The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence was created with a view to
frustrate and deter the continual attempts of Tax Evaders to evade Central Excise Duty and
Service Tax. The new Modus Operandi to evade taxes always hexes unscrupulous
manufacturers and traders thereby making our task more daunting and exigent. The task is
daunting as tax evaders adopt fast mutating methods of evasion that too along with new
emerging business models coupled with rapid technological changes. The task is daunting as
a fine balance has to be maintained by DGCEI Officers that their actions should no way cause
any harm to compliant tax payers.
1. It is rightly said by Francis Bacon "He that will not apply new remedies must expect
new evil; for time is the greatest innovator."
2. Tax Revenue being ploughed into the cause of public interest, it would be galling to see
some merrily evading taxes while honest and compliant face the competition. Those who shirk
their civic responsibilities need to be identified and punished. DGCEI through Officers spread
all over the Country attempts to plug and prevent revenue leakages and book tax evaders.
DGCEI Officers carry out an in-depth and trenchant analysis to unearth egregious misuse of
various schemes and stamp out cases of clandestine removal, thereby try to provide level
playing field. This in a way is the humble contribution of DGCEI to various trade facilitation
measures of the Government of India.
3. DGCEI also through its intelligence mechanism and worthy Officers studies the causes
of subterranean activities pertaining to Central Excise and Service Tax and suggests policy
4. These pursuits go a long way in ensuring voluntary compliance of tax laws and restoring
public confidence. We would, therefore, urge all Citizens to join hands with us to improve our
ability to fund economic development and public services. If any Citizen has any information
relating to evasion of Central Excise Duty or Service Tax or anybody has a suggestion to plug
the loophole so as to prevent tax evasion, he can contact us through letter, phone, Email or in
person. We have provided details of monitory Reward Scheme in certain cases as per
Guidelines available on this site to encourage flow of information to DGCEI. Further,
confidentiality of the Name of the person providing information is strictly maintained by us.