DG Shipping started its e-Samudra module back in 2010, I thought it would end decades old culture of harassing Indian mariners. Not surprisingly, it never happened !
In fact e-samudra has its own set of problems. The idea of collecting the challan and submitting it to the MMD for assessment of sea-time and booking of maritime oral exams (after filling your esamudra DG Shipping profile), still remains the most stupid idea of "DG Shipping e-governance".
Anyways that was past and after half a decade DG Shipping did realize it and to quote the Deputy of DG Shipping
However, it has been analyzed that in certain cases, footfalls into the office have actually not gone down; the reason thereof being, chiefly;So DG Shipping is starting online payment for most of its e-governance modules (details here PDF) including
3.1.1 The requirement of submission of the hard copy of a signed application form, along with supporting documentation.
3.1.2 Payment of the prescribed fee