J&K becomes first UT to be integrated with national single window system
Linking J&K into web of partnership with domestic, foreign companies; ensuring best global practices in regulatory institutions, systems: LG
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to be integrated with the national single window system as Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launched the J&K single-window portal, integrating it with the national single-window system.
While 130 industrial services have been made online on a single-window system, over 160 more services would be integrated this year, the LG said.
According to an official press release, the LG said his administration is linking Jammu and Kashmir into a web of partnerships with the domestic and foreign companies and ensuring global best practices in “our regulatory institutions and system”.
The LG also reiterated government’s commitment to strengthen the industrial ecosystem in a manner that the benefits percolate to all sections of the society in Jammu & Kashmir.
The LG said J&K is the first UT to be integrated with the National Single Window System. “Now global investors can apply for all their business approvals in J&K through the National Single Window system,” he added.
“We are ensuring ‘Ease of Doing Business’ & ‘Ease of Living’ through minimum regulatory compliance burden. We are linking Jammu Kashmir into a web of partnership with the domestic and foreign companies and ensuring global best practices in our regulatory institutions and systems,” Sinha said.
“We are also giving focused attention to the growth of dynamic sectors including real estate, horticulture and tourism to create large employment opportunities,” he said.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister and Home Minister for bringing industrial reforms in J&K, the LG said that in the last one year, since the launch of the new Industrial development scheme, our policies have evolved to make Jammu & Kashmir more competitive and lucrative for industries and service enterprises.
“These reforms have helped us receive investment proposals worth Rs 70,000 crore in different sectors within a year,” he added.
“After years of poor performance in industrialization, Jammu & Kashmir is at a new stage in its development trajectory. Focused attention is being given to the growth of dynamic sectors including real estate, horticulture and tourism so as to create increased employment opportunities,” said the LG.
“We are strengthening J&K’s power and road infrastructure, improving connectivity and law and order situation. We have launched a massive program costing about Rs one lakh crore to upgrade our infrastructure,” the LG said.
“There is an air of optimism and I am fully convinced of positive outcomes,” he added.
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary said that the administration is making constant efforts to be among top performers in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and ‘Ease of Living’, and bring fundamental change in the socio-economic ecosystem.
He emphasized on monthly progress review meetings with all stakeholder departments involved, ensuring successful implementation of G2B & G2C services on ground. Further, he added that all services shall be covered under the ambit of J&K Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011.
Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department briefed about the key features of the J&K Single Window system.
J&K Single Window System has emerged as a “One Stop Solution” for investors/applicants ensuring hassle free services, he added.
It was informed that the Integrated Single Window System will facilitate new investments locally and globally either through National Single Window System or through J&K Single Window System (www.singlewindow.jk.gov.in) with user-friendly interfaces and timely approvals.
Department of Industries & Commerce being the nodal department shall coordinate with all departments of Government of J&K for successful compliance of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2022 and Regulatory Compliance Burden (RCB) 2022.
J&K Government envisages 100 percent on ground implementation of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ & ‘Ease of Living’ initiatives through UT/Division/District level feedback improvement campaigns. It also focuses on creating a healthy competition among departments and districts to have the best MIS dashboard (approval timelines) with zero pendency and timely redressal of grievances.
It was informed that 130+ services are hosted online through Single Window Portal and more than 2600 burdensome regulatory compliances have been identified and uploaded on RCB portal, GoI before the deadline (31st January 2022).
Short films on “New Jammu & Kashmir vision & development”, “J&K Single Window (JK-SW) System” & “Integrated National Single Window System (NSWS)” were showcased on the occasion.
Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary, DPIIT, GoI Additional Secretary DPIIT, GoI said that the integration of J&K Single Window system with the National Single Window system will enable the investors to know the preliminary clearances (Know Your Approvals) on a single click and can apply services either through NSWS and JKSWS.
Prerna Puri, Secretary to Government, IT Department; Anoo Malhotra, Director, I&C, Jammu; Smita Sethi, Managing Director, SIDCO; Shrawan Pathak, Team Leader EoDB; Kanav Kapahi, Senior Consultant; SICOP IT Team members and other concerned officials were present on the occasion, in person and through virtual mode.