Initiatives taken to create a conducive business environment
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is spearheading the initiatives under Ease of Doing Business and Reducing Compliance Burden which are aimed at creating a conducive business environment. The key focus areas of the initiatives are:
- Simplification of procedures related to applications, renewals, inspections, filing records, etc.,
- Rationalization by repealing, amending or subsuming redundant laws,
- Digitization by creating online interfaces eliminating manual forms and records, and
- Decriminalization of minor technical or procedural defaults.
Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has also undertaken the following initiatives to create a conducive environment for the promotion and development of MSMEs:-
- Udyam Registration (UR) Portal has been developed to provide fully online, paperless and transparent MSME registration process. No documents or proof are required to be uploaded for registering MSMEs. Only Aadhaar Number and Permanent Account Number (PAN) is enough for registration. PAN and Goods & Services Tax (GST)-linked details on investment and turnover of enterprises are taken automatically from Government databases.
- Digital Payments have been introduced to pass on the benefits of the schemes of Ministry of MSME through digital payment gateway.
- MSME SAMBANDH Portal has been developed which helps in monitoring the implementation of Public Procurement Policy for micro and small enterprises.m
- MSME SAMADHAAN Portal has been developed which helps in empowering micro and small entrepreneurs across the country to register their cases relating to delayed payments.
- CHAMPIONS Portal has been developed for speedy redressal of grievances.
- Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has been directed to further facilitate online procurement of common use Goods and Services, required by various Government Departments/Organizations/CPSEs, from MSMEs.
Steps taken for increasing exports through e-Commerce
Government has taken the following steps for increasing exports through e-Commerce:
- Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has digitized import and export clearances of courier parcels through the launch of Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) at all major International Courier Terminals (ICTs). The Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2010 enables the electronic processing and clearances of courier imports and exports.
- With the recent issue of the Notification No. 57/2022-Customs (NT) and Circular 09/2022 both dated 30th June 2022, e-commerce exports of jewellery have been further facilitated in compliance to the budget announcement of 2022 for providing a simplified regulatory framework for e-commerce exports of Jewellery.
- Exports by Post Regulations, 2018 and Circular 14/2018-Customs both dated 04.06.2018 were issued in order to facilitate exports and specifically give a fillip to the global outreach of Indian exports via e-commerce (more so to the small & medium enterprises) through Foreign Post Offices.