Pending Cases for Clubbing of Advance Authorization Filed before 31 March 2012 should be Disposed as per Old Handbook Provision
[Ref: Policy Circular No. 05 (RE-2012)/2009-14 Dated 21 September 2012]
Subject: Disposal of pending cases for clubbing of advance authorisations filed on or before 31st March, 2012.
Reference: Public Notice No. 79(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 13.10.2011
Public Notice No. 79(RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 13.10.2011 had stated in para 4.20.05
“ ---This facility will be available only till 31st March 2012, thereafter no clubbing of Authorisations issues before 31st March 2001 shall be allowed. No clubbing of erstwhile Value Based Advance licences shall be allowed”.
2. A question has been raised about such applications that have been received by the Regional Authority before the due date i.e.31.03.12, but are yet to be disposed of. The new Handbook of Procedure and the annual supplement issued on 05.06.12 have been silent on such issues.
3. The matter has been examined. Intention of the Government is to facilitate clubbing if conditions of Public Notice No.79 are satisfied. Hence, it is reiterated that requests for clubbing of advance authorisations filed by the exporters in the office of Regional Authorities of DGFT on or before 31st March 2012 should be disposed of as per the provision of the Handbook of Procedure prior to the revised edition/annual supplement dated 05.06.2012.
4. This issues with the approval of DGFT.