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Indian Customs and Central Excise Service (IC&CES)

The Indian Customs and Central Excise Service (IC&CES) is basically concerned with two main aspects, i.e. Customs and Excise. While Customs is concerned with the checking and levy of duty on taxable goods brought into the country, the Excise department is involved with the taxation of goods manufactured within the country.

Probationers to the customs service begin their field training at Madras while the excise officers may start service in any metropolitan town. Custom officers are posted at international airports and ports like, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Goa, etc. They could be posted at other border and coastal towns. Their principal duty is to levy customs’ duty on goods, which are brought to the country. Customs & excise cadres are not watertight compartments. Officers are liable to transfer from one to another, depending upon their experience and the exigencies of the work. The members of this service begin their Career as Assistant Commissioners of Customs/Central Excise and may rise up in the hierarchy to the level of Chief Commissioners of Customs. Chief Commissioner of Customs and Excise, with the pay of an Additional Secretary holds technical and administrative charges in all the regions, exercising overall supervision on the technical and administration work. The head of the administration is the Chairman Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Ranks of the Customs & Central Excise Department

Position in the Government of India Level and Rank Order of Precedence
(As per Presidential order)
Pay Band Equivalent Position or Designation in the State Government(s)
1 Apex Scale CBEC Chairperson / Member CBEC / Principal Chief Commissioner / DG Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (Equivalent to) Secretary to Government of India 23 Rs. 80,000 (Fixed) Secretary to the Government of India
2 Higher Admn. Grade + Chief Commissioner / Director General (Equivalent to) Special Secretary to the Government of India 23 Rs. 75,500 – 80,000 Special Secretary to the Government of India/Director General of Police
3 Higher Administrative Grade Principal Commissioner (Equivalent to) Additional Secretary to Government of India 25 Rs. 67,000 – 79,000 with GP Rs. 12,000 Additional Secretary to the Government of India/ Additional Director General of Police
4 Senior Administrative Grade Commissioner (Equivalent to) Joint Secretary to Government of India 26 Rs. 37,400 – 67,000 with GP Rs. 10,000 Joint Secretary to the Government of India/ Inspector General Of Police
5 Selection Grade Additional Commissioner (Equivalent to) Director to Government of India Rs. 37,400 – 67,000 with GP Rs. 8,700 Director to Government of India/Deputy Inspector General Of Police
6 Junior Admn. Grade Joint Commissioner (Equivalent to) Deputy Secretary to Government of India Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 with GP Rs. 7,600 Deputy Secretary to the Government of India/ Senior Superintendent Of Police
7 Senior Time Scale Deputy Commissioner (Equivalent to) Under Secretary to Government of India Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 with GP Rs. 6,600 District Magistrate/ Superintendent of Police
8 Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner / Entry Level IRS Officer Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 with GP Rs. 5,400 Sub District Magistrate/Addl. Superintendent of Police/Addl Deputy Commissioner of police

 

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service
  4. Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Customs & Central Excise Service, Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Posts of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service, (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Police Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B

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