DGFT vide Public Notice No. 82/2015-2020 dated March 29, 2019 prescribed that for claiming benefits under Transport and Marketing Assistance (“TMA”), the applicant shall fill up the application online on DGFT’s website and would file manually a physical pdf copy of the print out of ANF-7(A)A along with prescribed documents with the concerned regional authority within 30 days.
DGFT received several representations stating that many applicants did not submit physical copy of the Application to regional authority because of the following message on the acknowledgment slip:
“Application Successfully Submitted (No need to submit physical copy of applications to DGFT Reginal Authority)”
The issue had been examined and the software of the acknowledgment slip had been rectified w.e.f. January 30, 2020. Further, DGFT has issued Trade Notice vide No. 51/2019- 20 dated February 21, 2020 allowing one-time relaxation to all those applicants who have made online applications upto January 30, 2020, to submit physical copies of such applications along with self-certified copy of the prescribed documents with the concerned regional authority by March 15, 2020. If submitted by the said date, all such applications would be deemed to have been submitted in time.