1. This petition by way of Public Interest Litigation has been filed with a
prayer to direct the respondents to conduct verification of Companies
registered outside the territory of India which are trying to obtain the licence
for Pre-shipment Inspection Agency.
2. Though it is pleaded in the petition that the Director General of
Foreign Trade issued public notices dated 18.05.2015 and 05.06.2015
inviting the applications from new companies for grant of licences for
Pre-shipment Inspection Agency, a copy of the same has not been filed. The
only material placed on record is the Minutes of the Inter-Ministerial
Committee for recognition and review of Pre-shipment Inspection Agency in
which it was decided by the Committee to recognize some of the foreign
companies for issuing Pre-shipment Inspection Certificates.
Source: Indian Kanoon