Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal today said that the National Single Window System (NSWS) would help realize Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi‘s vision of transforming red tape into red carpet.
He was addressing a press conference after a review meeting on National Single Window System in New Delhi yesterday.
The meeting witnessed participation from 32 Central Ministries/ Departments, 36 States/ UTs, and Industry Associations (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, and PHDCCI).
At the meeting, several new ideas emerged from various stakeholders, especially on the integration of data collection through a single time entry of critical information, the Minister said.
Shri Goyal lauded the remarkable progress achieved by NSWS to date and said that a large number of stakeholders had availed benefits of NSWS right at the beta testing phase which is ongoing.
Shri Goyal said that the PAN number is likely to be used as a unique identifier for API integration of data between ministries and states for ensuring a single business user ID.
NSWS also helps in reducing data duplication and filling the same data in various forms using the auto-population Module, he added.
Shri Goyal added that 27 Central Departments and 19 states have been onboarded on National Single Window System.
Schemes fully onboarded on NSWS include the Vehicle Scrapping Policy, Ethanol Policy, Leather Development Program, hallmarking of jewelry, and Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) certification.
Encouraging more and more states to make use of NSWS, Shri Goyal said that states which use NSWS would be given a better ranking on the Ease of Doing Business Index.