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Government launches e-Sahaj portal to facilitate security clearances

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched e-Sahaj portal to facilitate individuals and private companies in seeking security clearance for setting up businesses
Government launches e-Sahaj portal
 in certain sensitive sectors.
  • The portal aims to bring greater transparency in accordance with the security clearances to business proposals relating to sensitive sectors and geographical locations.

Interesting to know:

  • MHA 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 respective 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.

About the e-Sahaj portal:

  • The portal will help to strike a healthy balance between meeting imperatives of national security and facilitating ease of doing business and promoting investment in the country.
  • It will facilitate the applicant to submit application online and also to view its status from time to time.
  • The online portal will make security clearance process standardised, faster, transparent and easy to monitor.
  • Thus it will help to facilitate ease of doing business and promoting investment in the country.

Question:

Q. What has the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) launched to facilitate individuals and private companies in seeking security clearance for setting up businesses in certain sensitive sectors?
a. e-Suvidha portal
b. e-Sulabh portal
c. e-Sahaj portal
d. None of the above
Government launches e-Sahaj portal to facilitate security clearances Government launches e-Sahaj portal to facilitate security clearances Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on September 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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