Republic Day was celebrated in Chennai I & III
Commissionerates today. The National Flag was hoisted by
Shri. K. Srivastava, IRS., Chief Commissioner of Central
Excise and Service Tax, Chennai zone at 08.00 AM at No.26 N.H. Road, Chennai-34 and
the Chief Commissioner took the Guard of honour given by the
uniformed officers of the Central Excise, Chennai I and III
Commissionerates. The Ceremony was attended by all the officers and
staff of Central Excise, Chennai I & III Commissionerate.
CHIEF COMMISSIONER'S SPEECH:
Chief Commissioner in his speech has reiterated that Republic day is
one of the most important National Day in our calendar.
On this day we the people have adopted the Indian
Constitution for sovereign secular, democratic republic.
Further he has stated that our democracy is vibrant and
has stood the test of time, inspite of various challenges in the
economic, security and development fields.
As per various economic reports India is expected to
achieve 6.8% to 7 % economic growth in the current fiscal year
inspite of economic slowdown in west.
He has further commended the role of our department in
achieving the said economic growth. Referring to the recent review
meeting held by Finance Minister in Chennai, the Chief Commissioner
has called upon the officers of the department to rise to the
occasion by putting their best efforts in sustaining momentum and
growth to achieve various targets of the Department and to provide
efficient, transparent administration to all the stake holders.
He stated that for the first time the Departmental tableau
will be on display in the Republic day parade this year which is an
honour to the whole Department.
He appreciated and congratulated the officers who won the
overall championship (South Zone) in the just concluded sports meet
He congratulated the officers who have been awarded the
presidential award for specially distinguished record of service in
Further he stated that the Department is likely to undergo
changes in administration due to restructuring of the cadre which is
in the advanced stage.
He has extended his warmest greetings to all officers