Circular No. 761 /77/2003-CX
5th November, 2003

F.No. 83 /7/2003-CX-3
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

Subject : Grant of refund of duty on petrol supplied to President, Vice-President, Governors, Diplomatic missions, including diplomatic officers and U.N. specialized agencies- sanctioning authority- regarding.

I am directed to refer to Board’s letter F. No. 111/4/85-CX.3 dated 5th June 1985 on the above subject, wherein it was stated that all claims relating to grant of refund of duty on petrol  upto a limit of Rs. 2,000/- may be sanctioned by the Assistant Collector (Technical), wherever such a post exists in a Collectorate and in such cases, claims of refund of duty on petrol exceeding Rs . 2000/- may be sanctioned  by the Deputy Collector (P&E) of the Collectorate .

2. The said instructions have been reviewed by the Board with a view to ensure expeditious disposal of such claims and also in the light of increase in prices of Petrol since 1985. Accordingly,  it has been decided, in partial modification of the earlier instruction, that henceforth, all such petrol refund claims upto a limit of Rs . 5000/- may be sanctioned by the Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise (Technical) wherever such a post exists and in such cases, the claims above Rs . 5000/- may continue to be sanctioned by Additional/Joint Commissioner (P&E)/(P&V) of the Commissionerate.

3. Field formations may please be informed suitably.

4. Receipt of the circular may be acknowledged.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Vijay Mohan Jain
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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