ICEDASH Current Affairs - 2020

Govt. launches ICEDASH for faster customs clearance

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new IT initiatives called ICEDASH for improved monitoring and pace of Customs clearance of imported goods. ICEDASH would be key drivers for further improvement in Customs especially as it would reduce interface and increase transparency of Customs functioning.

What id ICEDASH?

It is an Ease of Doing Business monitoring dashboard of Indian Customs. It will help the public see daily Customs clearance times of import cargo at various ports and airports. With ICEDASH, Indian Customs will provide an effective tool that helps businesses compare clearance times across ports and plan their logistics accordingly, thus taking a lead globally.

This dashboard has been developed by CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) in collaboration with NIC (National Informatics Centre). ICEDASH can be accessed through the CBIC website.

About National Informatics Centre (NIC)

It is the premier science and technology organisation under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) that works in informatics services and information and communication technology (ICT) applications.

NOTE: CBIC is India’s nodal national agency responsible for administering GST, Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax & Narcotics in country.