Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan. New Delhi
Trade Notice No. 15/2018
1. All Regional Authorities of Directorate General of Foreign Trade
2. Members of Trade
Subject: Doing away with the requirement of DSC for online/digital payment through e-MPS
A facility for online/digital payment for miscellaneous applications (eMPS) was launched vide trade notice No. 25/2018 dtd. 14.03.2018. DGFT RAs can accesse-MPS through login id/ password but exporters were required to have a DSC(IEC embedded) to make payment. The date for mandatory digital payment through e-MPS was extended to 01.06.2018.
Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the exporters/importers in obtaining digital signatures for making miscellaneous payment digitally/online, the requirement of DSC for exporters/importers to make digital/online payment through e-MPS has been done away with. Now, a person desiring to make online/digital payment can login in e-MPS using his PAN details. There in no need for having digital signatures for making digital/online payment. The updated help available at http://126.96.36.199/eMPSHelp/eMPSHelpOnline.pdf should be referred for the details.
(K P. Singh)