Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched the eBiz portal on 28.01.2013 comprising the License and Permits Services component that will allow business users to obtain information on customized list of licenses, permits, and regulations that they require or need to comply with across all levels of government in five pilot States viz., Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
eBiz will serve as a 24X7 online single-window system for providing efficient and convenient Government to business (G2B) services to investors and businesses, by reducing the complexity in obtaining information and services related to starting businesses in India, and dealing with licenses and permits across the business life-cycle. It will function as one-stop-shop for obtaining information and forms; submission of forms/applications; online payment and routing of fees; and routing of forms/applications and fees to various departments for licenses, permits, registrations, approvals, clearances, permissions, periodic filings and compliances throughout the life-cycle of business entity. During the pilot phase of initial three years, 29 services of year -1 and 21 services of year 2&3 are envisaged to be integrated with the eBiz portal which includes 26 services of Central Government departments and 24 services in each of the 5 pilot states as may be applicable. During the expansion phase of next 7 years, the project is expected to cover 200+ services across the country.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.