From Red Tape to Red Carpet Transformation by Single Window System

2022-12-06 15:58:05 Exim News

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said that the National Single Window System (NSWS) would help realize the Government’s vision of transforming red tape to red carpet. 

He was addressing a press conference after a review meeting on National Single Window System in New Delhi on December 5.

The meeting witnessed participation from 32 Central Ministries/ Departments, 36 States/ UTs and Industry Associations (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI). At the meeting, several new ideas emerged from various stakeholders, especially on integration of data collection through a single time entry of critical information, the Minister said. 

Mr Goyal said that PAN number is likely to be used as a unique identifier for API integration of data between ministries and states for ensuring single business user ID. National Single window system (NSWS) also helps in reducing data duplication and filling same data in various forms using auto-population Module, he added.

As many as 27 Central Departments and 19 states have been on board on NSWS. 

The Minister said that National Land Bank has also been integrated into NSWS. He added that 1 lakh hectares of land in different industrial parks and estates are available on NSWS. The portal will become a one stop shop for buying industrial land, he said

Renewal of licenses would also be brought under NSWS starting with 5 Ministries like Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles. 

The key objectives of the review meeting today were to ensure on boarding of investor-related clearances by Ministries/ Departments of the Central government and by the State Governments and UTs...

National Single Window System is an ambitious initiative which promises to be the game changer for increasing investments and reducing compliance burden in the country.

The system would lead to convergence of all Ministries/ Department and States/ UTs through the “whole of Government approach”.

Various ministries, states and Union Territories have worked in close coordination with DPIIT and NSWS Team to bring this portal up and running. Industry Associations have given valuable feedback from time to time that helped improve and optimize the system. 

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