The Telangana government announced its maiden industrial policy recently with a unique feature — Right to Clearance, on the lines of Right to Information, for industrial projects. No country has such a policy.
What is Right to Clearance?
- The Right to Clearance is intended to convey a message that the government is determined to create an ecosystem in which ease of doing business “matches and even exceeds the best global standards”.
- It enables an applicant to know the reasons for the delay in clearance. For every day of delay in clearance, the State will fine the official concerned Rs. 1,000.
This feature, along with the government’s policy of “minimum inspection, maximum facilitation”, with single-window clearance and automatic renewals, besides encouraging self-certification, has caught the attention of the captains of industry.
Sources: The Hindu.