New EDPMS Export data processing and monitoring system

Reserve bank of India issued a circular no. 101 dated 4 February 2014 about new EDPMS Export data processing and monitoring system. Full circular is as under.

 Attention of Authorised Dealers is invited to A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 12 dated September 9, 2000 in terms of which AD Category – I banks are required to furnish the various returns/statements relating to export of Goods/Services as given under Part C- Authorised Dealer obligation in the annexure of the said circular. The mode/manner of submission of return has been amended from time to time.

2. As of now, AD banks are submitting the various returns like XOS (export outstanding statements), ENC (Export Bills Negotiated / sent for collection) for acknowledgement of receipt of Export documents, Sch.3 to 6 (realization of export proceeds), EBW (write-off of export bills), ETX (extension of realization of export bills) relating to Export transaction under FEMA to RBI. These various returns are being managed on a different solo application or manually.

3. With a view to simplify the procedure for filling various returns and for better monitoring, a comprehensive IT- based system called EDPMS has been developed which will facilitate the banks to report all the above mentioned returns through a single platform. In the new system, the primary data on exports transactions including offsite software exports from all the sources viz. Customs/SEZ/STPI will flow to RBI secured server and then the same will be shared with the respective banks for follow up with the exporters. Subsequently, the document submission and realization data will be reported back by the AD banks to RBI through the same secured RBI server so as to update the RBI database on real time basis to facilitate quicker follow up/ data generation. The AD banks are required to download and upload the data on daily basis.

4. The system will also facilitate the Authorised Dealer to raise the Authorised Dealer (AD) transfer request in case of Export document submitted to the Authorised Dealers other than declared in the export document which will discontinue the paper based NOC issued by the AD banks. AD banks have to approve/disapprove the AD transfer request within 7 days from date of request.

5. The date of inception of the system along with user credentials and web link for accessing the system would be communicated to the AD banks shortly through e-mail. For user name and password, AD banks are advised to submit a fill-in form (format annexed) through E-mail on or before February 10, 2014. Clarification required, if any, may also be sent to the aforesaid email-id of Reserve Bank of India.

6. A cut-off date for shipping documents to be reported in the new system will be notified shortly which will be the commencement date of the new system. The entire shipping document should be reported in the new system after cut-off date and old shipping documents would continue to be reported in the old system till completion of the cycle. Both the old and new systems will run parallel to each other for some time before the old system is discontinued.

7. Authorised Dealers may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.

8. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the FEMA, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law. 
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