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Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI)

DG C. Ex. Intelligence

Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), headed by Director General, is the apex intelligence organization under the Central Board of Excise & Customs for detecting evasion of Central Excise duties and Service Tax. DGCEI gathers intelligence relating to evasion of Central Excise duties and Service Tax and disseminates it to the field formations besides taking up cases having major inter-state ramifications.

Rapid liberalization of Indian economy and its gradual integration with the world economy has resulted in rapid growth in services as well as manufacturing sectors. The said growth has necessitated closer monitoring of new nerve centers of economy. Need for closer monitoring of these booming sectors of economy has cast upon the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence an onerous responsibility of checking and preventing misuse of the liberalized economic environment by unscrupulous and manipulative elements in the trade and industry.

Performance of DGCEI

During the year 2008-09, DGCEI detected duty evasion of Rs. 827.12 crore, while on Service Tax side duty evasion of Rs. 2565.73 crore was detected. Following Chart illustrates the performance of DGCEI on Central Excise side during past few years:

Year Number of CE evasion cases detected Amount of Duty involved
(in crores of Rupees)
Amount of Duty recovered
(in crores of Rupees)
Number of Persons arrested Number of Persons prosecuted
2006-07 416 757 154 17 10
2007-08 404 1103 358 18 10
2008-09 518 827 273 8 11
2009-10 439 773 119
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Similarly on Service Tax side also, DGCEI has detected may cases of duty evasion during past few years:

Year Number of ST evasion cases detected Value of Services involved
(in crores of Rupees)
Amount of Duty evasion detected 
(in crores of Rupees)
Amount of Duty recovered during investigations 
(in crores of Rupees)
2006-07 538 10894 1111 311
2007-08 537 33980 3467 305
2008-09 362 25154 2566 259
2009-10 485 40801 4227 255
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Existing Set-up: The Directorate presently has six Zonal Units, each under an ADG CEI, located at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. There are 18 Regional Units functioning under these Zonal Units.

Based on cadre review proposals 2010.



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