Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

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Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Agency overview
Formed26 January 1944
Employees19,137 (Gazetted Officers) & 53,754 (Non Gazetted Officers)
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyIndia
Operations jurisdictionIndia
Governing bodyGovernment of India
General nature
HeadquartersMinistry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi, India
Elected officer responsible
  • Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India
Agency executive
  • Mr. M. Ajit Kumar, IRS, Chairperson, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Parent agencyMinistry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India.
Facilities
Branchs91
Website
www.cbic.gov.in

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) (Hindi:केंद्रीय अप्रत्यक्ष कर एवं सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड) is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, GST, Central Excise, Service Tax & Narcotics in India. The Customs & Central Excise/CGST 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 Central Excise /CGST department comes under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The agency is staffed by IRS officers who start their careers as Assistant Commissioners/Directors in the field and within 20–25 years rise to the post of Chief Commissioners, with a few senior most officers who become Chairman/Members of CBIC / CESTAT / Settlement Commission.

Organisational Structure[edit]

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) is headed by Mr. M. Ajit Kumar, IRS and at present consists of five Members of CBIC.[2]

  1. Chairperson - Mr. M. Ajit Kumar, IRS
  2. Member (Tax Policy)- Dr. John Joseph, IRS
  3. Member (Customs) - Mr. Raj Kumar Barthwal, IRS
  4. Member (Admin & Vigilance) - Mr. M. Ajit Kumar, IRS
  5. Member (Investigation & Additional Charge of Member - IT & Taxpayer Services) - Mr. Sandeep Mohan Bhatnagar, IRS
  6. Member (GST, CX, ST, Legal & CV)- Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey, IRS

Designations[edit]

The designations and time-scales within the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & CGST) are as follows after cadre restructure:

Position / Pay Grade in the Government of India Level and Rank
1 Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner of Customs and CGST / Entry-level (Probationer)
2 Senior Time Scale Deputy Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Under Secretary to Government of India
3 Junior Administrative Grade Joint Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Deputy Secretary to Government of India
4 Selection Grade Additional Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Director to Government of India
5 Senior Administrative Grade Commissioner of Customs and CGST/Additional Director General (Equivalent to) Joint Secretary to Government of India
6 Higher Administrative Grade Principal Commissioner of Customs and CGST (Equivalent to) Additional Secretary to Government of India
7 Higher Administrative Grade + Chief Commissioner of Customs and CGST /Director General (Equivalent to) Special Secretary to Government of India
8 Apex Scale Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs and CGST/ Chairman/Member of CBIC. Director General of Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (Equivalent to) Secretary to Government of India

Divisions[edit]

  • GST
  • Customs
  • Customs (Preventive) and airport authorities
  • Tax Payer Services (India)

Associated agencies[edit]

Duties[edit]

CBIC looks after Indirect Taxes such as GST, Central Excise, Service Tax & Customs.

Central Goods & Service Tax/Central Excise[edit]

  1. Collection of Goods & Service Tax and Central Excise Duty.

Customs[edit]

  1. Collection of Customs Duty on International Airports, Seaports, Custom Houses, International Air Cargo Stations & International ICD's.
  2. Collection of Customs Duty on Land Customs Station, Inland Container Depots (ICD's), Special Economic Zones (SEZ's) & Container Freight Stations (CFS's).
  3. Prevention of Smuggling on International Airports & Sea.
  4. Prevention of Smuggling through Land Customs Station & Border Check Points.


Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBEC gets nod for Rs. 2,256 cr. IT network". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ [1] CBIC