Today Central Board of Excise and Customs is celebrating Central Excise Day

On 24th February 2017, Central Board of Excise and Customs is celebrating Central Excise Day. Here are the wishes and letter to CBEC by illustrious personalities –

Message from Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, 13th and current President of India

On the occassion of the Central Excise Day, I extend warm greetings to the officers and staff of the Department of Central Excise.

The Department of Central Excise through a strong and effective administration generates revenue for the Government for its development activities. Today, India is at the cusp of one of the greatest reforms in tax Administration. I am confident that the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will take forward cooperative federalism through effective implementation of One Nation-One Tax and One Nation-One Market policies and usher in the successful implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

I urge al officials of the Department to work with utmost devotion and sincerity to create an efficient, transparent and business-friendly tax administration.

Message from Narendra Damodardas Modi, 14th and current Prime Minister of India

Greetings to the officers and staff of Central Board of Excise and Customs and the Excise fraternity on Central Excise Day being observed on 24th February, 2017.

My best wishes to all officers and ranks of the Excise Department in serving the nation.

Message from Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

I extend my warm greetings to all the officers and staff of Central Excise on the occassion of Central Excise Day which is celebrated on 24th February. The need of the hour is to nurture a simple, efficient and non-adversarial indirect tax regime. I hope the officers will rise to the occassion and make concerted efforts for successful implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

Message from Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Finance

Central Excise has been a key contributor to nation building by way of revenue generation which is extremly important to undertake development activities in the country. On this occassion, I extend my best wishes to the officers and staff of Central Excise and exhort them to rededicate themselves to collection of Central Excise duty and smooth roll out of Goods and Services Tax.

Revenue Collection by Central Excise (Revenue figures are provisional) –

  • Central Excise collection has been Rs. 3,13,962 crore upto January, 2017 in FY 2016-17 registering an increase of 40.5% year-on-year basis
  • Service Tax receipts have been Rs. 2,03,649 crore upto January, 2017 in FY 2016-17 recording year-on-year growth of 22%
  • Cost of collection of Central Excise & Service Tax is only 62 paise per 100 rupees collected

Goals of Central Excise –

  • Non-adversarial Tax Regime, based on voluntar compliance through balance of taxpayer education and assistance, simple laws and procedures, for creating an environment of confidence and trust between the industry and tax administration
  • Automation of key business operations to modernise indirect tax administration, improve transparency and efficient service delivery in areas such as e-payment of duty, refund/rebate, maintenance of records in electronic forms and introduction of digital signature
  • Reducing litigation and dispute resolution to save cost and time for both department and taxpayers through measures such as rationalisation of penalty provisions, withdrawal from prosecution in cases older than 15 years ad involving central excise duty less than Rs. five lakh, early settlement of disputes pending in appeal before Commissioner (Appeals) as on 1st March, 2016, non-filing of Department appeals before CESTAT and higher judiciary in cases involving upto a certain amount of duty/tax
  • Simplification of key business processes in order to promote ease of doing business through initiatives such as reduction in number of Central Excise Returns from 27 to 13, facility for reivision of returns, single registration and return facility for First Stage Dealer and Importer
  • Simplification of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 to improve credit flows and reduce litigation in areas relating to apportionment of credit between exempted and non-exempted goods and services, input services credit flow from input services distributor to outsourced manufacturer, treatment of small capital goods up to Rs. 10,000 as inputs, maintenance of common warehouse for distribution of credit on inputs

Achievements of Central Excise –

  • 53 technical issues involving sustained litigation resolved in the Chief Commissioner’s Tariff Conference and a comprehensive circular issued
  • Time limited for taking CENVAT Credit of duty/tax paid on inputs and input services increased from six months to one year
  • Single registration for factories operating through multiple premises falling within a range allowed
  • Number of Central Excise returns to be filed by a large manufacturer reduced from 27 to 13
  • Revision of return allowed in Central Excise
  • Interest rate on late payment of duty reduced to 15% from the present rate of 18% per annum
  • Single registration and return facility for First Stage Dealer and Importer
  • Withdrawal from prosecution in cases oder than 15 years and involving central excise duty less than Rs. 5 lakh to reduce litigation
  • Rules of Removal of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty for Manufacture of Excisable Goods simplified. The requirement of approval of application by Cetnral Excise and officer discontinued

In recognition of excellent performance and commitment of duty, following officers have been awarded Commendation Certificate on this occasion –

  1. Manish Mohan Govil, Director, CX-9 Section, CBEC
  2. Himani Bhayana, Joint Commissioner, GST Council, Secreteriat
  3. Deepshikha Arora, Join Commissioner, DG, Systems
  4. Dr. Neha Garg, Deputy Commissioner, CESTAT
  5. Ravneet Khurana, Deputy Commissioner, GST Cell, CBEC
  6. Vishal Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner, GST Cell, CBEC
  7. Anurag Sehgal, Under Secretary, Tax Research Unit, CBEC
  8. Jainendra Singh Kandhari, Technical Officer, Tax Research Unit, CBEC
  9. S Kalyan Iyer, Assistant Commissioner, DG, Systems
  10. Anuj Agarwal, Assistant Commissioner, Judicial Cell, CBEC
  11. Arvind Malhotra, Assistant Commissioner, DG, Taxpayer Services
  12. Ravinder Kumar Gupta, Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise, Meerut
  13. R. Jayasankar, Assistant Director, DG, Audit
  14. Vijay Kumar Maruvada, Superintendent, Service Tax, Delhi
  15. Joseph Kuok, Superintendent, Central Excise, Delhi
  16. Govind Chandra Nath, Superintendent, Central Excise, Bhubasneswar
  17. Sherine Mathew K, Superintendent, Central Excise, Cochin
  18. M.A. Ravoof, Superintendent, Central Excise, Hyderabad
  19. B.S. Solanki, Superintendent, Central Excise, Jodhpur
  20. Keshav Vijay Narvekar, Superintendent, Service Tax, Mumbai
  21. N. Vinayak Rao Gaikwad, Superintendent, Central Excise, Pune
  22. Haroon Rashid Khan, Superintendent, Central Excise, Vadodara
  23. Sanjay Kumar, Superintendent, DG, Human Resource Development
  24. Vandana Kalwani, Superintendent, NACEN, Faridabad
  25. Meenu Sharma, Superintendent, DG, Performance Management
  26. Sandeep Kr Mishra, Superintendent, Service Tax Wing, CBEC
  27. Vijay C Bellary, Superintendent, Central Excise, Bengaluru
  28. V Thiripurasundar, CAO/AO, Central Excise, Chennai
  29. Debangshu Chakraborty, Inspector, DG, Vigilance
  30. Hari Singh, Inspector, DG, Vigilance
  31. Alice Varghese, Sr. PS, Central Excise, Zone – I, Mumbai
  32. Vishnu, Driver, Tax Research Unit, CBEC

Issues by Directorate General of Taxpayer Service, Central Board of Excise and Customs | www.cbec.gov.in

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