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Ease of doing business policy to explore scrapping of licence raj

As per the draft policy, ministries and departments will be told to assess whether licensing should be scrapped and replaced with a simple registration process

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Dilasha Seth New Delhi
The government will soon come up with an overarching National Ease of Doing Business policy, aiming to phase out the licensing requirement for businesses.  With its target to see India in the top 50 in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has circulated a draft Cabinet note on the proposed policy for inter-ministerial consultation.

According to the draft policy, ministries and departments will be told to assess whether licensing should be scrapped and replaced with a simple registration process. In cases where licensing requirement cannot be removed, renewal obligation should

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First Published: Jun 28 2019 | 1:43 AM IST

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