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Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence (DGRI)

Directorate General (RI)

Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence is an apex organization with unified command at all India level. It has a country-wide network of Zonal, Regional and Sub-regional Units and Intelligence Cells for collection, collation and dissemination of Intelligence relating to smuggling and various other Commercial Frauds, within the country as well as outside, with intelligence agencies of other countries. With liberalization of economy and introduction of many trade-friendly policies while the scope for traditional items of smuggling like gold, mobile Phones etc. has declined, commercial frauds by unscrupulous elements has increased. Further, smuggling of fake currency, Narcotics and Arms & Ammunition, RDX has increased the responsibilities of DGRI. Increase In smuggling linked to environmental issues like Red Sanders has also been noticed.

Performance of DGRI

Anti-smuggling: In the areas of anti-smuggling and detection of Commercial Frauds, DGRI has always given a remarkable performance. In recent years also, the performance of DGRI in the area of anti-smuggling has been excellent as indicated in the chart below:

Seizures of Specified Commodities Effected by DGRI (Rs. crores)
Sl. No. Commodity 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
1 Gold 1.00 0.28 0.59 00.00
2 Fereign Currency 1.91 0.80 0.01 0.00
3 Narcotic Drugs 15.64 16.35 12.06 21.79
4 Electronic Items 11.31 6.36 22.06 0.00
5 Computers / Parts 2.43 5.92 1.55 0.00
6 Fabrics / Silk Yarn etc. 8.36 11.10 30.07 0.00
7 Bearings 0.00 0.00 0.38 0.00
8 Diamonds 0.00 6.12 1.83 0.00
9 Indian Currency 2.41 31.27 0.34 0.00
10 Watches / Parts 1.21 3.27 0.53 0.00
11 Machinery / Parts 10.19 33.47 176.0 0.00
12 Vehicles / Vessels / Aircrafts 29.66 16.81 22.13 0.00
13 Indian Fake Currency (Face Value) 0.00 1.42 1.55 0.00
14 Others 171.6 244.1 365.6 80.32
Total 2557 377.4 634.7 102.11
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Commercial Frauds: In area of detection of commercial frauds also, the performance of DGRI has been remarkable. The statistical analysis confirms that undervaluation continues to be the most common modus operandi of commercial frauds, Misuse of EOU / EPZ / SEZ schemes, DEEC; Advance License also remain it high priority. The table below presents the year-on-year comparison of cases of commercial frauds detected under different categories.

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Scheme No. of Cases Duty No. of Cases Duty No. of Cases Duty
Under Valuation 229 178 207 192 144 509
Mis-declaration 151 109 63 31 66 101
Misuse of DEEC/Adv. Licence 14 40 10 93 05 23
Misuse of DEPB 07 50 09 16
Misuse of EPCG 06 04 01 04 23 67
Misuse of EOU/EPZ/SEZ 09 34 06 83 05 35
Misuse of end-use or other notf. 22 98 29 84 17 145
Misuse of Drawback 34 143 37 13 07 22
Others 25 92 72 209 59 619
Total 497 748 434 725 326 1521
Number of Cases
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Duty Involved
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Prosecution & Preventive Detention: Aforementioned cases also Jed to increase in launch of prosecutions and number of cases of preventive detention, as the Following chart indicates:

Year No. of Persons Arrested No. of Prosecutions launched No. of Persons detained under COFEPOSA / PITNDPS
2005-06 215 44 61
2006-07 185 24 58
2007-08 272 82 52
2008-09 464 NA 86
2009-10 493 NA 61
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Based on cadre review proposals 2010.



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