Set up separate deptt for logistics to improve transport sector: Panel
New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI)
SETTING up a separate logistics department and introducing one permit-one tax system for trucks, among other measures, will boost the transport sector and improve ease of doing business, the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) has suggested.
These suggestions form part of the Bibek Debroy-led Logistics Development Committee’s report titled ‘Key Challenges in Logistics Development and the Associated Commerce - Policy Reforms for Ease of Doing Business / Trade in India’ which was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. Outlining the need for supporting the truck industry, the committee has suggested that the Government should create an independent department focusing on logistics and trade facilitation space by upgrading the existing Logistics Division under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
“Introduce the One Nation, One Permit, One Tax system by amending Motor Vehicles Act as recommended by the Parliamentary Committee.
“Also suitably amend the provisions of Motor Transport Workers Act to incentive trucking industry to increase its scale and size,” the committee suggested.
As per the one permit-one tax system, all truck permits will be valid across the country.