NATIONAL TRANSIT PASS SYSTEM (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     30th December 2023        

Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment launched the National Transit Pass System (NTPS).

National Transit Pass System (NTPS)-‘One Nation-One Pass

  • About: NTPS prioritizes user convenience with desktop and mobile applications, simplifying registration and permit applications for seamless use.
  • Objective: To facilitate the seamless transit of timber, bamboo, and other forest produce across the country
  • Efficient Permit System: Transit permits are specifically issued for regulated tree species, while users have the ability to self-generate No Objection Certificates for exempted species, streamlining the permitting process.
  • Nationwide Adoption: Currently, 25 States and Union Territories have embraced the unified permit system, creating a more efficient interstate business environment for producers, farmers, and transporters.
  • Boost to Agroforestry: The implementation of NTPS is expected to provide a significant boost to the agroforestry sector, facilitating smoother operations and transactions for stakeholders.
  • "One Nation-One Pass" Initiative: NTPS is conceived as a "One Nation-One Pass" regime, aiming to enable seamless transit across the country, fostering a unified approach to timber transit permits.
  • Online Integration for Ease of Business: This initiative streamlines the issuance of timber transit permits through a unified online platform, benefiting tree growers and farmers engaged in agroforestry nationwide and contributing to the overall ease of doing business.

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