Telangana can’t get ranks by changes on paper for Ease of Doing Business.
Mere policy changes and amending laws for the sake of higher rankings would no longer help states secure better rankings in Ease of Doing Business from this year and central teams will visit each state to see for themselves whether or not the business reforms being claimed by states are being implemented on the ground level as per the report.
Involvements from companies and investors, labour organisations and trade bodies will be collected on the reforms claimed by state governments which will play a crucial role while decisive the final positions. An in 2015 year the Telangana state was ranked 13 in EoBD but topped the charts the very next year as per the report and dethroning Gujarat, the Andhra Pradesh govt ranked Number 2 in 2015 year and shared the top spot along with Telangana state as per the report.
Centre division of industrial policy and promotion had given rankings to states in 2016 based on 340 action points and which the state governments need to fulfill to get ranks and the states just needed to fill the details online on whether or not they were complying with each of the 340 points and upload documents to support their rights.
Here there was no mechanism to check whether the states actually complied with the improvements. And this led to mad rush between states to secure better rankings, the struggle turned ugly with the Telangana state government complaining to the Centre that AP had committed data theft from its portal to secure a better EoDB ranking and AP government sacked the allegations saying that as a state ranked 2nd, and it had no need to copy data from Telangana which at that point was ranked 13th.