As a part of the Ease of Doing Business initiatives, the State Government had laid emphasis on introduction of information technology to make governance more efficient, effective, transparent and user-friendly. The State Government has now introduced an online Single Window Clearance mechanism (KSWIFT) to bring together concerned departments for expediting approvals within the time limits.
Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent Clearance (KSWIFT) will be the platform for all future transactions with the Government on the issue of granting licences and approvals in a time bound manner. Presently, the services of the following 14 Departments / Agencies are being made available in KSWIFT, wherein all the applications can be submitted through a unified Common Application Form (CAF)-
KSWIFT will be the unique integrating platform that supports the entrepreneurs in obtaining their requisite clearances for setting up and running an enterprise in the State. With features like CAF; intelligent information wizard; unified payment mechanism; time bound clearances; digital approvals; online issue of clearances; deemed approvals and composite licences, KSWIFT is one of its kind online clearance mechanism in the Country. KSWIFT will enable entrepreneurs to submit all their applications online along with provisions to upload the requisite supporting documents. Further, dedicated dashboards provided for both project proponents and Department officials, paves way for end to end tracking and processing of the applications. In order to increase the transparency of the whole process, KSWIFT has also enabled the provision for third party verification of the entire clearance process.
Thus, KSWIFT will be the next revolutionary change in the clearances / legislative landscape of the State which will provide a thriving environment for enterprises in the State. KSWIFT is expected to reduce the physical touch points in the entire clearance process, thereby making the entire process more efficient and effective.