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Gujarat questions DIPP's method of ranking states on ease of doing biz

Gujarat slipped two positions to rank fifth in the ease of doing business ranking among all the states

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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has questioned the methodology of ranking of states in terms of ease of doing business, saying it will seek clarification from the department on the issue, a top state government said on Wednesday.

slipped two positions to rank fifth in the ranking among all the states and Union Territories. It was prepared by the and the (DIPP).

"We are dismayed by the rankings and the way they have done the calculations. We would seek clarification from the on these things," the government said.

The pointed out that despite having higher feedback score of 83.64 per cent as compared to (82.9 per cent) and same reform evidence score (99.73 per cent), Gujarat was placed two notches lower.

The ranking is based on a combined score consisting of reform evidence score that is based on evidence uploaded by states/UTs and feedback score that is based on response garnered from actual users of services provided to businesses.

Gujarat topped the chart in 2015 but slipped to third spot in 2016 and fifth in 2017 rankings.

Gujarat is also the home state of

Similarly, was placed below despite having high feedback score of 79.73 per cent. These states ranked at seventh and sixth respectively.

continues to be the best state to do business.

According to the latest (BRAP) index, Telangana and are placed at second and third positions, respectively.

said that improvement in ranking is particularly encouraging as it is important to create a beneficial investment ecosystem in all states for ensuring equitable growth.

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:28 IST