Instruction No. 01/2018

F.No. GST/INV/18-19/Instruction/01
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
(GST- Investigation)

New Delhi, dated the 10th September, 2018

To,

The Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners / Principal Commissioner / Commissioner of Central Tax (All)
The Principal Directors General / Directors General (All)
Webmaster, CBIC.

Madam/ Sir,

Subject: Setting up of the Office of the Commissioner (GST- Investigation) created under CBIC – regarding.

I am directed to inform that a new post of the Commissioner (GST- Investigation) was created during recent re-organisation of Directorates and field formations. The Commissioner (GST- Investigation) shall be reporting to Member (GST- Investigation) in the Board. The office of the said Commissioner is presently located at:-

Room No. 1, 10th floor,
Tower-2, Jeevan Bharti Building,
Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001

2.The following is the work allocation for the office of the Commissioner (GST- Investigation) as approved:

i. Policy issues including legislative matters concerning enforcement aspect viz, search, seizure, arrest, prosecution and compounding, under CGST Act (2017) IGST Act (2017) UTGST Act (2017), Central Excise Act 1944 and Finance Act, 1994 (matter relating to Service Tax.

ii. Monitoring, on behalf of Member (Investigation), the work of Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and GST field formations in respect of:

  • Investigation of cases booked and related reports.
  • Search & Seizure operations and related reports/ Management Information System (MIS) reports on searches, arrests etc.

iii. Coordinating with Directorate General of Goods & Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) and Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM) in:

a. Internal Action plan.

b. Analysing and disseminating intelligence to the field formations;

c. Conduct of researches and studies to monitor tax evasion and to find measures to curb tax evasion (Study of the price structure, marketing patterns, modus-operandi of evasion and classification of commodities and accordingly advice and issue Alert Notices to Commissionerates, study of the effects and implementation of tax concessions, exemptions and relaxations in controls and to make recommendations to the Government etc.);

d. Information management, data-warehousing and data mining relating to reduction of tax avoidance and curbing tax evasion, management of tax risks.

iv. Matters relating to preventive set up in GST formations including staffing, infrastructure and
other requirements;

v. Matters relating to Multi Agency Centre (MAC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs;

vi. Matters relating to Cyber Forensic Lab and related issues.

vii. Act as nodal agency for inter-departmental coordination relating to Investigation and enforcement agencies;

viii. Matters relating to reward to informants, staff and other government servants including related reports with respect to cases handled by DGGI.

ix. Complaints and VIP references relating to and enforcement of GST, Central Excise & Service
Tax.

3. All formations are requested to forward matters related to the above stated subjects from 09.2018 to this office.

4. The contact details of the Officer(s) in the GST-Investigation Wing are as follows:

Name of the officer Designation E-mail Contact No.
Neeraj Prasad Commissioner [email protected] 011-21400623, 9810936720

Neeraj Prasad

Commissioner (GST- Investigation)

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