New Delhi: In the latest Doing Business Report (DBR), 2020 released by the World Bank on 24th October, 2019, India stands at 63rd position out of 190 countries. Since 2014, India’s rank has gone up from 142 to 63 in 2019.
The information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) started a comprehensive reform exercise, State Reform Action Plan, in States and Union Territories (UTs) in December, 2014.
Under the assessment exercise of States/UTs for the year 2017-18, 21 States/UTs have designed and implemented online Single Window System. Further, the States Reform Action Plan, 2019 requires States and UTs to develop an online Information Wizard equipped with a feature to provide links to online application forms for licenses/ NOCs required by users and their relevant notifications. Under the reform area Construction Permits Enablers, States and UTs are required to mandate timelines for grant of construction permits/NOCs and to provide these services the online single window system.