CBEC vide Notification No. 60/2015-Customs (N.T.), dated 04.06.2015, in terms of section 152 of the Customs Act, 1962, has delegated its power to Principal Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), New Delhi for appointing officers of the rank of Commissioner of Customs or Additional Director General of the said Directorate for the purpose of adjudication of cases investigated by that Directorate.
In this regard, CBEC vide Circular No. 18/2015-Cus, Dated: June 09, 2015 has further clarified that all cases of appointment of common adjudicating authority in respect of cases investigated by DRI will be handled by Principal DG, DRI with regards to the guidelines notified therein. However, all other cases of appointment of common adjudicator would continue to be dealt by the Board and all the pending cases where common adjudicating authorities have not been appointed so far or where the common adjudicating authorities have been appointed but adjudications have not been done would be disposed of expeditiously subject to guidelines and consideration of facts.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi, dated the 4th June, 2015
G.S.R. 453(E)– In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 152 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government hereby directs that the powers of the Central Board of Excise and Customs under section 4 and section 5 of the said Act may be exercised also by the Principal Director General, Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence, New Delhi for appointing officers of the rank of Commissioner of Customs or Additional Director General of the said Directorate for the purpose of adjudication of cases investigated by that Directorate.
[F. No. 450/145/2014-Cus IV]
( Pramod Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India