Indian Ministry of Shipping to Promote Ease of Biz

By Aiswarya Lakshmi
Thursday, December 31, 2015

 Promoting ease of doing business has been at the core of the efforts of the Ministry during the year. Focus has beenonsimplifying procedures by removing irritants that make it cumbersome to carry on business smoothly. 

 
The major highlights in this regard are: 
Obsolete Rules under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 weeded out: The Ministry of Shipping has decided to rescind 13 Rules under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (as amended), having found them to be obsolete and unnecessary.  Out of the 13 Rules, 6 has been rescinded and 7 have been pre-published before rescindments.  
 
Ship Repair Units no longer required to register with DG Shipping: The Ministry simplified the procedure and eliminated the requirement of registration of Ship Repair Units (SRUs) with Directorate General (Shipping). Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce & Industry have been informed to extend concessions and facilities to SRUs without insisting on the requirement of registration with DG (Shipping).  
 
Re Rolled Steel from Ship Breaking allowed for Shipbuilding: To meet the growing demand for steel by ship and barge builders, the Ministry decided that re-rolled steel obtained from re-cycling yards/ship breaking units would be certified for use in construction of inland barges, river sea vessels (RSV Types 1 & 2) and port and harbour crafts, after ascertaining its sourcing and processing. This will help in bringing down the cost of constructions of barges, river sea vessels and port and harbour crafts.
 
E-governance initiatives: Initiatives of Directorate General of Shipping. The following services have now been made online -  registration of ships,  application and seat booking for written and oral examinations, application  and processing of Continuous Discharge Certificates (CDCs), renewal and replacement/duplicate CDCs, application processing and issuance of Certificate of Competencies (CoCs), dangerous cargo, GMDSS, Cookery certificates, application, processing and issuance of chartering permission, issue of registration certificate to transport operators and Master checker for seafarers.
 

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