Chandigarh in the category of emerging business ecosystems | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: The city is listed as an emerging business ecosystem based on the implementation of the Centre’s fifth Trade Reforms Action Plan (BRA), for which the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the assessment of states and UTs in Delhi on Thursday.
UT administration had introduced one stop shop system in many departments to facilitate business and launched online service at Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), Hospitality Department, Property Bureau, Department Of the industry, RLApollution control committee, municipal corporation and forest and wildlife department.
The BRA covers 301 reform points in 15 areas of business regulation such as access to information, single window system, labor, environment, land administration, utility licensing and transfer of land and property.
These 118 reforms were introduced with 72 action points in 9 sectors covering commercial licensing, health, legal metrology, cinemas, hotels, firefighters. NOC, telecommunications, film shooting and tourism, which were introduced for the first time to broaden the scope of the reforms. The goal is to build investor confidence, foster a business-friendly climate, and increase the ease of doing business by promoting healthy competition through a system for evaluating states’ implementation of BRAP .
Unlike previous years where states and UTs were ranked, this year these are ranked in four categories, namely the best, the best, the wannabes and the emerging business ecosystems. The evaluation of States and UTs is not intended to prioritize them but to promote the sharing of knowledge for the national adoption of good practices.
The Ministry of Finance’s assessment places importance on user feedback on the effectiveness of enterprise reforms.
The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has been evaluating states and UTs’ implementation of the reforms mandated under the BRAP since 2014. So far, reports have been released for 2015 , 2016, 2017-18 and 2019. The others in the category of emerging business ecosystems are Andaman & Nicobar, Bihar, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Pondicherryand Tripra.