Central Clearances

List of Registrations Services and the concerned Government Departments

Sr. No.




Registration under Central Excise Act,1944

Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Ministry of Finance


Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Department of Revenue, Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance


Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN)

Department of Revenue, Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance


Registration under The Companies Act, 1956

Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Registration under The Limited Liability Partnership Act,


Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Registration under The Partnership Act, 1932

Ministry of Corporate Affairs


Udyog Aadhaar Number under The Micro, Small and

Medium Enterprises Development, 2006

Ministry of Micro, Small and

Medium Enterprises


Registration of factories and establishments under The

Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.

Employee’s State Insurance

Corporation, Ministry of Labour

and Employment


Registration under The Employees’ Provident Funds and

Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Employees’ Provident Fund

Organization, Ministry of Labour

and Employment


Access permission from Highway to project site for

construction (if the project is abutting Highway)

Ministry of Road Transport and



Registration of vehicle

Ministry of Road Transport and



Registration and Licensing of Food Business as per the

Food Safety And Standards Act, 2006

Food Safety and standards

Authority of India, Ministry of

Health and Family Welfare


License to manufacture Large Volume Parenteral (LVP)

Central Drugs Standard Control

Organization, Ministry of Health

and Family Welfare


Registration of Drug and manufacturing site under

Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Drugs and Cosmetic

Rules 1945 for import.

Central Drugs Standard Control

Organization, Ministry of Health

and Family Welfare


List of Central Government Departments and the services/clearances/NOCs being provided by them



1. Digital Signature Certificate

2. Director Identification Number

3. Certificate of Incorporation


Ministry of Corporate Affairs

4.Letter of Intent/Industrial License

5.Grant of ad-hoc permission for manufacture and

sale of cement without standard mark for a

maximum period of 150 days

6.Certification of essentiality for import of capital

goods required for initial setting up of new projects

or expansion of the existing projects

7. Industrial License for compulsory licensable items

8.Acknowledgement for Industrial Entrepreneur

Memorandum (IEM)- (only intimation)

9.Approval of pressure parts materials for boilers

made outside the country under Regulation 393 (b)

of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950

10.Essentiality Certificate for projects in Consumer


11.Essentiality Certificate for projects in Light

Engineering Industry


Department of Industrial Policy and

Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of

Commerce and Industry

12. Explosives License

13 License for electrical equipment used in hazardous installations

14. License for storage of petroleum products

15. License for storage of compressed gases


Petroleum & Explosives Safety

Organization, DIPP, Ministry of

Commerce and Industry

16. Govt. approval for 100% EOUs/EPZs/SEZs/Industrial Parks by the Board of Approval of EOU/EPZ/SEZ

Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

17. FDI under Government route - Foreign Investors

18.Foreign Technology Agreements through Non

Automatic Route – financial and technical



Foreign Investment Promotion Board, Ministry of Finance

19. Environmental Clearance under Environment

(Protection) Act, 1986 and Environment

(Protection) Rules, 1986 for the projects or activities mentioned in the Schedule of Environment Impact Notification, 2006

20.Forest Clearance for use of forest land for non-forest purpose

21.Wildlife Clearance for projects located within 10 kilometres of National Parks and Wildlife



Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

22. Clearance for establishing project in Coastal

Regulation Zone

Coastal Zone Management Authority


23. NOC for Ground Water Withdrawal

Central Ground Water Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

24. Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

Director General Foreign Trade

25. Approval from National Biodiversity Authority

under The Biological Diversity Act, 2002

National Biodiversity Authority

26. Self- Assessment of Duty of imported or export


Central Board of Excise and Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance

27. Prior permission to open a coal mine, seam or

section of a seam

28. Approval of Mining Plan and Mine Closure Plan of allocated N/A captive coal block

29. Grant of recognition as Qualified Person (RQP) to prepare mining N/A plan under MMRD Act, 1957

30.Letter of Assurance for coal allocation on Long Term basis to the clients in power, cement and sponge iron sector


Ministry of Coal

31. Dealer’s Certificate of Registration (Industrial)

32. Certificate of Manufacture of physical/Granulated Mixture of Fertilizer/Organic Fertilizer/Bio Fertilizer and Non edible De-oiled Cake Fertilizer

33. Certificate of manufacture for Special Mixture of Fertilizers

34. Grant of Permission to sell Non Standard Fertilizers

35. Authorization for sale of Non-Standard Fertilizers

36. Certificate of Source for carrying on the Business of Selling Fertilizers in Wholesale/Retail/Industrial Use

37.Permission for export and import of seeds/ planting materials

38.Registration of Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) under the Multi State Cooperative Societies Act 2002


Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of

Chemicals & Fertilizers


39. Import/Export clearance of livestock and Livestock Products

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


40. Import permit for plants/plant materials

Directorate of Plant Protection,

Quarantine and Storage, Department

of Agriculture, Cooperation &

Farmers Welfare, Ministry of

Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

41. NOC to establish ITI, Polytechnic, Engineering

college, MBA, MCA institutes in the state

Department of Technical Education

42. Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products (COPP)

43. Approval of public testing labs

44.Test license or form 11 license for the Small

quantities of drugs, the import of which is

otherwise prohibited under section 10 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules, 1945, may be

imported for the purpose of examination, test or


45.Written confirmation for active substances

imported into the European Union (EU) for

medicinal products for human use, in accordance

with Article 46b(2)(b) of Directive 2001/83/EC

46. Approval of Clinical Trials and New Drugs

47.No Objection Certificate for export of

unapproved/approved new drugs/Banned drugs


Central Drugs Standard Control

Organization, Ministry of Health and

Family Welfare

48. No Objection Certificate (NOC) for height clearance: Civil aviation clearance for chimney / building /cooling towers’ heights under Airport Authority of India Act, 1994

Airports Authority of India, Ministry

of Civil Aviation


49. Food Import Clearance

Food Safety and standards Authority

of India, Ministry of Health and

Family Welfare