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Business Reforms Action Plan


BRAP UPSC: Relevance

  • GS 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.


BRAP 2020: Context

  • Recently, Ministry of Commerce & Industry has declared the Assessment of States/UTs based on the implementation of Business Reforms Action Plan for the year 2020.


BRAP 2020

  • The BRAP 2020 includes 301 reform points covering 15 business regulatory areas such as Access to Information, Single Window System, Labour, Environment, Land Administration & Transfer of Land and Property, Utility Permits and others.
  • 118 new reforms were included to further augment the reform process. Sectoral reforms with 72 action points spread across 9 sectors namely Trade License, Healthcare, Legal Metrology, Cinema Halls, Hospitality, Fire NOC, Telecom, Movie Shooting and Tourism were introduced for the first time to expand the scope of reform agenda.
  • Unlike previous years, where States/UTs were ranked, this year they have been placed under the four categories viz. Top Achievers, Achievers, Aspirers and Emerging Business Ecosystems.


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BRAP Objective

  • The broader aim is to boost investor confidence, foster business friendly climate and augment Ease of Doing Business through a system of assessing states based on their performance in the implementation of Business Reforms Action Plan.
  • The objective of assessing the States/UTs is not to create a hierarchy amongst States/UTs but to rather create an enabling framework wherein learnings can be shared amongst States/UTs which in turn will lead to a nationwide spill over of good practices.
  • The assessment gives full weightage to the feedback obtained from actual users/respondents at the ground level, who provided their feedback about the effective implementation of reforms.
  • DPIIT since 2014 has been assessing States/UTs based on their performance in implementation of prescribed reforms in Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) exercise.


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Business Reforms Action Plan: Key results


Categories States
Top Achievers Andhra Pradesh





Tamil Nadu



Achievers Himachal Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh




Uttar Pradesh


Aspirers Assam






West Bengal


Emerging Business Ecosystems Andaman & Nicobar



Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli


Jammu & Kashmir








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