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SEBI--Ease of Doing Business

SEBI Regulations Promoting Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Corporate Governance

CS. Jaya Singhania

The Learned Author in this article has discussed as to how the SEBI regulations improve the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and provides insights that lead to a positive Indian business ecosystem.

An advantageous business environment is of paramount importance for promoting the economic growth of any country. India today is recognised as one of the fastest-growing economies. It has surpassed several leading nations in terms of business growth.

The introduction of lucrative initiatives by the government has transformed India into a business powerhouse. Such transformational modifications have attracted domestic and international enterprises to invest within the country.

India has managed to jump 79 positions and now ranks 63rd out of 190 countries in global 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings and corporate governance. This is proof of the sustained efforts of the Indian government and its determination to become the preferred destination for business activities across the globe.

1. Ease of Doing Business Report and Corporate Governance: An Overview

The World Bank Group annually issues the Ease of Doing Business Report. It is a comprehensive review which was initiated in 2003. This report evaluates the regulations on businesses across 190 nations, and the ranking of each nation improves as its score increases.

The inaugural report was initially called the 'Doing Business' report, with country rankings commencing in 2006. Since its establishment, more than 3,500 reforms have been registered globally. The Ease of Doing Business Report assesses the following benefits associated with EODB and corporate governance in different countries:

-- Enhanced Global Reputation

-- Business Liberalisation

-- Promoting Business Expansion

-- Strategic Development Planning

-- Industry Growth

The 10 parameters judged for the report evaluation and corporate governance are as follows:

1. Starting a Business: This parameter evaluates the simplicity of initiating a new venture, including the time, cost, and minimum capital required.

2. Construction Permits: Assesses the ease of acquiring permissions necessary for constructing a warehouse or similar infrastructure.


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