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District level Nodal Agency

The Office of the Regional Joint Director of Industries and Commerce in respect of Chennai District and the District Industries Centre (DIC) in respect of other Districts shall be the Nodal Agency at the district-level for the following category of Enterprises:

  1. In the case of an Enterprise engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry, where the investment in plant and machinery is up to INR 10 Crores, and
  2. In the case of an Enterprise engaged in providing or rendering of services, where the investment in equipment is up to INR 5 Crores.

Role of District level Nodal Agency

The Nodal Agency at the District-level shall ensure adequate support to all applicants for submitting applications for clearances through single window portal, including making available information related to all application forms including the Combined Application Form (CAF), list of enclosures, requisite fee and mode of payment. This would include the applicable fee and the mode of payment, namely, online or pay orders or demand drafts or challans, payable to the Competent Authorities.

Before submission of the application for service through single window portal, the applicant can approach the Nodal Agency with the filled-in application along with enclosures to ensure the correctness and completeness of the same. The Nodal Agency shall direct the designated official identified by the Competent Authority to meet as and when required to verify and check the following as part of the pre-scrutiny process for the purposes of assessing the completeness of the submitted application, namely:-

  • Whether the application is complete in all respects, including the application forms and enclosures;
  • Whether self-certification as part of CAF has been submitted;
  • Whether documents as per check-list filled correctly has been submitted;
  • Whether requisite pay orders or demand drafts or challans payable towards application fees on service to the Competent Authorities have been enclosed.