Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Excise & Customs)
North Block, New Delhi Dated the 25th June, 2013
All Chief Commissioners / DGs under CBEC
Sub: Action Points emanating out of CCs/DGs Conference held on 28.08.2012 – reg.
During the Conference of the Chief Commissioner / Directors Generals with the Hon’ble Finance Minister on 28.08.2012 in Delhi, the issue of high pendency of Adjudication cases raised by Mr. S.B. Singh, Chief Commissioner, Hyderabad and Shri Sushil Solanki, Commissioner (ST), Mumbai-I was discussed. It was proposed, therein, to grant powers to the jurisdictional Chief Commissioners to assign the Commissioners (Appeals), having less work under their respective charges, the powers of Adjudication. It was directed by the Hon’ble FM that CBEC should immediately delegate the powers to the CCs.
2. It was, inter alia, brought out by DG HRD in the Review Meeting held on 05.10.2010 that as per existing laws – Section 5(3) of Customs Act and Section 12E(2) of Central Excise Act, Commissioner (A) cannot exercise the power of Commissioner (Adj.). Thus, in order to liquidate pendencies, all CCs had been directed to re-distribute pending cases among available Executive Commissioners within their Zone. Only five Zones had reportedly large pendency. CC, Mumbai-I and Delhi had already distributed the pending cases among other Commissioners. CC, Hyderabad and CC, Vadodara had requested for posting of Commissioner (Adj.). CC, Meerut informed that there was no need to re-allocate. Hon’ble FM had then directed to explore possibility of posting an extra Commissioner each for adjudication at Hyderabad and Vadodara.
This is for your information and appropriate action as per para 4 above.
Under Secretary to the Government of India