In order to discuss budget announcements and strategies to take them forward, a Post Budget Webinar is to be organized on 28th February 2023. Webinar is led by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, with the Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) as the co-lead. The theme of the webinar is ‘Unleashing the Potential: Ease of living using Technology’. The webinar will be inaugurated by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. 

Webinar will have 4 breakout sessions. Breakout session 3 on “Ease of Doing Business Using Technology, especially for small businesses” will be anchored by DPIIT.  This session will cover a wide range of topics like the National Single Window System, PAN as a common business identifier, simplification of KYC, Unified filing process, Lab Grown Diamonds, Vivaad Se Vishwas scheme for MSMEs, etc.

This breakout session will have rich participation from industry and academia. The session will include contributions from Dr. Pawan Goenka Chairperson of INSPACe – Dept of Space, Mr. Amit Pandey Vice President of Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association (IVCA), Mr. Piruz Khambatta Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry National Committee on Affirmative Action, Mr. Viswanathan Ravichandran Executive Director Technology of Ernst & Young (EY), Mr. Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary General of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), Prof. MS Ramachandra Rao from IIT Madras, Dr. Neeraj Khare from IIT Delhi and Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya Founder and President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research.

Union Budget 2023 has made important announcements regarding enhancing the Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living. Technology will contribute immensely to achieving these objectives. Effective use of technology and achievement of these objectives would require coordination and cooperation among various Ministries, Departments, and other stakeholders like industry associations, and academia.

**PIB India**

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