Naveen aims to take Odisha among top 3 states

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract more investment and put Odisha in the top three states in regard to ease of doing business, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the authorities to bring more reforms in the sector.

Patnaik directed all concerned departments to implement the pending reforms by December 2015 and complete the next phase of reforms by February 1016.

“I would like our state to be ranked amongst the top three ranked states in the country with respect to Ease of Doing Business. All concerned departments must learn from the good practices implemented by other states and expedite implementation of reforms,” Patnaik said.

Patnaik asked the Chief Secretary to monitor implementation and status of the reforms on a monthly basis, and the progress report should be sent to his office.

And the CM would review the progress in every two months.

Flossing on the ground level implementation, Patnaik said,”It is important that these reforms are not just made on paper but also implemented by all concerned in true spirit. Industries department should carry out a third party assessment to ascertain the quality of implementation in the field.”

Odisha was ranked at number seven with 52.12 points in the ‘ease of doing business’ category among 32 states/union territories.

In January, this year, the DIPP (department of industrial policy and promotion) had shared 98 action points for business reforms to enable ease of doing business.