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Inspections in India are time consuming, inefficient, manual and expensive for an employer

Inspections in India are time consuming, inefficient, manual and expensive for an employer. An MSME can be inspected by up to 20 inspectors under different Acts in a year. A typical inspection can take several weeks to conclude and requires the support of expensive third party consultants. India needs a reimagined inspection process which holds employers and inspectors accountable without being a drain on resources. A thorough review is required to bring in transparency, accountability & digitisation. Rishi Agrawal (Co-founder & CEO, Avantis Regtech) speaks to Anil Singhvi (Managing Editor, Zee Business) on the prevailing inspector raj and incumbent challenges