About 37 officers of the Customs and Central Excise and the Enforcement Directorate have been selected for the Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for 'Specially distinguished record of service'.
Every year, the officers from these departments are considered for these awards. These awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day.
These officers have been selected on the basis of their exemplary and flawless performances in the field of service.
The awardees selected this year represent various cadres viz; Commissioner , Directors, Superintendents, Inspectors and Drivers who have been consistently committed to the department in various fields like the prevention of smuggling of goods and Narcotics Drugs , Detecting Tax evasion, Detection of Foreign Exchange Violations and Money Laundering cases by booking / arresting the offenders and seizing the smuggled goods etc.
Besides, many awardees have shown brilliance and given commendable performance in other fields as varied as achieving revenue mobilization, development of software for automation at Central Excise formations, streamlining Business Processes for reducing litigations , preparing GST (Goods and Service Tax) Model, effectively defending cases in the Tribunals and High Courts, preparing informative web sites for revenue officers, writing books on subjects relating to Service Tax, drafting Constitution Amendment Bill for GST, providing consultancy services to Customs authorities of developing nations, as well as deft handling of administrative work . (ANI)