NEW DELHI: DGFT has recently simplified the processing of claims under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Now, MEIS claims will be disbursed by Regional Authorities only on the basis of ITC (HS) Codes specified in shipping bills except for a few codes as mentioned in Public Notice 62 dated 16.02.2018. This will make the procedure objective and cut down delays in making claims.
The Public Notice states, “The Directives in this Public Notice shall be followed for all applications which have not been finalized (finalized would mean that either the Scrip has been granted or applications in which DGFT HQs or the RAs have already rejected a claim) as on date of issue of this Public Notice. Thus, past cases which have been decided will not be re-assessed based on the Directives in this Public Notice”.
It further says that directives are issued to all Regional Authorities for processing the application for MEIS claim with the objective of improving Ease of Doing Business, simplifying the procedures, increasing transparency and to cutting down delays.