Sub : Right To Information Act, 2005 - Implementation - regarding

Ref : Central Excise Trade Notice No. 27/2005 Dated 24th August, 2005 read with Public Notices Nos. 05/2009 dated 24.11.2009, 06/2009 dated 27.11.2009, 01/2010 dated 30.03.2010, 02/2010 dated 11.05.2010, 03/2010 dated 01.07.2010, 05/2010 dated 07.09.2010 and 07/2010 dated 12.11.2010

       The Trade and Public Notices and all concerned  are hereby informed that the 'Right to Information Bill, 2005' as passed by the Houses of the Parliament , received the assent of the President on 15th June, 2005, following which the "Right to Information Act, 2005"  (herein after RIA) has come into force on the one hundred and twentieth day of its enactment. 

In terms of Directorate General of Systems & Data Management, Customs & Central Excise, New Delhi letter F.No. ADG/SG/RTI/Systems/2005, the CBEC should publish the suo moto disclosure as  under:

Clauses (i) to (viii), (xii) to (xiv) under Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

     Sec 4(1)(b): 

      (i) The particulars of its organization, functions and  duties

     (ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees

    (iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

    (iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

    (v)  The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

     (vi)  A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

    (vii)  The 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.

     (viii)  A statement of the 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.

     (xii)  The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.

      (xiii)  Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it

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

      (a)     Comprehensive information on Central Excise laws and procedures maintained at the http://www.cbec.gov.in web site.

           (b)    Information on electronic filing in Central Excise available at http://www.exciseandservicetax.nic.in

           (c)    Directorate of Data Management is maintaining commodity-wise revenue of Central Excise in electronic form.

       Details on above clauses can be accessed by clicking on the  link Section 4(1)(b)

     Section  5A of the Central Excise Act empowers the Central Govt. to grant exemption from payment of Central Excise duties.  Such exemptions are not granted by field formations.

Not applicable

As required under clauses (ix), (x), (xi), (xv) and (xvi) of Section 4(1)(b) of the said Act, certain information relating to Central Goods & Services Tax and Excise, Shillong Commissionerate under Shillong Zone is published for the benefit of the Trade, Industry and Public at large.

Directory of its offices and employees(under Section 4(1)(b)(ix) )

    This information pertaining to  the Shillong Commissionerate is furnished as in Annexure - A(a)  

Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations ( under Section 4(1)(b)(x)) 

    This information pertaining to  the Shillong Commissionerate  is furnished as in Annexure - A (b) 

Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made ( under Section 4(1)(b)(xi)) 

    This information pertaining to the Shillong Commissionerate is furnished as in Annexure - A (c).

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. (Under Section 4(1)(b)(xv))

At present, the following avenues are available for obtaining information : 

(a)   Help Centres : For Shillong Commissionerate , at present three  exclusive Help Centre is being maintained  in Shillong Central Goods & Services Tax and Excise Commissionerate. However, all PRO and APRO in Hqrs. Shillong as well as Divisions are helping small assessee and Trade & Industry. GST Seva Kendras are functioning in Hqrs. Technical Branch as well as both the Divisional Offices. Recently, all the Ranges under CGST are also designated as Seva Kendras.

(b)   Control Room  : One Control Room is functioning at Central Goods & Services Tax and Excise, Headquarters, Shillong

(c)  CBEC Website (http://www.cbec.gov.in) also caters to the need of very useful information for the Trade & Industry as also public at large.

(d)   Trade Notices   : Trade Notices are regularly issued for the benefit of the Trade & Industry.

Though a small library is maintained in Shillong Commissionerate, but the same is presently being used only by the Commissionerate officers.

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information officers  (under Section 4(1)(b)(xvi)

The information under the above referred Section 4(1)(b)(xvi) are furnished below :

Commissioner is the Public Authority for the purpose of the RTI Act, 2005. Officers of the rank of Asstt. Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise/CGST has been designated as Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) for each Tehsil/Sub-Division/District, having one CPIO for each of the two Divisions. Details of name, Designation and jurisdiction of the CPIO and CAPIO are indicated below :-

 1.       Name of the Commissionerate      : SHILLONG Goods & Service Tax Commissionerate.

2.       Commissioner                                    Shri Narendra Vishwanath Shri KulkarniI.R.S

3.       The jurisdiction of the CPIOs cover the entire state of Meghalaya.

4.    Name of the Sub-division within the jurisdiction of the CPIO and the details of the CAPIO. [view]

(xvii) NIL


In terms of Rule 3 and Rule 4 of the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 it is clarified that cash/Demand Draft/Banker's Cheque/IPO required to be furnished by the applicant/citizen, seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005, wherever required, need to be drawn in favour of "The Chief Accounts Officer, Office of the Commissioner of Central Goods & Services Tax and Excise, Shillong".   

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