|1||SHRI. C.S. PRASAD
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
|B-604||27242393/Ext.801, PA: 27240503/Ext.802|
|2||SHRI. A.V.RAJGURU||Asstt. Commissioner||NON SENSITIVE|
1.The Mumbai Customs Zone-II is the biggest Customs Zone in the country in terms of revenue collection and contributes about 20% of the National Customs Revenue. It is also the biggest in terms of import and export cargo handled by containers (J N Port).
2. Mumbai Customs Zone-II was carved out of the erstwhile Mumbai Customs Zone in October 2002. Originally it comprised of Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House (JNCH), Nhava Sheva and Sahar Air Cargo Complex (ACC), Mumbai. The zone was reorganized in July 2007 and Sahar ACC was attached to Mumbai III Zone. Presently Mumbai Customs Zone II comprises Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House only (Commissioner (Import), Commissioner (Export) and Commissioner (Appeals)).
3. The Chief Commissioner is the head of Mumbai Customs Zone II which has jurisdiction over the Customs work of Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Nhava Sheva and Raigad District of Maharashtra. The Chief Commissioner (CC) exercises administrative control and supervision over two Commissionerates i.e: the Import and the Export commissionerates of JNCH. CC monitors proper implementation of Customs laws and border control regulations including instructions/guidelines issued by the Central Government from time to time on administrative, technical and vigilance matters. The Chief Commissioner also discharges certain statutory functions bestowed on him under the Customs statute. CC is a member of a committee that reviews the adjudication orders passed by the Commissioners in the Zone for their legality and propriety.
3(i) CC also supervises the functioning of the Commissioner of Customs (Appeals ) of Mumbai Zone-II ( JNCH).
3(ii) The Chief Commissioner reports directly to the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
4. The Chief Commissioner’s office consists of one Additional Commissioner, one Assistant Commissioner and supporting staff. They assist in monitoring revenue collection, formulation of the trade facilitation measures, preventive and anti-smuggling checks, recovery of arrears, disposal of pendencies, redressal of the grievances and complaints of the trade/public. Coordination among the Commissionerates within the Zone and effective interaction with the trade to facilitate the import and export operations are also matters handled by the Chief Commissioner’s Office. It also keeps the Central Board of Excise and Customs posted of the progress in revenue collection and other Customs related work achieved by the Zone through periodic statements and reports. It also analyses the trend of imports and exports for making revenue estimates and plans trade facilitation measures to reduce dwell time.
The Assistant Commissioner in Chief Commissioner’s Office is designated as CPIO to handle requests under the RTI Act.