The Kerala Cabinet has decided to pilot a Kerala Investment Promotion and Facilitation Act with a view to improving the state’s ranking with respect to ‘ease of doing business.’This is among a series of steps being contemplated to rationalise rules and ease up on procedures to make clearances easy and facilitate industrial investments.
Thorough reviewAccordingly, the Kerala Panchayati Raj Act, the Kerala Municipalities Act, building rules, and host of other Acts and rules relevant to granting clearances will be subjected to through review. The single window clearance system would be strengthened and made more effective. An investment promotion and facilitation centre comprising officers of various departments, agencies and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, will be constituted. District-level committees will also be formed under the district collector and comprising officials of various departments. The Cabinet also accepted a recommendation to make available a single form for applying for clearances from various departments.