PARTICULARS REQUIRED TO BE PUBLISHED
UNDER SECTION 4(1)(b) OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 

(i)  ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES.

1.        Name of the Organisation:        Office of The Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Chennai Zone, Chennai.

2.        Jurisdiction:      Chennai Central Excise Zone has jurisdiction over the following Central Excise Commissionerates namely :-

Chennai-I       -  For jurisdiction of Chennai-I Commissionerate       Click here 

Chennai-II      -  For jurisdiction of Chennai-II Commissionerate      Click here   

Chennai-III     -  For jurisdiction of Chennai-III Commissionerate     Click here     

Chennai-IV     -  For jurisdiction of Chennai-IV Commissionerate      Click here     

Puducherry     -  For jurisdiction of Puducherry Commissionerate      Click here 

LTU, Chennai   -    Jurisdiction throughout the territory of India

Audit-I           -  For jurisdiction of Audit-I Commissionerate    }     

Audit-II          -  For jurisdiction of Audit-II Commissionerate   }      Click here 

Appeals-I       -  For jurisdiction of Appeals-I Commissionerate  }   

Appeals-II      -  For jurisdiction of Appeals-II Commissionerate }    

 3.         Functions & duties: 

The Central Excise Zone, Chennai, is a Central Government organization, working under Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.  The Chennai Central Excise Zone is entrusted to monitor the work of Central Excise, Service Tax & Customs being performed by six Central Excise Commissionerates having their offices at Chennai and Puducherry.  It also has two Audit Commissionerates and two Appeal Commissionerates having their offices at Chennai.  The Principal Chief Commissioner of the Zone has the administrative control over the entire zone.

(ii)  POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. 

            The cadre wise powers and duties are listed below:

1. Principal Chief Commissioner of 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 Excise & Customs (CBEC).  He/She exercises control over the Commissioners of Central Excise in the zone as well as Commissioners(Appeal) and Commissioners(Audit) coming under the above zone. The Principal Chief Commissioner, Chennai Central Excise Zone, 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 Central Excise:

An officer in the rank of Additional Commissioner / Joint Commissioner of 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 Central Excise :

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

a.    Cadre Control Authority & Establishment

b.    Confidential & Vigilance Section

c.    Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Section

d.    Administration & Stores Section

e.    Technical Section

f.     Review Section

g.    Statistics Section 

(iii)  PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

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

Commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner who is the final decision making authority with regard to disputes regarding levy and collection of Central Excise Duty / Service Tax in his/her jurisdiction.  The Commissioner is assisted by Additional/Joint Commissioners and other officers in the Commissionerate Hqrs office.  There are subordinate field formations called Divisions headed by a Deputy /Assistant Commissioner and there are five or more Ranges under each Division headed by a Superintendent of Central Excise.  Each Range Officer of the Division is assisted by Sector Officers namely Inspectors.

The procedure followed by the officers in the decision making process and different aspects of supervision and accountability are outlined in the Central Excise Manual, the Adjudication Manual, Audit Manual, etc.

(iv)  NORMS SET FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS.

To carryout the mission of CBEC to administer central excise, service tax and customs laws aimed at :-

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

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

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

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

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

           *        The said objectives are sought to be achieved by :-

                     enhancing the use of information technology;

                     streamlining customs and excise procedures;

                     encouraging voluntary compliance;

                     evolving cooperative initiatives.

(v)  RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY THE ORGANIZATION OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS.

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

(a)  The Central Excise Act,1944

(b)  The Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985

(c)  The Central Excise Rules, 2002

(d)  CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004

(e)  Central Excise Valuation (Determination of Price of Excisable Goods) Rules, 2000

(f)  Chapter V and VA of the Finance Act, 1994

(g)  Service Tax Rules, 1994

(h)  Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006

All these Acts, Rules, Manuals are available on CBEC website www.cbec.gov.in.

(vi)  CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL.

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

(vii)  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.

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.  “CPGRAMS” online portal also exists for redressal of grievances of the public [www.pgportal.gov.in].

(viii)  STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVICE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETINGS OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC.

Regional Advisory Committee meetings are conducted at stipulated intervals and minutes of the meetings are uploaded in website www.chennaicentralexcise.gov.in.

(ix)  DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.

S.No.

Name of the Officer

Designation

Sections Held

Telephone

1

K. V. V. G. DIWAKAR

Additional Commissioner

CCO- Personnel & Vigilance

28335018

2

M. ARUN KANTH

Joint Commissioner

CCA-Establishment

28335011

3

V. R. VISWANATHAN

Assistant Commissioner

Technical, Statistics, CCO-Vigilance and Review

28335012

4

SUJATHA GANAPATHY

Assistant Commissioner

CF-CCA

28335063

5

C. JEYASANKAR

Chief Accounts Officer

Zonal Admin, CCO-Estt and Admin

28335015

(x)  MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS :  (As per Annexure enclosed)

The Scale of Pay for Additional Commissioner is

: LEVEL 13 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Joint Commissioner is

: LEVEL 12 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Deputy Commissioner is

: LEVEL 11 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

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

: LEVEL 10 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

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

: LEVEL 8 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

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

: LEVEL 7 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

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

: LEVEL 6 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

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

: LEVEL 4 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Lower Division Clerk / Head Havaldar is

: LEVEL 2 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances(as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Havaldar / MTS is

: LEVEL 1 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

There is no system for compensation.

(xi) BUDGET ALLOCATED, INDICATING PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE.

For the Financial Year 2017-18                                          

Rs.

Budget allocated for Salaries

7,00,00,000/-

Budget allocated for O.T.

90,000/-

Budget allocated for Medical Treatment

       1,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Domestic Travel Expenses

       4,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (General)

10,00,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (Swachhta)

7,50,000/-

Budget allocated for Information Technology

5,00,000/-

Budget allocated for other Admin Expenditure

25,000/-

Budget allocated for Publications

90,000/-

(xii)  MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES.

There is no subsidy program.

(xiii)  PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY IT.

There are no concessions, permits or authorizations available in generic sense of the term.  In the context of Central Excise / Service Tax law, concessions / exemptions from duty/tax are more like exemption for small scale industries and industry specific exemptions which are notified by Central Board of Excise and Customs and the same are available subject to fulfilment of conditions specified in the notifications. 

(xiv)  DETAILS IN RESPECT OF INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM.

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Excise being only an administrative / monitoring unit, no specific information is exclusively held by it or under its control.

(xv)  PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE:

No library or reading room is maintained

(xvi)  FOR NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS :       ( Click here )