Central Board of Excise and Customs

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Central Board of Excise and Customs
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Logo of the Central Board of Excise and Customs
Agency overview
Formed 26 Jan 1944
Employees 19,137 (Gazetted Officers) & 53,754(Non Gazetted Officers)
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency India
Governing body Government of India
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi, India
Agency executive Mr. Najib Shah, Chairman
Parent agency Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue
Branchs 91

The Central Board of Excise and Custom renamed as Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC) (Hindi:केंद्रीय उत्पाद एवं सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड) is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax & Narcotics in India. The Customs & Central Excise department[1] was established in the year 1855 by the then British Governor General of India, to administer customs laws in India and collection of import duties / land revenue. It is one of the oldest government departments of India.

Currently the Customs and Excise department comes under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. The agency is staffed by IRS officers who start their careers as Assistant Commissioners in the field and within 20–25 years rise to the post of Chief Commissioners, with a few senior most officers who become Members of CBEC / CESTAT / Settlement Commission.

The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) is headed by Chairperson CBEC and consist of six Members of CBEC.

  1. CBEC Chairperson - Mr. Najib Shah, IRS
  2. Member Budget - Mr. Ram Tirath, IRS
  3. Member Customs - Mr. B.K. Bansal, IRS
  4. Member Service Tax - Mr. K.K. Sharma, IRS
  5. Member Central Excise - Ms. Neerja Shah, IRS
  6. Member Personnel & Vigilance - Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna, IRS
  7. Member Legal & IT - Ms. Ananya Ray, IRS


Associated Agencies[edit]


Insignia for Indian Customs,Central Excise & Narcotics Department

CBEC looks after Excise, Service Tax and Customs.[2]