Glossary
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Adjudicatory
Authority to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
Aegis
Support from concerned Government department or Ministry.
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BYPL
BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) was one of the entities which took on the business of power distribution in Delhi, following the privatization of Delhi's power sector and unbundling of the Delhi Vidyut Board in July 2002. BYPL distributes power to an area spread over 200 sq kms with a population density of 5526 per sq km. It's 11.5lakh customers are spread over 14 districts across Delhi.
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CBDT
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is an authority body under Ministry of Finance to provide essential inputs for policy and planning of direct taxes in India and is also responsible for administration of direct tax laws through Income Tax Department.
CBEC
Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is part of Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It deals with the tasks of formulation of policy concerning levy and collection of Customs and Central Excise duties, prevention of smuggling and administration of matters relating to Customs, Central Excise and Narcotics to the extent under CBEC's purview.
CoC
Corporation of Chennai, (CoC) is the Oldest Municipal Institution in India and is responsible for urban governance in Chennai serving population of approximately 42 lakhs and area of 174 sq.kms.
CoL
Commissionerate of Labour (CoL) in Andhra Pradesh is constituted for the purpose of safeguarding the rights and interests of the working class, employed both in organized and un-organized sectors by effective implementation of Labour Enactments of both Central and State Governments.
CTD
Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) plays a major role in revenue generation for state governments by collecting various taxes like VAT, Entertainment Tax, Luxury Tax, etc.
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DGFT
Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is responsible for administration of the Export and Import Policy as notified by the Government of India. DGFT is governed by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
DIPP
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. DIPP is governed by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
DISCOM
DIStribution COMpanies are bodies entrusted with the distribution and supply of electricity to consumers. With the onset of economic reforms, DISCOM's are increasingly taking up the jobs of erstwhile State Electricity Boards as and when they are getting privatized.
DISH
Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), Maharashtra is a government body for ensuring right of workers, maintaining safety standard in factories and foreseeing compliance to standard labour laws.
DoF
Directorate of Factories (DoF) in state of Andhra Pradesh is entrusted with ensuring Safety, Health and Welfare of workers employed in registered factories across the State, Safety of public residing in the vicinity of Major Accident Prone/Hazardous Factories and Safety of the plant, machinery and material in Factories.
DoI
Department of Industries (DoI) is the nodal agency to plan, promote and develop industries in states.
DPCC
Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) by virtue of delegation of statutory powers and functions by Central Board has to carry out all the duties cast upon it under Water Act and Air Act.
DTT
Department of Trade and Taxes (DTT) of the Government of NCT of Delhi is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Value Added Tax (VAT) regime for the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
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EPFO
Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), a social security organization set up by government which aims to provide effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old-age, sickness & disablement, of its working class citizens.
ESIC
Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a social security organization which aims to provide medical and related benefits to employees in case of sickness, maternity and accidental injuries.
ETD
Excise & Taxation Department (ETD), Haryana is one of the major revenue collecting agencies for the State. Revenue is collected in through various levies such as Taxes, Excise duties and fees etc under the Taxation and Excise Acts enforced by the department.
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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions.
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GHMC
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is responsible for urban governance in Hyderabad.
GMDIC
General Manager, District Industries Center.
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LD
Labour Department (LD) promotes growth of Industrial and Commercial activities by ensuring harmonious relationship between employer and workmen, providing statutory cover to the workmen through preventive, conciliatory effort, adjudicatory, punitive action and promoting welfare oriented activities through planning process to alleviate the suffering of the working class in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
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MAHADISCOM
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited.
MCA
Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), earlier known as Department of Corporate Affairs (DCA) under Ministry of Finance, is primarily concerned with administration of rules & regulations framed under various acts for regulating functioning of corporate sector in accordance with law.
MCD
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is among the largest municipal bodies in the world providing civic services to more than estimated population of 13.78 million citizens in the capital city.
MCGM
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is the primary agency responsible for urban governance in Greater Mumbai.
MCP
Municipal Corporation of Panchkula (MCP) is responsible for urban governance in Panchkula, a planned city in Panchkula district of Haryana, India.
MPCB
Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) administers various environmental legislations in the state of Maharashtra, mainly including Water Act, Air Act, Water (Cess) Act, etc. MPCB is functioning under the administrative control of Environment Department of Government of Maharashtra.
MoEF
Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) is concerned with administration or rules and regulations framed under Environment Act.
MSME
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise.
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PCB
Pollution Control Board (PCB), are regulatory bodies set up under Act for preservation of environment and natural resource by controlling indiscriminate growth of polluting industries.
Portfolio
Set of Citizen/Business centric services offered by a Department or Ministry. For example, Portfolio of services offered by Labour Department includes Granting Factories License, Compiling statistics on working condition of employees through data collection as part Annual Filing of Factories, among others.
PWD
Public Works Department.
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RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India's Central Bank which regulates the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage.
Regime
Prevailing System.
Regulatory bodies
Organizations/officials set up by Government for regulating specific activities e.g. Pollution Control Boards set up by Government aims to cut down on indiscriminate pollution of natural resources by controlled and regulated growth of industries in ecologically sensitive areas or otherwise.
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Statutory filings.
Data required to be submitted by business organizations under the ambit of a specific act, on a periodic basis to Government bodies for compilation of facts and statistics of various parameters. For example Annual Filing of Factories which aims to compile working condition of employees.
STD
Sales Tax Department (STD) in Maharashtra administers the Value Added Tax Act and allied statutes and the Profession Tax Act in an impartial, uniform and efficient manner so as to maximize tax collection through universal coverage of all eligible tax payers.
SWC
Single Window Cell (SWC) in Andhra Pradesh is a One Stop Shop for speedy processing and issue of various approvals/clearances/permissions required to set up the Industrial undertaking at Single Point.
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TNEB
Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) is constituted under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and authorized to function as the State Transmission Utility and a Licensee as notified by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
TNPCB
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) control's, prevent and abate pollution of streams, wells, land and atmosphere in the State to protect the environment from any degradation by effective monitoring and implementation of pollution control legislations.
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UHBVN
Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) a Government of Haryana undertaking undertakes the Power Distribution and Retail Supply Business in the Northern Parts of Haryana.
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VAT
Value Added Tax (VAT) is a multi-stage tax on sale of goods, work contract, lease and hire purchase among others. The implementation of VAT seeks to achieve a tax system, which is efficient and taxpayer-friendly. It seeks to reduce compliance cost for taxpayers and administrative costs for implementing agencies.
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