Reforms by Local Government Punjab
|The Government of Punjab has Abolished the Fee for Licensing of Professions and Vocations
Before: SMEs engaged in any professions or vocations business had to pay fees to obtain/ renew registration/ license to start/operate their business on annual basis.
After: Fees to obtain/renew Licensing of professions or vocations has been abolished under the “Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2021”.
|SMEs involved in professions and vocations business in Punjab
|Metropolitan Corporation, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, Tehsil Committees, and Tehsil Councils of Punjab
|Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab.
|Date of Implementation
|● SMEs businesses involved in professions and vocations had to undergo a difficult process to obtain licenses. The inspection mafia and lack of automated licensing regime are amongst the major impediments in the ease of doing business and a source of discomfort / exploitation for the small and medium businessmen.
|● It was felt that the cumbersome process of licensing needs to be transformed and the fee required for license should be abolished.
|● Accordingly, the Government of Punjab has abolished fees for obtaining /renewing licenses.
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