The Central Excise Day is commemorated every year across India on February 24. It is to encourage the excise department employees to carry out the central excise duty all over the country in a better way to prevent the corruption in the goods manufacturing business as well as to implement other rules to carry out the best possible excise services.
In India, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, Goods, and Service Tax (GST), Central Excise, Service Tax and Narcotics in India. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs erstwhile known as the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The Customs and Central Excise/ Central GST department was established in the year 1855 by the then Governor-General of India, to administer customs laws. Now the department is under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
Central Excise Day 2020
The Central Excise Day is celebrating to encourage the officials in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) department to work towards a corruption-free economy with the best possible excise services. It is also celebrated to commemorate the 1944 Central Excise and Salt Act established on February 24, 1944.
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February 24 is a professional holiday for CBIC employees. Across the country, CBIC arranges seminars, workshops, educational and cultural events, awareness programs, competitions, and award ceremonies. The Central Excise department also rewards the most outstanding performers from its departments with special prizes for their service towards the government.
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