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Govt Creates two new Directorates DIC & DGARM

The Central Government has decided to constitute two new Directorates, namely, 1. The Directorate of International Customs (DIC) & 2. The Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM), e.f 1st July 2017

The Central Government has decided to constitute two new Directorates, namely,

1. The Directorate of International Customs (DIC) &

2. The Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM), e.f 1st July 2017

The Directorate of International Customs (DIC) – In Brief

  • Headed by – Principal Commissioner
  • Head Quarters – New Delhi
  • Attached & Reporting To– Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) or Central Board of Customs & Indirect Taxes (CBIC) / Member (Customs)
  • Deals with – Customs / IGST/ Tariff Matters

Functions – In Brief  

  • International Cooperation, foreign delegation & visit abroad –
    • Bilateral Customs Cooperation
    • Multilateral Customs Cooperation
    • Free Trade Agreements
    • Protocol Division
  • Authorized Economic Operator Programme
    • Processing & approval of AEO certification
    • Assisting in Issuance of Circulars relating to AEO
    • Coordinating in addressing issues relating to AEO
  • Data Exchange under Mutual Recognition Agreements, etc.
  • Secretarial Assistance to National Committee on Trade facilitation –
    • Monitoring the TFA & Inter-ministerial Coordination
    • Conducting meetings of Screening Committee & NCTF
    • Interaction with Trade Bodies
  • Policy support relating to –
    • Customs Tariff & & any Legislative work
    • Examination of inputs & study of classification of items
  • Advice on Anti-dumping duty & other Non-Tariff barriers
  • Issues relating to computation of IGST on Imports
  • Assist the CBEC / CBIC

The Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM) – In Brief

  • Headed by Director General & assisted by Principal ADG
  • Head Quarters – New Delhi
  • An Apex body of Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) or Central Board of Customs & Indirect Taxes (CBIC)
  • Attached & Reporting To– Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) or Central Board of Customs & Indirect Taxes (CBIC) / Member (Investigation)
  • Deals with – Customs / Central Excise & GST
  • Coordination with –
  • Director General of Systems & Data Management
  • Director General of Revenue Intelligence
  • Director General of Audit
  • Director General of Valuation

Specific Roles & Responsibilities

  • Utilize internal & external sources for detailed data mining
  • To generate outputs for focused & targeted action
  • In conjunction with DG Systems, evaluate & interpret data for effective revenue generation & policy formulation

Verticals under DGARM

The Directorate General of Analytics & Risk Management (DGARM) will have the following verticals:

1. Business Intelligence & Analytics (Headed by ADG @ New Delhi)

2. Risk Management Center for GST & Targeted Enforcement ( Headed by ADG @ New Delhi)

3. Risk Management Center for Customs ( Headed by Principal ADG @ Mumbai)

4. National Targeting Center ( Headed by ADG @ Mumbai)

Functions – In Brief

1. Business Intelligence & Analytics (CBIA)

  • Responsible for identification of different information requirement of CBEC / CBIC
  • Nodal Agency for identifying sources of data to strength Analytics @ CBEC / CBIC
  • Responsible for providing analytical input to support targeting and risk management functions of National Training Centre, Risk Management Center for GST & Targeted Enforcement , Risk Management Center for Customs
  • To incorporate advancement in the area of Analytics

2. Risk Management Center for GST

  • To develop appropriate risk management development tools & techniques
  • To institutionalize mechanism to collect necessary inputs& share the outcome for risk based identification for scrutiny/ audit & enforcement functions

3. Risk Management Center for Customs

  • Responsible for application of nationally coordinated approach to Risk Analysis, Assessment & Risky cargo crossing the borders through sea, air & land
  • Overall responsibility of management of the Risk Management System
  • Identify, develop & maintain risk parameters in relating to trade commodities & all stakeholders in global supply chain

4. National Targeting Center

  • Responsible for application of nationally coordinated approach to Risk Analysis, Assessment & Risky goods & passengers crossing the borders of the country
  • 24 X 7 Operational Risk Interdiction supports to CBEC / CBIC

Source:

Title Notification No. Date
GST: Creation of Directorate of international Customs –reg. F. No. A-1101312012017-Ad.1V 11/07/2017
GST: Creation of DGARM- Charter of functions – regarding F. No. A-11013/19/2017-Ad.IV 11/07/2017

The Author is a budding tax law professional & may be reached @ shreetaxchambers@bsnl.in

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