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Finance Minister Launches Two New IT Initiatives For Improved Monitoring And Pace Of Customs Clearance Of Imported Goods

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Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman today unveiled two new IT initiatives - ICEDASH and ATITHI - for improved monitoring and pace of Customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers by electronic filing of Customs baggage and currency declarations. Speaking on the occasion at the CBIC's DG Systems office in New Delhi, Finance Minister lauded the measures taken by CBIC to leverage technology for providing better taxpayer services.

She was particularly appreciable of the work being done in the Network Operation Centre and Security Operation Centre. Finance Minister also mentioned that the significant improvement in India's global ranking in the Trading Across Border is in no small measure on account of the IT and other reforms carried out by CBIC. She also expressed optimism that both ICEDASH and ATITHI would be key drivers for further improvement especially as they reduce interface and increase transparency of Customs functioning

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First Published: Mon, November 04 2019. 18:08 IST