ICEDASH and ATITHI

Context

  • Recently the Finance Ministery unveiled two new IT Initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI for improved monitoring and pace of customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers.

About ICEDASH and ATITHI:

  • ICEDASH is an Ease of Doing Business monitoring dashboard of the Indian Customs helping the public see the daily customs clearance times of import cargo at various ports and airports. This dashboard has been developed by CBIC in collaboration with NIC.
  • The ATITHI app will facilitate hassle-free and faster clearance by Customs at the airports and enhance the experience of international tourists and other visitors at the airports. Passengers can use this app to file a declaration of dutiable items and currency with the Indian Customs even before boarding the flight to India.

Source: All India Radio