Telangana on fast-track to retain EoDB top rank

Telangana State, which was placed in the 13th position in EoDB index in 2015, pole-vaulted to the top in 2016, through a series of reforms.

By Author   |   Published: 5th Oct 2017   8:48 pm
Chief Secretary SP Singh reviews initiatives under Ease of Doing Business.
Chief Secretary SP Singh reviews initiatives under Ease of Doing Business.

Hyderabad: The State government, making a strong bid to retain the top spot in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index in the country, has so far achieved 95 per cent compliance of the 372 recommendations of the Business Reform Action Plan proposed by the Union Government. And it still has a month to meet the compliance deadline set by the Centre.

Chief Secretary S P Singh, who held a high level meeting with Principal Secretaries and HoDs of 26 Departments to review the status of compliance on Thursday, expressed satisfaction at the progress and commended the departments for putting in concerted efforts to ensure that the initiatives proposed by the Centre are diligently implemented in the State in letter and spirit.

Singh urged the departments that are yet to achieve 100 per cent compliance to make extra efforts and expedite the process of putting in place the online systems required and executive orders issued. The departments have assured that complete compliance would be achieved within the next one week.

Telangana State, which was placed in the 13th position in EoDB index in 2015, pole-vaulted to the top in 2016, through a series of reforms. The EoDB index is decided by the World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on the basis of States’ compliance with the 372 point Business reform Action Plan. The centre added 32 additional reforms parameters this year to last year’s 340 points.