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    PM's retail FDI push calls for simpler clearance

    New Delhi: Days after US President Barack Obama pushed him on reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday made the first step to speed up project clearances.

    The PMO ordered simpler security clearance for projects and set up a Project Clearance Board under the Cabinet Secretary.

    The Board will review and issue one-time clearances and will have representatives from the different ministries, including those of Home, Defence, Environment and Forests, Commerce, Coal, Space and other infrastructure and energy related Ministries/ Departments.