Reforms by Local Government Punjab
|Reform Description||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”.
|Beneficiaries||SMEs involved in professions and vocations business in Punjab|
|Jurisdiction/Location||Metropolitan Corporation, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, Tehsil Committees, and Tehsil Councils of Punjab|
|Department||Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab.|
|Date of Implementation||17-05-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||● 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.|
|Analysis||● It was felt that the cumbersome process of licensing needs to be transformed and the fee required for license should be abolished.|
|Solution||● Accordingly, the Government of Punjab has abolished fees for obtaining /renewing licenses.|
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