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Implementation of PGA eSANCHIT a Paperless Processing under SWIFT-Uploading of Licenses/Permits/Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAs

Circular No.ES/235/2019-20                                                          12th February, 2020

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 

Dear Member,

CBIC has issued Circular No 11/2020-Customs dated 10th February, 2020 on the above issue.

As you are 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.

Kind attention is invited to CBIC’s Circular No.44/2018-Cus. dated 13.11.2018, Circular No.13/2019-Cus. dated 3.6.2019, Circular No.19/2019-Cus dated 16.07.2019, Circular No 03/2020-Customs dated 15th January, 2020 through which already 47 PGAs have been enabled for uploading their LPCOs on eSANCHIT.

Now, we would like to inform you that 3 more PGAs with their LPCOs are added in the Annexure – I, and these PGAs are being brought onboard the e-SANCHIT platform. The total number of PGAs is 50 as on date.

Please be informed that –

  • Since the facility to upload the LPCOs is now being fully made available to these 3 new PGAs, the beneficiaries i.e. importer/exporters/customs brokers would not be allowed to upload the previously issued LPCOs on e-SANCHIT w.e.f 28th February, 2020.
  • 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 above cut-off date.
  • Any LPCOs issued on a prior date may also be uploaded by the PGAs on e-SANCHIT, in order to enable the beneficiary to utilize the same.

Points to be noted – 

  • PGAs will be communicating with the beneficiaries through the e-mail addresses registered in the ICEGATE.
  • Board had already introduced simplified auto registration process in ICEGATE based on email IDs already provided by them for registration under GST without the use of digital signatures for limited purposes of eSANCHIT (communication and viewing) and the Image Reference Nos. (IRNs) will be communicated to such email IDs.
  • In this regard, kindly refer to Board’s Circular No.35/2018-Cus. Dated 01.10.2018 and circular No.14/2019-Cus. dated 03.06.2019 .
  • Since the facility of beneficiary uploading these documents through e-SANCHIT will be deactivated from 28.02.2020, beneficiary registration is of utmost importance. Hence, all the formations are requested to reach out to the beneficiaries to ensure that correct email addresses are reflected in the ICEGATE.

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,