DGFT vide Trade Notice No. 38/2021 dated January 15, 2021 introduced online e-PRC System for application seeking Policy/Procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP 2015-20.
Presently, this Directorate is receiving applications for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP 2015-20 in manual form (i.e. in the form of hard copy of prescribed format ANF 2D along with proof of payment of application fee and other related documents). As a consequence, rest of the process also happens in manual mode and takes time.
As a part of IT Revamp of the organisation, this Directorate has decided to introduce a new module (online e-PRC System) for seeking policy/procedure relaxation in terms of Para 2.58 of FTP. Therefore. from 25.01.2021 onwards, all applications seeking policy/procedure relaxation are mandatorily required to be submitted online through the exporter’s dashboard on the DGFT Website. Manual submission of application seeking policy/procedure relaxation would no longer be allowed from 25.01.2021 onwards.
Accordingly. all exporters/importers seeking relaxation of FTP/HBP provisions are required to submit their application electronically only. Physical copies of the application(s) seeking policy/procedure relaxation received after 25.01.2021 will not be acted upon by this Directorate.
Please navigate to https://dgft.gov.in → Services → Policy Relaxation Committee to access the new e-module. Please note that the entire process is designed to be paperless and contactless and any PRC submission, communication, clarification, correction as well as the approval on submitted applications would be electronic.
For any help and guidance on this new process, the help manual & FAQs may be accessed on https://dgft.gov.in → Learn → Application help & FAQs. For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels.
The Trade Notice can be accessed at: https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/dgftprod/a4931de0-8b61-438b-833b-79e8b432ebba/Trade%20Notice%20No.38%20dt%2015.01.2021.pdf