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‘Business Reform Action Plan’

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    15th Sep, 2020

The Government announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states.

Context

The Government announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states.

About

  • Ranking of States based on the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan started in the year 2015.
  • Till date, State Rankings have been released for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017-18.
  • Area of focus: Some of the key areas that the State Business Reform Action Plan 2019 focuses on are-
    • access to information and technology
    • the setting up of a single window system
    • construction permit enablers
    • land administration
  • These rankings represent the ease of doing business in the state with increased transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of the government regulatory functions vis-a-vis the business enterprises.
    • Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is a joint initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the World Bank to improve the overall business environment in the States.

Key-takeaways from the findings:

  • Andhra Pradesh has bagged the first rank among all the states in the country.
  • While Uttar Pradesh stood in the second position, Telangana bagged the third spot in the overall ranking of the state business process reforms undertaken during 2019.
  • The top ten states under State Reform Action Plan 2019 are:
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Telangana
    4. Madhya Pradesh
    5. Jharkhand
    6. Chhattisgarh
    7. Himachal Pradesh
    8. Rajasthan
    9. West Bengal
    10. Gujarat
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