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)

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)

 

 Dear Member,

 

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 ---

  • Group mail id (of Gov. domain) provided in this Public Notice are different from the Group mail Ids (@ICEGATE) mentioned in Public Notice No. 25/2020, leading to duplicity of the same request on both email ids.
  • As a result Group ACs/DCs have to open and check inboxes of both email ids which is not only consuming more time but also causing avoidable delay in attending to the requests.
  • To avoid duplication and confusion, the need of keeping only one email Id is being felt.
  • Also, requests for finalisation of Prior/Advance Bill of Entry (not regularised automatically at the IGM finalisation) are also being sent on Group mail id instead of being sent to EDI Section.

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 :-

Sl. No.

Appraising Groups

E-mail IDs

1

Group - I/IA 

CUS.GRP1AMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN 

2

Group - II, II(A-B) 

CUS.GRP2ABMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

3

Group - II (C-F) 

CUS.GRP2CFMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN 

4

Group - II(G)

CUS.GRP2GMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN 

5

Group - II(H-K)

CUS.GRP2HKMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

6

Group - III 

CUS.GRP3MUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

7

Group - IV 

CUS.GRP4MUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

8

Group - V 

CUS.GRP5MUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

9

Group - VA 

CUS.GRP5AMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN 

10

Group - VB 

CUS.GRP5BMUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN

11

Group - VI

CUS.GRP6MUMBAI2@ICEGATE.GOV.IN 

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. edi.jawaharcustoms@gov.in.

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 :- 

Sr. No.

Commissionerate (Groups) 

Name of the ADC/JC

Email IDs 

1

NS-I (Gr. I to II H-K)

Sh. Kamlesh Kr. Gupta

kamlesh.gupta@gov.in 

2

NS-III (Gr. III & IV)

Sh. Dipin Singla

dipin.singla@nic.in 

3

NS-V (Gr. V, VA, VB & VI)

Sh. Vishal Jaronde

vd.jaronde@gov.in

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 (kamlesh.gupta@gov.in).

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.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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