Bhubaneswar:21/12/17;Odisha has made a landmark development from a pre-dominantly paper based system to an end-to-end online system for all major clearances and support sought by industrial units during the entire investment lifecycle of their projects. GO SWIFT portal has received an overwhelming response and 3,615 industrial units have come into the fold of GO SWIFT within just 30 days of its launch.
Speaking at a press conference organized alongside the Workshop on GO-SWIFT, to apprise industry associations of the unique features of the portal, Niranjan Pujari, Minister (Industries) said that “GO SWIFT is first-of-its-kind portal by any State in the country and I would encourage all companies from and outside Odisha to take benefit of the same. Going into thenext year, we will be introducing more progressive reforms as well as intensif your investor reach out activities within the country and outside. As per ASSOCHAM, we have the highest implementation rate of industrial projects amongst all States in the country. Under the guidance of Chief Minister, Odisha is fast emerging as the most preferred investment destination in the country”.
Using GO SWIFT, new industrial units can obtain all necessary information regarding investible projects, applicable incentives and clearances required through an interactive tool called Info-Wizard. Further, units can select suitable industrial land on a Geographic Information System (GIS) based platform, GO PLUS (Govt. of Odisha – Portal for Land Use and Services).GO SWIFT also facilitates online approval from the Single Window Authority and Land allotment from IDCO. Industrial units can apply, make payment, track the status of their applications and obtain approvals for 32 G2B services from 15 State Government Departments. The Industries Department is in the process of bringing more services under the ambit of GO SWIFT.
Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, said “We are committed to ensure investor delight in Odisha. GO SWIFT has seamlessly integrated all existing technological applications of the Industries Department via the Single Sign-On (SSO) Framework to provide unmatched facilitation to new as well as existing industries in the State. With its launch, the state government is committed to reaffirm Odisha’s position as a ‘leader’ in ease of doing business reforms.