E-Nivesh is an online web based digital platform to monitor the processing of 88 different types clearances / approvals to be granted by various Central Government Ministries/Department for an investment project. The word “Nivesh” stands for investment. This is not the online portal for giving the actual clearances, which is done through e-biz. On the other hand, E-Nivesh is a single window system for monitoring the progress of these clearances.
The portal was set up by the Project Motoring Group in Cabinet Secretariat, which serves the Council of Ministers at the Federal / central government. It aims to fast track the pending clearances for proposals that went beyond the stipulated timelines at various Ministries/Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India and Governments of States/UTs. The portal also provides in a searchable form the list of Central and State level services required to setup a project/business.
The exact number of clearances required by investor depends on a number of factors including investment in plant & machinery, member and class of employees, and the sector concerned. As on 7 December 2015, out of the 88 clearances, 83 clearances have been digitized and 4 clearances in respect of Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs are not proposed to be digitized due to security reasons. Digitization of the remaining one clearance will be carried out in the financial year i.e. 2016-17. In addition to the above mentioned 88 clearances, 5 clearances are available on the portal of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
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Some of the Ministries have their own project monitoring mechanisms. For instance, Ministry of Coal launched an e-Coal Project Monitoring Portal (CPMP) in March 2015 to monitor the status of statutory clearances for exploration projects related to coal. More details can be seen here.
In the Prime Minister’s Office there exist a multi-purpose and multi-modal platform - PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) which apart from addressing common man’s grievances, does monitoring and reviewing of important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments. This was launched in March 2015. This platform is used exclusively by the Prime Minister to give suitable directions for redressal of grievances and also on compliance on the projects and programmes and to motivate all officers to work in coordinated manner for the outcome. The PRAGATI platform bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology. It brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States. With this, the Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation. It is also an innovative project in e-governance and good governance.