Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 21st February, 2020
Members of Trade and Industry
All RAs of DGFT
Subject: One-time relaxation for submission of hard copy of applications for claiming assistance under ‘Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products’ Scheme.
With reference to the subject mentioned above, attention is invited to sub-para (c) of para 7(A).01 of “Handbook of Procedures” notified vide Public Notice No.82/2015-2020 dated 29.3.2019 whereby it is prescribed that for claiming benefits under TMA, the applicant shall fill up the application online on DGFT’s website and would file manually a physical pdf copy of the print out of ANF-7(A)A along with prescribed documents with RA concerned within 30 days.
2. DGFT has received several representations stating that many applicants did not submit physical copy of application to RAs because of the following message on the acknowledgement slip:
“Application Successfully Submitted. (No need to submit physical copy of application to DGFT Regional Authority)”
However, their applications for claiming TMA have been rejected by designated RAs due to non-submission of physical copy of prescribed documents.
3. The issue has been examined in the Directorate. The software of the acknowledgement slip has been rectified w.e.f. 30.01.2020. Keeping in view the endorsement on the acknowledgement slip, it is decided to allow one time relaxation to all those applicants who have made online application(s) upto 30.1.2020 to submit physical copies of such applications alongwith self-certified copy of the prescribed documents with concerned designated RAs by 15.3.2020. If submitted by the said date, all such applications would be deemed to have been submitted in time.
4. The concerned RA shall examine the application in accordance with prescribed policy/procedure and dispose of the same.
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
Tel. No. 23061562 Ext. 341
(Issued from F. No. 01/92/180/56/AM-19/PC-VI )