Circular No 787/20/2004-CX
 May 24, 2004

F.No.201/32/2004-CX.6
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs  

I am directed to state that Rule 12B of Central Excise Rules empowers every person to get specified textile and textile article produced or manufactured on his account on job work basis subject to observance of conditions and procedures prescribed. The said person is required to send the goods for job work to a job-worker under a document as described in sub-rule (4) of the said rule. Sub-rule 4(b) of the said rule specifies the information required to be furnished in the said document used for the movement of goods from the said person to job-worker.

2. Representations have been received to the effect that the document prescribed for the purpose of movement of goods for job work should be suitably simplified taking into account the convenience of the trade and the local factors. It has also been represented that very often non-standard quantity of units is used for movement of goods based on tradition and such quantity may be accepted by the Department as long as the quantity of goods are properly accounted.

3. The suggestions of the trade and industry have been examined. In order to ensure smooth flow of trade, the Commissioners are advised to examine the local problems of the industry and accept simplified document for movement of goods as long as it contains the required details and also accept mentioning of non standard units of quantity which is predominantly followed by trade so long as the quantity of goods are accounted satisfactorily. Considering the fact that job-workers are generally small and may not be in a position to maintain proper accounts, any bonafide technical and procedural mistakes should be viewed leniently.

Neerav Kumar Mallick
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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