Finance Minister Launches New IT Initiatives ICEDASH and ATITHI to Improve Monitoring
ICEDASH: Ease of making the dashboard Monitoring Indian Customs ODA see daily clearance time of imported goods from customs. ATITHI: Easy to use mobile for international travelers to file the customs declaration in advance.
Union Minister of Corporate Affairs and Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, today unveiled two new IT initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI – to improve monitoring and pace of clearance of imported goods and to facilitate the arrival of international passengers’ electronic filing of customs and baggage currency returns. Minister of State, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri. Anurag Singh Thakur, secretary (revenue), CBIC senior officials, and members of the trade and industry were present.
Speaking on the occasion of DG Systems CBIC office in New Delhi, Finance Minister welcomed the measures taken by CBIC to leverage technology to provide better services to taxpayers. She was particularly impressed to be in the work Network Operation Center and Security Operation Center.
The finance minister also noted that the significant improvement in the world ranking of India in trade across the border is primarily due to the computer and other reforms by CBIC.
She also expressed optimism that the two ICEDASH ATITHI and would be the main factors to improve further, mainly because they reduce the interface and transparent operation of increased customs. She added that ATITHI would create a particularly tech-savvy image of India Customs and encourage tourism and business travel in India. The finance minister also urged leaders to develop ideas based on IT for the development of targeted policies.
ICEDASH and ATITHI should be the main factors for improvement. It will also reduce the interface and to increase the transparency of customs operations.
ICEDASH is ease of doing business (EoDB) Table oversight board help from public view Indian Customs clearance time’s daily freight customs import in different ports and airports.
With ICEDASH, Indian Customs has taken the lead globally to provide a useful tool that helps companies compare clearance times in ports and plan logistics accordingly. CBIC developed this dashboard in collaboration with the network card. ICEDASH can be found on the CBIC website.
The ATITHI implementation will facilitate clearance hassle-free and faster through customs at airports and improve the experience of international tourists and other visitors at airports.
Speaking on occasion, Ms. Sitharaman expressed hope that both initiatives will be the main engines for other improvements, particularly as they reduce the interface and increase the transparency of customs operations. She added that ATITHI would create a tech-savvy image of India Customs and encourage tourism and business travel in India.
With ATITHI, CBIC has developed an easy to use mobile application for international travelers to file the customs declaration in advance. Passengers can use this application for the resolution of articles and currency files with the same dutiable Indian customs before boarding the flight to India. ATITHI is available on both iOS and Android.
Author: Sai Kiran Naidu Published: Novemeber 11, 2019