RTI MANUAL UNDER SECTION 4(1)(b) OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

 

 

 

1. ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION

 

1.1    PARTICULARS OF ITS ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES :

 

     i.        Name and address of the Organisation:-

Office of The Principal Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, 26/1 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai- 600034.

 

   ii.        Head of  the Organisation :-

 

Shri M. Ajit Kumar, Principal Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry.

 

 

  iii.          Vision, Mission and Key objectives :-

 

         To carryout the mission of CBIC to administer CGST and Central Excise, laws aimed at :-

 

Ø  realizing the revenues in a fair, equitable & efficient manner;

 

Ø  administering the Government’s economic, tariff and trade policies with a practical and pragmatic approach;

 

Ø  facilitating trade and industry by streamlining & simplifying GST and  Central Excise processes and helping Indian businesses to enhance their competitiveness;

 

Ø  creating a climate for voluntary compliance by providing guidance and building mutual trust;

 

Ø  combating revenue evasion and commercial frauds in an effective manner.

 

 

   iv.          Functions and duties:-

 

         The GST and Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry is a Central Government organization working under Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBEC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The GST and Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry is entrusted to monitor the work of levy of GST and Central Excise being performed by Eight GST & Central Excise Commissionerates having their offices in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.  It also has three Audit Commissionerates and three Appeal Commissionerates having their offices at Chennai and Coimbatore. The Principal Chief Commissioner of the Zone has the administrative control over the entire zone.

 

 

   v.        Organisation Chart :-

 

 

Text Box: Principal Chief Commissioner

 

Text Box: Joint Commissioner / Additional Commissioner
 

 

Text Box: Deputy Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner

 

Text Box: Inspectors/ Executive Assistants/ Tax Assistants
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
   Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)
             
 
Text Box: Superintendents / Administrative Officers
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)
          
 
Text Box: Deputy Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                
 
Text Box: Addl. Commissioner / Joint Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                 
    
 

Text Box: Superintendents / Administrative Officers

Text Box: Inspectors/ Executive Assistants /Tax Assistants

 

 

 

Text Box: Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi.     Any other details – the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees / Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt – The Government of India has implemented Goods and Service Tax (GST) w.e.f 01.07.2017. GST is a single tax on supply of goods & services which replaces the existing indirect taxes levied by both Centre and States. Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has been renamed as Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

 

 

1.2    POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES[Section 4(1()b)(ii)]:

 

             The powers and duties of the officers are defined in the Central Excise Act, 1944, Finance Act 1994, CGST Act, 2017 & IGST Act, 2017 and their Rules made there under, which are available in public domain.

 

(i) Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial) :

 

1.         Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise:

 

The Principal Chief Commissioner is the Administrative Head of the Zone. He/She shall oversee collection of targeted revenue every year and shall report to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes& Customs (CBIC). He/She exercises control over the Commissioners of GST & Central Excise in the zone as well as Commissioners (Appeal) and Commissioners (Audit) coming under the above zone. The Principal Chief Commissioner is also the Cadre Control Authority having administrative control over service matters of Group-B & Group-C officers working in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry excluding the staff working in Chennai Customs Zone.

 

 

2.         Additional Commissioner / Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise:

 

An officer in the rank of Additional Commissioner/Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise is deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office. He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner in all matters. He/She supervises and has control over all the staff working in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.

 

3.         Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise:

 

Officers in the rank of Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of GST and  Central Excise is deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office. He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner and Additional Commissioner in matters allotted to him/her. He/She supervises and has control over the sections allocated to him/her.

 

             i.                Cadre Control Authority &Establishment

 

           ii.                Confidential & Vigilance Section

 

          iii.                Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Section

 

          iv.                Administration & Stores Section

 

            v.                Technical Section

 

          vi.                Review Section

 

         vii.                Statistics Section

 

(ii) Powers and duties of other employees :

4.       Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise:

 

Officers in the rank Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise are deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office. He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise in matters allotted to him/her. He/She supervises and has control over the sections allocated to him/her.

 

 

5.       Inspector/Executive Assistant/Tax Assistant of GST and Central Excise:

 

Officers in the rank of Inspector/Executive Assistant/Tax Assistant of GST and Central Excise are deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office. He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy/Assistant Commissioner, Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise in matters allotted to him/her.

 

 

(iii) Rules/orders under which powers and duties are derived :

 

Instructions contained in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961and Manual of Office Procedure are followed during discharge of functions.

 

 

(iv) Rules/orders under which powers and duties are exercised :

 

Instructions contained in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961and Manual of Office Procedure are followed during discharge of functions.

 

 

(v) Work allocation :

 

          The Principal Chief Commissioner shall oversee the collection of targeted revenue every year and shall report to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes& Customs (CBIC). He/She exercises control over the Commissioners of GST & Central Excise in the zone as well as Commissioners (Appeal) and Commissioners (Audit) coming under the above zone. He/She has administrative control over service matters of Group-B & Group-C officers working in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry excluding the staff working in Chennai Customs Zone.

 

  The Principal Chief Commissioner is assisted by the Additional Commissioner/Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise who in assists the Principal Chief Commissioner in all matters, supervises and has control over all the staff working in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.

          The Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise assists the Principal Chief Commissioner and Additional Commissioner in matters allotted to him/her, supervises and has control over the sections allocated to him/her :

             i.                Cadre Control Authority & Establishment

 

           ii.                Confidential & Vigilance Section

 

          iii.                Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Section

 

          iv.                Administration & Stores Section

 

            v.                Technical Section

 

          vi.                Review Section

 

         vii.                Statistics Section

 

The Superintendent/Administrative Officer and Inspector/Executive Assistant/Tax Assistant of GST and Central Excise are deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office who in turn assists the Principal Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy/Assistant Commissioner in matters allotted to him/her.

         

 

1.3    PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS[Section 4(1()b)(iii)]:

 

(i) Process of Decision Making – Identify key decision making points :

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise is primarily an administrative / monitoring unit. It monitors the activities of Executive Commissionerates, Audit Commissionerates and Appeal Commissionerates falling under the zone.

 

 

(ii) Final Decision Making Authority :

Commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner who is the final decision making authority with regard to disputes regarding levy and collection of GST and Central Excise Duty in his/her jurisdiction.

 

 

(iii) Related provisions, acts, rules etc. :

The procedure followed by the officers in the decision making process and different aspects of supervision, accountability for taking decisions are outlined in the Central Excise Manual, the Adjudication Manual, Audit Manual, etc. The procedure indicated in Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) are also followed for decision-making.

 

 

(iv) Time limit for taking decisions :

Time limit for taking decisions are outlined in the Central Excise Manual, the Adjudication Manual, Audit Manual etc.

 

(v) Channel of supervision and accountability :

          Commissionerates are supervised by Commissioner. The Commissioner is assisted by Additional/Joint Commissioners and other officers in the Commissionerate Headquarters office. There are subordinate field formations called Divisions which are supervised by a Deputy/Assistant Commissioner and there are five Ranges under each Division which are supervised by Superintendents. Each Range Officer of the Division is assisted by Inspectors. The overall control of the Zone is vested with the Principal Chief Commissioner.

 

 

1.4    NORMS FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS[Section 4(1()b)(iv)]:

 

(i) Nature of functions/ services offered :To carryout the mission of CBIC to administer CGST and Central Excise, laws aimed at:-

 

Ø  realizing the revenues in a fair, equitable & efficient manner;

 

Ø  administering the Government’s economic, tariff and trade policies with a practical and pragmatic approach;

 

Ø  facilitating trade and industry by streamlining & simplifying GST and Central Excise processes and helping Indian businesses to enhance their competitiveness;

 

Ø  creating a climate for voluntary compliance by providing guidance and building mutual trust;

 

Ø  combating revenue evasion and commercial frauds in an effective manner.

 

(ii) Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery :The said objectives are sought to be achieved by:-

 

Ø  enhancing the use of information technology;

 

Ø  streamlining  the procedures;

 

Ø  encouraging voluntary compliance;

 

Ø  evolving cooperative initiatives.

 

(iii) Process by which these services can be accessed : Not Applicable.

 

 

(iv) Time-limit for achieving the targets :Time limit for taking decisions are outlined in the Central Excise Manual, the Adjudication Manual, Audit Manual etc.

 

(v) Process of redress of grievances : The aggrieved citizens may submit their grievances online through CPGRAM Portal for speedy and favorable redressal at https://pgportal.gov.in/or by any other mode.

 

                The grievances received are examined by the Section dealing with the matter and if found genuine necessary action for redressal of the same is taken accordingly by the competent authority. If the grievance pertains to the filed formations under the jurisdiction of this office, the same are forwarded for their comments or necessary action and final decision is taken based on the verification report received from the field formations. Decision on the grievances is conveyed to the CPGRAM portal or by Post, from where the same is received.

 

 

1.5    RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY THE ORGANIZATION OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS[Section 4(1()b)(v)]:

 

(i) Title   and   nature   of   the   record/manual/instruction :

 

The main statutes which are related to the levy and collection of Central Excise Duty and Service Tax are:

 

  • Central Excise Act, 1944 
  • Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985
  • National Calamity Contingent Duty (Section 136 of the Finance Act, 2001 (14 of 2001)
  • Education Cess (Chapter VI of the Finance Bill, 2004)
  • Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 
  • Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles and Textile Articles) Act, 1978 
  • Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1931 
  • Customs Act, 1962 
  • CGST Act, 2017; IGST Act 2017; UGST Act 2017
  • Customs Tariff Act, 1975
  • Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992
  • Chapter V of the Finance Act, 1994 [ Service Tax]
  • Finance Act, 1979 (21 of 1979)  (from section 33 to 48) [Foreign Travel Tax]
  • Finance Act, 1989 ( 13 of 1989) ( from section 40 to 49) [Inland Air Travel Tax]
  • GST Rates

 

 

(ii) List  of  Rules,  regulations, instructions  manuals and records :

  • The Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 
  • The Central Excise Rules, 2002   (Section 143 of the Finance Act, 2002)
  • The Central Excise (Appeals) Rules, 2001
  • The Central Excise (Settlement of Cases) Rules, 2001
  • The Central Excise (Removal of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty for Manufacture of Excisable Goods) Rules, 2001
  • Central Excise Valuation (Determination of Price of Excisable Goods) Rules, 2000
  • Consumer Welfare Fund Rules, 1992
  • The Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1982.  
  • The Central Excise (Advance Rulings) rules, 2002.
  • Foreign Privileged Persons (Regulation of Customs Privileges) Rules, 1957   
  • Customs (Attachments of Property of Defaulters for Recovery of Government Dues) Rules, 1995
  • Accessories (Condition) Rules, 1963   
  • Re-Export of Imported Goods (Drawback of Customs Duties) Rules, 1995
  • Notice of Short-Export Rules,1963  
  • Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules,1995
  • Specified Goods (Prevention of Illegal Export) Rules, 1969   
  • Customs Tariff (Determination of Origin of Goods under the Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement) Rules,1995
  • Notified Goods (Prevention of Illegal Import) Rules, 1969   
  • CGST Rules 2017; IGST Rules 2017   

 

Manuals

  • CBIC Manual on Central Excise
  • CBIC Manual on Customs

 

 

(iii) Acts/ Rules manuals etc. :All these Acts, Rules, Manuals are available in CBIC website www.cbic.gov.in.

 

 

 

(iv) Transfer policy and transfer orders – Transfer Policy and Transfer Orders are uploaded in the website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in and are available in the link http://www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in/Chn_I_2018_File/CCA%20Estt%20transfer%20policy%20Dt%2027.04.2018.PDF

 

 

 

 

1.6    CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL[Section 4(1()b)(vi)]:

 

(i) Categories of documents :

 

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only an administrative/monitoring unit, no specific records are exclusively held by it or under its control. However, the Commissionerates maintain the followings records :

1.       Records of revenue realization

2.       Records of inspection and audit

3.       Records of litigation in Courts

4.       Records of litigation in Tribunals

5.       Records of vital statistics like Revenue, arrears of Revenue, Provisional assessments, Adjudication, Refunds

6.       Records of Offences registered against tax evaders

7.       Records of Tax Recovery

8.       Records of drawback Claims

9.       Records of Vigilance matters

10.     Records of Receipts and Expenditure Accounts

11.     Records of Service Books

12.     Records of Establishment matters 

13.    Records of Administration

14.    Records of Stores & Stationery

15.    Records of Welfare matters

16.    Records of Audits conducted and discrepancies noted

17.   Records of Prosecutions

18.   Records of litigation in courts

19.   Records of Departmental Adjudication

 

(ii) Custodian of documents/categories :

Apart from the matters like administration of Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office, public grievances, etc, the issues which are received in Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office for information and comments are held by it. Records related to work assigned to concerned Sections are kept in the custody of respective Sections.

 

 

 

1.7    BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED ASPART OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY[Section 4(1()b)(viii)]:

 

(i) Name of Boards, Council, Committees etc. : Regional Advisory Committee.

 

(ii) Composition : The committee consists of Industrial Associations, Business Chambers and State representatives.

 

(iii) Dates from which constituted : 22.09.2017

 

(iv) Term / Tenure : From 01.07.2017 to 31.12.2018

 

(v) Powers and Functions : The functions are purely advisory in nature and the committee is intended for resolving the procedural difficulties of a general nature. The Committee can, however, discuss any material including the policy behind individual cases but excluding individual cases themselves and all judicial and semi judicial matters.

 

(vi) Whether their meetings are open to the public ? - No

 

(vii) Whether minutes of the meetings are open to the public ? – Yes

 

(viii) Place where the minutes if open to the public are available – It is available in the website under the link http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/Chn_I_2018_File/CCO%20Tech%20I%20Dt.13.12.2018.PDF.

 

 

1.8    DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES[Section 4(1()b)(ix)]:

 

Directory of Key Officers of Principal Chief Commissioner:

 

 

.S.No.

(i) Name of the Officer and

Designation

Sections Held

(ii) Telephone

No.

1

M. AJIT KUMAR

Principal Chief Commissioner

Administrative control over the entire Chennai Zone

28335001

2

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY

Additional Commissioner

CCO- Personnel & Vigilance

28335017

3

O.M. REENA

Deputy Commissioner

CF-CCA, GST Policy, Review& Appeal,Anti-Evasion/C Ex./ST Policy,

Review, Appeal, Acceptance of CESTAT/High Court Orders

28335016

4

D. SHAMA RAO

Assistant Commissioner

CCA-Establishment, ICT, Pension Adalat, Statistics, Infrastructure/DGHRD

28335014

5

R. VASUDEVAN

Assistant Commissioner

RTI,

Audit, Arrears/Inspection, Customs Policy, Vigilance & Confidential

28335031

 

 

 

1.9    MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS[Section 4(1()b)(x)]:

 

(i)      List of Employees with Gross monthly remuneration :

 

The Scale of Pay for Principal Chief Commissioner is

: LEVEL 17 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Additional Commissioner is

: LEVEL 13 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Joint Commissioner is

: LEVEL 12 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Deputy Commissioner is

: LEVEL 11 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Assistant Commissioner / Chief Accounts Officer  is

: LEVEL 10 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Superintendent / Sr. Private Secretary is

: LEVEL 8 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Administrative Officer / Private Secretary / Inspector is

: LEVEL 7 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Executive Assistant / Steno (Gr-I) is

: LEVEL 6 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

The Scale of Pay for Tax Assistant / Steno (Gr-II) is

: LEVEL 4 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances

 

(ii)     System  of  compensation  as  provided  in  regulations : There is no system for compensation.

 

 

1.10  NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS [Section 4(1()b)(xvi)] :

 

(i) Name & Designation of the Officer

(ii) Address & Telephone No.

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

First Appellate Authority,

Pr.CCO & CCA

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Chennai Central Excise Zone, 26/1, Mahathma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam,Chennai-600034. Telephone No. 044-28335017

R. VASUDEVAN,

Assistant Commissioner

CPIO,

Pr.CCO & CCA

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Chennai Central Excise Zone, 26/1, Mahathma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034. Telephone No. 044-28335031

 

 

1.11  NO. OF EMPLOYEES AGAINST WHOM DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAS BEEN PROPOSED/TAKEN [Section 4(2)] :

 

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been

 

(i)           Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings – Nil

 

(ii)         Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings – Nil

 

 

1.12  PROGRAMMES TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF RTI [Section 26] :

 

 

(i)           Educational Programmes : Training on RTI related subjects are conducted by NACIN.

 

(ii)         Efforts   to   encourage   public   authority   to participate in these programmes : Officers are nominated for training on RTI related subjects which are conducted by NACIN.

 

(iii)       Training of CPIO/APIO : All trainings are conducted by NACIN.

 

(iv)        Update  &  publish  guidelines  on  RTI  by  the Public Authorities concerned : Not applicable.

 

 

 

1.13  TRANSFER POLICY AND TRANSFER ORDERS [F.No.1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] :

 

   Transfer Policy and Transfer Orders are uploaded in the website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in and are available in the link http://www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in/Chn_I_2018_File/CCA%20Estt%20transfer%20policy%20Dt%2027.04.2018.PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     BUDGET AND PROGRAMME

 

 

2.1    BUDGET ALLOCATED, INDICATING PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE [Section 4(1()b)(xi)] :

 

 

(i)           Total Budget (allocated for 2019-20) for the Public Authority : Rs. 21,12,91,000 /-

 

 

(ii)         Budget for each agency and plan & programmes : Not Applicable.

 

 

(iii)       Proposed expenditures :

 

 

 

For the Financial Year 2019-20                                            Rs.

 

Budget allocated for Salaries                                           20,30,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Wages                                                         0

Budget allocated for Overtime Allowance                                    0

Budget allocated for Reward to Officers                                     0

Budget allocated for Reward to Informers                                  0

Budget allocated for Medical Treatment                               6,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Domestic Travel Expenses                  23,50,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (General)                    20,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (Motor Vehicles)        10,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Rent, Rates & Taxes                                  0

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (Swachhta)                 2,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Information Technology                       12,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Other Administrative Expenses            3,10,000/-

Budget allocated for Publications                                          90,000/-

Budget allocated for Secret Service Expenditure                         0   

Budget allocated for Departmental Canteen Salaries                0

Budget allocated for Minor Works (Office)                                  0

Budget allocated for Advertising & Publicity                         1,21,000/-

Budget allocated for Law Charges                                         4,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Grants-in-Aid                                          20,000/-

Budget allocated for Minor Works (Residential) (MH 2216)        0

 

 

(iv)        Revised budget for each agency, if any :

 

 

Additional allotment for Medical Treatment                           4,00,000/-

Additional allotment for Domestic Travel Expenses              10,00,000/-

Additional allotment for Other Administrative Expenses       2,00,000/-

Additional allotment for Advertising & Publicity                     50,000/-

Additional allotment for Grants-in-Aid                                    20,000/-

 

 

(v)           Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available : Not available.

 

 

 

2.2    FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TOURS [F.No. 1/8/2012-IR dt. 11.9.2012] :

 

(i)   Budget – Not Applicable

 

(ii) Foreign and Domestic Tours by Ministries and Officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department Not Applicable

 

(ii) Information related to Procurements :

 

 

a.    Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda – Not Applicable.

           The question of floating tender/bids did not arise as no procurement more than 5 lakhs was made till date.

 

b.   Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured - In the Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office, all the procurements are being made through GeM (Government e-Marketportal). Also, the question of floating tender/bids did not arise as no procurement more than Rs. 5 lakhs was made till date.

c.    The  works  contracts concluded in any such combination  of  the  above- Not Applicable.

 

d.   The rate /rates and the total amount at which  such  procurement  or  works contract is to be executed -Not Applicable.

 

 

 

2.3    MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES [Section 4(1()b)(xii)]:

 

     i.        Name of the programme of activity – There is no subsidy program in Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office.

 

   ii.        Objective of the programme - Not Applicable.

 

 iii.        Procedure to avail benefits -  Not Applicable.

 

 iv.        Duration of the programme/ scheme - Not Applicable.

 

   v.        Physical  and  financial  targets  of  the programme - Not Applicable.

 

 vi.        Nature/Scale of Subsidy/Amount allotted - Not Applicable.

 

vii.        Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy - Not Applicable.

 

viii.        Details   of   beneficiaries   of   subsidy programme (number, profile etc) - Not Applicable.

 

 

2.4    DISCRETIONARY AND NON-DISCRETIONARY GRANTS [F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] :

 

i. Discretionary   and   non-discretionary grants / allocations   to State Govt./NGOs/other institutions –There are no discretionary and non-discretionary grants.

ii. Annual  accounts  of  all  legal  entities who  are  provided  grants  by  public authorities – Not Applicable.

 

 

2.5    PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY [Section 4(1()b)(xiii)] :

 

(i)           Concessions,  permits  or  authorizations granted by public authority :There are no concessions, permits or authorizations available in generic sense of the term.

 

(ii)         For   each   concessions,   permit   or authorization granted :

 

a.    Eligibility criteria - Not Applicable.

 

b.   Procedure for getting the concession/ grant and/ or permits of authorizations - Not Applicable.

 

c.    Name and address of the recipients given concessions/ permits or authorisations - Not Applicable.

 

d.   Date   of   award   of   concessions/permits of authorizations - Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

2.6    CAG & PAC paras [F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] :

 

CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament : Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only a monitoring unit, there are no CAG & PAC paras regarding Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office.

 

 

 

3.     PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC INTERFACE

 

3.1    PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF[Section 4(1()b)(vii)] [F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] :

 

Arrangement for consultations with or representation by the members of the public

 

(i)                 Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens :

 

All the trade notices are uploaded in the website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

Regional Advisory Committee for the zone comprising of representatives of different trade associations and Senior Departmental officers has been formed and meetings are held at stipulated intervals and minutes of minutes are uploaded in the website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in regularly.  “CPGRAMS” online portal also exists for redressal of grievances of the public [www.pgportal.gov.in].

 

 

(ii)               Arrangements for consultation with or representation by

 

a.    Members of the public in policy formulation/ policy implementation : The Commissionerates are also maintaining Seva Kendras or Help Centres for the assistance of Tax Payers. Such Seva Kendras facilitate interaction/consultation with the tax payers.

 

b.   Day & time allotted for visitors :The working hours of the facility are between 9.15 AM and 5.45 PM on Government working days.

 

 

c.    Contact details of Information & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants : Contact details are provided in the website http://www.cbic.gov.in

 

 

Public- Private Partnerships (PPP)

 

(i)           Details  of  Special  Purpose  Vehicle, if any – Not Applicable.

 

(ii)         Detailed project reports (DPRs) – Not Applicable.

 

(iii)       Concession agreements – Not Applicable.

 

(iv)        Operation and maintenance manuals – Not Applicable.

 

(v)          Other documents  generated  as  part  of implementation of the PPP – Not Applicable.

 

(vi)        Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds  of  revenues  that  may  be collected  under authorisation  from the government – Not Applicable.

 

(vii)      Information relating to outputs and outcomes – Not Applicable.

 

(viii)    The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.) – Not Applicable.

 

(ix)        All  payments  made under the PPP project – Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

3.2    ARE THE DETAILS OF POLICIES/DECISIONS WHICH AFFECT PUBLIC INFORMED TO THEM [Section 4(1)(c)] :

 

 

Publish all relevant facts while formulating important  policies  or  announcing  decisions  which affect public to make the process more interactive;

 

 

(i)           Policy  decisions/  legislations  taken  in the previous one year : Policies/decisions which affect public are informed to them vide Trade Notices which are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in as and when they are issued.

 

 

(ii)         Outline the Public consultation process– Not Applicable as all policy decisions are taken by CBIC.

 

 

(iii)       Outline the arrangement for consultation before the formulation of policy - Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

3.3    DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WIDELY AND IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER WHICH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC [Section 4 (3)] :

 

Use of the most effective means of communication

 

(i)           Internet (website) : Information such as Trade Notices, Division of Taxpayer base between State and Central Government, Advance Rulings under GST, Transfer orders, etc. are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

 

3.4    FORM OF ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK [Section 4(1)(b)] :

Information Manual/Handbook available in :English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

(i)           Electronic Format : Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

(ii)         Printed Format : Not available.

 

 

 

 

3.5    WHETHER INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK AVAILABLE FREE OF COST OR NOT [Section 4(1)(c)] :

 

     List of materials available :

 

(i)           Free of cost : Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in under the link http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/RTI%20Jurisdiction%20NEW.htm.

 

 

(ii)         At a reasonable cost of the medium : Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.     E-GOVERNANCE

 

 

4.1    LANGUAGE IN WHICH INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK AVAILABLE [F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] :

 

(i)           English : Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

(ii)         Vernacular/ Local Language : Not available.

 

 

 

4.2    WHEN WAS THE INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK LAST UPDATED ? [F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] :

 

Last date of Annual updation : 26.09.2019

 

 

 

 

4.3    INFORMATION, AVAILABLE IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM [SECTION 4(1)(b)(xiv)] :

 

(i)           Details    of    information    available    in electronic form : Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only an administrative / monitoring unit, no specific information is exclusively held by it or under its control.

 

(ii)         Name/ title of the  document/record/ other information : Not Applicable.

 

 

(iii)       Location where available : Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

4.4    PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION [SECTION 4(1)(b)(xv)] :

 

 

(i)           Name & location of the facility :The website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in provides information and guidelines for the public. The Reception Desk assists the public who approach the office for assistance or information.

 

     The administered Acts and Rules and all Notifications, Instructions and Circulars issued from time to time are made available on CBIC website ( http://www.cbic.gov.in ).

 

(ii)         Details of information made available :Information such as Trade Notices, Division of Taxpayer base between State and Central Government, Advance Rulings under GST, Transfer orders, etc. are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

(iii)       Working hours of the facility :The working hours of the facility are between 9.15 AM and 5.45 PM on Government working days.

 

 

 

4.5    SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED [SECTION 4(1)(b)(xvii)] :

 

(i) Grievance redressal mechanism –“CPGRAMS” online portal exists for redressal of grievances of the public [www.pgportal.gov.in]

 

(ii)         Details  of  applications  received  under  RTI and information provided : 255 RTI applications have been received and replies have been given and 17 RTI appeals have been received and orders issued for the year 2018-19.

 

 

(iii)       List  of  completed  schemes/Projects/Programmes : Not Applicable.

 

 

(iv)        List  of  schemes/  projects/ programme underway : Not Applicable.

 

 

(v)          Details  of  all  contracts  entered  into including   name   of   the   contractor , amount   of   contract   and   period   of completion of contract – Not Applicable.

 

 

(vi)        Annual Report - Not Applicable.

 

 

(vii)      Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) – Frequently Asked Questions are available at CBIC’s website at http://www.cbic.gov.in/

 

 

(viii)    Any other information such as

 

 

a)    Citizen’s Charter – Post GST - implementation, Citizen’s Charter is being formulated and will be uploaded in the website as soon as it is implemented.

 

b)   Result Framework Document (RFD) – Not Applicable.

 

c)    Six monthly reports - Not Applicable.

 

d)   Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter - Not Applicable.

 

 

 

4.6    RECEIPT & DISPOSAL OF RTI APPLICATIONS & APPEALS [F.No.1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013][F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] :

 

(i) Details  of  applications  received and disposed : The details of RTI Applications received under RTI and information provided are being uploaded regularly in the website and are available in the link http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/RTI%20Replies.htm.

 

 

(ii) Details of appeals received and orders issued : The details of RTI Appeals received and orders issued under RTI are being uploaded regularly in the website and are available in the link http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/RTI%20Replies.htm.

 

 

 

4.7    REPLIES TO QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE PARLIAMENT [Section 4 (1)(d)(2)]:

 

Details of questions asked and replies given : The details of Parliament questions asked are available under the links :

 

http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/Chn_I_2019_File/Parliament%20questions/20190925192423.pdf and

 

http://centralexcisechennai.gov.in/Chn_I_2019_File/Parliament%20questions/20190925192449.pdf.

 

 

 

5.     INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED

 

5.1    SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]

 

(i) Name and details of

 

(a) Current CPIOs & FAAs

 

Name & Designation of the Officer

Designation

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

First Appellate Authority,

Pr.CCO & CCA

R. VASUDEVAN,

Assistant Commissioner

CPIO,

Pr.CCO & CCA

 

(b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015

 

FAAs

S. No

Name & Designation of the Officer

Period

1

R. Jaganathan,

Additional Commissioner

30.06.2015to 05.06.2016

2

K.V.V.G. Diwakar,

Additional Commissioner

06.06.2016 to 11.06.2017

3

Manasa Gangotri Kata,

Joint Commissioner

12.06.2017 to 21.10.2018

4

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

22.10.2018 to till date

                                                                       

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                 CPIOs

S. No

Name & Designation of the Officer

Period

1

A.V.T. Bharathi Dhasan,

Assistant Commissioner

30.06.2015 to 17.07.2016

2

ARUNKANTH M.,

Deputy Commissioner

18.07.2016 to 02.04.2017

3

Sujatha Ganapathy,

Assistant Commissioner

03.04.2017 to 20.07.2017

4

B. Rajagopalan,

 Assistant Commissioner

21.07.2017 to 29.08.2018

5

Sujatha Ganapathy,

Assistant Commissioner

30.08.2018 to 31.03.2019

6

R. Vasudevan,

Assistant Commissioner

01.04.2019 till date

 

(ii)         Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure –

 

a.    Dates of audit carried out -Not available

b.   Report of the audit carried out – Not available.

 

(iii)       Appointment  of  Nodal Officers not below  the  rank  of  Joint  Secretary/ Additional HoD :

 

a.    Date of appointment - 01.04.2019

b.   Name & Designation of the officers - R. Vasudevan, Assistant Commissioner

 

(iv)        Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure:

 

a.    Dates from which constituted – Not Applicable.

 

b.   Name & Designation of the officers – Not Applicable.

 

 

(v)          Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI

 

a.    Dates from which constituted – Not Applicable.

 

b.   Name & Designation of the Officers – Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.     INFORMATION DISCLOSED ON OWN INITIATIVE

 

6.1    Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information :

 

Information such as Trade Notices, Division of Taxpayer base between State and Central Government, Advance Rulings under GST, Transfer orders, etc. are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

 

 

6.2    Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) is followed (released in February 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual Offcie Procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Govt. of India) :

 

(i) Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity : No

 

(ii) Does the website show the certificate on the Website – No