Nodal Officers in DGFT and Customs to Resolve Disputes at JNPT

The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Import) Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House on 2nd March 2010]

[Customs Public Notice No. 25 dated 2nd March 2010]

Subject: - Appointment of Nodal Officer to co-ordinate with DGFT on issues related with licenses and transmission thereof.

In monthly PTFC meetings, trade/CHAs raise number of issues relating to transmission of licenses / data between DGFT and Customs. Most of these issues appear to be of a nature which can be resolved if there is effective co-ordination between the DGFT officials and Customs.

2. In this context and in pursuance of PTFC meetings held in recent past, it was decided that DGFT and Customs shall appoint a Nodal Officer from each side to co-ordinate, consult and discuss issues raised by trade / CHAs with a view to resolve the difficulties faced. DGFT has nominated Shri Avinash, NIC, DGFT as the nodal officer from DGFT side.

3. The AC / DC incharge of the License Section is hereby appointed as the Nodal Officer from the Customs side for the aforesaid purpose. At present, Shri. M.L. Sukhpal, Asstt. Commissioner of Customs, having office at C-402, Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House, Nhava Sheva [Phone 022-27244838 (o) & 9969014340] being incharge of License Section, shall act as the Nodal Officer of Customs.

4. The Nodal officer shall have the following functions:

(i) Nodal Officer shall attend the monthly PTFC meetings which are held on last Thursday of every month under the chairmanship of the Commissioner of Customs (Export), at Conference Hall, 7th floor, JNCH at 11.00am, to take note of issues related with DGFT and to give feedback, if any, thereon. 

(ii) Nodal Officer shall co-ordinate with DGFT officials concerned, to resolve the difficulties faced by the trade.

(iii) Nodal Officer shall bring the issues, which can not be resolved at local level, to the notice of Commissioner (Exports) so that it can be taken up with appropriate authorities.

F. NO. S/12-Gen-66/09-10 AM (X)