Govt launches portal for giving security clearance to businesses

The objective of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and project proposals in key sectors.

PTI
Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 18 2018 10:59PM | Updated Date: Sep 18 2018 10:59PM
Govt launches portal for giving security clearance to businessesFile Photo

A portal was launched Tuesday to facilitate individuals and private companies in seeking security clearance for setting up businesses in certain sensitive sectors.

The online 'e-Sahaj' portal, launched by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, will strike a healthy balance between meeting the imperatives of national security and facilitating ease of doing business and promoting investment in the country, an official statement said.

The Home Ministry is the nodal authority for granting security clearances in certain sensitive sectors before licence, permit, permission, contract etc is issued to companies, bidders, individuals by the administrative ministry.

The objective of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and project proposals in key sectors.

The portal will facilitate an applicant to submit application online and also to view the status of his application from time to time, the statement said.

The Union home secretary said with the introduction of online portal, the process has become standardised. It will be faster, transparent and easy to monitor.

Various functionaries can access applications and documents online and take timely decisions, he said. 

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