Imphal: Commerce and industry minister Nemcha Kipgen on Wednesday launched a web portal — eodbmanipur.mn.gov.in for Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) at the office of the minister at new secretariat, here.
The portal was launched to simplify and rationalize regulatory processes (registration and inspection processes), an introduction of information technology as an enabler to make governance more efficient and effective in a transparent manner.
Soon after the launch, the minister browsed and got hands-on experience of the website.
In this fast competitive digital era, this web portal launched today will serve as a virtual platform to provide Online issue of Factory Permit, Online issue of Factory License, Online issue of Mining Lease and Online issue of Mining Permit at the click of a button in the convenience of where they are located. Keeping in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, such a portal will enable the entrepreneurs and businessmen to opt for an online version for any of their requirements, the minister said.
Nemcha informed that various reforms have been taking place by the state government under the leadership of chief minister N. Biren Singh with an objective to improve state’s ranking for EoDB.
She highlighted the reforms taken up by the government namely Enactment of Manipur Public Services Delivery Guarantee Act, 2021, Enactment of Manipur Industrial Single Window Clearance Act, 2021 and Manipur Factories Rules,2021. Enactment of Manipur Public Services Delivery Guarantee Act, 2021 under which time limits have been prescribed for 42(forty two) services for delivery to the citizens and investors, Enactment of Manipur Industrial Single Window Clearance Act, 2021 which envisages establishment of a Single Window Agency and an online Single Window Clearance System and Manipur Factories Rules,2021 has been notified and the validity of factory license extended to 10(ten) years from the existing 1(one) year; Provision for auto renewal of Factory License exists under the Manipur Factories Rules, 2021, the minister said.
She informed that the department also shall develop and launch Online Single Window System very soon. This system shall be a One Stop point for doing business, a transparent and corruption free eco-system for investors in the state.
The web portal is developed by Capital Software, a Manipur based IT firm.
India has taken a leap from 134 ranking in 2014 to 63 in 2019-20 on the World Bank Report of Doing Business of 190 countries.