DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SHIPPING,
|Sub:- Payment of Fees payable to D.G. Shipping through Electronic Mode.|
Under the existing procedure, the fees receivable on account of D.G. Shipping are realized in by cheque or DD drawn on any branch at Mumbai of scheduled bank or by money order or postal order or in such other form as may be prescribed by Government. Now banks have been offering facilities to customers for any payment through Internet in India. The system involves transacting with a bank through a receipt processing application portal that is accessible through Internet.
From 01.02.2009 all the applicants are encouraged to opt for payment of any fees payable to Directorate by transfer of funds electronically through EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) without the use of credit card by transfer to our bank i.e. Syndicate Bank, Fort, Mumbai (IFC Code No. SYNB 0005000 under A/c no 50001150000172).
Syndicate Bank will forward a consolidated statement containing the details of the remittances on daily basis to the office of D. G. Shipping. The applications received along with copy of payment receipt shall be processed by the branches in the Directorate on the face value without any verification. The copy of the consolidated statement issued by the bank will also be made available to all the branches. The scroll no. of the payment should be duly noted on the relevant file and on the application while processing applications. However due verification of the statement issued by the Syndicate Bank will be done by F&A branch.
All the branches of the Directorate are requested to encourage, inform, facilitate and seek compliance from every applicant who is paying fees for any services rendered and the payment of fees by any other mode should be allowed to only those applicants paying amount less than Rs.1000/- or from remote places where the banks may not have facility for EFT. The head of branch is expected to help applicants by standardizing and abbreviating the transfer description relevant to the branch in minimum characters.
A copy of circular attached herewith may be sent to all the applicants dealing with the branch.