation of the remaining four clearances is on the verge of completion by respective Ministries and Departments. In addition to the above mentioned 88 clearances, 5 clearances are available on the portal of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
The exact number of clearances required by investor depends on a number of factors including investment in plant and machinery, member and class of employees, and the sector concerned. The monitoring mechanism has been developed to fast-track the pending clearance proposals beyond timeline.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, gave this information in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.