MCGM approves single window event licensing in Mumbai
After having submitted a representation to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for single window license clearance for event permissions, good news has followed for Events and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) members as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has yesterday announced approval of single window licensing procedure for events.
The announcement comes after the C. M. of the state Sri. Devendra Fadnavis assuring full government support to the event fraternity at the EEMAX Global Awards held in September this year. Post EEMAX, EEMA has been rigorously working along with the state machinery and MCGM on the ‘Single Window’ mandate.
Event organizers will now be able to get all the permissions required from the Municipal Corporation in Mumbai through one window only. The MCGM single window, currently a physical window has gone live today and an on-line window is expected to follow in the next few months.
It is expected that all other licensing permissions across different departments in the state are expected to be amalgamated soon.
Talking about it, Sushma Gaikwad, VP, EEMA West says, “We have been relentlessly working alongside MCGM and have provided input as well as clarifications with a view to make the system simple and robust. This announcement brings in good news for the entire industry and its stakeholders who faced numerous hassles while organizing events in Mumbai. This is the first step and an important one. ”
Speaking on the subject, Sabbas Joseph, President EEMA said, “We are pleased to announce that the MCGM has approved the single window for Mumbai. This is the first step toward a feasible solution and is expected to evolve as learnings are incorporated over a period of time. This window is highly effective as it brings together all the permissions required from the Municipal Corporation in Mumbai. Over a period of time all other permissions across departments in the state are expected to be amalgamated.”
He added: "Our special thanks to a few persons to the Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis and Yuva Sena leader, Aaditya Thackeray who shared our vision. And to their team comprising the state’s Tourism and Culture Secretary, Mrs Valsa Nair Singh and from the MCGM, the Municipal Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta and Ms Shashi Bala, Chief BDD. Their consistent and steadfast commitment ensured that this pathbreaking step has been taken in the shortest possible time.
The new event permission circular is now available on www.mcgm.gov.in
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