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Telangana (TS-iPASS)


Telangana (TS-iPASS)

The Government of Telangana (GoT) passed the Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-iPASS) to increase the processing rate of applications related to the various issue of clearances to set up industries. TS-iPASS was introduced through Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System Act, 2014 (Act No.3 of 2014). The TS-iPASS shall be monitored by the Government of Telangana.


TS-iPASS is a certification system that provides support to industries, services, manufacturing companies in Telangana. It is an online process that helps to clear certification process and permissions within short timelines. TS-iPASS was established with the following features; they are:

  • Eliminating the direct approach
  • Approvals for certification
  • Online payment for certification and clearance to set up industries
  • Quick response to quick queries through feedback and grievance cell
  • Establish Investor facilitation cell to have a single point of contact and to increase the investments

The Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System Act, 2014 was enacted on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Industrial Single Window Clearance Act of 2002. It was created to increase the swiftness of application and certificate clearance process for industrial units that are proposed for the new state. The TS-iPASS Act shall boost the investment to increase the number of investors to set up industrial units.

Objectives of TS-iPASS

  • Swift process for issuing licenses, clearances and certificates
  • Increase industrial growth
  • Create secure and progressive regulation for business and industrial sector
  • Create employment opportunities
  • Create necessary steps to protect the environment

Features of TS-iPASS

  • Pre-scrutiny shall be conducted twice a week for the application process
  • All the approval process shall have a single point of approval system by the relevant developments
  • Accepted applications will be referred by District Committees and examined by state-level TS-iPASS committee members
  • Approval for Megaprojects will be issued by self-certification, and the receipt for the self-certification will be received to the applicant within 15 days
  • Provision of penalty if the departments have delayed clearances
  • Secure and progressive regulation for the business environment
  • Services including IT, medical and communication services with relevant infrastructure development

Types of Certificates Approved from TS-iPASS Portal

  • Approval certificate from Pollution Control Board for establishing industry( for Red, Green, Orange categories only)
  • Approval of factory plan from the Factory Department
  • Approval of building plan from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA)
  • Change of land from HMDA
  • Non-Agricultural lands Assessment (NALA) conversion from the Department of Revenue
  • Feasibility for Power from the Department of Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Gram-Panchayat
  • NOC from the Fire Department
  • Permission from the Department of Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage

Classification of Projects

The projects for TS-iPASS are classified into:

Mega Projects: Investment above Rs.200 crore

Other Large Projects: Investments from Rs.10 crore to Rs.200 crore

Medium Projects: Investments from Rs.5 to Rs.10 crore

Small Projects: Investments from Rs.25 to Rs.25 lakhs

Micro Projects: Investments less than Rs.25 lakhs

Combined Application Form (CAF)

Combined Application Form (CAF) should be used for applying clearances to the concerned authorities of the state departments. The CAF has to be submitted online along with self-certification certificate, fees, relevant documents, enclosures and attachments. However, the CAF can be applied manually through the Nodal Agency. The charges for submitting the application form should be followed as per the guidelines as stipulated by the state government.

Investment Limits for TS-iPASS

The investment for TS-iPASS has been divided into three categories, they are

  • Direct TS-iPASS
  • State TS-iPASS
  • Telangana State Wide Investment Facilitation Board (T-SWIFT)

S. No.


Investment Limits


Direct TS-iPASS


The investments for projects can be up to Rs.5 crore in Plant and Machinery including components and capital expenditure


State TS-iPASS The investments for projects can be from Rs.5 crore to rs.200 crore in Plant and Machinery including components and capital expenditure


Telangana State Wide Investment Facilitation Board (T-SWIFT0 All investments for megaprojects above Rs.200 crore or with an employment potential of more than 1000 people in Plant and Machinery including components and capital expenditure

Time Limit for Processing the Applications

S. No.

Investment Amount

Time Limit


For investments in capital expenditure less than Rs.200 crore A maximum time limit of 30 days from the date issuing the acknowledgement


For investments in capital expenditure above Rs.200 crore Approval within 15 days. Clearance from the agencies is not required. (except state government)

Time Limit for Setting up the Industry

If the land allotted for the company has been provided by TSIIC or any other government agency, the company should provide financial closure within one year. The company should have also stated the operations within two years from the date of permission. Companies failing to adhere to the rules should return the land to the government.

Application Process

To apply for clearance of certificates online, the applicant should register with the TS-iPASS portal

Step 1: Click on login to Register with TS-iPASS portal

TS-iPASS login page

Step 2: Click on ‘New User Registration’

Step 3: Fill all the boxes with relevant details

User Registration

Step 4: Enter the OTP to register with TS-iPASS portal

Step 5: After registering with TS-iPASS, the applicant can choose from three options to upload or seek approval for certificates

“Entrepreneur Dashboard – CPE (Pre-Establishment Approval)”

“Entrepreneur Dashboard – CFO (Pre-Operational Approval)”

“Others (Grievance, Incentive, Raw material, Help Desk)”

Step 6: Provide the details as required by CPE/CFO

Step 7: Fill the questionnaire before filling the common application and make payments

Step 8: Fill the boxes with relevant project details

Step 9: Submit the questionnaire as per applicable approvals

Step 10: Pay the relevant fees as stipulated by each department

Step 11: Attach all the necessary documents

Step 12: After successful payments for all the departments, the applicant can download the receipt for the payments

Documents Required

  • A signed copy of Annexure I
  • Documents related to combined Site Plan
  • Documents related to the building plan
  • Certificate for Incorporation
  • Documents related to HMDA
  • Form B1 and Form B2 (for red category only)
  • Common Application Form (CAF)