Report No.5 of 2020 - Performance Audit on MEIS and SEIS Union Government (Department of Revenue Indirect Taxes-Customs)

Overview

This report contains significant results of the performance audit on Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS), which was conducted to seek an assurance on the success of facilitation measures introduced for simplifying the process of issuance of scrips and to examine effective linkage of rules and procedures of the Schemes in Directorate General of foreign Trade (DGFT) Electronic Data interchange (EDI) system. This audit covered analysis of pan-India data received from DGFT for the period April 2015 to October 2018.

This report is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 presents an overview of both the schemes along with the Audit Objectives, Scope, Sample, Audit Criteria and Audit Methodology used for conducting this Performance Audit. Chapter 2 presents Audit Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations relating to gaps in integrating the policy and procedures of the schemes with the automated module, observed during analysis of pan-India data and key features of automation. The Audit Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations relating to manual scrutiny in the randomly selected samples in the selected units are presented in Chapter 3.

This report has 48 Audit paragraphs with a revenue implication of Rs 364.32 crores.  Of these, 44 observations involving a money value of Rs 233.02 crore have been accepted by the department and recovery of Rs 7.82 crore has been reported till date in respect of seven observations. Four paras amounting to Rs 131.30 crore have not been accepted by the department. Similarly, eight of the total 14 recommendations made in the report, have been accepted.

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