Setting up of Industrial projects in the State to become a hassle free operation, Government of Kerala has introduced the Single Window Clearance System in the State. A single window facility started with an aim of expediting the issue of various clearances for new Industrial Projects, effective from 1st June 2000.
As per the system, a final clearance for all new projects, either approval or rejection, is to be given within a specific period from the date of submission of application. This has been made a statutory requirement under the Kerala State Single Window Clearance Boards and Industrial Township Area Development Act 1999.
To cater this need, a State Level Board for aiding medium and large-scale industries has been constituted with Chief Secretary as it head. Under this the state level board has to issue clearances within a timeframe of 45 days. Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has been designated as the Single Contact Point and the Convenor of the State Board. The Board has statutory powers to enforce its decisions.
In a similar manner, District Level Boards have been constituted for clearing small scale industrial undertakings, with the District Collector as the Chairman and General Manager, District Industries Centre as the Convenor; the stipulated time frame being 60 days.
Industrial Area Boards have also been set up in the various industrial areas of the state for the clearance of projects being set up in these areas. An officer not below the rank of District Collector is the Chairman in each Board, with the Designated Authority of the Industrial Area as Convenor, to issue clearances within a period of 30 days.
A composite application form has also been formulated, which the entrepreneur need submit only at the designated contact points.
|Large and Medium projects||State||Chief Secretary||45 days|
|Small projects||District||District Collector||60 days|
|Projects in Industrial parks||Industrial parks||District Collector / Above||30 days|
Smt. A. Malini