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Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) as the Authenticating Officer on behalf of the President of India in all Notifications published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub-Section (ii).

Circular No.ES/185/2018-19                                                                         August 31, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub.: Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) as the Authenticating Officer on behalf of the President of India in all Notifications published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub-Section (ii).

Dear Member,

O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 29/2015-2020 dated 30th August, 2018 on the above subject.

O/o DGFT has observed that there is a confusion among the Trade about the Notifications signed by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section- 3, Sub-Section (ii) as having no approval of the Central Government and as a result stay orders are being obtained from various Courts across the Country on the operation of such Notifications.

In this connection, O/o DGFT has clarified the following:

  • The Notifications published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section- 3, Sub-Section (ii), by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India are issued with the approval of the competent authority i.e. Central Government through Commerce & Industry Minister.
  • The Notifications are being signed by the DGFT as the authenticating officer on behalf of the President of India under Government of India Authentication (Orders and Order Instruments) Rules, 2002 issued vide Notification S.O.211 (E) dated 16th February, 2002 and in pursuance of the Order No. A- 11013/1/91-E.III dated 24.03.1993 by the Ministry of Commerce.

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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