Monday, January 30, 2017

DTI, DILG monitor BPLS compliance in LGUs

The DTI-Guimaras in coordination with the DILG monitored the compliance of Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) on January 20, 2017 in Jordan and Buenavista towns, as mandated by the program. 

These are the use of Unified Form, setting-up of Business One Stop Shop (BOSS), presence of BPLS Flow Chart and Customer Complaint/Information Desk, and/or observance of one time-processing and assessment of Business Permit applications.

A Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2016 was issued on August 30, 2016 which prescribed the revised guidelines in BPLS streamlining nationwide. The Circular calls for the adoption of three (3) steps from five (5) steps.

These steps are: application, filing and verification of business permit applications, one-time assessment of taxes, fees and charges, and/or pay and claim for business permits. It mandates a two (2) day processing time for new applications and one day for renewal.  It also mandates the co-location of the Local Bureau of Fire Protection with Business Permits and Licensing Officer.

The Circular orders the local government units (LGUs) to automate and computerize all business permit transactions in order to hasten the frontline services. In Guimaras, all the five municiplaities have adopted the streamlined BPLS.#