Circular No. ES/416/2020-21
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Budget updation 2021-22
JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 12/2021 dated 29th January, 2021 regarding Budget updation 2021-22.
As you are aware, the Union Budget 2021-22 would be presented in the Parliament on 1st February, 2021. Consequently, the exercise of updation of ICES Notification and Tariff Directories would be undertaken at the selected Directory Managing sites.
The System Managers of the aforementioned sites will be allotting roles viz. Budget Officer and Budget Manager to the officers nominated for the Budget Updation exercise.
Consequent to the presentation of Budget on 1st February, 2021, filing of Bills of Entry (BE) would be available from 20:00 hours onwards on 1st February, 2021 till the completion of updation of all changes in the ICES. Section 48 approvals would also be stopped after 20:00 hours on 1st February, 2021. Other than filing of BE, all other services at ICEGATE will continue as usual. System will also be available to officers, for other functions in ICES.
Since filing and assessment of Shipping Bills (S/Bills) will continue as usual, in the event of changes in the Export Duty and Export Cess or other export related levies in the forthcoming Union Budget, the respective sites will keep a track of the relevant S/Bills given Let Export after 1st February, 2021 till the directory changes are made online. Till such time export duty or cess or any other export levies imposed should be collected manually thereon.
Further, while processing of BEs filed before 20:00 hours on 1st February, 2021 will continue as usual, the Officers should also keep a track for Prior Bills of Entry filed before 1st February, 2021 for any change of duty liability before giving OOC.
System will be available only after suitable updation is made in ICES according to the Budgetary changes. This is generally carried out within 48 hours in association with Directory Management Sites/ NIC if no substantial new levies are notified in the Budget.
In view of the above, Customs has advised Importers, Customs Brokers and members of the trade to schedule clearance of the BEs in view timelines as indicated above.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.