Plant Quarantine Agencies to Register under e-SANCHIT

[Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage Faridabad Office Memorandum dated 11.02.2019]

Subject: Elimination of hard copies & uploading the required documents by importers/exporters in e-SANCHIT web portal under the mandate of Ease of Doing (EoD) Business

It is to inform that under the mandate of EoD business, Government of India has decided to eliminate the submission of hard copies of any documents, which are mandatorily required by PGAs to process the cases. Hence, all the in-charges of RPQSs/PQSs are hereby asked to register themselves and other Phytosanitary Certificate issuing authorities to register with ICEGATE immediately enabling them to view the e-SANCHIT web portal.

Also all authorities are urged to sensitize the importers/exporters to upload all required documents in the e-SANCHIT web portal, while submitting online applications and not to insist for submission of hard copies of any documents from importers & exporters for processing of import/export cases.

Further, all the officer in-charge of RPQSs/PQSs are advised to ensure to collect the hard copy of original PSC at the time of inspection of consignment, which is a mandatory document as per Clause 3(20) of Chapter-II of PQ Order, 2003.

Officer in-charge of RPQSs advised that instructions may be issued to all PQ Stations come under their respective jurisdictions and all state PSC issuing authorities including research institutes for necessary compliance.

All RPQSs officer I/c are advised to follow up the progress regularly and a compiled status may be sent to Hqr. Faridabad for further necessary action.

This has issues with the approval of PPA.