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Central Board of Excise and Customs

Central Board of Excise and Customs (External website that opens in a new window) (CBEC) is a part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It deals with the tasks of formulation of policy concerning levy and collection of Customs and Central Excise duties, prevention of smuggling and administration of matters relating to Customs, Central Excise and Narcotics to the extent under CBEC's purview. The Board is the administrative authority for its subordinate organizations, including Custom Houses, Central Excise Commissionerates and the Central Revenues Control Laboratory.

The Chairman, who is also an ex-officio Special Secretary to Government of India, heads the CBEC. In addition, CBEC has five Members, who are ex-officio Additional Secretaries to Government of India. The Chairman and Members of CBEC are selected from Indian Revenue Service (IRS), a premier civil service of India, whose members constitute the top management of Central Board of Excise and Customs Department. The support staff for CBEC is drawn from IRS as well as other premier civil services of the country and is assisted by several attached offices.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 27-01-2011