DGFT Introduces ‘On-line’ Filing of Policy Relaxation (PRC) Application

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 56 dated 29th February 2012]

Sub: ‘On-line’ filing of PRC.

Applications seeking relaxation of Foreign Trade Policy/Procedure are to be filed ‘on-line’ on DGFT’s server (dgft.gov.in) using their digital signature/existing IEC + password combination.

2. Steps to be followed to file the ‘on-line’ application are as under:

(i)   The ‘ecom application’ icon may be clicked on DGFT’s website to access the PRC ‘on-line’ facility. This icon is available along with the other DGFT ‘on-line’ schemes and will operate in the similar fashion.

(ii)  An ecom number will be generated on initiation of the application for request to PRC.

(iii)  Applicants should fill up the appropriate details depending upon the nature of the request through a structured data entry scheme.

(iv) The completed application be then submitted by clicking the “submit” e-button. The application will be automatically transmitted to DGFT Hqrs and a file number will be generated and communicated to the applicant through DGFT’s website.

(v)  There could be some supportive documents which an applicant would like to submit. These can be scanned and uploaded. The system has provision to upload up to 5 documents of 300 KB each in gif, html and pdf formats. Further, if required, additional documents may also be submitted by post to ‘The Foreign Trade Development Officer (PRC Section)', 5th Floor, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 or can be scanned and e-mailed to prc@nic.in., quoting the reference number as at (iv) above.

(vi) All subsequent status would be available ‘on-line’ for viewing.

3.    The ‘on-line’ filing of PRC requests is optional at present and would become mandatory from a date to be notified later.