Launch of Online Licensing and Food Import Clearance System (Dated : 28-12-2011)



Launch of Online Licensing by CEO

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), towards the launch of online Central Licensing / Registration and Food Import clearance System in presence of stakeholders viz.Export Inspection Council, Consumer Council, Food Processing Association, State Bank of India (SBI), National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG), Logicsoft Team etc. The function held at FSSAI Headoffice, was chaired by CEO, FSSAI

A presentation was made by NISG team about the processes and steps involved in online NOC and for issuing a License

Mr.Bejon Mishra, ex Member of Food Authority and Representative of Consumer Council profusely congratulated FSSAI Team and expressed how technology can make governence more efficiant and transparent. He added that the system should encourage people to share their feedback as well, to make it more interactive and innovative.

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Authorized Officer, FSSAI for Imported Food, Delhi Region stated that online processing would be time saving and convenient.

Mr.Bejon.Mishra, Ex Member of Food Authority, sharing his views

Mr. Malhan, Executive body member of Food Processing Association conveyed it as a commendable work which will help to empower the people. Representative of Expert Inspection Council suggested digital signature on the form for security concerns. Deputy General Manager, SBI reminded their association and Cooperation from all concerned including National Informatics Center (NIC) Team for early achievement.

CEO conveyed his heart felt happiness to all the persons for the launch. He added that it is culmination of a long time thought initiated in beta version to integrate Port, Customs, Commerce Ministry, etc Initial trails for Import Food Safety and Licensing / Registration was done on experimental basis with seminars and training programs for Importers and Designated Officers and valid suggestions were incorporated to make the system simple, transparent and user friendly.

Focus is being given to integrate support services both at district and state level for one common platform on central server. A monthly report will be generated to review the process. FSSAI will ensure digital signature on the licensing system. Efforts been made to empanel laboratories in alliance under a common system.

Keynote address by CEO

Acknowledging the visionary leadership of Mr.P.I.Suvrathan, past chairperson whose efforts are seeing plans into visible action, CEO added that awareness campaigns to be held in the coming year to keep the stakeholders informed and to cater their needs through such programs.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Director Administration, to all the agencies involved in making the system work in a time bound manner specially M/S Logicsoft Team, National Institute for Smart Governance (NISG), National Informatics Center (NIC) Delhi, State Bank of India (SBI), the Industry Body, help of all technical officials, Finance, Account Officer, Authorized Official, Import Division, General Administration and other support services.

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