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DO No. 63/CH(IC)/2022 Dated: 13th February, 2023
The moment comes but once in our careers. When our training comes to a close and we step out of the Academy ready to take on responsibilities. Last week saw officers from the 72nd Batch of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) passing out of the Academy in an impressive Passing-Out Parade.
I had the privilege of presiding over the ceremony and was inspired by the bright and promising young officers. As they embark on their professional journey, I would encourage them to continuously strive for self-improvement and growth and to align their goals with that of the organization. I would also urge Zonal Chiefs at their respective places of posting to continue to mentor and guide them.
The week gone by also saw, the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka Sh. Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressing the 74th batch of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) officers at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics Bengaluru Zonal Campus. The Hon’ble Governor urged the officers to imbibe the values of Panchpran envisaged by Hon’ble Prime Minister to achieve the objectives of the Amritkaal.
On the infrastructure side, the requisite approvals for transfer of 4.36 acres of salt land to Tuticorin Customs was received last week. The land has been transferred for construction of office and residential accommodation on a token payment. My sincere Congratulations to Pr. Director General, Directorate General of Human Resource Development (DGHRD) as well as to Chief Commissioner, Tiruchirapalli Customs (Preventive) Zone and their respective teams for their efforts.
Further, last week the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up of digital forensic laboratories along with exchange of information and knowledge, technological advancement and skill development in the field of digital forensics.
This will significantly enhance our data analytical capabilities as well as assist in securing convictions in prosecution cases. Kudos to Pr. Director General, Directorate General of GST Intelligence and his team for their excellent initiative.
Moving on to the enforcement side, acting on intelligence that large quantities of Gold are likely to be smuggled through a coastal fishing boat on the Mandapam Coast the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), with assistance of the Indian Coast Guard, intercepted a fishing boat, in the sea near the Mandapam coast. Foreign origin Gold weighing in excess of 17.74 kg and valued at more than Rs 10 Crore was recovered. Such cases underscore the vital role we all play in maritime security of the nation.
Before I sign off, I would like to share an initiative taken by officers of CGST Meerut Zone, who dedicated a 9 acre bio-diversity park in Ghaziabad, created by redeveloping a pond that was hitherto used as a dumping ground for industrial, construction and household waste.
The officers, along industry associations, the Municipal Corporation and State Government Departments planted more than 12000 trees on the site. Congratulations to the officers for their zeal and dedication.
Till next week!
All Officers and Staff of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs