The third edition of the government's ease of doing business index for states is set to be released on Tuesday evening and Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are widely expected to top the list.
Final data collected on an online dashboard maintained by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which conducts the ranking, suggests so.
Last year, DIPP had finalized a total list of 372 reforms in regulatory processes, policies, practices or procedures as part of the Business Reforms Action Plan 2017. This is spread across 12 key reform areas. Reforms successfully undertaken by each state are updated on the dashboard with the result that states with the highest implementation of reforms securing the highest ranks.
According to the dashboard, the states in the top 10 apart from the leading three are Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madya Pradesh and Karnataka, in that order. Notably, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra have fallen off the list while Karanataka has made a comeback.
Among the latest expected top 10, West Bengal has made a turnaround with regards to easing business processes. It had slumped to 16th position last year from the initial 11th position in the first rankings. Last years rankings saw Andhra Pradesh and Telangana emerging as the top states easiest to do business in, relegating Gujarat to the third place.
This year, only t...