Ease of Doing Business

The State Government in the Department of Panchayats & Rural Development has taken remarkable initiatives under Ease of Doing Business Initiatives to facilitate rapid industrialization in West Bengal.A number of amendments in the existing Act and Rules as well as development of fully onlinesystem for providing some services have been made to achieve the goal. Basically, the following two kinds ofservices have been brought under such initiatives to make the business easy in Panchayat areas:

(1) Registration of lawful trades, wholesale or retail as well as trades of special nature as notified by the State Government in Panchayat areas

(2) Granting permission for erection of a new structure (including mobile tower) or building or to make any addition to the existing structure or buildingfor setting up an industry in Panchayat areas other than in industrial estate or industrial park

(1A) Registration of lawful running trades, wholesale or retail in Panchayat areas by Gram Panchayat

• The Gram Panchayat concerned issues certificate for registration of lawful trades for maximum 3 years at a time within 15 days from the date of receipt of the application which in complete in all respect

Renewal of certificate for registration of lawful trades for maximum 3 years at a time

(1B) Registration of Trades of Special Nature as notified by the State Government in Panchayat areas by Panchayat Samiti

The Panchayat Samiti concerned issues certificate for registration of Trades of Special Nature for maximum 3 years at a time within 15 days

Renewal of certificate for registration of lawful trades for maximum 3 years at a time

(2A) Granting permission for erection of a new structure (including Mobile Tower) or building or and any addition/ alteration to the existing structure or building for setting up an industry in an area under the jurisdiction of a Gram Panchayat other than in an area under the jurisdiction of a Panchayat Samiti where the State Government declares its intention to prepare and publish a development plan and other than in an area under industrial estate or industrial park:

• The Gram Panchayat/Panchayat Samiti/ZillaParishad concerned grants permission within 15 days, 20 days and 30 days respectivelyfrom the date of receipt of the application which is complete in all respect depending upon the plinth area and height of the building or structure.

(2B) Grant of permission for erection of structure (including Mobile Tower) or building and any addition/ alteration to the existing structure or building for setting up of an industry in an area under the jurisdiction of a Panchayat Samiti where the State Government declares its intention to prepare and publish a development plan and other than in an area under industrial estate or industrial park:

• The Panchayat Samiti concerned grants permission for erection of structureor building and any addition to the existing structure or building within 30 days or 60 days from the date of receipt of the application which in complete in all respectdepending upon the plinth area and height of the building or structure.

(2C) Permission for erection of a new structure (including Mobile Tower)or building and any addition/ alteration to the existing structure or building for setting up an industry in an area under industrial estate or industrial park in Panchayat areas shall be granted by the Industrial Development Authority or Corporation etc. as notified by the State Government.

For availing online facilities regarding registration of trade or getting permission for erection of a new structure (including mobile tower) or building and any addition or alteration thereof in Panchayat areas, please follow the link: https://gpms.wbprd.gov.in