As per the instruction from DG shipping, recruitment and placement of seafarers (RPS) agents are required to submit the details of the sea service of the seafarers recruited/placed by them on board Indian-foreign flag ships, by the 12th of every month. Earlier so many incidents took place in which mmds refused to accept examination application from candidates since their sea service was not reflected in dg shipping website (e-governace). Therefore, it becomes imperative that the RPS entities upload complete and correct data of sea service in the e-governance system of dg shipping.
Dg told that it is clearly unfair to penalise the seafarers for a mistake on part of the RPS and decided that the RPS agencies which do not upload the data of sea service of their respective seafarers would face immediate suspension of licenses. The RPS must upload the data by twelfth of every month. If due to any technical problems, the data cannot be uploaded in the same month, then the system would remain open for another two months, thus giving three months time to upload the same. which is quite sufficient. However the RPS agents are instructed that they should not wait till last moment, but complete the uploading in the first month itself.
So it is advised to all seafarers that they should check whether their sign on and sign off date correctly entered in the data base. If it is not added, then they must inform the respective RPS agent to add the same into the database. The dates cannot be entered after a time period of three months. Since seafarers go for a contract of more than three months, they must confirm that their sign on date is entered in the data base. They can check the details in MASTER CHECKER after loging into e-governace and are advised that they should regularly check the Master checker, particularly after their sign on and sign off and ascertain whether the RPS has correctly uploaded the details in the system. If not, they may immediately bring the same to the notice of RPS concerned. In spite of the above measures, if the ,RPS fails to upload the sea service, the seafarer would be provided a facility to claim such missing sea service by uploading the relevant pages of CDC, Passport, letter in support of sea service from RPS and a self declaration on genuineness of the sea service in his profile on e- Governance.
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