All about Job Profile of Central Excise Inspector by Santhosh Kumar (CEI)

Job Profile of Central Excise Inspector

This is a post in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.
If posted in Headquarter—-Clerical/File work If posted in the field (like a range etc)—-Executive work e.g. augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc, detection of evasion of taxes etc.
Uniform (khaki) is there but generally optional to wear.

Physical Requirement
For male Candidates
Height 157.5 cms.
Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expanses of 5 cms.) and Walking : 1600 metres in 15 minutes.
Cycling : 8 Kms. In 30 minutes for cex , po and exam
For Female Candidates
Height 152 cms.
Weight 48 Kgs. and Walking : 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
Cycling : 3 Kms. in 25 minute

EXI inhand salary after 107% DA and all deductions in X,Y,Z city is Rs 40001,36631,34917

transfer to home state depends on ur applying ground and vacancy and two commnst co-operation. If u r released properly and vacancy available and specially on spouse ground u can be transferred fast
Central Excise has three section-cex, service tax and land customs. As I am both central Excise and service tax Inspector ,after two years of period u can opt for customs (land ) or preventive in deputation

Duties performed by CEX
Work of CEX- Generally basic work starts from Range level. At range level u have to check the returns filed by assesses and maintain the registers and records of the range. In time of export or refund case of goods , u have to visit factory to check the proper duty rebate claim and export details

Central Excise Inspector
Central Excise Inspector

Previously it was like that in some zones it takes 20 years(chennai zone) for a CEI to become supdt(Superitendent of Central Excise) but now it will take tleast 10 years to become supdt(after cadre restructuring) and then to AC(Assisstant Commissioner) 15-18 years.

CEX after Cader Restructing and GST Implementation
Cadre restruct and GST will definitely boost the role of cei in tax collection.Gst effect depends on the harmonious decision of govt. of india and states. So it is not completely confirmed. But present govt. is trying better. Expected soon. If gst applied, state sales tax etc. will come under cex and authority and power will increase as well as duty things have changed dramatically after cadre restructuring. now in any zone promotion to supdt will take a max of 10 years only upto DC(Deputy Commisioner) atleast and if u join before 25 years of age JC(Joint Commisioner) seems possible now.Promotion aspects may be expected better than earlier. One may be promoted to AC level. I have seen AC, DC promoted from Inspectors.Still depending on CEX zone, as inspector promotional seniorioty is made on the zone basis, not all India seniority list. So It varies from zone to zone. In orissa zone or south promotion aspects are much better. In bengal one may be expected to be supdt. in 10-12 years minimum after cad rest.
it has to be noted that south india( TN AP KAR KERALA) forms 60 percent of vacancies and Gujarat has some far share too(10%) in cei. So u have to score exceeding well to secure home state posting like UP BIHAR RAJ. Otherwise you have to stay in south for minimum 2 years period and this may be longer also

Future Opportunities
If u develop knowledge in Excise u can become a consultant after resigning from here. If u r a good consultant u can earn several lakhs per month in this field

Central Excise Inspector(CEI), common doubts & Answers

Hello Friends,
We are sharing with you some points regarding Central Excise Inspector(CEI), common doubts & Answers are hereunder :
1. In which regions/states CEI also works in customs- Delhi,jaipur,Bangalore etc. Means non-coastal states.

2. Medical & Physical- Physical is Only formality & In medical no need to worry except Color Blindness.
3. Which states are good to Join- Home state is best if u are getting as per rank otherwise Delhi(Nearby state of north candidate), Gujarat(Developed state), Hyderabad(easily transfer after 2 Years), Bangalore (nice weather).
4. Which states are good in respect of promotions- South states like Bangalore,Chennai,Hyderabad etc. Coz mostly north indian gets transfer from here so chances are high to get promotion as Superintendent.
5. Promotions- At present minimum 6 Years required to get promotion.
6. Transfer- You are eligible to get transfer after 2 Years but you will loose your seniority. Spouse base cases are given priority in transfer.
7. Salary- Gross around 44000/-
8. Accomodation- Govt. Quarters On the basis of ur seniority. Eligible for type-III means 2BHK. But due to big batch of 2014 , everyone cant get quarter.
9. Uniform- During training, protocol duty and inspection time. Neither pistol nor special car for inspector.
10. Work pressure- Depend on states but metro cities inspectors have work load.
11. Postings- After one/two years u will get transfer internal in different section called as Sensitive n Non-sensitive. Airport and customs posting for 2 Years.
12. Risk- This is Revenue department so risk is high if u are careless for work. Airport n customs postings are very very Risky.

We are sharing experience of ANUPAM SINGH (CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTOR)

अनुपम सिंह (केंद्रीय उत्पाद शुल्क निरीक्षक)
दोस्तों सभी भाई को यहाँ अपना अनुभव पोस्ट करते देखा तो मुझे भी लगा की थोडा में भी अपना अनुभव आपलोग के बीच शेयर करु!
मैंने लोअर डिवीज़न क्लर्क का पद २०१२ में सेंट्रल PWD में ज्वाइन किया था मुझे त्रिवेंद्रम में पोस्टिंग मिली थी मुझे लगा की साउथ बेकार है मुझे ज्वाइन नही करना चाहिए लकिन परिवार की जिम्मेदारी के कारण मुझे त्रिवेंद्रम ज्वाइन करना पडा और एलडीसी का जॉब साउथ में ज्वाइन कर के मेरा ये भरम टूट गया की साउथ अच्छा नही है साउथ सबसे अच्छा है और साउथ के लोग भी काफी हेल्पफुल होते है बस हमें खाने की समस्या होती है कुछ दिनों तक साउथ में! फिर खाना भी ठीक लगने लगता है! एलडीसी के वर्क के बारे में बात की जाये तो इसमें MULTI वर्क है जैसे फाइल मेन्टेन करना, सैलरी बनाना, सर्विस बुक मेन्टेन करना आदि लकिन काम का कुछ जादा दबाब नही होता है! तो देखा जाये तो एलडीसी का कुछ खास वर्क नही है कुछ विभाग में छोर कर! लेकिन इसकी सैलरी कुछ खास नही जिसके कारण होम टाउन से दूर इसमें परेशानी आती है!
अब बात की जाये केंद्रीय उत्पाद शुल्क निरीक्षक की जैसा की मैंने सीनियर से बात की और खुद भी एक महिना में ये देखा हूँ की ये जॉब में काफी सम्मान है सोसाइटी में आपको काफी सम्मान मिलता है. अच्छी सैलरी मिलती है और इसका वर्क प्रोफाइल भी काफी अच्छा है आपको हर तरह का अनुभव होगा! फाइल वर्क से लेकर सभी तरह का काम आपको खुद करना होगा अगर आपको काम करने का चाह है और आपको एक्साइज लॉ और सर्विस टैक्स लॉ पे अच्छी पकड़ हो जाये तो आपका लिखा नोट को आपका SUPERINTENDENT भी CHANGE नहीं कर सकता इसके लिए आपके पास अच्छा पावर है. अच्छा काम करने पे इस विभाग में आपको प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए इनाम भी दिया जाता है. आपके UNIFORM की काफी RESPECT है! काम तो सभी जगह करनी परेगा काम करने के लिए ही हमें नियुक्त किया गया. है तो जहा तक मेरे अनुभव है CBEC बहुत अच्छा लगा मुझे और एक्साइज इंस्पेक्टर की जॉब काफी अच्छा है इसमें एक ही समस्या है प्रमोशन की! प्रमोशन में काफी समय लग जाता है और विभाग से इसकी तुलना की जाये तो इसका प्रमोशन काफी देरी से होता है! ये प्रॉब्लम भी GST आने के बाद शायद दूर हो जाये! और अगर आपको पोस्टिंग मुंबई मिलती है तो लोकल ट्रेन में काफी समस्या आती है यात्रा करने में लकिन अगर आपको होम टाउन पोस्टिंग मिलती है तो ये समस्या नहीं होगी. इस जॉब में आदर पैसे सब कुछ है. वैसे हम एसएससी की जॉब से काफी आधिक सुविधा और पॉवर की उम्मीद कर लेते है जो बाद में ज्वाइन करने के बाद लोग पोस्ट की ही बुराई करने लगते! एसएससी कर्मचारी नियुँक्त करता है आधिकारी नहीं. बाकि लोग तो यूपीएससी क्लियर कर के भी खुश नहीं है. बाकी मेरे अनुसार एक्साइज इंस्पेक्टर की जॉब काफी अच्छी है!
अगर मैंने कुछ गलत कहा हो तो माफ़ करना ………………

We are sharing with you some additional aspects of Excise Inspector by Shweta Malhotra with us,Hope you will like it
Generally, the first three choices in SSC-CGL revolve around ITI, Examiner and Sub-Inspector CBI, depending on individual discretion. So,normally(not always) inspector CBEC comes at 4th number in the preference list. For me too , it comes at the 4th place. But there is a very basic difference b/w ASSISTANTS and INSPECTORS post. Inspectors
(ITI, Customs, Preventive Officer, Examiner, Sub- Inspector CBI) are all EXECUTIVE posts, while Assistants (CSS, Railways, External Affairs, others)  are all NON-EXECUTIVE posts.Hence, even though ASSISTANT posts are above Upper Division Clerk in stature, but in is seen as a CLERICAL type job. That means general JUNTA(your relatives,neighbours,friends,Girl friend. etc) can say, “Are clerk hi na hai aapka ladka” “Are clerk hi wala job hain na tumhara” . That means BEJATTI. While post of Inspector CBEC (or any other inspector) is an EXECUTIVE one, and hence always better than an Assistant post in stature and commands respect and social status.

Inspector CBEC->Supretendent(Group B gazetted)-> Assistant Commissioner(Group A, IRS)-> Deputy Commissioner.
You’ve to pass departmental exam to get promotion but it is for “screening”, otherwise promotion is actually given based on your zonal seniority.Promotional aspects are LIMITED and SLOW.Normally, a person joining as Inspector CBEC manages to reach the post of Assistant Commissioner . Promotions to the level of Deputy
COmmsioner is highly rare in CBEC.Thus, promotional avenues are less than ITI, as one manages on an average a total of 2 promotions in life time. Whereas in case on ITI and Examiner one manages 4-6 promotions. But when one reaches the level of Assistant Commissioner, a batch is allotted by UPSC, and one becomes and IRS (CBEC) officer.But need not worry because even among desk jobs only CSS has higher number of promotions than Inspector CBEC. Rest all Assistants (External Affairs, Railways, etc) manage on an average 2 promotions. Example-Assistant (External Affairs)->Section Officer-> Under Secretary. So, given that, inspector CBEC remains better than most of the Assistant posts in many aspects
Work Profile
Though only Excise and Service Tax come under Excise but when there is no post of Examiner or Preventive Officer, generally it’s the Excise Inspector who handles their duties. You have certain number of factory units or business entities under you.(from mrunal).Your job is to scrutinize records to verify that the correct amount of the tax has been paid (according to production of particular goods) and have some control over the production, money making capacity of community industrialist,business men, etc. your area of working is defined.Even in the Customs Intelligence Agency like DRI, the most of the personnel belong to Central Excise. Thus, the Central Excise category
officers have multi-skilled expertise.
MYTH1 : Heavy work load hota hai, and hence u cannot prepare for civil services or other higher examinations in Excise. –
FACT1: The above argument is incorrect.Always know that amongst the INSPECTORS post the work load is minimum in Central Excise and ITI. Plus, a large number of labour reforms have been initiated to give a boost to MAKE IN INDIA campaign. Modi government has emphasized on digitization which means further reduction of work load in the coming future for inspectors. Besides that, as an Excise Inspector, half of the time u r posted on non-assessment (clerical) job where u have ample time to spare for. Secondly, even when posted as a part of raiding party, tax raids are not that frequent. Thus again u have time to study. Plus the work load is less compared to an ITI.
MYTH2: U cannot survive in the system if u r honest and a person of impeccable character.
–FACT2: The above line is a total nonsense. When u are posted as an Excise Inspector, its completely at your own discretion on how u wish to work. Yaad rahe, jab tak aapki marji na ho, no one can force anything upon u. All u have to be is vigilant, and u can work in the WAY u feel like.
MYTH3: Once I get home posting, I will remain there for all the time.
FACT3 : Now, in case of an Excise Inspector is actually correct to a greater extent. The promotions are faster in ITI and so are zonal transfers. While in case of Excise, the promotions are slow and so are the transfers are also slower. So, if u prefer to stay for longer duration in ur home ZONE (not state), u can go for Excise. But when u reach the level of Assistant Commissioner, ur liability will be to serve anywhere in India.
Scope of EARNING(if u know what I mean ) : Its huge. For example, consider a high end restaurant and it comes under your jurisdiction for service tax collection. Ahem….. Ahem….I think if u know the best n “cheapest” place to have dinner with ur gf. Secondly, many a times Excise officials perform customs duty. Here, consider a futuristic hypothetical example. Iphone 8 is to be launched in India on 1st October 2015. But before that the consignment of IPhone 8 that has been imported must get clearance from customs…. Ahem , Ahem…….So, as an Excise Inspector posted on customs duty, I think u know who will get the iphone8 first and at cheapest price …before it is launched in India.
FINAL CONVICTION: Now, I cannot give it an all go post but if I don’t get ITI, Examiner or CBI, I will love to go with Inspector CBEC.There is a term in hindi called BHOKAAL (aura). So, yes there is a “bhokaal” associated with the post of Excise Inspector .U develop strong social networks with industries and factory units. But for the general aspirant, I will say that u should consider the following points:

Will I get time for UPSC preparation??
yes, u will and u can manage.
Does the job has very high level of work pressure??
When u r posted for Excise tax collection , the work load is least among all the inspectors post. But when u r posted at customs duty, there will be substantial responsibility to be undertaken. However, most of the time u will be endowed with tax collection, so overall work load is less . Work tension is less while it is highest in Examiner and Preventive Officer
Will there be frequent raids?
No, raids will not be that frequent. If u want too much adventure, then choose AEO or CBI.
Is there scope to EARN(if u know what I mean ):
yes there is ample scope for that
How are the promotional Aspects ?
Poor. I feel that it is the only negative point associated with this post because promotions are slow. Fastest promotions are in Examiner and ITI.One more think that after GST power of excise inspector and promotions are faster and dont worry cuz even Assistants(External Affairs, Railways) mostly offer two promotions
So, choosing preference for this post should be based on above factors, overall in my opinion it’s a very good post and its preference should be high if not the highest.

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