Go Swift Portal
Go Swift Portal
The Government of Odisha has launched a Single Window Investor Facilitation and Tracking system (Go Swift Portal) to help investors community and public. This portal promotes a conducive business environment through transparency and time-bound information/ clearances. It also helps an investor with all required services and support during the entire investment process for Ease of Doing Business in Odisha. In this article, we look at the multiple services offered by the Go-Swift portal in detail.
Services Provided at Go-Swift Portal
Go-Swift is meant to deliver numerous services offered by the state government. The permit for services from 15 state government departments has been made online.
Single Window Clearance
The portal includes approvals, e-payments, application tracking and downloading certificates for all linked G2B (government to business) services.
Central Inspection Framework
The Central Inspection Framework (CIF) has been formed to address the common complaints about ambiguity, duplication and overlapping mandates between inspection authorities, and perceived lack of co-operation and co-ordination. The CIF eliminates the process of multiple visits to the same enterprises by the inspectors and synchronises various inspections by different regulatory authorities.
GOiPLUS provides detailed information regarding the availability of industrial plots based on location-specific attributes in terms of connectivity, rail and road linkages and other physical, health and educational infrastructure available in the vicinity of the selected industrial land.
Automated Post Allotment Application (APAA)
The State has implemented the Automated Post Allotment Application (APAA) for constant management of existing MSME units associated with IDCO. The portal has been developed to facilitate online enrollments, applications for any post allotment matters, online payments, application tracking and processing activities. APAA enables to download the approved letters, removing physical interface between the units and IDCO, thus reducing the difficulty on both.
Investors can upload grievance concerning any Government department on the online portal. The grievances/issues of project proponents are addressed within a time limit of a maximum 45 days from the date of receipt.
Features of Go-Swift Portal
The portal offers a wide range of features that can be availed by the investors and citizens of the state. Some of the features are listed below:
- The portal provides all updated details regarding the rules, policy initiatives and reforms that have been undertaken by the Government of Odisha.
- It facilitates the investors by providing information regarding the status of proposed investments, approved proposals and pending applications.
- It also has online complaint redressal and feedback mechanism that can be raised by the investor/ applicant to timely address issues faced by investors.
- Many existing online applications under the industries department including GO iPLUS, Automated Post Allotment Application and CSR portal are integrated into the Single-Sign-On framework.
Go-Swift Portal Registration Procedure
All business and industrial units are advised to apply on GO-SWIFT to facilitate interdepartmental coordination and tracking of applied applications. Non-Industrial and Non-business applicants may apply for the desired services on the online portal under the respective departments.
Step 1: New User Registration
If a new user, the applicant can register themselves by filling the new user registration form online and OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number or e-mail address. There is no fee charged for the registration online.
Step 2: Apply for Services
To establish an enterprise in Odisha state, the applicant will have to fill up the PEAL (Project Evaluation & Allotment of Land) form under GO-SWIFT. PEAL Form and Single Window Authority approval is mandatory in case land is required from IDCO. Existing and new industries already in possession of requisite land may choose to apply for departmental services directly without filling the PEAL form.
Step 3: Payment Process for Applied Application
Upon completion of the requested details in the application form, the user will be directed to the payment page where multiple online payment modes are available including Net Banking, Debit/ Credit Card Payment.
Step 4: Track Application Status
The applicants can verify/ track the status of their applications through the Investor Dashboard. The user will be intimated through Email and SMS are sent at all critical stages of the application.
Step 5: Download Certificate
Once the concerned department approves the application, the applicant will be notified via email and SMS, and the approved certificate can be downloaded online.