Nowadays, most of the government department’s are making its working more digital and paperless. Now most of the application are online and therefore DGFT has also announced more digitalisation of its website.
Earlier also one could apply for IEC code online but it was with the help of mobile and E-mail OTP and there was no authentication of the person applying it. Hence, now DGFT has implemented digital signature based or Aadhar e-sign based IEC application from 13.07.2020.
Following are the important points to keep in mind:
In the first phase, the website will be catering to the services related to the IEC issuance, modification, amendments etc. processes along with a Chatbot (a virtual assistant) catering to queries of users.
For user ID creation, registered mobile number/email ids of the IEC holders will be a mandatorily required. The same will be authenticated by the process of OTP/email based authentication process.
Users would have to link their login IDs to their specific IECs. The process of linking would be available post login through Digital Signature/Aadhaar based e-Sign.
Digital Signature (DSC)/ Aadhaar based e-Sign will be required for applying and modifying IEC or adding or updating the IEC-linked users.
This will enable the user to electronically file their application related to IEC, AA, EPCG, including amendments & redemption, monitoring the status of the application, raising queries, replying to the deficiencies etc. among other services related to the Foreign Trade policy.
It is further informed that for the purposes of go-live of first phase and the required systems configurations, the IEC applications and modification process would be suspended from 3:00 pm on 10.07.2020 till 13.07.2020.
In case of any issues/queries you may contact DGFT Helpdesk at 1800-111-550 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday.
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