Roads & Buildings Department is vested with the responsibility of construction and maintenance of the Road Network of 47000km under its control in traffic worthy condition and also develop a robust road network for free movement of traffic.
Business Reform Action Plan 2017:
The complexity of regulatory processes and the difficulty in compliance has been cited as an impediment to the economic development. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoC&I), Government of India (GoI) has taken up a series of measures to simplify and rationalize the regulatory processes (registration and inspection processes) and introduction of information technology as enabler to make governance more efficient and effective. The DIPP, MoC&I in partnership with the World Bank Group, released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2017 for implementation by States/UTs on 13.04.2017. The BRAP includes 405 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and procedures spread across 12 reform areas, that is, labour regulation enablers; contract enforcement; registering property; inspection reform enablers; single window system; land availability and allotment; construction permit enablers; environmental registration enablers; obtaining utility permits; paying taxes; access to information and transparency enablers and sector specific reforms spanning the lifecycle of a typical business. These reforms are meant to create Ease of Doing Business.
Role of Andhra Pradesh in Ease of Doing Business:
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the leading State in reforms ranking framework achieving 1st rank in 2016. It is aimed to maintain the State’s leadership position in providing most conducive business environment through continuous process simplification of regulatory functions and benchmarking them against leading practices following by other states as well as leading countries of the World.
Obtaining Utility Permits:
It is one of the 12 reform areas identified under BRAP. Obtaining the Electricity Connection is one of the sub- area under which the following recommendations are made by the DIPP