e-Biz Portal

Date: February 20, 2015

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Government of India launches e-biz portal

eBiz (www.ebiz.gov.in), is a G2B (government-to-business) portal has been launched with eleven government services to bring transparency and ease of doing business in the country.

eBiz is a part of the 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the National E-Governance Plan (NeGP). The scheme is being implemented by Infosys Technologies Limited (Infosys) under the supervision of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The focus of eBiz is to improve the business environment in the country by enabling fast and efficient access to Government-to-Business (G2B) services through an online portal. This will help in reducing unnecessary delays in various regulatory processes required to start and run businesses. It will facilitate India's position in ease of doing business index.

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The portal presently will provide in 11 Union government services. These 11 services are-
a- 4 services of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) viz. name availability, Director Identification Number (DIN), certificate of incorporation and commencement of business.
b- 2 services of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) viz. Provide Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax-Deduction Account Number (TAN).
c- 2 services of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) viz. to simplify the process such as foreign collaboration through general permission route from RBI.
d- 1 service of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) viz. Know importer-exporter code (IEC).
e-1 service of Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) viz. To complete employer’s registration
f-1 service of Petroleum and explosives Safety Organization (PESO) viz. issue of explosive licences.
It is also planning to roll-out more than 200 services related to investors and businesses in next few years.

Suggested question for mains-

1-With reference to India's constant poor performence in Ease of Doing Business Index evaluate recently launched e-Biz project. also suggest other measures for improving Indian business scenerio? (200 words)

2- Write a short note on NeGP? (100 words)