Govt hereby prohibits the export of Maps and Geospatial data of spatial accuracy and value finer than the threshold values as specified in Annexure-I appended to Notification No. 82/2022-Customs (N.T.) | Dated the 23rd September, 2022.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS)
New Delhi

Notification No. 82/2022-Customs (N.T.) | Dated the 23rd September, 2022

S.O. 4518(E).In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 227-CUSTOMS/F. No. 405/3/80-CUS.III, dated the 29th November, 1980, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), vide the G.S.R. 1232, dated the 29th November, 1980, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such suppression, the Central Government on being satisfied that for the maintenance of the security of India, it is necessary so to do hereby prohibits the export of Maps and Geospatial data of spatial accuracy and value finer than the threshold values as specified in Annexure-I appended to this notification.

2. Export of Maps and Geospatial data with attributes mentioned in Annexure – II appended to this notification shall be restricted as per the sensitive attributes as specified in column (3) of the Table under the said Annexure-II.

ANNEXURE-I

Threshold values as specified in the Guidelines issued by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India on the 15th February 2021

1. On-site spatial accuracy – one meter for horizontal or Planimetry and three meters for vertical or Elevation.

2. Gravity anomaly – one milli-gal.

3. Vertical accuracy of Bathymetric data in Territorial Waters – ten meters for up to five hundred meters from the shore-line and one hundred meters beyond that.

ANNEXURE-II

List of Features/Installations and their sensitive attributes

Table

Sl .No.

Security Installations/ Features and secured facilities Sensitive attributes along with stipulated regulations*
(1) (2) (3)
1. Interim Missile Test Range/ITR. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

2. Integrated Missile Test Range.
3. Missile Firing Range.
4. Missile Launch control
5. Missile Launching Pad
6. Missile Launch Complex I Facility
7. Missile technical Area
8. Missile Silos
9. Mobile Telemetry sites (for Missile)
10. Nuclear missile
11. Electro Optical tracking site at ITR
12. Radar Site
13. Oil Bulk Depots/ storage tanks
14. LPG/ LNG Storage area/tanks
15. Operational control rooms of Oil & Gas Terminals.
16. Ammunition magazines/Depot.
17. Explosive storage areas magazines
18. Bio Safety Level 3 and level 4 Labs
19. SFC (Strategic Force Complex).
20. Aviation Research Centre (ARC).
21. Cabinet Secretariat.
22. Intelligence Bureau (1B).
23. National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
24. Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW)
25. Space Centre
26. Space Port
27. All Nuclear installations across the country including:

  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Heavy Water Plants
  • Nuclear Fuel Complex,
  • Research & Development Units.
Site name or description of nuclear material and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

“Nuclear material” means –

  • Plutonium-239; uranium- 233; uranium enriched in the isotopes 235 or 233; any material containing one or more of the foregoing.
  • Uranium containing the mixture of isotopes occurring in nature other than in the form of ore or ore residue; uranium depleted in the isotope 235; thorium; any of the foregoing in the form of metal, alloy, chemical compound, or concentrate
28. Atomic minerals deposit area- Established atomic mineral deposits including uranium deposits, irrespective of grade. It shall be areas defined by polygons with 1 km buffer zone from the boundary of the atomic mineral deposit.

In addition, area of active atomic mineral exploration and atomic mineral recovery units

Site name or description of atomic minerals Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.

“Atomic mineral” includes the minerals as specified in Part B of the First Schedule to the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1975 (67 of 1957). For Atomic Minerals, threshold values for exploration and exploitation are prescribed under Atomic Mineral
Concession Rules, 2016.

29. Military Installations. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be

attached to the feature geometry of these
installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

30. International Border Fence. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

31. Airforce Airfield -Runway, Taxi track, Apron, Aircraft Control Facilities. Load classification details, sub- grade characteristics, construction material, repair/ renovation details Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
32. Air force Airfield-Aircraft hangars, Blast pen/aircraft shelter, Ops Complex, Head quarter building, Ammunition dump, Fuel facility/ refuelling point. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

33. Indian Airforce Air Bases – Navigation facilities, Communication facilities, Radar, Air defence unit/guns/missile launcher/radars, Ground Exploitation Systems, Technical/ Maintenance
facilities, Military vehicles parking area for IAF, Power Stations / Grids for IAF, Pumping Stations (Water) of IAF, Perimeter fencing.
Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

34. IAF Radar/Signal Units Radar ramp, Radar/Dish antenna/Communication towers/antennae, Ops room, Maintenance
equipment depot, Perimeter fencing.
Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be

attached to the feature geometry of these
installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

35. IAF Ammunition/Missile Unit/Depot – Storage pens/ hangers/ silos/ magazines Underground facilities, Tunnel entrance, Launcher/hangers. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

36. Indian Airforce/Naval – Fuel/oil storage facility-Fuel/oil tanks, Refuelling points, Oil tankers,
parking facility, Underground storage facility, Fuel pumping stations, Fuel/gas pipelines.
Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these
installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

37. Indian Air force Aerostat Units- Balloon / hoisting Area, Control rooms. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

38. Indian Airforce Vehicle Parks- IAF Radar/signal/Units, IAF ammunition missile unit/ depot, IAF Aerostat units. Type of Vehicles, Technical / Operational specifications Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
39. IAF Strategic Building-Indian Airforce Bases, IAF Radar/ Signal Units. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

40. Naval Installations. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these
installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

41. Naval Infrastructure – Power house station, power line, power plant, telephone exchange/ telephone line. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these
installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

42. Military/Naval Air Bases-Aerodrome /landing/grounds/landings strips/ landing ground strip, communication structure. Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these Installations Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

43. Naval Wireless communication tower. Frequency range of wireless communication centre Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
44. Beach -Military Infra/obstacles. Description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/ installation.

Note: All these facilities Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

45. Glacier lake Depth Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
46. Helipad – military/naval infrastructure and equipment. Description of infrastructure and equipment and all the other attributes related to these.

Note: All these facilities Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

47. Siphon/Aqueduct. – Siphon/Aquatic Tank/ Aqueduct upto 25 km of International Boundafy (IB)/Line of Control (LC)/Line of Actual Control (LAC) Dimensions Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
48. Ditch and Bundh DCB- DCB defence orientation upto 25km of International Boundary (IB) Dimensions Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map.
49. Water bodies for military perspective – Ford, Headwork/sluice gate, strategic Tunnel, Bridge, Dams/weirs related to defence forces upto 25 km of International Boundary (IB)/Line of Control (LC)/Line of Actual Control (LAC). Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these facilities Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

50. Defence related military infrastructure – Areas like bunkers field defences, command control HQ, communication towers/ nodes, water supply scheme, storage infrastructure related to Defence upto 25km of International Boundary (IB)/Line of Control (LC)/Line of Actual Control (LAC). Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these facilities Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

51. Road/Tracks exclusive to Defence – Upto 25km of International Boundary (IB)/Line of Control (LC)/Line of Actual Control (LAC). Site name or description of facility and all the other attributes related to the feature/installation.

Note: All these facilities Not to be labelled in Geospatial data and Map. No attribute to be attached to the feature geometry of these installations (Point, Line, Polygon) in vector form and in Geo-tagged Raster form.

*Since the security Installations/Features and secured facilities mentioned above are quite generic, there may be instances where some of the attributes restricted here in case of a particular facility are allowed by the Ministry/Department concerned as owner of those facilities and made available on the official website of their organisation, displayed through public notices and signages outside their compounds or other-wise shared by them for public dissemination and in such cases, the stipulated regulations as mentioned above shall stand relaxed for those specific cases to the extent allowed by the owner of such facilities.

[F. No. 401/70/2020-Cus. III]

MANISH KUMAR CHOUDHARY, Under Secy.

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