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Inspections Carried Out

In the wake of re-organisation and cadre re-structuring, the number of Commissionerates of Customs and Central Excise has gone up to 133 and the number of Divisions 460 which would mean DGI may have to conduct inspection of 35 formations and 46 Central Excise Commissionerates besides 155 inspection of the Divisions in a year.

Member (Central Excise) vide his DO letter bearing No.B-12014/99/78/Ad.IV dated 27.11.1978 had suggested inspections to be carried out by the Commissioners and senior officers of the Commissionerate and had suggested the following:

(a) All divisions should be inspected by the Collector (now Commissioner) or his Deputy Collectors (now Joint Commissioners) once a year.

(b) 20-25 percent of the Ranges may be inspected by the Collector (now Commissioner) or his Deputy Collectors (now Joint Commissioners).

The inspection of the field formations by DGI is based on the details furnished by the Commissionerates in their Monthly Technical Reports besides, information pertaining to certain key areas of performance which is specifically sought from them. An annual action plan prepared and got approved from the Board. For this purpose details are received/from Commissionerates in prescribed formats which are compiled and consolidated for onward transmissions to CBEC. The report forwarded to Board facilitates evaluation of the Commissionerates and for answering Parliament Question.

A list of Central Excise Commissionerates which have been inspected during the last five years by DGICCE (HQRS) is as under:

Years HQ NRU SRU ERU CRU WRU Total
2009-10 17 13 19 11 11 20 91
2010-11 14 10 7 5 6 9 76
2011-12 9 10 7 5 5 5 82
2012-13 11 06 06 03 03 07 45
2013-14 11 06 06 03 03 07 36