RTI MANUAL UNDER SECTION 4(1)(b) OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

 

1. PARTICULARS OF ITS ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES :

 

1.   Name and address of the Organisation :-

Office of The Principal Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, 26/1 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai- 600034.

2.    Head of  the Organisation :-

 Shri C.P. Rao, Principal Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry.

 

3.  Vision, Mission and Key objectives :-

        To carry out the mission of CBIC to administer CGST and Central Excise, laws aimed at :-

  • realizing the revenues in a fair, equitable & efficient manner;

  • administering the Government’s economic, tariff and trade policies with a practical and pragmatic approach;

  • facilitating trade and industry by streamlining & simplifying GST and  Central Excise processes and helping Indian businesses to enhance their competitiveness;

  • creating a climate for voluntary compliance by providing guidance and building mutual trust;

  • combating revenue evasion and commercial frauds in an effective manner.

 

4.  Functions and duties:-

        The GST and Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry is a Central Government organization working under Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBEC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.  The GST and Central Excise, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry is entrusted to monitor the work of levy of GST and Central Excise being performed by Eight GST & Central Excise Commissionerates having their offices in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.  It also has three Audit Commissionerates and three Appeal Commissionerates having their offices at Chennai and Coimbatore.  The Principal Chief Commissioner of the Zone has the administrative control over the entire zone.

 

 

(v) Organisation Chart

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Principal Chief Commissioner

 

Text Box: Joint Commissioner / Additional Commissioner
 

 

Text Box: Deputy Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner

 

Text Box: Inspectors/ Executive Assistants/ Tax Assistants
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
   Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)
             

Text Box: Superintendents / Administrative Officers
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)
          

Text Box: Deputy Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                

Text Box: Addl. Commissioner / Joint Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                 
    

Text Box: Superintendents / Administrative Officers

Text Box: Inspectors/ Executive Assistants /Tax Assistants

 

 

 

Text Box: Commissioner
(Chennai North/ Chennai South/ Chennai Outer/  
Chennai Appeals-I/ Chennai Appeals-II/ Chennai Audit-I/
 Chennai Audit-II/ Puducherry/ Coimbatore/ Coimbatore Appeals/
                 Coimbatore Audit/ Madurai/ Salem/ Trichy)                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES :

 

(i) The cadre wise powers and duties are listed below:-

1. Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise:

     The Principal Chief Commissioner is the Administrative Head of the Zone.  He/She shall oversee collection of targeted revenue every year and shall report to the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).  He/She exercises control over the Commissioners of GST & Central Excise in the zone as well as Commissioners(Appeal) and Commissioners(Audit) coming under the above zone. The Principal Chief Commissioner is also the Cadre Control Authority having administrative control over service matters of Group-B & Group-C officers working in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry excluding the staff working in Chennai Customs Zone.

 

2. Additional Commissioner / Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise:

     An officer in the rank of Additional Commissioner / Joint Commissioner of GST and Central Excise is deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.  He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner in all matters.  He/She supervises and has control over all the staff working in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.

 

3. Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise :

Officers in the rank of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of GST and  Central Excise is deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.  He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner and Additional Commissioner in matters allotted to him/her.  He/She supervises and has control over the sections allocated to him/her.

a.           Cadre Control Authority & Establishment

b.           Confidential & Vigilance Section

c.           Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Section

d.           Administration & Stores Section

e.           Technical Section

f.           Review Section

g.           Statistics Section

 

4. Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise :

     Officers in the rank Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise are deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.  He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise in matters allotted to him/her. He/She supervises and has control over the sections allocated to him/her.

 

5. Inspector/Executive Assistant/ Tax Assistant of GST and Central Excise :

     Officers in the rank of Inspector/Executive Assistant/ Tax Assistant of GST and Central Excise are deployed in Principal Chief Commissioner’s office.  He/She assists the Principal Chief Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy / Assistant Commissioner, Superintendent/Administrative Officer of GST and Central Excise in matters allotted to him/her.

 

(ii) Rules/orders under which powers and duty are derived and exercised

         Instructions contained in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961 and Manual of Office Procedure are followed during discharge of functions.

 

3.  PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise is primarily an administrative / monitoring unit.  It monitors the activities of Executive Commissionerates, Audit Commissionerates and Appeal Commissionerates falling under the zone.

 

Commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner who is the final decision making authority with regard to disputes regarding levy and collection of GST and Central Excise Duty  in his/her jurisdiction.  The Commissioner is assisted by Additional/Joint Commissioners and other officers in the Commissionerate Headquarters office.  There are subordinate field formations called Divisions headed by a Deputy /Assistant Commissioner and there are five Ranges under each Division headed by a Superintendent.  Each Range Officer of the Division is assisted by Inspectors.

 

The procedure followed by the officers in the decision making process and different aspects of supervision, accountability and time limit for taking decisions are outlined in the  Central Excise Manual, the Adjudication Manual, Audit Manual, etc. The procedure indicated in Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) are also followed for decision-making.

 

4. NORMS FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS :

 

  (i)   To carry out the mission of CBIC to administer CGST and Central Excise, laws aimed at :-

  •   realizing the revenues in a fair, equitable & efficient manner;

  • administering the Government’s economic, tariff and trade policies with a practical and pragmatic approach;

  • facilitating trade and industry by streamlining & simplifying GST and  Central Excise processes and helping Indian businesses to enhance their competitiveness;

  • creating a climate for voluntary compliance by providing guidance and building mutual trust;

  • combating revenue evasion and commercial frauds in an effective manner.

 

(ii)          The said objectives are sought to be achieved by :-

  • enhancing the use of information technology;

  • streamlining  the procedures;

  • encouraging voluntary compliance;

  • evolving cooperative initiatives.

 

5. RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY THE ORGANIZATION OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS.

 

The main statutes which are related to the levy and collection of Central Excise Duty and Service Tax are :

 

 1.           The Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017

2.           The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

3.           The Goods and Services Tax (Compenstion to States) Act, 2017

4.           Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017

5.           Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Rules, 2017

6.            The Central Excise Act,1944

7.           The Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985

8.            The Central Excise Rules, 2002

9.            CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004

10.         Central Excise Valuation (Determination of Price of Excisable goods) Rules, 2000

11.         Chapter V and VA of the Finance Act, 1994

12.         Service Tax Rules, 1994

13.         Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006

All these Acts, Rules, Manuals are available on CBIC website www.cbic.gov.in.

 

6. CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL.

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only an administrative / monitoring unit, no specific records are exclusively held by it or under its control. Apart from the matters like administration of Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office, public grievances, etc, the issues which are received in Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office for information and comments are held by it.

 

 

7. BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS PART OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY.

Regional Advisory Committee meetings are conducted at stipulated intervals and minutes of the meetings are uploaded in website www.chennaicentralexcise.gov.in

 

 

8.DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

 

Directory of Key Officer of Principal Chief Commissioner

S.No.

Name of the Officer

Designation

Sections Held

Telephone

1

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY

Additional Commissioner

CCO- Personnel & Vigilance

28335017

2

O.M. REENA

Deputy Commissioner

CF-CCA, GST Policy, Review& Appeal,Anti-Evasion/C Ex./ST Policy

28335016

3

SUJATHA GANAPATHY

Assistant Commissioner

CCA-Establishment, ICT, Pension Adalat, RTI

28335063

4

K. NAGARAJAN

Assistant Commissioner

Review, Appeal, Acceptance of CESTAT/High Court Orders

28331153

5

R. VASUDEVAN

Assistant Commissioner

Audit, Arrears/Inspection, Customs Policy, Vigilance & Confidential

28335031

6

D . SHAMA RAO

Assistant Commissioner

Statistics, Infrastructure/DGHRD

28335014

5

N. CHANDRASEKARAN

Chief Accounts Officer

Zonal Admin, CCO-Estt and Admin

28335015

 

9. MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS:  (As per Annexure enclosed)

The Scale of Pay for Additional Commissioner is

: LEVEL 13 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Joint Commissioner is

: LEVEL 12 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Deputy Commissioner is

: LEVEL 11 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Assistant Commissioner / Chief Accounts Officer  is

: LEVEL 10 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Superintendent / Sr. Private Secretary is

: LEVEL 8 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Administrative Officer / Private Secretary / Inspector is

: LEVEL 7 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Executive Assistant / Steno (Gr-I) is

: LEVEL 6 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

The Scale of Pay for Tax Assistant / Steno (Gr-II) is

: LEVEL 4 of Pay matrix along with applicable allowances (as per annexure enclosed )

 

There is no system for compensation.

 

 

10. NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

Name & Designation of the Officer

Designation

Address & Telephone No

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

First Appellate Authority,

Pr.CCO & CCA

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Chennai Central Excise Zone,

26/1, Mahathma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam,

 Chennai-600034

044-28335017

SUJATHA GANAPATHY,

Assistant Commissioner

CPIO,

Pr.CCO & CCA

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Chennai Central Excise Zone,

26/1, Mahathma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam,

 Chennai-600034

044-28335063

 

 

11. NO. OF EMPLOYEES AGAINST WHOM DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAS BEEN PROPOSED/TAKEN

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been

1.       Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings - Nil

2.       Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings - Nil

 

 

12. PROGRAMMES TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF RTI

 

Officers are nominated for training on RTI related subjects are conducted by NACIN

 

 

13.TRANSFER POLICY AND TRANSFER ORDERS

Transfer Policy and Transfer Orders are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

 

 

 

II. BUDGET AND PROGRAMME

 

1. BUDGET ALLOCATED, INDICATING PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE :

For the Financial Year 2018-19                                            Rs.

Budget allocated for Salaries                                             16,51,21,000/-

Budget allocated for O.T.                                                         0

Budget allocated for Medical Treatment                                15,12,000/-

Budget allocated for Domestic Travel Expenses                    23,55,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (General)                    50,30,000/-

Budget allocated for Office Expenses (Swachhta)                  1,50,000/-

Budget allocated for Information Technology                        7,05,400/-

Budget allocated for other Admin Expenditure                        90,000/-

Budget allocated for Publications                                             92,500/-

 

2. MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES:

There is no subsidy program in Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office.

 

3.DISCRETIONARY AND NON-DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

There are no discretionary and non-discretionary grants.

 

4. PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY

There are no concessions, permits or authorizations available in generic sense of the term

 

 5.CAG & PAC paras

Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only a monitoring unit, there are no CAG & PAC paras regarding Principal Chief Commissioner’s Office.

 

III. PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC INTERFACE

1. PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

Regional Advisory Committee for the zone comprising of representatives of different trade associations and Senior Departmental officers has been formed and meetings are held at stipulated intervals.  “CPGRAMS” online portal also exists for redressal of grievances of the public [www.pgportal.gov.in].

 

2. ARE THE DETAILS OF POLICIES/DECISIONS WHICH AFFECT PUBLIC INFORMED TO THEM

  Policies/decisions which affect public are informed to them vide Trade Notices which are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in as and when they are issued.

 

3. DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WIDELY AND IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER WHICH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

         Information such as Trade Notices, Division of Taxpayer base between State and Central Government, Advance Rulings under GST, Transfer orders, etc. are uploaded in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 4.FORM OF ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK

Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

5.WHETHER INFORMATION MANUAL/HANDBOOK AVAILABLE FREE OF COST OR NOT

        Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

 

IV. E.GOVERNANCE

 

1. Language in which Information Manual/Handbook available

 Information Manual/Handbook available in English in the web-site www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in

 

2. INFORMATION, AVAILABLE IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM

        Office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise being only an administrative / monitoring unit, no specific information is exclusively held by it or under its control.

 

3. PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION

       The website www.centralexcisechennai.gov.in provides information and guidelines for the public. The Reception Desk assists the public who approach the office for assistance or information.

 

       The working hours of the facility are between 9.15 AM and 5.45 PM on Government working days.

 

4. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED SECTION 4(1)(b)(xvii)

“CPGRAMS” online portal also exists for redressal of grievances of the public [www.pgportal.gov.in

 

 

V. INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED

 1.SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED

(i) Name and details of

(a) Current CPIOs & FAAs

Name & Designation of the Officer

Designation

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

First Appellate Authority,

Pr.CCO & CCA

SUJATHA GANAPATHY,

Assistant Commissioner

CPIO,

Pr.CCO & CCA

 

 (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015

FAAs

S. No.

Name & Designation of the Officer

Period

1

R. Jaganathan,

Additional Commissioner

30.06.2015 to 05.06.2016

2

K.V.V.G. Diwakar,

Additional Commissioner

06.06.2016 to 11.06.2017

3

Manasa Gangotri Kata,

Joint Commissioner

12.06.2017 to 21.10.2018

4

Dr. K. VENKAT RAM REDDY,

Additional Commissioner

22.10.2018 to till date

 

CPIOs

S. No.

Name & Designation of the Officer

Period

1

A.V.T. Bharathi Dhasan,

Assistant Commissioner

30.06.2015 to 17.07.2016

2

ARUNKANTH M.,

Deputy Commissioner

18.07.2016 to 02.04.2017

3

Sujatha Ganapathy,

Assistant Commissioner

03.04.2017 to 20.07.2017

4

B. Rajagopalan,

 Assistant Commissioner

21.07.2017 to 29.08.2018

5

Sujatha Ganapathy,

Assistant Commissioner

30.08.2018 to till date

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