Central Excise & Customs
 Raigad Commissionerate


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List of Central PIO (Public Information Officers)
List of Officers
Information about Raigad Commissionerate

Office of The Principal Commissioner Of Central Excise & Customs Raigad , 4th Floor, Plot No. 1, Sector-17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel,
Navi Mumbai.


Sub: Right to Information Act, 2005.

In pursuance of Sub Section (1) of Section 5 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, CBEC letter F.No. 296/115/2007-CX.9 dt 12.11.2007 and CBEC letter F.No. 296/81/2007-CX.9 dt 18.08.2009 and in super session of Office Order dt 23.12.2009 issued from F.No. V. Gen (30)121/RGD/2005 Pt –I and consequent upon transfer and postings of the Additional Commissioner/ Joint Commissioner/ DCs/ ACs/ Superintendents, the following officers are hereby designated/nominated as Central Public Information Officer, Central Assistant Public Information Officer and respective Appellate Authority in respect of each CPIO and other details of this Commissionerate are as under:-


Name of the designated /nominated

Office Address and phone number

Designation/ Nomination

Name of the Jurisdiction     (Tehsil)

Appellate Authority

Notified Officer for payment of Fess


Shri.Vinod Nautiyal  Asstt Commissioner, Central Excise ,

Raigad and Maritime Commissionerate, Raigad

Third  Floor, Central Excise Bldg, Plot No. 1, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-410206

Ph. No. 27492202

Central Public Information Officer, Headquarters Central Excise Raigad Commissionerate& Commissioner Appeals/Adjudication for Raigad Commissionerate

Raigad district except Taloja and Navda villages of Panvel Tesil

Shri P.K Agrawal, Joint Commissioner , Central excise Raigad,

4th floor, C.Excise Bldg, Plot No. 1, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-410206

Ph. No. 27492204

Chief Accounts Officer, Raigad


Shri Palash Bhoyar

Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise,

Khopoli Division, Raigad Commissionerate

Trifed Tower ,  4th Floor, , Plot No. 3, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-410206

Ph. No. 27459596

Central Public Information Officer for Khopoli Division of C. Excise, Raigad Commissionerate

Territorial Jurisdiction of Khopoli division




Shri Amit Bhashker

Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise ,

Mahad Division,

Raigad Commissionerate

First Floor, C.G.O. Complex, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614

Ph.No. 27570257

Central Public Information Officer for Mahad Division of C. Excise, Raigad Commissionerate

Territorial Jurisdiction of Mahad division





Shri.Phalake Abhaysingh Asstt. Commissioner , Central Excise

Third  Floor, Central Excise Bldg, Plot No. 1, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-4

Central Public Information Officer for Alibag Division of C. Excise, Raigad Commi

Territorial Jurisdiction of Alibag division





Kumar Gaurav,Asst. Commissioner , Central Excise ,

Kalamboli Division,

Second   Floor, Central Excise Bldg, Plot No. 1, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-410206

Central Public Information Officer for Kalamboli Division of C. Excise, Raigad Commissionerate

Territorial Jurisdiction of  Kalamboli






Shri K.D Gohel, Asst. Commissioner , Central Excise ,

Panvel Division,

First   Floor, Central Excise Bldg, Plot No. 1, Sector -17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel-410206

Central Public Information Officer for Panvel Division of C. Excise, Raigad Commissionerate

Territorial Jurisdiction of  Panvel






Note: In absence of any officer, In charge officer will be Central Public Information
Officer and Central Assistant Public Information Officer as the case may be.








1.        Name of the Organisation:        Central Excise Commissionerate, Raigad. 

2.        Jurisdiction:                          

(a)        Raigad Commissionerate was created w.e.f. 1st November, 2002 out of the erstwhile Mumbai-VII Commissionerate. It was further re-organized w.e.f 15.10.2014   in the district of Raigad in the state of Maharashtra excluding the areas bounded by Old Mumbai-Pune Highway on the west side up to Navada Phata and northern side of MIDC main road from Navada Phata up to Belnaka Police Chowkie and in the Eastern side from Belnaka along private road from K-10 to PL-45 along the outer boundaries of MIDC Taloja up to the northern boundaries of Raigad District.


(b)        This Commissionerate falls in the jurisdiction of Chief Commissioner’s Office, Central Excise, Mumbai Zone - II.


(c )       The Head Quarter of Raigad Commissionerate is situated at plot No.1, Sector-17, Khandeshwar, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai – 410 206 having Telephone No.27492200 to 260 & Web site www.cexraigad.com. The Commissionerate is having Central Excise Divisions viz. Kalamboli, Panvel, Khopoli, Alibag, & Mahad and Maritime Commissionerate.

3. Functions & Duties   



  • The primary function of the organization is to collect Central Excise duty.
  • Besides, different kinds of CESS, Additional duty of Excise, are also collected for the exchequer.
  • Collection of duty is ensured by close monitoring, preventive checks and periodical auditing.
  • The Department also facilitates Export by sealing containers and packages under physical supervision. 
  • The Department has separate Legal wing to deal with Litigations in Court and Tribunals.  High stake offenders are prosecuted.
  • The functions are executed at the field level called Range Offices headed by Superintendents and assisted by Inspectors.  The Range Officer reports to Divisional Officer who is of the Rank of Assistant Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner.  The Divisional Officers report to   Commissioners.  
  • Raigad Commissionerate consists of 5 Divisions and each Division consists of 5 Ranges.
  • At the Commissionerate level, the Principal Commissioner of Central Excise is assisted by Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner besides other Executive staff and Clerical Staff.   All the Officers assisting the Principal  Commissioner are given clearly defined work areas.  The Principal Commissioner reports to the Zonal Chief Commissioner, Mumbai Zone-II.


            The cadre wise powers and duties are listed below:               

1.                Commissioner of Central Excise 

The Commissioner is the Head of the Commissionerate.  He/She  has both Executive powers and Quasi Judicial powers. He/She  shall ensure the collection of targeted revenue every year and shall report to the Chief Commissioner.  The Commissionerate is subject to inspection by the CBEC, Chief Commissioner, Directorate of Inspection and Accountant General.  The Principal Commissioner is also responsible for the proper conduct of the Officers working in the Commissionerate by exercising the powers conferred  with him/her. 


2.                Additional/Joint Commissioner of Central Excise

An Officer in the rank of Additional/Joint  Commissioner of Central Excise is deployed in this Commissionerate, designated as Additional/Joint Commissioner (P & V).  He/She adjudicates all  cases falling under the adjudication powers of Additional/Joint Commissioner. In addition to  divisions, he/she supervises and has  control over the following Sections that report to him/her.

a)         Establishment, Administration :  This section is headed by an Administrative Officer (Group “B Gazetted).  The Administrative Officer reports to the Chief Accounts Officer.  This section is responsible for maintenance of Disposition list of staff, other administrative matters and maintenance of Stationery and stores.  The Administrative Officer is assisted by Deputy Office Superintendents and Tax Assistants.

b)         Confidential & Vigilance  Section:  The vigilance and confidential  section is headed by a Superintendent and assisted  by Inspectors. The Superintendent shall keep a vigil on the conduct of the staff.  He shall periodically enquire with the Trade and Industry so as to monitor corruption and complaints.   He shall investigate all complaints against officers and submit his findings.  In respect of confidential matters, this section is primarily responsible for the maintenance of confidential records viz. Annual Property Return and Annual Conduct Reports of each and every staff.  

c)          Accounts Section :  This section is headed by an Assistant Chief Accounts  Officer (Group “B Gazetted).  This section is responsible for preparation of pay bills, disbursement of pay, all kinds of allowances, maintenance of Service Book, Settlement of claims like medical, tour T.A., Tution Fee etc., Settlement of pension/group insurance, on superannuation/VRS etc. The Assistant Chief Accounts  Officer is assisted by Deputy Office Superintendents and Tax Assistants. The Assistant Chief Accounts  Officer reports to the Chief Accounts Officer.

d)        Pay and Accounts Office : This Section is headed by the Chief Accounts Officer.  This section is responsible for the entire expenditure Budget of Raigad Commissonerate including Chief Commissioner’s office.  This Section is also responsible for maintaining of Account of GPF subscription and withdrawal, House Building Allowance, Motor Cycle Advance and all the long term advances. The Chief Accounts Officer is responsible for the overall accounts of receipts and expenditure including accounting of Excise Duty.  That is, the accounts include both administrative accounts as well as tax receipts.  The CAO is responsible for proper deployment of funds, control of expenditure and periodical reports to Principal Accounts Officer, New Delhi.  He shall  co-ordinate with the local Pay and Accounts Officer for pre audit and post audit of receipts and expenditure

e)         Computer Section:  This section is responsible for optimum deployment of Computers, Printers and Network.  Consolidating and forwarding of ER 1 data of the Commissionerate to the Directorate of Systems. This Section handles all e-mails sent and received through the Departmental Mailing System. Maintains  an official website: www.cexraigad.gov.in. 

f)            Welfare Section: This Section is responsible for welfare matters of staff. For the welfare of the staff, a canteen is run by this section. Education scholarship on merit are recommended for the children of the staff. Financial aid is enabled in case of demise of staff while in service. 

g)         Hindi Cell: This cell is headed by an Administrative officer, assisted by a translator and responsible for translation of official documents from Hindi to English & vice-versa. It organises meetings once in a quarter, Hindi Workshop, Hindi week & Hindi Day Celebration. Periodical Reports were prepared and sent.  In addition, it imparts Hindi Training to the officers and employees and also publishes Trilingual magazine & Help Literature.

h)            Preventive SectionThis section is responsible for gathering intelligence/ information from various sources with regard to evasion of central excise duty and service tax and investigate the cases of such evasion to its logical conclusion.  Evasion includes non-payment/ short payment on account of misuse of exemption, clandestine removals, under valuation, misuse of cenvat credit etc. On due authorization, the Preventive Officers are empowered to search premises and persons and issue summons for appearance of persons and production of documents. The Section is headed by a Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner and has 4/ 5 Groups, each headed by a Superintendent and assisted by Inspectors.  The Preventive Groups visit units by surprise, check the records and registers maintained at the factory, and bring to book the evasion, if any.  The Investigation Report and draft show cause notice are then sent to adjudication.  

i)             Tax Recovery Cell: This Cell co-ordinates  the arrears of revenue collection matters by attachment and sale of properties of the defaulters. At Headquarters, Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner (TRC) heads Tax Recovery Cell, assisted by one Superintendent and one Inspector of the Preventive Section. Revenue which has fallen into arrears and which cannot be recovered inspite of best efforts are examined for writing off. 

j)  Technical Section:  This Section consists of one or more Superintendents, assisted by Inspector(s). This section conveys the Policies, Notifications, Circulars and instructions of the Government to the field formations and co-ordinates in proper implementation of the tax policies of the Government of India.  The problems ascertained from the field formations are conveyed to the Government for devising/altering policy frame work.  All functions requiring permission by Joint Commissioner and above are examined by this section.  Remission of duty owing to natural calamities, falling within the sanctioning powers of Commissioner of Central Excise/ Additional Commissioner/ Joint Commissioner are examined by this Section. Fixation of  brand rate of duty draw back against the claims received for the same are dealt with this Section. The internal inspection of the various wings of the organization is designed and followed up.  All Meetings with the Trade and Industry are handled.  Clarifications required both by the field formations as well as Trade are examined and replied.

k)      Statistics Section:  This section consists of a Superintendent, assisted by 2 Inspectors The entire vital statistics of the Commissionerate is gathered and presented. Details for all questions raised in Parliament on Central Excise Duty are gathered and transmitted as reply.  The revenue trend is monitored.  The pending position of various aspects of work like, adjudication, refunds, assessments are monitored.  Periodical reports including the most important Monthly Technical Report(MTR) is prepared

l)      Review and Tribunal Section:  This section consists of 3 Superintendents assisted by 3 Inspectors in the matters relating to the Review of the Orders passed by the adjudicating authorities and filing of appeals in various Appellate forums like Commissioner Appeals, Tribunals and Government of India. Proposals are sent to the Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi, in respect of appeals to be filed before the Supreme Court.

m) Legal Section:  This section consists of  2 superintendents assisted by  2 Inspectors.  The prime responsibility is to attend to the Legal matters of the Department in various Courts of Law including interaction with the Department’s Counsels.  Launching of prosecution in cases where huge tax amount was evaded is also dealt by this section. 

n) Maritime Rebate Section  :  This section comprises of  a Superintendent, assisted by  inspectors. All online rebate claims are being processed in this section and  rebate of duty paid on goods exported or on materials used in the manufacture of goods exported out of India  through JNPT, Nhava Sheva would be made in accordance with Sec.11B of the Central Excise Act, 1944.  

o)Audit Section:  The Audit section is headed by an Assistant Commissioner assisted by  Superintendents and Inspectors.  The Section is consisting of  Pre-Audit and Post Audit as well as matters related to CERA Audit conducted and compliance thereon.


p) Adjudication Section : After due processing of the draft show cause notices, this section gets the same issued by the appropriate authorities.   The notices are followed up for receiving replies from the parties concerned and fixing personal hearing.  As soon as the case is heard, orders are prepared and communicated to the party with copies to concerned authorities. Cases, which cannot be adjudicated in the normal course due to court stay etc., are transferred to Call Book and these cases are taken up for adjudication after vacation of stay etc.  The  Principal Commissioner and  Additional Commissioner  are vested with the Powers of Adjudication. They act as quasi -judicial authorities and pass adjudication orders.



                   AND ACCOUNTABILITY:


A case/issue/matter is seen at the inward Tapal stage by an Officer not below the Rank of Superintendent of Central Excise. It is assigned to the concerned internal branch/Officer who takes up for examination and processing. The issue, facts, provisions of  law with suggested solution are proposed after due process by the Superintendent of Central Excise / Administrative Officer assisted in the work by respective staff;  the pros and cons are weighed by an in depth study of the relevant provisions of law including case laws. Detailed File Notes are drawn and put up to the concerned Officer for his decision/direction. In certain cases, where the issue involved is beyond the scope of the written Rules, Sections, like Policy matter or issue requiring amendment to law, the matter is brought to the notice of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi through the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise for clarification/ decision. All decisions taken are communicated to the concerned parties.


The first Supervisory Officer is the Superintendent / Administrative Officer and the highest Supervisory Officer is  Principal Commissioner.  The overall Control / Supervisory power is vested with the  Principal Commissioner. All the work done at the Commissionerate level  is subject to inspection by the Assistant/ Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Addl. Commissioner,  Principal Commissioner, Zonal Chief Commissioner, CBEC, and  Directorate of Inspection and Accountant General, as the case may be.   


All officers from the lowest rank of Sepoy to the highest rank of  Commissioner is accountable for the responsibility entrusted to him/ her.



Norms for day to day work:

All to discharge the work assigned to them, then and there.  No communication shall remain unattended for more than 7 days. 

Norms for Revenue collection:

The norms for Revenue collection is fixed for each Divisions on annual basis. Reasons for attainment or non attainment of the Target are to be presented to the Principal  Commissioner for his/her  acceptance. 

Norms for Adjudication: 

As per the Central Excise Act, all cases, as far as possible, are to be adjudicated within a maximum period of 6 months.  Delay beyond 6 months is to be explained and accepted by the Principal  Commissioner. In case any duty of excise has not been levied or paid or has been short-levied or short-paid or erroneously refunded, by reason of fraud, collusion or any willful mis-statement or suppression of facts, or contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or of the rules made there-under with intent to evade payment of duty, shall be adjudicated within a period of one year. 

Norms for Refund: 

All refund of duty are to be disposed off within a period of 90 days from the date of receipt(online) of the refund claim. Delay beyond 90 days are to be explained. 

Norms for investigation:

No case to be taken up for investigation on flimsy grounds without any reasonable belief.  Sufficient materials are to be analysed and presented before initiating any investigation.   

Norms for Provisional Assessment: 

As per the provisions of Law each Provisional assessment is to be finalized within a period of 6 months.

Norms for Audit: 

All units paying revenue of more than 1 crore are to be audited once in a year.  Other units to be audited depending on the nature of the product, revenue, and availability of man power. 

Norms for prosecution:

Generally cases involved with evasion of duty of Rs. 25 Lakhs or more are considered for prosecution. 


(v)       Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held  

           by it or under its control or used by its employees for  

           discharging its functions

1.                   Central Excise Act 1944

2.                   Customs Act 1962

3.                   Finance Act 1994(for Service Tax)

4.                   CBEC Manual of Supplementary instructions on Central   

                      Excise and Customs.

5.                   Circulars issued by the CBEC.

6.                   Instructions issued by the CBEC.

7.                   Notifications issued by the Ministry of Finance on Excise  

                      and Customs Matters.

8.                   Foreign Trade Policy.

9.                   Record of registrations

10.                 Record of revenue realized

11.                 Record of offence cases

12.                 Record of show cause notices issued

13.                 Record of Adjudication orders passed

14.                 Record of audit objections raised

15.                 Record of remission of duty granted

16.                 Record of write-off of revenue


(vi)      A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control: 


1.       Records of revenue realization

2.       Records of inspection and audit

3.       Records of litigation in Courts

4.       Records of litigation in Tribunals

5.       Records of vital statistics like Revenue, arrears of Revenue,

          Provisional assessments, Adjudication, Refunds

6.       Records of Offences registered against tax evaders

7.       Records of Tax Recovery

8.       Records of drawback Claims

9.       Records of Vigilance matters

10.     Records of Receipts and Expenditure Accounts

11.     Records of Service Books

12.     Records of Establishment matters 

13.     Records of Administration

14.     Records of Stores & Stationery

15.     Records of Welfare matters

16.     Records of Audits conducted and discrepancies noted

17.     Records of Prosecutions

18.     Records of litigation in courts

19.     Records of Departmental Adjudication


(vii)     The particulars of any arrangement that exists for  

            consultation with, or representation by, the members of

            the Public in relation to the formulations of its policy or

            implementation thereof:


  1. Sevottam Single Window Counter
  2. Taxpayer  Services Cell 
  3. CPGRAMS for receiving  Vigilance  complaints 

(viii)    Statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public. 



(ix)      A directory of its officers and its employees:

 The Principal Officers are the following:

 1.       Shri N.V. Kulkarni, Principal Commissioner of Central Excise, Raigad

2.        Shri P.K. Agrawal, Joint Commissioner of Central Excise (P&V)

3.        Shri Palash Bhoyar, Deputy  Commissioner, Central Excise, Khopoli Div.

4.        Shri Amit Bhashker, Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise, Mahad Div.

5.        Dr. Satish V. Shitole, Assistant  Commissioner, Central Excise (P&V),  

           (Maritime Rebate-II)(Land & Building) I/c of Cadre restructuring


6.        Shri JiJi Jacob, Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise(Preventive) (PRO)


7.        Shri Vinod Nautiyal, Assistant  Commissioner of C.Ex.,(Technical)

          (Statistics)/ Adjudication/CPIO

8.        Shri Shibendra Das, Assistant Commissioner of C.Ex., (Review)

          (Technical) (Legal) (TRC)

9.        Shri Ahayasinh J. Phalake, Assistant Commissioner of C.Ex., Alibaug Div.

10.      Shri Kumar Gaurav, Assistant Commissioner of C.Ex., Kalamboli Division/

          GST Cell/ Computer Section

11.      Shri K.D. Gohel, Assistant  Commissioner of C.Ex., Panvel Div.

12.      Shri Sukhvinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner, C.Ex.(Maritime Rebate-I)



Documents and
Central Excise : Acts | Rules | Tariff | Notifications | Circulars | Forms
Customs :   Acts | Rules | Regulations | Tariff | Notifications | Circulars | Forms | SEZ | Drawback Schedule
Service Tax :   Acts | Rules | Notifications | Circulars | Forms