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Ministry of Commerce and Industry released ‘Ranking of Reform Action Plan’

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Economy
  • Published
    4th Feb, 2021

Context

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has released the rankings of States and Union Territories (UTs) under State Reform Action Plan (SRAP), 2019.

State Reform Action Plan (SRAP), 2019

  • The Action Plan included 187 reform points covering 12 business regulatory areas.
  • Areas: Access to Information & Transparency Enablers, Labour Regulation-Enablers, Construction Permit Enablers, Single Window System, Sector Specific, Inspection Enablers, Paying Taxes, Environment Registration Enablers, Obtaining Utility Permits, Land Administration/Transfer of Property, Contract Enforcement and Land Availability and Allotment are the regulatory areas.

The top States as per the assessment under SRAP, 2019 are tabulated below:-

Sl. No.

Name of States/UT

1

Andhra Pradesh

2

Uttar Pradesh

3

Telangana

4

Madhya Pradesh

5

Jharkhand

6

Chhattisgarh

7

Himachal Pradesh

8

Rajasthan

9

West Bengal

10

Gujarat

Key Points

  • Ranking in variation: It is noted that some States/UTs have improved their ranking while others have slipped down in the SRAP, 2019 as compared to their previous year’s rankings.
  • Assessment method:The assessment of States/UTs under SRAP, 2019 was based on feedback obtained from users/professionals against 180 out of 187 reform points, which is in congruence with the methodology followed by the World Bank in its global Doing Business rankings.
  • The Action Plan is spread across 15 reform areas and seeks to promote sector-specific approach so as to create an enabling business environment across various sectors in the country.