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Centre plans to reduce compliance burden on citizens, businesses

Centre plans to reduce compliance burden on citizens, businesses

To improve ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of doing Business’, the Centre has decided to further reduce the compliance burden on businesses and citizens. A Commerce and Industry Ministry statement said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had interacted with secretaries of various departments in September and discussed ways to reduce the compliance burden. To take this forward, a national workshop on the ‘Next Phase of Reforms for Reducing Compliance Burden’ is being organised on December 22, 2021. The outcomes of the breakout sessions will be presented to Cabinet Secretary. The theme of the first session will be ‘Breaking Silos and enhancing synergies among Government Departments’. Among other things, itll focus on integration between central ministries or departments and state single window systems and departments. Itll also discuss ways to issue a combined certificate for CIN, PAN, TAN, GST, LIN, Import-Export Code (IEC) etc, creation of single business IDs to subsume multiple IDs and rationalisation of information across ministries or states/UTs. Also read: Sebi allows framework on non-compliance with disclosure norms The second breakout session will be themed ‘National Single Sign-on for Efficient Delivery of Citizen Services’. Itll see deliberations on onboarding all citizen services by central and state government services under one roof – “National Citizen-Centric Portal and the creation of a ‘National Digital Profile’ for all citizens. The third breakout session will be themed ‘Effective Grievance Redressal’, which will see discussions on the effectiveness of Centralised Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) and other channels of grievance redressal. The outcome of these discussions will help the government better the quality of grievance redressal and could lead to the creation of an effective grievance redressal system. Also read: Meta, WhatsApp to hire compliance, nodal contact, grievance officers in India Download.

economy 2021-12-12 Livemint