fbpx

K-SWIFT Registration

  • K-SWIFT – Ease of doing business initiative by Kerala Government
  • Get acknowledgement within a day
  • 24 * 7 dedicated consultant support from Ourtaxpartner.com
  • Quick assistance to get the registrations
  • Serve clients all over in Kerala
  • Ease of Doing Business initiatives of Kerala ( Setting up a business)
  • Common Application Form ( Single Application) for multiple Licenses for Business

Enquiry

    K-SWIFT Registration

    Kerala – Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent Clearance Registration is a new initiative by Government of Kerala to promote the new business in Kerala. Kerala government introduce a new Single Window Clearance Act to enable Ease of Doing Business way back in 1999. The online clearance mechanism (SWIFT) is aimed at facilitating clearances from various government departments / agencies concerned for setting up and running of an enterprise in the State of Kerala. To cater this need, Single Window Clearance Boards have been constituted at State, District and Industrial Park levels. Investment Promotion and Facilitation Cells are set up at the State and District levels to address investor queries and grievances. Now new entrepreneurs can start their business in the State of Kerala whose investment is below 10 Crore by obtaining a K – SWIFT Registration provided by the District Industries Center (DIC).

    Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent Clearance (KSWIFT) is a platform for all future transactions with the Government on the issue of granting licences and approvals in a time bound manner. Presently, the services of the 16 Departments / Agencies are being made available in KSWIFT, wherein all the clearance/approvals can be submitted through a unified Common Application Form (CAF). This application will ensure Fast, Transparent and Time bound clearances and will reduce drastically the physical touch points. As part of strengthening and expanding the KSWIFT, Government intends to carry out the second phase of KSWIFT which includes Renewal services; more features like Central Inspection System, land allotment, incentives and adding of new departments/Agencies.
     

    KSWIFT Registration in Kerala, k swift registration malayalam, k swift.kerala.gov.in, k swift applicability, documents required for KSWIFT Registration, k swift kerala, k swift acknowledgement

     

    Know in detail about How the K-SWIFT Portal works?

    Step 1
    For submitting various applications in K-SWIFT Portal, First need to create a basic login by validating the personal details of applicant or authorized signatory of the establishment.

    Step 2
    There is two types of application Forms in KSWIFT .

  • K-SWIFT Acknowledgement
  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  •  

    K-SWIFT Acknowledgement : K-SWIFT Acknowledgement Model is a simple method of starting business in Kerala whose Initial capital is below 50 Crore. MSME’s not included as RED category by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board shall proceed with K-SWIFT Acknowledgement. We can get the Acknowledgement immediately after submitting the application form along with applicable fees without any post verification procedures. But, As per the latest updates from officials of K-SWIFT, this model is now applicable only for manufacturing , Service sectors ( Which is directly related / supportive to Manufacturing) Health and Tourism sector (In case of Health, i.e., related to tourism industry only ). In future Government of Kerala may extent to other Industries too. So please clarify the same at your District Industries Centre( DIC) / Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd before your proceed. The management of K-SWIFT is done by DIC and KSIDCL. The contact details of the agencies are given in the end of the page.
     

    Common Application Form (CAF) : All other enterprises shall proceed with “ Common application Form (CAF) for approvals” to obtain various approvals/ renewals from Departments/ Agencies. After the submission of CAF along with the applicable fees, we can go for various licenses requires to start the business in the State. The portal itself show the various licenses applicable for your establishment with reference to the data filled in the CAF. We can submit applications for various department licenses individually / jointly along with the applicable fees. The Licenses / approvals will issue only after the post verification of submitted application / physical verification of premises ( if applicable) by the concerned department officials. We can also have the option to submit replies to the queries issued by the Officers in Charge of Departments. Here the K-SWIFT portal also enables the facility to re-new or make amendments in the existing licenses but subject to the approvals from the concerned departments. The various departments covered under K-SWIFT and its time limits applicable to issue the Licenses are also given below.
     
    Enables Professional Tax Online Compliance
    The K-SWIFT Portal also facilitate the registered establishment ( Those who registered through Common Application Form (CAF) only) to submit and pay the Professional Tax online. The portal itself provide a separate module to add the various details of employees cum employer. We can easily manage the professional tax profiles of employees in the K-SWIFT Portal. This facility provided by the Government of Kerala is really appreciable and useful to lot business.

    Significance of Common Application Form ( CAF ) in KSWIFT Portal.

     

    Any person who intends to start an enterprise in the State of Kerala other than those not included as ‘Red Category’ by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board may eligible to file unified Common Application Form (CAF) under K-SWIFT. The CAF application under K-SWIFT is to be file only through online. The applicant can itself file the forms without the support of a third party. The K-SWIFT Registrations application forms are very simple to fill and easy to understand. Entrepreneurs can apply more than 70 licenses through the Common Application Form ( CAF ) rather apply for individual applications at different Government departments. This is one of the great implementation of Kerala Government against the Ease of doing Business Initiative.

    Online Professional Tax return filing on KSWIFT Portal.

    Now the KSWIFT portal enables the Online filing and payment of professional tax in Kerala. For exploring online professional tax filing and payment option the companies must create a basic login in the KSWIFT portal. After creating the basic login, need to file a Common Application Form ( CAF) to register the company under KSWIFT Portal. Then we can tap the Professional tax menu and able to add the individual employees details on the data base. We can pay both employer and employee professional tax through the KSWIFT Portal. Here we can also pay the amount through internet banking. Online professional Tax return filing and payment is very useful to most of the companies in Kerala.

    If requires assistance to file Common Application Form ( CAF) and Employee addition on the portal, PEAK Business Consultancy Services helps the entrepreneurs to do it.

    Validity and Fees of K-SWIFT Acknowledgement

     

    The validity period of K-SWIFT Acknowledgement Certificate is 3 years. The applicant / enterprise must obtain appropriate approvals, registrations and clearances from the concerned departments within 6 month from the date of completion by the effective period of Acknowledgement Certificate. The various registrations required to obtain after the completion of K-SWIFT is D & O Trade License, Shop and Establishment License, Legal Metrology License etc.

    An application fees calculated at the rate 0.01% of the total project cost is required to be paid by the applicant for submitting Self Certification under K-SWIFT CAF Application.

     

    Documents required for K-SWIFT registration

     

    Documents required to create Basic Login ( For Applicant / Authorized Signatory)
  • PAN Card of Applicant / Authorized Signatory
  • Aadhaar Card of Applicant / Authorized Signatory
  • Mobile Number and Email Id of Applicant/ Authorized Signatory
  • Passport Photo and Specimen Signature of Applicant / Authorized Signatory
  •  

    Details Required for K-SWIFT Acknowledgment Download
     

    Details Required for K-SWIFT Common Application Form (CAF) Download

    Get assistance to apply for KSWIFT Registration

    K-SWIFT Portal - Services Plans

    K-SWIFT Registration
    K-SWIFT Acknowledgement Form
    Rs. 1,250/-

    Applicant / Authorized Signatory Validation

    K-SWIFT Acknowledgement Application

    Acknowledgement within a Day

    Govt. Fees excluded

     

    Common Application Form (CAF)
    Rs. 2,250/-

    Applicant / Authorized Signatory Validation

    Common Application Form submission only

    Excludes Department Licenses

    Govt. Fees excluded

     

    Department Licenses / Approvals
    NA

    Professional fees depends upon the Licenses applicable. To get the Price please contact us.

     

    Department Licenses ( K-SWFIT)
    D & O Trade License
    Rs. 3,250/-

    Applicant / Authorized Signatory Validation

    Common Application Form submission

    D & O Trade License Application

    Govt. Fees excluded

     

    Shop and Establishment License
    Rs. 2,500/-

    Applicant / Authorized Signatory Validation

    Common Application Form submission

    Shop and Establishment Application

    Govt. Fees excluded

     

    Professional Tax Compliance
    Fees as per Employee Numbers

    01 to 10 : Rs. 600/-

    11 to 25 : Rs. 1,250/-

    26 to 50 : Rs. 2,000/-

    51 to 100 : Rs. 3,000/-

    Above 100 : Rs. 25 per employee from 101 onwards.
     

    Note : We helps to submit the initial application submission and online query handling only. Other follow ups or physical documents submission with departments if requires must done by the Applicant itself.

    Payment Terms

    For initiating the process, the client must provide 50 % of Professional Fess plus applicable Govt. fees as Advance.

    In case of Professional Tax Compliance, Client must pay the 50% of Professional fees and applicable professional Tax in Advance.

    Client must pay balance 50 % of Professional fees along with applicable GST after the Initial submission of Application.

    In case of Govt. fees and Professional tax payment, Only Bank Transfer is permitted. For the payment of Professional Fees, Card / UPI Payments al allowed. We will provide a link to pay the amount, after the request of client.

    All the above fees are exclusive of applicable GST and Govt. fees.

    Characteristics of K-SWIFT Registration

    Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent Clearance (K-SWIFT) will be the platform for all future transactions with the Government on the issue of granting licences and approvals in a time bound manner. Presently, the services of the following 14 Departments / Agencies are being made available in KSWIFT, wherein all the applications can be submitted through a unified Common Application Form (CAF).

    The various departments come under the K-SWIFT Programs are :

    • Directorate of Urban Affairs
    • Directorate of Panchayats
    • Department of Town and Country Planning
    • Department of Factories and Boilers
    • Department of Electrical Inspectorate
    • Department of Mining and Geology
    • Department of Forest and Wildlife
    • Department of Labour
    • Department of Fire and Rescue Services
    • Kerala State Pollution Control Board
    • State Environment Impact Assessment Authority
    • Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd
    • Kerala Water Authority
    • Department of Ground Water

     

    ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT SCHEME (ESS)

     

    The entrepreneurs are also eligible for incentives provided by the state government. The name of this scheme is ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT SCHEME (ESS). The ESS aims to merge and replace all the previous schemes titled the Entrepreneur Support Scheme 2012 to be operated in the State of Kerala. All MSMEs engaged in manufacturing activities are eligible for assistance. The scheme is operational w.e.f. 01.04.2012.

    Objectives of Scheme

    • Extend support to micro, small and medium enterprises
    • Give support to entrepreneurs by optimal utilization of funds and by giving more flexibility of operation

    What included in ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT SCHEME (ESS) ?

    • Investment in Land, Building, Plant & machinery, Electrification, Essential Office Equipments, Pollution Control Devices and other fixed assets are eligible
    • For General Category Assistance is 15% limited to Rs 20 lakhs
    • For Young (18 to 45 years), Women and SC/ST entrepreneurs, the assistance is 20% limited to Rs 30 lakhs
    • Enterprises in priority sector is eligible for an additional assistance of 10% limited to Rs 10 lakhs
    • MSMEs started in the districts of Idukki, Wayanad, Kasargode and Pathanamthitta are eligible for an additional support of 10% limited to Rs 10 lakhs
    • Industries setup after acquiring new technology from approved research institutions are eligible for an additional support of 10% limited to Rs 10 lakhs
    • The total eligible assistance for an enterprise is limited to Rs 30 lakhs

    Stages in Entrepreneur Support Scheme

    1st stage – Startup Support
    The Startup support is provided for enterprises prior to commencement of commercial production. The assistance is limited to 50% of the total eligible support limited to Rs 3 lakhs on sanctioning the term loan from the bank.

    2nd stage – Investment Support
    Investment Support is provided after the commencement of commercial production. The entrepreneurs shall apply within one year from the date commencement of production. Enterprises undertaking Expansion, Diversification and Modernization are also eligible for invest support.

    3rd stage – Technology Support
    Technology Support after commencing production on acquiring new technology. Shall apply for technology support within 6 months from the date of commencement after installing the new technology form authorized agencies.

     

    K-SWIFT CONTACT Details

    Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.
    T.C. XI/266, Keston Road, Kowdiar,
    Thiruvananthapuram-695 003
    Ph: 0471-2727269
    Fax: 0471-2315893
    Email: [email protected]

     

    Time require to get various Department Licenses

    Name of License Department Time (in days)
    License to Fertilizer Retail Dealer Department of Agriculture 45 days
    License to Manufacture of Physical Fertilizer Mixtures Department of Agriculture 45 days
    License to Sell/Stock or Exhibit for Sale or Distribute Insecticides Retail Department of Agriculture 45 days
    Pest control operations Department of Agriculture 30 days
    License to Manufacture Insecticides Department of Agriculture 45 days
    License to Wholesale Fertilizer Distributor Department of Agriculture 30 days
    License for Movie Shooting at State Protected Monument Department of Archaeology 90 Days
    NOC To CBSE/ICSE School Department of Education 75 days
    Recognition to School (State Syllabus) Department of Education
    Recognition to School (CBSE, ICSE) Department of Education
    Formal Prior Recognition Department of Education 75 days
    New Factory Licence Department of Factories and Boilers 60 Days
    Renewal of Factory Licence Department of Factories and Boilers
    Permit for Constructing New Factory under Section 2M Department of Factories and Boilers 90 days
    Site Clearance Department of Fire and Rescue Services 30 days
    Final Clearance Department of Fire and Rescue Services 30 days
    Permission for cutting and transportation of Trees Department of Forest and Wildlife 30 days
    Application for Registration of Genetic Laboratory Department of Health 90 days
    Application for Registration of Genetic Clinic Department of Health 90 days
    Application for Registration of Ultrasound Clinic Department of Health 90 days
    Application for Registration of Genetic Counselling Centre Department of Health 90 days
    Application for Registration of Imaging Centre Department of Health 90 days
    The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1976 Department of Labour 15 days
    The Contract Labour(Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 Department of Labour 15 days
    Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act 1960 Department of Labour 1 day
    Building and Other Construction Workers Act Department of Labour 15 days
    Licence for Dealer of Weights and Measures Department of Legal Metrology 60 days
    Importer Registration Department of Legal Metrology 60 days
    Licence for Manufacturer of Weights and Measures Department of Legal Metrology 60 days
    Manufacturer/packer Registration Department of Legal Metrology
    Licence for Repairer of Weights and Measures Department of Legal Metrology 60 days
    Auto Renewal of Licence to Factories,Trades,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) Same day (Auto)
    Building Permit Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) 30 days
    Application for License to Show Cinema under 1988 Kerala Cinema regulation Act Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs)
    Occupancy Certificate Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) 15 days
    Licence to Factories,Trades,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) 7 days
    Renewal of License to Factories ,Trades ,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) Same day
    Development/Redevelopment Permit Department of Local Self Government(Directorate of Urban Affairs) 30 days
    Application for License to Show Cinema under 1988 Kerala Cinema regulation Act Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate)
    Auto Renewal of Licence to Factories,Trades,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) Same day (Auto)
    Renewal of License to Factories, Trades ,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) Same day
    Licence to Factories,Trades,Entrepreneurship activities and other services Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) 7 days
    Occupancy Certificate Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) 15 days
    Building Permit Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) 30 days
    Development/Redevelopment Permit Department of Local Self Government(Panchayat Directorate) 30 days
    Quarrying Permit For Ordinary Earth Removal Department of Mining and Geology 90 days
    Layout Approval Department of Town and Country Planning 30 days
    Drug Manufacturing License Drugs Control Department 90 Days
    Retail Drug License Drugs Control Department 90 Days
    Wholesale Drug License Drugs Control Department 90 Days
    Scheme Application Electrical Inspectorate 15 days
    Completion report of scheme application(full) Electrical Inspectorate 10 days
    Completion report of scheme application(partial) Electrical Inspectorate 10 days
    Application for Export Permit of IMFL Excise Department
    Label Approval for the Brands of IMFL Distillery/Compounding, Blending & Bottling/Brewery units outside the State Excise Department
    Label Approval for the Brands of IMFL Distillery/Compounding, Blending & Bottling/Brewery units with in the State Excise Department
    Label Approval for the Brands of IMFL for Export Excise Department
    Label Approval for the Brands of FMFL Excise Department
    Registration of Brand of Indian Made Foreign Liquor Excise Department
    Registration of Brand of Foreign made Foreign Liquor Excise Department
    Application for Issuance of NOC, Import Permits and EVC of Spirit Excise Department
    Pumping Test Groundwater Department 6 months
    Ground Water NOC Groundwater Department 1 year
    Renewal of Ground Water NOC Groundwater Department 1 year
    Renewal of Pumping Test Groundwater Department 1 year
    Ground Water Investigation Groundwater Department 1 year
    Application for Power Connection Kerala State Electricity Board 15 days
    Consent To Operate Kerala State Pollution Control Board 120 days
    Renewal of Consent To Operate Kerala State Pollution Control Board 120 days
    Consent To Establish Kerala State Pollution Control Board 120 days
    Self-Certification/Third party Certification Kerala State Pollution Control Board
    Application for water connection Kerala Water Authority 30 days (rural area)
    Environmental Clearance State Environment Impact Assessment Authority 105 days


    Source : http://www.kswift.kerala.gov.in/

    For register your business under KSWIFT Portal