Threshold of Apprenticeship Programme brought down to 10 %

Threshold of Mandatory Apprenticeship Programme decreased for SMEs  Reform Description Requirement of Mandatory Apprenticeship Programme for SMEs brought down to 10% of Total Workforce Before: It was mandatory for all businesses to employ 20% of the workforce as apprentices which meant extra cost to businesses for unskilled employees. After: Now, for the SMEs, mandatory apprenticeship…

Timely Processing of NoCs/Permits for Low-Risk Buildings

Specify Timeframe for Processing of NoCs/Permits for Low-Risk Buildings and to Permit Applicant to Start Construction if Objection/ Rejection is not Conveyed within the Timeline Reform Description  Specific Timeframe for Processing of NoCs/Permits for Low Risk Buildings  Before: Businesses suffer due to delay on part of departments. After: Now, with specific timelines for issuance of…

Automated Case Management System for Courts

Introduction of Automated Case Management System for Courts Reform Description  Automated Case Management System introduced for the Courts Before: There was no efficient system for case and time management for judges and lawyers to track progress of cases. Resultantly cases were often adjourned and businesses faced delays in resolution After: The Case Management System enabled…

Registration of Factories made Time Bound

Timelines Prescribed for Registration of a Factory Reform Description Timeline introduced for Registration of Factories  Before: For new businesses, the registration process was frustrating as there was no time frame for the registration of the factories. After: The factory registration process has been made timebound and the registration process has become efficient. Sector  Manufacturing Sector…

Discretionary powers of inspectors to check spittoons withdrawn

Eliminate and Rationalize Requirement for Placing of Spittoons in Factories Reform Description  Authority of Inspectors to Penalize on Minor Issues Abolished Before: Pre-Partition Factories Act prescribed minute details like placement of spittoons and grading of whitewash. Inspectors used to penalize businesses for small violations. After: Businesses have been permitted to make hygiene related measures as…

Time Bound Issuance of Drug License

Issuing Drug License within Timeline Reform Description  Issuance of Drug License in Specified Time Before: Businesses were facing difficulty getting drug licenses as Pharmacies and drug stores had to obtain drug licenses from provincial authorities which was time consuming and uncertain. After: Now, the licensing process has been made time bound to ensure timely issuance…