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Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Performance of States on EODB

Posted On: 27 DEC 2018 11:47AM by PIB Delhi

Sixteen States have implemented 75% or more of the 340 reforms based on Implementation Score in Business Reform Action Plan 2016.In Business Reform Action Plan 2017-18, 18 States have achieved a combined score (Reform evidence score and Feedback score) of more than 75%.

 

TOP ACHIEVERS (ABOVE 95%)

RANK

STATE

SCORE (%)

1

Andhra Pradesh

98.30

2

Telangana

98.28

3

Haryana

98.06

4

Jharkhand

98.05

5

Gujarat

97.99

6

Chhattisgarh

97.31

7

Madhya Pradesh

97.30

8

Karnataka

96.42

9

Rajasthan

95.70

 

ACHIEVERS (90 - 95%)

RANK

STATE

SCORE (%)

10

West Bengal

94.59

11

Uttarakhand

94.24

12

Uttar Pradesh

92.89

13

Maharashtra

92.88

14

Odisha

92.08

15

Tamil Nadu

90.68

 

FAST MOVERS (80 - 90%)

RANK

STATE

SCORE (%)

16

Himachal Pradesh

87.90

17

Assam

84.75

18

Bihar

81.91

 

The ease of doing business initiative of the government is achieved through Business Reform Action Plan wherein the endeavor is to make the processes simpler and transparent, reduce the timelines for various regulatory approvals and eliminate physical interface between the department and the business with the ultimate aim of increasing investments in the States and Union Territories (UTs). As a result of the Business Reform Action Plan Exercise 2017-18:

 

  • 19 State/UTs - Established specialized Commercial Courts in major towns/clusters in the State
  • 22 State/UTs - Reduced the number of documents required for obtaining electricity connection to only 2 as against 16 in 2016
  • 21 State/UTs- Designed and implemented online Single Window System with functionality for online application submission, payment and approvals
  • 12 State/UTs - Created online single window system for uploading building plans and providing construction permits
  • 21 State/UTs -Digitized land transaction deeds of last 2 years at all sub-registrar offices

 

16 States and UTs have a combined score of less than 50% under Business Reform Action Plan 2017-18. In this regard, DIPP has taken numerous initiatives in 2017-18 such as:

 

· DIPP along with the World Bank conducted a nationwide workshop in July 2017 and 8 State/UT level workshops to share good practices and provide guidance on implementing reforms.

· In 2017, DIPP organized dedicated Video Conferences with North East States to help them in understanding the Business Reform Action Plan.

· In October – December 2018, workshops were conducted in each Union Territory to address challenge faced by them in implementing reforms.

· DIPP also adopted handholding method of partnering leading States with low scoring States so that the latter could learn from the former.

· 2 regional workshops, one each in Guwahati and Lucknow, have been conducted. In the following weeks, 3 more such workshops will be conducted in Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, C. R. Chaudhary, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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