Compliance easing must be transparent and reasoned out with every rule put to a strict justification test
In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed the government’s resolve to launch Ease of Doing Business 2.0 and Ease of Living programmes. To this end, she highlighted that in recent years, over 25,000 compliance requirements were reduced and 1,486 Union laws repealed. What was the nature of these compliances and laws? For how long did these remain in the statute books and through what process were these identified, reviewed and discarded? No additional information was provided in the budget or its accompanying documents.