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Union Government launched single window eBiz portal to foster business environment

Feb 20, 2015 13:18 IST

The Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley launched a single window eBiz portal for 11 central government services in New Delhi on 19 February 2105. eBiz is a Government-to-Business (G2B) portal and was launched with an aim to bring transparency and ease of doing business in the country.

The 11 Central Government services that will be catered by the portal include four services of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), two services of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), two services of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), one service each from Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO).

A business user can avail the service any time from the day of launch either from the portal of respectiveMinistry/Department or by physical submission of forms.

The list of 11 services

Sl. No.

Ministry or Department Name

Service  Name

1

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Name Availability

2

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Director Identification Number

3

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Certificate of Incorporation

4

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Commencement of Business

5

Central Board of Direct Taxes

Issue of Permanent Account Number (PAN)

6

Central Board of Direct Taxes

Issue of Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN)

7

Reserve Bank of India

Advanced Foreign Remittance (AFR)

8

Reserve Bank of India

Foreign Collaboration-General Permission Route (FC-GPR)

9

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization

Employer Registration

10

Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization

Issue of Explosive License

11

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Importer Exporter Code License

About eBiz
The eBiz portal was conceptualised with support from National Institute of Smart Government (NISG) as the consulting partner and was developed by Infosys Limited, Bangalore. It was developed in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for a period of 10 years.

In the first three years, eBiz portal will be implemented on pilot basis during which 50 services (26 central + 24 state) across 10 states will be covered. These 10 states are Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

One of the salient features of eBiz is its payment gateway solution. It has been set up in collaboration with all the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to transfer government fees on T+1 basis.

For eBiz transactions, an electronic PAO system (ePAO) has been set up in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to make booking and reconciliation of all Central Government fees received through eBiz portal.

The eBiz portal has been approved by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India and it is for the first time in the country that collection of fees through credit and debit cards for different services have been permitted making it very convenient for business to deposit fees.

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