Administrative Set Up
Chief Commissioner, Central Excise (Zone) exercises supervision and control on all the technical and administrative work over all the Commissionerates in the Zone. He monitors the revenue collection by each Commissionerate in the Zone. He monitors the proper implementation of Board's instructions/guidelines issued from time to time on technical and administrative matters. Demand cum Show Cause Notices involving duty evasion of Rs. 1 crore and above are required to be approved by him before issue. He also reviews the Order-in-Original/Appeal passed by the respective Commissioners in the Zone. He accords administrative approval for launching prosecution against evaders of Central Excise Duty. He also accords permission to conduct special audit of units which are suspected of misusing Modvat/CENVAT credit, under section 14A of Central Excise Act,1944. He keeps a close watch over the functioning of Commissionerate, its Divisions and Ranges also.
Commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner, who is responsible for collection of Central Excise duty in his jurisdiction and also the appointing and disciplinary authority for officers upto the rank of Group 'B'. At the headquarters, he is assisted by three Additional Commissioners/Joint Commissioners, who are assigned specific areas of responsibilities. The Additional Commissioners are assisted by Deputy Commissioners/Assistant Commissioners. A Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner is incharge of a division, which is assigned more specific responsibilities. The Deputy Commissioners/Assistant Commissioners are assisted by Superintendents, Inspectors, Tax Assistants, UDCs, LDCs etc.
The jurisdiction of the Commissionerates has been divided into Divisions. The area of a Division depends upon the density of the industry, complexities of the commodities being dealt by the Division and quantum of revenue receipts. Each Division is headed by a Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner and assisted by four to six Superintendents and about eight to ten inspectors in the Divisional office besides the ministerial staff and an administrative officer.