Telangana state industries department has tested how its new industrial policy works, before its actual launching for industrialists.
Recently, the officials conducted a mock clearance of projects through their system. ‘’Our trial run is successful. We hope that the policy once launched by chief minister formally will live up to the expectations,” highly placed sources in the department told Express.
Telangana government announced its new industrial policy in November last. The Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System (TS-iPASS) aims at giving clearances to mega projects within 15 days and for all other projects within 30 days. But, is it really possible to give clearances in such a short span of time, if one goes by the lethargic administrative procedure?
The answer to this is that the industries department officials recently conducted a mock clearance programme and cleared two files within the stipulated time.
Meanwhile, the IT giant Infosys is developing a website for inviting applications for new industries. The new industrial policy wanted the industrialists to apply through online. For the same, an exclusive website was being designed by Infosys and it will be launched by chief minister very soon.
As the new industrial policy aims at providing single window clearance, the application form is simplified. The industrialist can simply fill up their forms and DPR and upload it to the website. Later, the officials will send the forms to respective departments for clearances through online.
Industrialists need not to visit each and every department for getting permissions under single window system. Once, they have uploaded the application on the to be launched website, then the officials concerned will process the applications for all the departments concerned for clearances.
Meanwhile, the state government is currently preparing operational guidelines for the TS-iPASS. The government passed the Bill in the state Assembly and also issued a detailed GO on announcing cash and other incentives for industries.
Now, the operational guidelines are vetted by the law department and the chief minister is likely to clear them in a week.
Source: The New Indian Express