Circular No.ES/61/2019-20 June 4, 2019
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Implementation of PGA eSANCHIT a Paperless Processing under SWIFT- Uploading of Licenses/Permits/Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAs
CBIC has issued Circular No.13/2019-Customs dated 3rd June, 2019 informing of implementation of PGA eSANCHIT a Paperless Processing under SWIFT by Uploading of Licenses/Permits/ Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAs.
As you may be aware ‘eSANCHIT” application was successfully in operation since 1st April, 2018. With the objective of further reducing physical interface between Customs/regulatory agencies and the trade and to increase the speed of clearance in both imports & exports, a facility to upload digitally signed Licenses / Permits / Certificates / Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by Participating Government Agencies (PGAs), eSANCHIT was introduced at all ICES locations across India from 16th November, 2018.
Initially, only three PGAs were brought onboard eSANCHIT with the facility to upload one LPCO each namely –
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO),
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB).
Subsequently one more PGA namely Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGHC) was also brought onboard with all its LPCOs.
Subsequently, 23 more PGAs with their LPCOs as detailed in the Annexure were being brought onboard eSANCHIT platform.
We would like to inform you that the above mentioned PGAs that were already onboard shall also start uploading their remaining LPCOs.
Please note that the communication of the Unique Image Reference Numbers (IRNs) pertaining to LPCOs uploaded by PGAs will also be made to the beneficiaries only through the email ids used for ICEGATE registration. (Only after the beneficiary is registered on ICEGATE, the Unique Image Reference Number (IRN) for the LPCO uploaded by PGA will be communicated to the beneficiary).
A separate circular is being issued on the requirement of the ICEGATE registration for IEC holders.
Since the facility to upload the LPCOs is now being fully made available to the PGAs, therefore, the beneficiaries i.e. importers/exporters/customs brokers would not be allowed to upload the previously issued LPCOs on eSANCHIT w.e.f. 01/07/2019. Further, to facilitate the members of the trade (beneficiaries), the PGAs are required to upload the LPCOs issued by them during the last 15 days from the above cut-off date. Any LPCOs issued on a prior date may also be uploaded by the PGAs on eSANCHIT, in order to enable the beneficiary to utilize the same.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.