VI. INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Within 12 months the CBEC shall put in place an Information Infrastructure utilizing existing Computer Networks having the following features:
1. Enable all transactions to become electronic by
eliminating all papers/challans
doing away with rubber stamps and signatures
clearing advance cargo through EDI
provide analytical software tools to check abuse
using exception reporting to highlight anomalies
eliminating duplicate information in GR Form
login-> enterdata -> pay duty if any -> obtain permission -> get clearance
2. Automate all clearance procedure through a single window Computer Network- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
permit for all exports/imports within 15 minutes
automate routing of declarations to various Government agencies
random checking by customs
if misdeclaration or fraud is detected, prohibit importer/exporter from login and put him through manual clearance with an additional fee for inspecting every consignment.
export shipment documents can be filed 3 days after shipment
delivery of air cargo within 8 hours (minimum) to 48 hours(maximum)
using simple bar code based identification for all transactions.
3. Implementation of EDI based on EDIFACT standard at all customs houses.