Taking the decision at a meeting on Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis further directed the departments to work out a plan to further bring down the permissions from 41 to 34 in a month, as part of his exercise to get rid of the permit raj and simplify procedures for entrepreneurs in the state. The rationalisation of permissions, licenses and applications had become necessary to check the complex procedures and inordinate delays across sectors. The meeting further outlined the objectives of curtailing the permission procedures. The decision aims at boosting the investments and promote hospitality industry, including hotels, tourism, transportation related projects.
The state has also emphasised on the need for integrated approach where civic authorities, revenue, excise, environment and urban development departments come together so individuals or groups willing to set up new ventures are not subjected to red-tapism. As per the laid norms, it was mandatory for those setting up projects to file atleast 70 applications to get permission for licences/approvals in the hospitality sector. These applications have now been brought down to 12.