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Government introduces single window system to ‘attract’ investment in industrial sector

The single window system will issue SMS alerts on investments and other clearances of facilities.

dehradun Updated: Jan 15, 2018 21:19 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Uttarakhand news,Single window system,Industrial sector
Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh chaired a meeting of officials on the Single Window System in Dehradun on Monday. (HT Photo)

The Uttarakhand government on Monday introduced a single window system to ‘attract’ investments in the industrial sector. It will also issue SMS alerts regarding the same.

This was reported to chief secretary Utpal Singh by officials at a meeting on the single window system held at the secretariat. He was also informed that dashboards had also been created to monitor clearances relating to industrial investments and facilities to be provided to investors. There is a separate system of monitoring through dashboards at the levels of the state government, districts and different departments.

The single window system will also issue SMS alerts regarding investments and other clearances of facilities, to be provided to investors. “Heads of departments will receive SMS alerts regarding such information within four days while secretaries concerned will receive the SMS alerts within 14 days”, read an official note.

With the single window system in place, officials would easily get to know how many Common Application Forms (CAFs) were received from investors over a particular period. They will also get to know the number of CAFs that would be disposed off and how many of them were pending at a given time, the note read. The single window system will also specifically point out the officials concerned at whose end, clearances of CAFs would be pending.

Under this new system, clearances for investments up to Rs 10 crore would be given by the committees constituted at the district levels. Investments made above Rs 10 crore would be cleared at the state level committee.

All clearances will get approval in principle within a fortnight whereas the final approval will be granted within a period of 30 days to two months.

The chief secretary directed officials to expedite the digitalisation of land records. They were also directed to ensure online registration of land and all other related process. “It is mandatory to upload all documents online while leasing out land,” read the note. A system “is being put in place to ensure that all records relating to land related transactions are uploaded on officials portals”, the chief secretary said. “These portals will also be linked with the departments of revenue and stamp and registration, besides the related banks”, the note read.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 21:19 IST