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Ease of Doing Business

Labour Law Clearances

& Business Reform Action Plan

The Department Of Industrial Policy & Promotion: Government of India had promulgated a set of recommendations for the States under the “Ease of Doing Business” initiative. The aim was to facilitate setting of new industries & businesses by simplification of procedures, time-bound delivery of services, ease of access to information, transparency in inspection procedures etc. In West Bengal, a wide range of activities have been assigned to various Departments. The Labour Department has been vested with the highest number of action points to ease and simplify the Labour Regulations.

The Labour Department, Government of West Bengal, under the said initiative, has undertaken massive re-engineering of the statutory procedures and simplified the operating procedures relating to clearances under the Labour Laws. This is aimed to facilitate the entrepreneurs and industries in setting up their business and compliance to statutory labour regulations.

The existing procedures for statutory clearances have been redesigned and made simple and transparent. Efforts have been made to hasten processing period for statutory clearances. Most of the processes now are lucid and streamlined. Beginning with application for fresh certificate / licence and payment of designated fees to downloading the final approval certificate, the end-user does not need a physical touch point. All the vital service delivery processes have been bound by strict timelines under the “West Bengal Right to Public Services Act, 2013”.

The inspection procedures have also been revisited and redesigned so as to make them transparent and time-bound. Submission of inspection reports within a stipulated timeline has been mandated by the Department.

To further ease the application and certification procedures, the applicants have been vested with the powers of Self-Certification under several Labour Laws.

The Labour Department is making relentless efforts to further ease the procedures and diminish the timelines. The Department is pledged to ease the procedures, rapid processing and faster delivery of services.