National Single Window System facilitates over 44000 approvals since launch; over 28 thousand applications under process


The National Single Window System (NSWS) currently accepts applications for 248 G2B clearness from 26 Central Ministries/ Departments, in addition to different State/UT Level clearances in 16 States/ UTs.


The portal is rapidly gaining traction amongst the investors community and as of date has about 3.7 lakh plus unique visitors. 44,000+ approvals have been facilitated through NSWS and 28,000+ approvals are currently under process. The portal will progressively onboard a greater number of approvals and licenses, based on user /industry feedback. The Government is committed to reforms and other bold measures for creating a conducive business and investment environment in all sectors.


NSWS was soft launched to all stakeholders and the public on the 22nd of September 2021 by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal. NSWS was created by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as per the budget announcement of creation of an Investment Clearance Cell (ICC) to provide a single platform to enable the identification and obtaining of approvals and clearances needed by investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses in India. 


The system is envisioned to reduce duplicity of information submission to different ministries, reduce compliance burden, promote sector specific reforms and schemes, reduce gestation period of projects, and promote ease of starting and doing business. NSWS enables the identification, applying and subsequent tracking of approvals for all integrated States and Central Departments, making it a true National Single Window System


It may be noted that the Know Your Approvals (KYA) service is live on NSWS with 544 approvals across 32 Central Ministries/ Departments and 2895 approvals across 30 States/ UTs. A total of 3439 approvals are listed. Total of 1,32,510 investors have used KYA module to know about the type of approvals they need for their businesses. 26 Ministries/ Departments onboarded with 248 approvals are live (Total Approvals in scope: 376). 16 States/UTs onboarded namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.


The teams are working with 5 more states (Haryana, Andaman & Nicobar, Tripura, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh) to integrate by 15 December. Total of 71,000 approvals has been applied on NSWS till date. NSWS sees visitors coming from 157 countries on NSWS with USA, UK, and UAE (United Arab Emirates) on top. It is expected that the onboarding of remaining 8 Ministries/Deptts of Govt of India would happen by 31 Dec 2022 and the balance states/UTs by 31 March 2023.


review of  the progress and status of NSWS (National Single Window System) is set to happen on 5th December 2022 with Ministries, States/UTs and Industry representatives. In this regard, preparatory meetings have been held to discuss the integration status of various States/UT and Central Ministries with National Single Window System.


These meetings have witnessed active participation from the stakeholders. DPIIT and Invest India have been proactively holding regular reviews with the Ministries, States and Industry associations in the process of setting up the NSWS to ensure an inclusive approach for building this national portal. Over 150 participants from States and Ministries have participated in the review meetings held by Special Secretary, DPIIT and held discussions on the way forward for NSWS.


During the interactions with stakeholder Ministries and States and UTs, the strong growth trajectory of the country was highlighted, and how a ‘whole of Govt’ approach’ is critical to realize our ambitions and targets. In this context, the NSWS initiative is the perfect example of the ‘whole of Govt’ approach with different Ministries, Deptt of Govt of India and the States and UTs coming together to facilitate investor related clearances on a single portal, with transparency and accountability, and enhancing ease of doing business.


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New Single and Video: “Toyland / March of the Toys”

 Independent music label, Rudolf Music, is releasing a new single and video “Toyland / March of the Toys” by Christmas The Band. This new version encompasses the 1903 Victor Herbert song with the March of the Toys theme from the opera “Babes In Toyland” in a Rock, Progressive-Rock style.

The musicians in Christmas The Band are from Sonoma and Marin Counties in California and are: Alec Fuhrman; guitar, Peter Penhallow; keyboards, Rob Fordyce; bass, and Charles Tapp; drums and vocals. The group has released a single every year since 2019 and a full length CD “One World Love One Another” in 2017. Rudolf Music is based in Santa Rosa, CA and is celebrating its 25th anniversary of distributing music.

More information and music can be found at the Rudolf Music website: www.rudolfmusic.com.

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Single, Taken, or Hanging out With Family, Make a Date with Netflix on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re spending it with a significant other, family, friends, or solo, Netflix is spreading the love with our Valentine’s Day collection, Watch, Love, Repeat, made especially just for you.


Check out some of the films, series and specials included in the Valentine’s Day collection:


If you’re still in the mood for love, mark a 💗 on your calendar for the romantic films we have in store for later this year that are sure to make your heart skip a beat including Along for the Ride, Don’t Blame Karma!, Falling for Christmas, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Love in the Villa, The Noel Diary, A Perfect Pairing, Persuasion, Purple Hearts, and a new romantic comedy coming this holiday season. 


Need inspiration on what to watch? Members can find the collection by searching Valentine’s Day or going to Netflix.com/valentinesday on all devices. To watch things for the entire family, you can view Netflix.com/happyheartsday. 


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Single Window System


While presenting Budget 2020-21, Finance Minister announced plans to set up an Investment Clearance Cell (ICC) that will provide “end to end” facilitation and support to investors, including pre-investment advisory, provide information related to land banks and facilitate clearances at Centre and State level. The cell was proposed to operate through an online digital portal.


Subsequently, as per the mandate, DPIIT along with Invest India initiated the process of developing the portal as a National Single Window System (NSWS). Envisioned as a one-stop for taking all the regulatory approvals and services in the country, NSWS [www.nsws.gov.in] was soft-launched on 22nd September, 2021 by Commerce & Industry Minister.


This national portal integrates the existing clearance systems of various Ministries/ Departments of Government of India and State Governments without disruption to their existing IT portals.


Currently, approvals of 19 Ministries/ Departments and 10 States Single Window Systems have been on-boarded on the NSWS Portal. List of the onboarded Ministries/ Departments and States is as below:


Ministries/ Departments integrated with NSWS:




  1. M/o Corporate Affairs
  2. M/o Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  3. M/o Labour& Employment
  4. D/o Food & Public Distribution
  5. D/o Consumer Affairs
  6. M/o Health & Family Welfare (FSSAI & CDSCO)
  7. D/o Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
  8. D/o Commerce
  9. D/o Telecommunications
  10. M/o Information & Broadcasting
  11. M/o Power
  12. M/o Railways
  13. D/o Biotechnology
  14. D/o Revenue
  15. M/o Civil Aviation
  16. M/o Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  17. D/o Fisheries
  18. M/o Textiles
  19. M/o Petroleum and Natural Gas




States integrated with NSWS:


  1. Goa
  2. Gujarat
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Odisha
  5. Uttar Pradesh
  6. Uttarakhand
  7. Punjab
  8. Karnataka
  9. Andhra Pradesh
  10. Telangana




The Know Your Approvals (KYA) Module is an information wizard which guides investors to identify an indicative list of requisite pre-operations approvals/ licenses applicable. This is facilitated by answering a series of questions which gets populated basis the information provided by the investor in the previous question. Post submission of the KYA questionnaire, the investors are able to view an indicative list of licenses pertaining to the Central/ State Governments that are applicable to them. The investors are also guided on these questions and their applicability/ purpose by an Information Toolbox. This is to enhance the ease of user experience and eliminate information asymmetry on this module.


The KYA service is live on NSWS with 544 approvals across concerned 32 Central Ministries/ Departments and 2715 approvals across 14 States. Total 3259 approvals are listed.


This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri SomParkash, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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Sam T Rajkumar’s New Single “Let’s Create a Society #beinghuman” is Set to Release Soon

 Using a diverse style, talented artist Sam T Rajkumar is driven to rise and establish a compelling musical imprint in the industry with his upcoming single “Let’s create a Society.” Hitting the music scene this month, the song with the hashtag #BeingHuman is a fusion of the experimental genre that uniquely amalgamates western music and eclectic harmonies with Indian classical beats and instrumentation to set the good vibes in motion. Channeling his creative depth to create a song that musically binds people without discrimination; the artist intends to create a society that emphasizes love and respect.

Hailing from Tamil Nadu, Sam T Rajkumar is an author, sketching artist, theologian, an independent music producer, and also a singer-songwriter who has already created ripples in the industry with his artistic perspective. The artist collaborates with both national and international artists to curate his enriched soundscapes that distinctively outline his charismatic approach towards sound design. Following the release of his first song “Um Namame,” the artist quickly garnered the attention of the audience with his subsequent releases “Your Love” and “En Kartha.”

Stay hooked as the singer gears up to drop his next Tamil single “Aaviyil” shortly followed by some other remixes as well. The single “Let’s create a Society” will be available on Spotify, Youtube and Apple Music, and also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more details.

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