Circular No. ES/124/2020-21 9th May, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub: Request for Amendments and Waiver of Late Fee Charges in the Bills of Entry through e-mail procedure as facilitation during outbreak of COVID-19 (Amendment/Modification in Public Notice No. 35/2020)
JNCH has issued Public Notice No.65/2020 dated 8th May, 2020 on the above subject.
In this connection, JNCH had earlier issued Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27th March, 2020 whereby it was informed that to minimize the physical human contact during COVID-19 it was decided that the request for amendments and waiver of late fee in a bill of entry can also be made by sending email to specified official email IDs. Later JNCH reviewed the data of the facility used, and it was found that this facility has been used extensively by the Trade and also, it has proved to be a very successful measure in reducing human contact in the Customs process during this COVID crisis. It has been revealed that these email requests have been attended and issues are resolved in a reasonable time.
However, it has been noticed that ---
The above review indicates that requests are being attended and the issues are being resolved by the Group AC/DC in a reasonable time. There is no need to mark each and every mail request to the ADC/JC of the Group as mentioned in para 4 of Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27.03.2020. This only delays cases and matters should be escalated to supervisory authorities for effective monitoring.
Accordingly Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27.03.2020 is hereby modified as below:
It has been decided that the request for amendments and waiver of late fee in a bill of entry must be made by sending email to only specified official ICEGATE email IDs of Appraising Groups mentioned below :-
Therefore, the mail Ids mentioned in Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27.03.2020 shall no longer be used for the above request or any communication from the trade.
Requests of Finalisation/Regularisation of Prior/Advance Bill of Entry should not be sent on above mail id of the Appraising Groups. The same be sent on email id of EDI Section i.e. email@example.com.
In Para 3 of the said Public Notice, the sentence ---
“The above email IDs are of Deputy/Asstt. Commissioners. In case they are temporarily working from home, they will immediately convey to the DC/AC on the roster in office.” is deleted.
Para 4 of the Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27.03.2020 is modified as below :-
If the request mails of amendment, late fee waiver are not resolved/redressed within 24 Hrs., the matter may be escalated on mail to the ADC/JC of respective Section. The official email ids of the respective ADC/JC are mentioned as below :-
If the request for Finalization/Regularisation of Prior/Advance Bill of Entry is not resolved/redressed within 24 Hrs., the matter may be escalated to the ADC/JC in charge of EDI (irrespective of the Group) on the email ID of Shri Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, ADC/EDI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Except above modification, all other contents of the said Public Notice No. 35/2020 dated 27.03.2020 will remain unchanged.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.