Piyush Goyal holds meeting to launch a single-window platform for business approvals

The platform will allow investors to identify and apply for various pre-operations approvals required for commencing a business in India, according to the minister.
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The first phase of the national single-window system, which will allow investors to identify and apply for various pre-operations approvals required for commencing a business in India, is likely to be launched soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

There will be 17 ministries and departments, as well as 14 states onboard in the first phase, he announced during a review meeting of the system.

He also expressed hope that it will be a seamless interface where all the facilities from land purchasing to all the information needed for businesses and industrialists will be available.

He added that it would be a genuine single window and would act as a one-stop solution to all the problems or requirements of the investors.

"This would provide end-to-end facilitation, support, including pre-investment advisory, information related to land banks and facilitating clearances at central and state levels," the minister said.

Goyal emphasised on the security and the authentication of the critical data used in this platform.

He said all security measures should be in place to safeguard the critical data.

This development comes days after Piyush Goyal called upon Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to expand its scope and include more participants for public procurement of products and services. According to him, the integration of the platform with the railway e-procurement system towards the unified procurement system for buyers should be done expeditiously.

Edited by Anju Narayanan

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