Andhra Pradesh Tops in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ List!

Secretary DIPP announcing Ease of Doing Business Ranking of States

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, released the final rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business. The top rankers are;

  1. Andhra Pradesh,
  2. Telangana
  3. Haryana
  4. Jharkhand and
  5. Gujarat

DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank conducted an annual reform exercise for all States and UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP). The aim of this exercise is to improve delivery of various Central Government regulatory functions and services in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.

The reform plan has expanded from 285 to 372 action points till 2017. States and UTs have conducted reforms to ease their regulations and systems in areas such as;

  • Labour,
  • Environmental Clearances,
  • Single Window System,
  • Construction Permits,
  • Contract Enforcement,
  • Registering Property and
  • Inspections

The current assessment under the BRAP 2017 is based on a combined score consisting of Reform evidence score that is based on evidences uploaded by the States and UTs and Feedback score that is based on the feedback garnered from the actual users of the services provided to the businesses. States and UTs have also enacted Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act to enforce the timelines on registrations and approvals.

It is for the first time that DIPP has introduced taking feedback to ensure that the reforms have actually reached ground level.The feedback was collected through face-to-face interviews of actual users selected from more than 50,000 users of the services provided by the State and UT governments. 78 reforms out of 372 were identified for the survey. More than 5,000 private sector users in 23 States and UTs, including 4,300 businesses and 800 architects, lawyers and electrical contractors from across the country shared their experience.

In congratulatory note CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant said,

On this opportunity KF also congratulates,


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