Online Repository and Electronic Verification of Property credentials

Online Repository and Electronic Verification of Registered Property Reform Description Online Repository and Electronic Verification of Registered Property  Before: Registering property was a manual and very hectic process in which several verifications were required After: The law has been amended and electronic verification of credentials is possible now. Sector  All Sectors Beneficiaries All Businesses Jurisdiction/Location …

Online Registration of Food Products

Online Registration of Food Products through One-Stop Shop Reform Description  Food Products Registration Process Automated Before: Food Sector Businesses had to manually get registrations with food authorities, which was very cumbersome process and also time consuming and costly After: Now online facility has been launched for registration of food products Sector  Food Processing Beneficiaries All…

Online System for Firms Registration

Online Application Filing, Processing and Registration System Started by Registrar of Firms in All Provinces Reform Description  Online Registration of the Firms with Registrar Introduced Before: Firms were using the traditional manual system for registration with the Registrar of Firms, which was time consuming and adding cost.  After: Now firms can register themselves with the…

Criteria for Fair Surface Rent Devised

Criteria for Determination of Fair Surface Rent Added into the KP Minerals Sector Governance Act, 2017 Reform Description  Categorization of Minerals into Groups with Fixed Surface Rents Before: Businesses in the mineral sector have to pay excessive surface rents as there was no prescribed surface rent criteria. After: A fair criteria for charging surface rent…

Labour Departments have Abolished Registration Fee

Registration Fee of Labour Department Abolished     Reform Description  Registration Fee Being Charged by Labour Department has been Removed Before: The labour department charged a certain registration fee to register a business. After: Now, businesses can register themselves with the concerned labour department without paying any fee. Sector  All Beneficiaries All Businesses (Manufacturing, Services…

NOC of EPA for Low-Risk Buildings Abolished

Requirement for NOC from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Buildings of Non-Hazardous Category Eliminated  Reform Description NOC Requirement from EPA for Low-Risk Buildings Removed   Before: Businesses were bound to get an NOC from EPA for construction of buildings regardless of their risk category. This was causing delay and adding cost to low risk small businesses.…

Only Two Inspections for Low Risk Buildings

Multiple Inspections by Building Control Authorities for Low Risk (Category 1) Buildings Eliminated Reform Description  No. of Inspections for Low Risk Buildings have been reduced Before: Businesses were required to undergo a number of inspections for getting construction permits which was causing delay and hassle for SMEs. After: After reform there are only 02 Inspections for…

Timely provision of Construction Permits

Amendments in Building by-laws in KP to Fix Specific Timeline for Approval of Maps/Layout Plans, and Quick Issuance of Construction Permits  Reform Description  Time Bound Approval of Building Map/Layout Plans and Issuance of Construction Permit Before: No timelines were provided in the by-laws for approval of maps/ layout plans, resulting in uncertainty and causing delays.…

Certification Validity Period for Solar Installation Increased to 03 years

Facilitate Solar Installation Companies by Enhancing Certification Validity to 03 Years Reform Description AEDB has Enhanced Validity Period of License for  Solar Installation Companies Before: Every year, such companies needed to apply for renewal of their license, causing hassle and adding additional cost After: Now the license will remain valid for 03 years Sector Energy…

Enhanced Installation Capacity for Solar Installation Companies

Introduce Simplified Regulatory Framework for Small and Medium Installations of Solar Panels Reform Description Requirements for Certification of Solar System Installers Simplified Before: Earlier, small solar businesses could install solar systems of a limited capacity as AEDB had strict criteria for certification. After: With revised criteria, now small and medium size businesses may install systems…