Central Board of Excise and Customs
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|Customs & Central Excise|
Logo of the Customs & Central Excise
|Formed||26 Jan 1944|
|Employees||19,137 (Gazetted Officers) & 53,754(Non Gazetted Officers)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Government of India|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi, India|
|Agency executive||Mr. Najib Shah, Chairman|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue|
The Central Board of Excise and Custom (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 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.
- CBEC Chairperson - Mr. Najib Shah, IRS
- Member Budget - Mr. Najib Shah, IRS (Additional Charge)
- Member Customs - Mr. Ashok K. Kaushal, IRS
- Member Service Tax - Mr. V.S. Krishnan, IRS
- Member Central Excise - Ms. Neerja Shah, IRS
- Member Personnel & Vigilance - Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna, IRS
- Member Legal & Judicial - Mr. Ram Tirath, IRS
- Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence
- Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence
- Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND)
- Directorate General of Inspection of Customs & Central Excise
- National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics
- Central Economic Intelligence Bureau
- Directorate General of Vigilance
- Directorate General of Audit
- Directorate General of Export Promotion
- Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
- Directorate General of Service Tax
- Opium & Alkaloid Department
- Economic Intelligence Council
- Enforcement Directorate
- Central Bureau of Narcotics
Central Excise & service tax
- Collection of Excise Duty & Service Tax.
- Collection of Customs Duty on Land Customs Station, ICD's, SEZ's, Container Freight Station.
- Prevention of Smuggling through Land Customs Station & Border Check Points.
- Collection of Customs Duty on International Airports, Seaports, Custom Houses, International Air Cargo Stations & International ICD's.
- Prevention of Smuggling on International Airports & Sea
Central Bureau of Narcotics
- Collection of Narcotics Duty in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan.
- Prevention of drug trafficking and the abuse of illegal substances.
Ranks of the Customs & Central Excise Department
|Position in the Government of India||Level and Rank||Order of Precedence
(As per Presidential order)
|Pay Band||Equivalent Position or Designation in the State Government(s)|
|1||Apex Scale||CBEC Chairperson / Member CBEC / Principal Chief Commissioner / DG Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (Equivalent to) Secretary to Government of India||23||Rs. 80,000 (Fixed)||Secretary to the Government of India|
|2||Higher Admn. Grade +||Chief Commissioner / Director General (Equivalent to) Special Secretary to the Government of India||23||Rs. 75,500 - 80,000||Special Secretary to the Government of India/Director General of Police|
|3||Higher Administrative Grade||Principal Commissioner (Equivalent to) Additional Secretary to Government of India||25||Rs. 67,000 - 79,000 with GP Rs. 12,000||Additional Secretary to the Government of India/ Additional Director General of Police|
|4||Senior Administrative Grade||Commissioner (Equivalent to) Joint Secretary to Government of India||26||Rs. 37,400 - 67,000 with GP Rs. 10,000||Joint Secretary to the Government of India/ Inspector General Of Police|
|5||Selection Grade||Additional Commissioner (Equivalent to) Director to Government of India||Rs. 37,400 - 67,000 with GP Rs. 8,700||Director to Government of India/Deputy Inspector General Of Police|
|6||Junior Admn. Grade||Joint Commissioner (Equivalent to) Deputy Secretary to Government of India||Rs. 15,600 - 39,100 with GP Rs. 7,600||Deputy Secretary to the Government of India/ Senior Superintendent Of Police|
|7||Senior Time Scale||Deputy Commissioner (Equivalent to) Under Secretary to Government of India||Rs. 15,600 - 39,100 with GP Rs. 6,600||District Magistrate/ Superintendent of Police|
|8||Junior Time Scale||Assistant Commissioner / Entry Level IRS Officer (Probationer)||Rs. 15,600 - 39,100 with GP Rs. 5,400||Sub District Magistrate/Asst: Superintendent of Police/Assistant Commissioner of police|
|9||NA||Superintendent / Sr. Intelligence Officer / District Opium Officer / Appraising Officer||Rs. 9,300 - 34,800 with GP Rs. 5,400 or 4,800||Tahsildar/Dy.S.P. of Police|
|10||NA||Inspector / Preventive Officer / Intelligence Officer / Examiner||Rs. 9,300 - 34,800 with GP Rs. 4,600||Inspector Of Police|
|11||NA||Executive Assistant||Rs. 9,300 - 34,800 with GP Rs. 4,200||Sub Inspector Of Police|
|12||NA||Tax Assistant / Sub Inspector (CBN / Weapon / DH)||Rs. 5,200 - 20,000 with GP Rs. 2,400||Assistant Sub Inspector Of Police|
|13||NA||Assistant Sub Inspector (Weapon / Dog Handler)||Rs. 5,200 - 20,000 with GP Rs. 2,000||Head Constable Of Police|
|13||NA||Head Havaldar||Rs. 5,200 - 20,000 with GP Rs. 1,900||Police Constable|
|15||NA||Havaldar||Rs. 5,200 - 20,000 with GP Rs. 1,800|
Union tax laws enforced by the Customs & Excise departments
- Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1989
- The Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986)
- Customs Act, 1962
- Customs Tariff Act, 1975
- The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
- NDPS act, 1985
- Finance Act,1994 (service tax act)
1.A TV serial on Sony Channel was aired on every Thursday, named 'Powder', a production of Yashraj pictures. it was based on Customs Department & Narcotics Department. 2.Customs Diary is a 1993 Malayalam film by T. S. Suresh Babu starring Jayaram and Mukesh in the lead roles.