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Were Customs officials polite? Passengers, give feedback at Delhi airport

Passengers coming from abroad can now give their feedback on these questions at an electronic kiosk inaugurated Wednesday at IGI airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Were the officials you interacted with, polite and courteous? How quickly were your formalities cleared?

Passengers coming from abroad can now give their feedback on these questions at an electronic kiosk inaugurated Wednesday at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.

The kiosk at the international arrival hall of the airport has been set up to gather feedback from passengers on ease of clearance.

After inaugurating the e-kiosk, chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) S Ramesh said that the customs has been keeping pace with international best practices in respect of passenger as well as cargo facilitation.

"Technology is being used in all aspects of customs functioning to reduce dwell times and to engage constructively with stakeholders," he said.

Ramesh said similar feedback mechanisms would be implemented at other international airports in metropolitan cities of the country as well.

"This (e-kiosk) is representative of our constant endeavours to further the ease of doing business and to conscientiously seek stakeholders' inputs in order to serve them better," said S K Sawhney, Principal Chief Commissioner of customs.

Although, the customs has conducted passenger satisfaction surveys in the past, the e-kiosk would enable collection of response in real time.

Passenger feedback gathered from the e-kiosk would be used to bring in further improvement wherever required, a statement issued by the customs said.

"How do you rate your overall customs clearance experience at IGI airport," reads another question, that allows passenger to choose their response from four options-- unsatisfactory, satisfactory, good and excellent.

Commissioner S K Sinha, Additional Commissioner Amandeep Singh, Assistant Commissioner Kalrav Rakesh Mishra and senior officials of the Bureau of Immigration were among those present at the inauguration ceremony.

First Published: Wed, December 26 2018. 18:15 IST
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