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Timelines for Approvals

To facilitate time bound approvals, time limits for disposal of application of various services by the concerned Departments have been specified in the Odisha Industries Facilitation Rules, 2015.

As per the rules, every concerned Department or Authority is expected to issue the required clearances after processing the application within the pre-defined time limit. In case of failure to issue the required clearances within the specified time limit, such clearances shall be deemed to have been issued and the entrepreneurs may proceed with the implementation of the projects.

The timelines for various approvals are mentioned in the table below:

Timelines for various approvals

Sl# Service Time Limit (Working Days)
  DISCOMs 
1 Time taken from request for connection to release of connection where infrastructure is available 15
2 Time taken from request for connection to release of connection where infrastructure is not available 30
  Odisha State Pollution Control Board 
3 Consent to Establish 
a ‘A’ Category after obtaining environmental clearance 60
b ‘B’ Category after obtaining environmental clearance 45
c ‘C’ Category 30
4 Permission under Hazardous Waste (Handling & Management) Rules 30
5. Consent to Operate 
a ‘A’ Category after obtaining environmental clearance 60
b ‘B’ Category after obtaining environmental clearance 45
c ‘C’ Category 30
  Directorate of Factories and Boilers 
6. Approval of Factory Plan for Non-Hazardous factories 30
7. Approval of Factory Plan for Hazardous factories 60
8. Approval of Factory Plan for Major Accident Hazard (MAH) factories 90
9. Registration and Licensing of Factories 30
10. Renewal/Amendment/Transfer of factory license 30
11. Issue of duplicate license 30
12. Inspection of Boilers & issue of provisional orders to operate boilers 15
13. Approval of repair order of Boilers 15
14. Steam pipeline drawing approval 30
15. Registration of Boilers 30
16. Endorsement of Certificates of Boiler Operation Engineers, Boiler Attendants and Welders issued by other States 15
17. Revalidation of Welders’ certificates 15
  Labour Commissioner 
18. Registration under Odisha Shop and Commercial Establishment Act,1956 15  
19. Renewal of Registration under Odisha Shop and Commercial Establishment Act,1956 15
20. Contract Labour(R & A)Act,1970 i)Registration (one time) ii)Licence iii)Renewal (annual) 15
21. Industrial Employment Standing Order Act, 1946 45
  Urban Development Authorities(UDA) / Municipalities 
22. Building Plan Approval 60
23. Issuance of Occupancy Certificate (Applicable to Bhubaneswar Development Authority and other Development Authorities & ULBs 30
24. Trade License 15
25. Water Connection 45
26. Conversion of Land Use under master plan 60
  Commercial Taxes 
27. Registration under VAT Act 1
28. Registration under CST Act 1
29. Registration for Profession Tax 1
  Industries Department 
30. Sanction of incentives under IPR 2015 30
  IDCO 
  Decision on Land Allotment within IDCO Estates outside BMC Area 
31. Allotment Letter after receipt of recommendation letter from Single Window Authority 30
32. Execution of Lease Agreement subject to compliance of Terms and conditions of allotment 15
33. Issue of Possession Certificate 15
  Decision on Land Allotment within IDCO Estates within BMC Area 
34. Allotment Letter after receipt of recommendation from HLCC 30
35. Execution of Lease Agreement subject to compliance of T & C 15
36. Issue of Possession Certificate 15
  MSME Department 
37. Approval of EM-1 1
38. Approval of EM-2 2
39. Sanction of Interest Subsidy, Capital Investment Subsidy and VAT Reimbursement 30
  Directorate of Fire 
40. No Objection Certificate 30
  Other Services  
41. Conversion of land use in all other areas (except ULBs) 60
42. License under Drug and Cosmetics Act 30
43 Timelines for resolution of investor grievances  45

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