CBEC-Launch of special drive from 01-07-2016 to 30-09-2016 to resolve certain pending issues and timely disposal of AIR drawback claims

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department  of Revenue,
CBEC Drawback  Division

4th Floor, Jeevan  Deep  Building,
New  Delhi, Parliament  Street,
Dated:  30th  June,  2016

All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners
All Principal Director Generals/  Director Generals
All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners,  under CBEC

Madam I Sir,

Subject: Launch of special drive from 1.7.2016 to 30.9.2016 to resolve certain pending issues in drawback cases – reg.

A delegation of the office bearers of Delhi Exporters Association (All India  Body  of Exporters) met Chairman (CBEC) on 22.6.2016 and requested that  there  be  no  letup  in  the timely disposal of AIR Drawback claims. Certain instances of field formations asking  for  “no overdue payments” certificates from banks w.r.t. realization of export proceeds or raising of generalized queries  or  queries  for  producing documents  that  prima facie  do  not  have  specificity to the claims were brought to notice of Chairman.  Drawback  hold up  on  account  of  EGM  mis­ match was highlighted. The field formations insisting on timely “supplementary” claims  from exporters when the drawback Cells had, themselves, in the past, made  drawback  “zero-zero” without following normal procedure or principles of natural justice was  also raised and the Association pointed out that  “zero-zero”  drawback  was  an  administrative  action  so  such insistence  by field formations  was  not appropriate.

2. In the above connection, the undersigned  is directed  to  say  that  the  Board  desires  that the Zones continue to ensure there is no hold  up of drawback and that processable cases are disbursed Further, resolving EGM mis-match by Airlines should be made a  continuous process via regular Trade Facilitation Committee meetings. Insofar as a seeking realization certificate from Banks is concerned, the Zones are aware that the  new  electronic  RBI-BRC Module is effective for exports with LEO dates from 1.4.2014 onwards. This obviates  need  to routinely seek  documents  from  the  large  majority  of  compliant  exporters.  Even  for  earlier shipping bills, the Commissioners should be instructed to personally ensure  that  outstanding issues are resolved in a trade friendly  manner.

3. The Board  has  also  decided  that  Commissioners   shall  launch  a  concerted   drive  from 1.7.2016 to 30.9.2016 to –

  • weed out  generalized  queries  or  irrelevant  requests  for  information  in  queried  cases  by undertaking a review of the  database  of queries  and resolve such queried cases;
  • redress the above cited type of zero-zero  drawback  cases where  exporters  have produced the  documents/replied  to  queries

Yours faithfully,

(Dinesh  Kumar  Gupta)
Director Tel:  23360581

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