ANSWER: 9th July’15
The facility of online payment was launched by Commerce Secretary Rita A. Teaotia. Now with the online payment facility being available from 53 banks as well as Credit and Debit cards, it would be possible to not only apply online for benefits under various schemes of Foreign Trade Policy but also make payment for the required application fee online. DGFT has already operationalised the facility of online filing of various applications by the exporters / importers under the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20). Early this year, DGFT also operationalised the facility of online submission of applications for issue of online Importer Exporter Code in digital format.