Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Section 4(1)(b)

Information to be published under the Act

(i)

The particulars of the organization, functions and duties:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(ii)

The powers and duties of its officers and employees:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(iii)

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm  

(iv)

Norms set by for the discharge of its functions:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm  

(v)

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

Available on CBEC Website i.e. http://www.cbec.gov.in/

(vi)

Statement of Categories of Documents that are held by or under its Control:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(vii)

Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(viii)

List of Boards, Councils, Committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, 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:

RAC/PGC Meeting: The Regional Advisory Committee/Public Grievance Committee meeting is held every quarter in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore. The list of Members of this Committee includes all the community partners like the Trade Associations, Customs House Agents’ Association, Steamer Agents’ Association, Custodians, STPI, as also some representatives from important Public Sector Undertakings like BEL, ITI etc. The Meeting addresses the issues pertaining to Customs matters. Points to be discussed in the meeting are taken in advance and studied. In addition to clarification given by the department during the meetings, detailed minutes are also issued, which are sent to all the Members (hard copy) as also posted on the Commissionerate’s website (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in).

100% EOU Meeting: A quarterly meeting is held in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore especially to address the grievances of the 100% Export Oriented Units (including STP and EHTP units). Procedure followed is similar to that of RAC/PGC Meetings. The points are taken in advance for detailed study, discussed during the course of the meeting and clarifications given. Detailed minutes are drawn and circulated amongst the Members (hard copy) and also posted on the Commissionerate’s website (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in)

PTFC Meeting: Pursuant to the recommendations of the Kelkar Committee, a Permanent Trade Faciliation Committee was set up in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate in the year 2003. The Members include all the community partners like the Trade Associations, Customs House Agents’ Association, Steamer Agents’ Association, Custodians, etc. The specific objective of this meeting is to discuss problems relating to clearance of import and export goods and to find solutions thereto. The meeting is held once every three months. The procedure followed is the same as in other meetings mentioned above. The points are taken in advance for detailed study, discussed during the course of the meeting and clarifications given. Detailed minutes are drawn and circulated amongst the Members (hard copy) and also posted on the Commissionerate’s website (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in)

Further details visit http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm 

(ix)

Directory of its officers

(x)

Monthly remuneration received by its officers and employees 

(xi)

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

 

BUDGET ALLOCATION, FUNDS SANCTIONED AND EXPENDITURE DETAILS

(Rs. in Thousands)

Object Head

2010-11

2011-12

 

Sanctioned Grant

Expenditure

Sanctioned Grant

Expenditure

 

 

 

(incl. Addl. Funds)

(upto Aug’11)

1

2

3

4

5

Total Salaries

184100

183314

195000

90556

Wages

250

201

280

97

Overtime Allowance

500

406

600

298

Rewards 

 

 

 

 

Rewards to Officers/Staff

200

261

200

0

Rewards to Informers

100

0

100

0

Rewards to Others

0

0

0

0

Total Rewards

300

261

300

0

Medical Treatment

1350

1307

900

568

Domestic Travel Expenses

3100

2844

3500

1398

Foreign Travel Expenses

0

0

0

0

Office Expenses 

 

 

 

 

Office Expenses (General)

10000

8302

10500

1905

Office Expenses (MV)

2800

2576

3200

1163

Office Expenses

(1% Scheme: OE+MV)

480

452

456

80

Total Office Expenses 

13280

11330

14156

3148

Information Technology

3500

2425

3500

254

Rents, Rates and Taxes 

1900

1797

2600

506

Publication

0

0

0

0

OAE (Dept. Canteen)

0

0

0

0

Professional Services

 

 

 

 

Law Charges

850

850

700

378

Cost of Police Guards

0

0

0

0

Other Services

0

0

0

0

Total Professional Services

850

850

700

378

Secret Service Expenses

210

190

220

135

Other Charges

 

 

 

 

Charged

0

0

0

0

Voted

0

0

0

0

Total Other Charges

0

0

0

0

Other Items

 

 

 

 

Minor Works

0

0

300

0

Grants in Aid

0

0

5

0

Total Other Items

0

0

305

0

Machinery and Equipments

0

0

0

0

Publicity and Advertisement

0

0

0

0

Grand Total

209340

204925

222366

97338

 

 

(xii)

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

Not applicable

(xiii)

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted:

 Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(xiv)

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

Particulars are available at http://www.cbec.gov.in/info-act/customs/customs.htm

(xv)

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

A small library cum reading room is being maintained at the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate. A host of facilities are available for the benefit and facilitation of the importers/exporters and the trade at large.  Brief particulars of these are as under :

 

The Bangalore Customs Commissionerate maintains its website http://www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in  wherein salient information pertaining to various field formations is given for general information of the public at large.  In addition, website also contains a copy of the Public Notices/Trade Facilities issued by the Commissionerate.

 

RAC/PGC Meeting:  The Regional Advisory Committee/Public Grievance Committee meeting is held every quarter in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore.  The list of Members of this Committee includes all the community partners like the Trade Associations, Customs House Agents’ Association, Steamer Agents’ Association, Custodians, STPI, as also some representatives from important Public Sector Undertakings like BEL, ITI etc.  The Meeting addresses the issues pertaining to Customs matters.  Points to be discussed in the meeting are taken in advance and studied.  In addition to clarification given by the department during the meetings, detailed minutes are also issued, which are sent to all the Members (hard copy) as also posted on the Commissionerate’s website. (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in)

 

100% EOU Meeting:  A quarterly meeting is held in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore especially to address the grievances of the 100% Export Oriented Units (including STP and EHTP units).  Procedure followed is similar to that of RAC/PGC Meetings.  The points are taken in advance for detailed study, discussed during the course of the meeting and clarifications given.  Detailed minutes are drawn and circulated amongst the Members (hard copy) and also posted on the Commissionerate’s website. (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in)

 

PTFC Meeting:  Pursuant to the recommendations of the Kelkar Committee, a Permanent Trade Faciliation Committee was set up in the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate in the year 2003.  The Members include all the community partners like the Trade Associations, Customs House Agents’ Association, Steamer Agents’ Association, Custodians, etc.  The specific objective of this meeting is to discuss problems relating to clearance of import and export goods and to find solutions thereto.  The meeting is held once every three months.  The procedure followed is the same as in other meetings mentioned above.  The points are taken in advance for detailed study, discussed during the course of the meeting and clarifications given.  Detailed minutes are drawn and circulated amongst the Members (hard copy) and also posted on the Commissionerate’s website.  (www.bangalorecustoms.gov.in)

(xvi)

Names, designations and other particulars of Public Information Officers

(xvii)

Such other information as may be prescribed:  NIL