The Governor of Punjab, Haryana and Administrator of UT Chandigarh Kaptan Singh Solanki on 1 July 2015 released the Industrial Policy 2015 for the Chandigarh city. The policy is aimed at boosting employment and motivates medium and small industries in the city.
The policy was formulated by the Department of Industries after inviting suggestions from Industries Association of Chandigarh, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chandigarh.
The Industrial Policy will be reviewed at periodic intervals by the Administration.
Highlights of the Industrial Policy 2015
• The objectives of the policy are to promote non-polluting industry in Chandigarh and to maximize production, achieve higher productivity through modern and efficient work techniques and optimum utilization of available resources.
• The services like water connection, sewer connection, acknowledgement under Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED, Act 2006) and power connection, CST/TIN number, and license services under Factories Act, 1948 will be provided in a time bound manner.
• If the department does not provide these services within the prescribed time limit, the services will then be deemed to have been approved.
• The administration would start self certification under various Acts of the Labour Law and exemption would also be given from inspection there under. VAT forms will now be issued online.
• Under the policy, the administration will set up a Centre of Excellence for fasteners/nut screws/tractor parts and bath fitting enterprises.
• Certain additional activities such as IT/Electronics Hardware/Software/ITES units are allowed in Industrial areas.
• Industrial plots vacant in Industrial Area will be allotted as per the policy of the Administration
• The policy mandated creation of online single window system by 2 October 2015. This would save the new and existing entrepreneurs from the hassle of going from one office to another for various applications.
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