NEW DELHI: To usher in greater ease of doing business, the government has taken steps to rein in the notorious “inspector raj”. In an advisory to all ministries which is aimed to check fishing expeditions by inspectors, the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) has said no inspection of business premises and factories should be done unless it is approved by the head of the department.

It has also asked all ministries to shift to a system of self-certification of adherence of official norms by all companies, barring those engaged in activities that are regarded as “hazardous” or involving “risk”. The DIPP has communicated that the Prime Minister wants these new measures be actioned without delay and their implementation constantly reviewed.

Ministries have been told that all returns should be filed online through a unified form and a check-list of required compliances should be placed on the ministry/department’s website. They have also been asked to replace all registers that are required to be maintained by businesses with a single electronic register. Read more

Courtesy: Times of India