Custom Board's Instructions - F. No.450/ 66 /2009-Cus.IV
July, 12th 2010
F. No.450/ 66 /2009-Cus.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block, New Delhi
8th July, 2010
All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.).
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.).
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All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise (Appeals).
Subject: Efficient Mineral Administration regarding.
I am directed to invite your attention on the above-mentioned subject and state that the issue of illegal mining of minerals came up for discussion during a Committee of Secretaries Meeting dated 20th May, 2010, which was held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary.
2.In the meeting, it was decided that Customs Commissionerates shall share the details of minerals exported through the Ports within their respective jurisdiction with the concerned State Governments on a periodical basis. The details to be shared may include the name of the State of origin, name and details of the exporter, name of the minerals, quantity and value thereof etc., so that by cross-verification, any leakage of revenue by way of less payment of royalty could be detected by the State Government. The exact modalities of information/data exchange may, however, be worked out in consultation with the concerned State Government.
3.In this connection, it is stated that the sharing of information, as mentioned in Para 2 above, may not pose any difficulty as in the format for the shipping bill there is a data field for capturing the State of Origin.Accordingly, the Board desires that urgent necessary action may be taken to implement the above CoS decision in consultation with the State Governments concerned.
5.Difficulties, if any, in implementation of the instruction may be brought immediately to the notice of the Board.