APPCB launches Online Consent Management and Monitoring System as a step towards improving the ease of doing business in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

In order to improve the consent management system and to make consent processing more transparent and speedier, AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB) Dr. Phani Kumar, has launched Online Consent Management and Monitoring System (OCMMS) here today.

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The customized Consent Management and Monitoring System is a web based generic application software package for Consent Management which allows this portal to filing of CFO applications online to new proponents as well as existing industries in tracking of application.

The application facilitates the Board to process the applications from online receipt up to consent issuing stage. The applicants are given facility for online payment of consent fee using fee calculator application.

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The approved consent orders are uploaded by the Board and the applicant can download the order from their domain. No need for the proponent to visit any office of the Board for this purpose said Dr. Phani Kumar.  Mr. B.S.S. Prasad, Member Secretary, APPCB explained the initiatives taken up by the Board to improve the ease of doing business by simplification and rationalization of existing rules for better governance.

APPCB has evolved various policies online with the Government of India policy of easy of doing business, such as reducing the time period of processing the applications, he added.

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The representatives of Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA), The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPPCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), Industry representatives and employees of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board participated.