Odisha for self-certifying scheme for non-hazardous industries

Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to introduce a self certifying scheme for non-hazardous industries enabling them to set up their units without too many inspections at the initial level, said an official release on Wednesday.

At a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here, the Labour and ESI department was advised to expedite the process for notifying the self certification scheme to facilitate ease of doing business in the state.

The department was also asked to further simplify the process of compliances to labour and factories act as a step for facilitating setting up of more industrial units and creation of more jobs and has introduced a number of reformative measures in this direction, said a release.

Director, boilers and factories, P.C. Das said that 12 services under Boiler and Factories Act have been notified under Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012, out of which delivery of nine important services have been put on line through e-biz portal.

More powers have been delegated to field officers so that they can resolve the issues as and when they arise, said the release.

The process and procedures for various inspections have been streamlined and simplified through the system of Central Inspection Coordination Group (CICG), under which inspectors of various departments will have a common programme of inspection so that different aspects will be inspected on the same day and the frequency of inspections can be reduced.

The department has already achieved 96 tasks points out of 97 points specified for ease of doing business. The other remaining point will be complied soon, said Das.

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